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Grand Cru Fixed Gear Wheelset?

Old 03-04-12, 06:21 PM
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Grand Cru Fixed Gear Wheelset?

Oh hai bfssfg!

As usual, I was doing a little part browsing and came across the Grand Cru fg wheelset on VeloOrange. Those hubs look friggin sweet (not to mention it's fixed/fixed) and I like the idea of a polished box section rim. At $235 for the set it doesn't sound like a total ripoff if they're well built.

Has anyone had some first hand experience with these? Just curious how they'd be in respects to weight, durability, quality, and value compared to other similar options.

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i have the pbp rims to formulas. very good.
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Out of stock, Sonny Jim.
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@adriano - Yeah, I saw the thread about those rims back in march of last year. Sounds like they're solid but a little over priced. Still haven't heard much on the hubs. Very reminiscent of the old Campy Nuovo Tipos.


@Scrod - Hopefully they're in stock by the time I have enough money
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Gotta love old Campy knock offs
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Gotta love half of Velo Orange's stock
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qft. If I never find a Shimano 600 ex crank in 175 then I will get a Gran Cru to finish off the group.

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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
i have the pbp rims to formulas. very good.
this. I'm very happy with my set (can't speak for the grand cru hubs though) and I haven't exactly babied them either.

also according to VO's blog they have more PBPs on the way so presumably that means more wheels soon as well
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I have those VO hub, with b23 rims, on my fixed gear bike. Nice hubs that look nice too.
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At the bike shop I used to work at we built up a green Soma Rush with those exact wheels and they looked awesome and felt very nice. they are even shinier in real life too. I never got to ride with them but they seemed very quality like most of the stuff VO has. I will have to find the guy that bought the bike and ask him about them sometime
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Originally Posted by jpsawyer View Post
At the bike shop I used to work at we built up a green Soma Rush with those exact wheels and they looked awesome and felt very nice. they are even shinier in real life too. I never got to ride with them but they seemed very quality like most of the stuff VO has. I will have to find the guy that bought the bike and ask him about them sometime
Sick! They should be going on my green rush so hopefully they looked good on his. I could really go for these with some fresh gum walls. Mmmmm.

I'd probably end up with positive net cash if I sold my current set.
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Epic: I just watched the video where you got your avatar from, and i dont knoww whether to think of it as a joke, or an amazingly bad music video and song.
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All of the Velo-Orange stuff I've bought has been super shiny. Good stuff. They get a lot of good press from the C & V forum.
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New Belgium makes wheels?
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it's francophile marketing

Grand cru (French for great growth) is a regional wine classification that designates a vineyard known for its favorable reputation in producing wine. Although often used to describe grapes, wine or cognac, the term is not technically a classification of wine quality per se, but is intended to indicate the potential of the vineyard or terroir. It is the highest level of classification of AOC wines from Burgundy or Alsace. The same term is applied to Châteaux in Saint-Émilion, although in that region it has a different meaning and does not represent the top tier of classification. In Burgundy the level immediately below grand cru is known as premier cru, sometimes written as 1er cru.[6]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru_(wine)#Grand_cru

I've had one of those Abbey Grand Crus though. tasty...and strong
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