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Old 11-12-09, 11:52 PM
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What of this?

http://www.icatchdeals.com/single-sp...et-wheels.html

Is this like a good deal, or... not a trustable website?
Are Origin 8 hubs of decent quality?

Anyways, instead of saving up for a car I've decided to buy a new wheelset. Help me out guys.
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Old 11-12-09, 11:58 PM
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they're quick release
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Old 11-13-09, 12:02 AM
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I know, don't particularly like that, but how is it relevant?
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Old 11-13-09, 12:06 AM
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nice work biffle, you're a genius!

for $115 they're OK at best, probably weigh a ton though.

origin 8 hubs will be fine, comparable to formula
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Old 11-13-09, 12:08 AM
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Should I care if they weigh alot? I don't really do tricks. I like weight. haha
Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-13-09, 12:38 AM
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they'll take more effort to accelerate, but hold momentum better, aka once you're moving you won't really notice the weight....they should smooth out the ride some.
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Old 11-13-09, 04:31 AM
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Specs:
Front Hub: Asses Alloy w/ Quick Release
Rear Hub: Quando Alloy w/ Nuts
Rims: Tec9 Super Deep V
Spokes: Stainless Steel Black 14 gauge
Tires: 700c x 25c
Tubes: Presta
Spacing: Front 100mm, Rear 120mm
Axle Length: Front 137mm Quick Release,
Rear 163mm Nuts


Hmm. Not sure about that front hub.

Since they cost less than the last pair of road tires I bought, might be the deal of the century. Or your worst nightmare. Take them to your LBS and make sure they are true and properly tensioned.
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Old 11-13-09, 06:09 AM
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Origin 8 track hubs are Formulas. I don't see anything about Origin 8 hubs in the specs though...

There's another thread discussing those same rims around here somewhere.
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Old 11-13-09, 10:01 AM
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Not totally seeing where you're getting Origin 8 from here.
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Biffle wrote:
they're quick release


Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
I know, don't particularly like that, but how is it relevant?
If you have horizontal dropouts, make sure you get a proper (i.e. enclosed cam) skewer if you go for these.
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Old 11-14-09, 02:35 PM
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Hey aren't these the knock off velocity DeepV? And what kind of ****ty car can you buy for $115?

Get some Mavic CX22 for under $200, or Open Pro for under $300. You'll notice a difference.
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Old 11-14-09, 02:57 PM
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Only the front one is quick release, so what's the problem?
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Old 11-15-09, 05:43 PM
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The Origin 8 thing was a seperate question. Thanks for the input.

http://cgi.ebay.com/DEEP-V-TRACK-FIX...d=230395071218

How about this guy?
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Old 11-15-09, 06:02 PM
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check out velomine.com, the wheelsets are not generic brand, and the prices are comparable.

and i stand as a very satisfied costumer
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There are plenty of DP18 haters but they're not bad rims for everyday riding and are pretty sturdy. I just bought a set myself. 89 bucks with $25 shipping is way too steep for a single one, though.

Here's a set for $130 at VeloMine:
http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...t6dt002alvd481

Check here too:
http://shop.bellsbikeshop.com/

Bell's has always been pretty awesome to me. They've got Weinmanns for around $150 shipped (which ends up being right around the same price as VeloMine).
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Our Price: $ 115.95

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Old 11-15-09, 06:29 PM
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ugh, post got lost. Thanks Scrod! I guess I'll be needing rim tape yeah?

And also: Is there any way I can put two fixed cogs on each side of the rim instead of a freewheel?
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If you buy from Bell's, they'll most likely throw in rim tape if you ask them nicely. They'll also have no trouble doing a custom build for you if you should want a certain color combo or whatever for not much more than their stock wheelset price. Tell 'em Dave Scrod sent you.


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Will do.
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the ones in that pics look exactly like the same as those cheapo deep v's on ebay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/SINGLE-SPEED-TRA...item2a029ffa90
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Would they be OK as a winter beater wheelset?
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