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zipp 1080 / 808 wow!!!

Old 08-29-10, 07:37 PM
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zipp 1080 / 808 wow!!!

what do you guys think... overkill on the wheels unless i'm holding 27+mph constantly. haha.

they're actually for a p2c that i'm building up, but i just couldn't resist popping them on the road bike. definitely feel like i can go hunting for some tri-geeks out on road with these wheels. looks alone = money well spent IMHO.
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Old 08-29-10, 07:41 PM
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now that those few thousand are out of your wallet, drop another $10 on fresh bar tape eh?

great bike by the way, love it.
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Old 08-29-10, 07:43 PM
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those are beautiful! ill trade you my reynold strikes haha. but in all seriousness those things are beyond amazing!
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Drool.
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Old 08-29-10, 07:53 PM
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The wheels look sick.

The bar tape looks sick in a different meaning.
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Old 08-29-10, 07:56 PM
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Sweet. I would have gone for the 808/404 combo just so you could use them on your roadie too.
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Sweet. I would have gone for the 808/404 combo just so you could use them on your roadie too.
i was really contemplating a 606 set up for dual use, but i got a pretty good deal on these wheels at $1,500 brand stinking new... besides if you go as deep as possible, you'll never have to wonder what if.

re: bar tape. haha... i've long stopped trying to keep white bar tape white, if anything, its a good indicator that the bike is being ridden or perhaps a good deterrent to a potential bike thief without gloves??
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Old 08-29-10, 08:51 PM
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One thing that has worked reasonably well for me (although mine are not that dirty) is regular rubbing alcohol (isopropyl).
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Old 08-29-10, 09:10 PM
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Those are awesome wheels on an equally awesome bike. Now get them off the road bike and onto a proper time machine...
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Old 08-29-10, 09:11 PM
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That's GREAT paint on your Colnago. Two-thumbs up.

I vote that you don't let your P2C have all the fun - make it share those wheels with your 'nago!
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Unbelievably sexy.
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As Paris Hilton would say (from her jail cell).... "That's hot."
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can you travel through time with that bike?
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