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ryan_rides 01-08-19 02:15 PM

Anybody order from Velomine before?
 
Now that retrogression's website is down until mid February I was wondering if anyone has ordered from them (wheels) and what was your experience? Good? Bad? Also what other websites do you suggest?

mouse 01-08-19 03:09 PM


Originally Posted by ryan_rides (Post 20738277)
Now that retrogression's website is down until mid February I was wondering if anyone has ordered from them (wheels) and what was your experience? Good? Bad? Also what other websites do you suggest?

I ordered my first wheelset from them back around 2010. I had a good experience. Received them pretty quickly, well packaged

DaveSSS 01-08-19 03:26 PM

I bought a closeout 2017 Colnago C-RS from them. It arrived quickly, in the box, in perfect condition. $1299 for a 105 bike with a frame that goes for $1700 was a good deal. Of course I stripped it down to the bare frame, sold off the entire build kit and rebuilt it with Campy Chorus and all other parts, higher level.

taras0000 01-08-19 08:40 PM

Ordered wheels from them. Well built, good value, still going strong over 8 years later. Can't go wrong with VeloMine.

TejanoTrackie 01-09-19 09:02 AM

Me too. Two wheelsets, both great values and very good quality.

hairnet 01-09-19 10:25 AM

theyre great

ryan_rides 01-09-19 02:44 PM

Alright this is awesome. I'll be ordering wheels soon. Hopefully by the end of January!

Leukybear 01-14-19 12:16 AM

Yup, many occasions! Velomine is legit. :)

TugaDude 01-25-19 12:56 PM

I hope the OP comes back in order to let us know how it went. I did some face-to-face business with Velomine at their Springfield, IL store and found them to be super friendly and knowledgeable. Great deals on quality merchandise.

caloso 01-25-19 01:04 PM

Ordered a few wheelsets from them and quite a few tires. Always excellent.

Fahrenheit531 01-26-19 12:19 AM

Yep. :thumb:

ryan_rides 01-29-19 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by TugaDude (Post 20763947)
I hope the OP comes back in order to let us know how it went. I did some face-to-face business with Velomine at their Springfield, IL store and found them to be super friendly and knowledgeable. Great deals on quality merchandise.

I'm sorry to dissapoint you. I ordered the same wheels that I was planning on ordering from velomine from my local shop. I will be making the final purchase Feb 7th. However, I will most likely be ordering Sram Omnium cranks from velomine in March because they're only $199.99 plus tax, plus $13.75 for USPS priority mail shipping cost.

Fahrenheit531 01-29-19 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by ryan_rides (Post 20770135)
I'm sorry to dissapoint you. I ordered the same wheels that I was planning on ordering from velomine from my local shop. I will be making the final purchase Feb 7th. However, I will most likely be ordering Sram Omnium cranks from velomine in March because they're only $199.99 plus tax, plus $13.75 for USPS priority mail shipping cost.

Never apologize for money spent at the LBS.

Pukeskywalker 02-01-19 01:26 PM

They sent me two pairs of untrue rims in a row in 2015 so I haven't bought anything since then. about a 2mm wobble on each. Reply was that this was "within spec"

IAmSam 02-03-19 04:06 PM

Late to the party as ususal - how'd I miss this one?

Well, 5-6 years ago I bought a couple of their budget friendly Sun Ringle wheelsets...one is long gone on a bike that got sold but the other that ended up with my kid is still going strong. And I've bought some other stuff on closeout there too, that AFAIAC were great deals.

Perhaps, Pukeskywalker, you or others here are not aware that unless they say in a listing that a particular wheelset was built in-house, most of Velomine's wheelsets come from Wheelmaster and are machine-built. Not that there's anything wrong with that ;)

But it does explain how ryan_rides was able to buy the same wheels at his local shop. The good thing about Velomine is that thankfully they are not too greedy and they typically offer those wheelsets at very good prices that, unless you have an in somewhere, are lower than most local shops.

However - since they are machine built, it is entirely possible that any of those wheelsets may be less than perfect, which most likely accounts for your problems, Pukeskywalker. At the very least you should de-stress them yourself before riding them. At worst, they could very well need a good truing,

I'm looking at, and trying to decide between, a couple of different wheelsets from Velomine right now myself, and I don't think the ones I'm interested in are all that chea...err...inexpensive. But I know they are pre-builts so while I am hoping it won't happen, I am aware that if I do buy them they could need some work...

Sorry for TL;DR - short version is...Velomine is...fine

caloso 02-04-19 05:47 PM

Each time I bought wheels from them, I rode them for a week and then took them to my LBS to be hand tensioned and trued. No big deal.


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