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mavic op vs velocity fusion and murder madness.

Old 08-07-10, 05:41 PM
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mavic op vs velocity fusion and murder madness.

I know this is getting annoying but I just want to get your guys' advice on one more thing before I drop $250-$350 on my wheelset..

I decided to 'murder' my bike out.

The two wheelsets I am deciding between are Mavic OP cd (black machined sidewalls) and Velocity Fusion (black non-machined sidewall) Also, I don't run a brake but I am buying a helmet next week.

Which wheelset you think is a better bang for the buck? I can get the Mavics for around $275 when all is said and done and $325 for the Fusions. I know you can't have your cake and eat it too but I want something light and strong. Portland is pretty easy on the wheels but there is the occasional pothole/****ty paved road.

Also, after I find someone to trade me their black thomson stem for my silver and I buy my black thomson seatpost, I will still have silver dura-ace cranks.

Will having silver cranks kinda defeat the purpose of murdering my bike out?

Down the road I was going to upgrade my Pake and get something classic, NJS probably. But after doing some thinking, I am going to just go with a black bareknuckle when the time is right. NJS frames are a huge target to bike thieves.


Thanks and sorry for being a bugger!
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Old 08-07-10, 06:55 PM
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they're both good rims, but the OP are made to a much higher standard than fusions.
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Thanks for the advice. And thinking about it, it is probably a better idea to get machined rims anyway. I've been riding brakeless for 2 years in the city and I am good at it but the drivers here SUCK and not "if" but "when" I get hit, I don't want to get assed out of not getting insurance money since I didn't have a brake.

Now, does anyone make a black front brake? And also, you think having all black and having silver cranks/chain ring is lame?
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Originally Posted by erpdat View Post
Thanks for the advice. And thinking about it, it is probably a better idea to get machined rims anyway. I've been riding brakeless for 2 years in the city and I am good at it but the drivers here SUCK and not "if" but "when" I get hit, I don't want to get assed out of not getting insurance money since I didn't have a brake.

Now, does anyone make a black front brake? And also, you think having all black and having silver cranks/chain ring is lame?
Zero Gravity makes a black front brake.
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Old 08-07-10, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by erpdat View Post
I know this is getting annoying but I just want to get your guys' advice on one more thing before I drop $250-$350 on my wheelset.. I decided to 'murder' my bike out.

Also, I don't run a brake but I am buying a helmet next week.
Don't worry about the look of your bike and wheels ... just buy a helmet and brakes!
I really don't want to pay for your medical care when you sustain a brain injury ...
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Old 08-07-10, 08:05 PM
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Riding in Portland brakeless is pretty stupid, unless you cruise slowly around the flat parts of town, or never go out when it's wet. Get the Open Pros.
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had the same debate with myself. I went with dura-ace track hubs laced 3x to mavic op. i'm super happy with my decision. still trued after all the ****ty potholes in san jose and san francisco AND carrying my fat 240lb ass.
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Never used OPs but have had a great expirience with Fusions.
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Originally Posted by erpdat View Post
Now, does anyone make a black front brake? And also, you think having all black and having silver cranks/chain ring is lame?
Shimano 105 5700's come in black...no lame
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