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Purchasing expensive composite wheelset

Old 12-19-09, 08:27 AM
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Purchasing expensive composite wheelset

Hello Fo,
Any advise for someone who is about to buy there first expensive wheelset (Reynolds Assault). Is there any advantage to where I buy said wheels? The hubshell on my last rear wheel (Neuvation) cracked, and I was at a loss. I'm a little nervous about an expensive wheel purchase. I'm at 148 lbs by the way.
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get some built custom.
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Originally Posted by criznell
Hello Fo
Who the hell is "Fo"?

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I'm a little nervous about an expensive wheel purchase.
Then don't buy them.
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Hey Umd... you got a cleft *******? Just curious.
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Hey Umd... you got a cleft *******? Just curious.

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Hey Umd... you got a cleft *******? Just curious.
Very nice question.
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1) Did you call Neuvation about it?

2) How long do you need the wheel to last?
A hand built wheel can last a long, long time
https://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/display/25380/

3) If you are not racing, losing a few seconds on a ride means nothing.
If you are racing, can you afford to replace them if they get trashed?
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Late,
All good points, thank you.
I was in direct communication with the owner of Neuvation, he left me hanging (stopped replying to my emails concerning broken hub shell).
I would like five years out of my new set (I would like to train hard on them, and race on them as well). Your #3 has me rethinking this statement. Not yet into buying expensive disposable bicycling gear.
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Seriously, what is "fo", and if you are nervous about purchasing an expensive wheelset, why are you purchasing one? For what purpose do you want or need "expensive" wheels?
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I guess I'm looking for a magic bullet (looks, speed, ride feel, durability, longevity, price, and I cannot stand being passed). If racing is not a top priority (which it is not), and I am still in school (limited funds), maybe I should rethink the fancy wheels. Fo is short for forum.
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consider the expensive composite wheels for event day. your everyday training should be on a dependable wheelset. if you can't afford to replace your racing gear, it's too expensive for you (crashes are inevitable).
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Originally Posted by criznell
I guess I'm looking for a magic bullet (looks, speed, ride feel, durability, longevity, price, and I cannot stand being passed). If racing is not a top priority (which it is not), and I am still in school (limited funds), maybe I should rethink the fancy wheels. Fo is short for forum.
Those wheels will not be a magic bullet. If you are racing and close to the front and just need a little edge to put you over then they make sense. If you are getting dropped or just hanging on they will not move you to the front. If you are not racing the marginal speed increase will barely be noticeable. Some people buy them because they feel nice or look cool. Whatever, those are valid reasons, IF the money is not an issue. If you are nervous about spending the money then clearly it is an issue, so if you are just interested in them for vanity it is not a good idea to get them. And if you wanted them for legitamate racing reasons but the budget was tight, there are "fast" wheels that are much cheaper than "expensive" wheels.

"Fo" is stupid, don't use it again.
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Originally Posted by criznell
I guess I'm looking for a magic bullet (looks, speed, ride feel, durability, longevity, price, and I cannot stand being passed). If racing is not a top priority (which it is not), and I am still in school (limited funds), maybe I should rethink the fancy wheels. Fo is short for forum.
you've obviously never ridden in a paceline
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Off to lbs to talk about a reasonable hand built set.

I would like to thank you all, especially umd, for the input .

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Good choice. A quality set of handbuilt wheels would be a better idea.
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Originally Posted by criznell
Fo is short for forum.
No, it's not.
Coming in here, trying to use your own lingo is a bad idea. It's like going into an unfamiliar neighborhood, saying the wrong things and wearing the wrong clothing can get you into serious trouble.

In here, "FO" is more likely to be taken as F**K OFF.
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Any advise for someone who is about to buy there first expensive wheelset (Reynolds Assault).
If you don't know the difference between "their" and "there" or "advice" and "advise", perhaps you should be spending your money on English books/classes and not pricey wheels?!?
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Originally Posted by criznell
Hey Umd... you got a cleft *******? Just curious.
I have a cleft ******* and it's no joking matter. Please be more sensitive to the members of the CAA.
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Wtf is a cleft ******* (no f'ing way I am googling it)? And how come you can say "*******", for that matter?

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Originally Posted by criznell
Hello Fo,

Werd, fo 'sho.

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I have a cleft ******* and it's no joking matter. Please be more sensitive to the members of the CAA.
Roflmao!
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Wow. Back in the day when i was in college anything close to $1,200 went toward books and stuff. Maybe I should re-enroll...
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