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Old 02-09-07, 03:51 AM
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cheap wheelsets off ebay

im am building a bike right now. i have a 1970's raliegh grand prix. i am on a very low budget and the cheapest wheelsets i can find are on ebay. they are all the same around $100-150. does anybody know anything about these wheelsets?
-FORMULA / LP18 WHEELSET $150
-AERO 700C $140
-Mavic $150
-Vuelta XRP $100
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Old 02-09-07, 05:44 AM
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- don't use eBay... go to Chuck's:

https://www.chucksbikes.com/store/
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Old 02-09-07, 07:07 AM
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Eff chucks, www.bicyclewheels.com has the cheapest formula wheelsets out there.
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Old 02-09-07, 09:08 AM
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Get those Mavic CXP22 w/ Formula hub wheels...
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Old 02-09-07, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
Eff chucks, www.bicyclewheels.com has the cheapest formula wheelsets out there.

Holy crap. I was gonna use my original wheelset from my pista on my iro frame, but I may have to order one of those at that price.
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Old 02-09-07, 10:33 AM
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I got my CXP22/Formula wheels off of an ebay seller who is just a real store in Denver called Fly Bikes. I called them on the phone a few times and they are awesome to deal with. Highly recommended.

https://stores.ebay.com/Fly-Bike-Shop

Here's one of their "auctions": https://cgi.ebay.com/MAVIC-RIM-TRACK-...QQcmdZViewItem

Of course you can get this wheel set for this price a few places, but I really enjoyed my customer service - and awesome packing.
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Old 02-09-07, 11:10 AM
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The bicyclewheels.com is definitely the best deal going.
I had mine trued up after the first hundred or so miles
and they're done pretty well, especially considering the
price.
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Old 02-09-07, 11:11 AM
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I have posted this several times before but I will say it again the formula/CXP22 wheelsets are where it is at. They make a great set of beater wheels and hold up very well. For the price they are now going for, it is well worth it. My only regret is I got fixed/free instead of fixed/fixed.
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Old 02-09-07, 11:11 AM
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whats the general consensus on these rims?

https://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR
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Old 02-09-07, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by bonechilling
The bicyclewheels.com is definitely the best deal going.
I had mine trued up after the first hundred or so miles
and they're done pretty well, especially considering the
price.
+ [the number of times the word hipster has been used on this forum in the past 2 yrs]

they're great, I've got two sets, one black, one regular (on different bikes).
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Old 02-09-07, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
I have posted this several times before but I will say it again the formula/CXP22 wheelsets are where it is at. They make a great set of beater wheels and hold up very well. For the price they are now going for, it is well worth it. My only regret is I got fixed/free instead of fixed/fixed.
As a newb, can you educate me as to the downfalls of your decision? I was going to go fixed/free for my IRO build since I thought it would give me the option to go free, but what's the benefit of going fixed/fixed? Thanks..
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You can always throw a freewheel on a fixed hub, but not the other way around. In essence, getting a hub fixed/free is kinda redundant because you could still install a freewheel if it was fixed/fixed. The fixed/fixed route gives you the option of having 2 different fixed gearings. By going fixed/free you limit yourself to only 1 fixed gearing
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Old 02-09-07, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by skanking biker
You can always throw a freewheel on a fixed hub, but not the other way around. In essence, getting a hub fixed/free is kinda redundant because you could still install a freewheel if it was fixed/fixed. The fixed/fixed route gives you the option of having 2 different fixed gearings. By going fixed/free you limit yourself to only 1 fixed gearing
Ah, ok, thanks. At the risk of exposing my newbiness further, can you have that those two cogs on your wheel at the same time while riding? So that you could say, flip the wheel mid-ride from a 17 to a 15?
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Old 02-09-07, 12:15 PM
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You can have the other one on there but flipping it mid ride probably won't work because of the new chain length
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Old 02-09-07, 12:20 PM
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unless your dropouts are long enough...
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Old 02-09-07, 12:53 PM
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or you carry a chain tool. or...you know the length needed for the smaller cog (and less chain) and have two sram powerlinks near ea other so that you can take out a section of chain.
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Originally Posted by canaxer
As a newb, can you educate me as to the downfalls of your decision? I was going to go fixed/free for my IRO build since I thought it would give me the option to go free, but what's the benefit of going fixed/fixed? Thanks..
Skanking Biker's response is exactly my reason. Another advantage would also be if I ****ed up my threads on the fixed side I would still be able to use the other side of the hub and not have to buy a new rear hub.
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Old 02-09-07, 01:38 PM
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Yeah I had to get a half-link to make my chain the precise length needed to make both the 16 tooth and 18 tooth cogs work on my Mercier.
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Old 02-09-07, 01:56 PM
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I just got a set of weinmann rims and fixed/free (I know I know, but I forgot to request fixed/fixed) formula hubs from bicyclewheels.com. I haven't yet put them on my bike, but I'm excited to! The only thing is this; one of the spokes is bent a little. Is this a problem? The wheel still seems pretty true (I don't have a stand, so I'm just eyeballing it at this point). UPS box is pristine condition, so it's got to be something that happened before packing.

here's a pic,
but that doesn't work so here's the link

just a little kink. How do you know how long a spoke to get if you were to replace just the one? Laced tri-cross, to 700C rims, it should be just a geometry problem, but I'm not sure how to factor in the "aero" part of these rims.

Anyway, not to threadjack, but there are some things you need to watch out for if you're buying mail-order (or internet order...)
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take it to a shop and have them tension and true the wheel
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^^yeah, but then I feel like an ass because I didn't go to them in the first place...

well, that's a debate for another thread. They don't carry any track gear anyway.
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Measure the spoke with a ruler if you want to replace it. Then go to the shop and confidently ask for a 273 millimeter spoke or whatever. It's not rocket science.
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all the guys at my lbs no I am a broke college kid that will take the best deal he can get and I always give them a chance to give me the deal I want before going elsewhere however I have bought two complete bike from them within this year aswell ( I don't have a car I don't drive I ride bikes)
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Originally Posted by rocks in head
snip/ I just got a set of weinmann rims and fixed/free (I know I know, but I forgot to request fixed/fixed) formula hubs from bicyclewheels.com.
so fixed/fixed can be requested? because that would be cool
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Originally Posted by Retem
all the guys at my lbs no I am a broke college kid that will take the best deal he can get and I always give them a chance to give me the deal I want before going elsewhere however I have bought two complete bike from them within this year aswell ( I don't have a car I don't drive I ride bikes)
same here except for the last bit (school is far, far away), only I bought them used (still a healthy profit margin there I bet)

hang around enough (and with them after hours) and you find other ways of making up the free service and assorted small parts

cheap wheels are the best if they're handbuilt

my front comes stock on the KHS and the rear was put together from spares around the store, wolber rim, generic spokes (ok, the formula hub was new)

six months later and they still spin true without a single adjustment
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