New wheels

Discussion in 'Fixed & Singlespeed' started by Industry_Hack, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Just got a pair of these from this seller on ebay. I'm at work, but I'll give a full report once I get home and get them installed. They look pretty good for the price.
     
  2. KShep

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    Aero and sturdy looking for a reasonable price. Nice.
     

  3. Industry_Hack

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  4. HandsomeRyan

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    How heavy are they?

    They aren't bad looking and for the price you certainly aren't getting hurt too badly on them.
     
  5. Industry_Hack

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    They seem to be OK for their giant (43mm) size. I'll see if I can get them on a scale tonight.
     
  6. TxCyclist

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    Seems like a good combo. Did you buy them based on someones recommendation or just a random buy from the specs?
     
  7. Industry_Hack

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    Someone linked to them on another site, and they seemed like a decent enough deal for the price. My LBS had a nice set of wheels marked down to roughly the same price, but they were a bit too much on the light side for our crappy roads in the winter. I may go back and get them to keep as summer spares though.

    Anyway, these look like they just need a little extra attention to the bearings and a cone adjustment, (probably normal at this price) then I'll stress-relieve the wheels and give them a touch-up truing. Out of the box, they seem OK.
     
  8. chh55

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    Hmmm good price. Cones and balls are better than cheap industrial in my book. Are the sidewalls OK for brakes or are they "true" track rims? They'll probably be pretty harsh for commuting.
     
  9. dovitsky

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    ebay stuff

    Although ebay stuff is ok, I would stay away from any bike parts on ebat, unless it is say, someone selling a RockShox SID. The mass market ebay bike shops seem sketchy. I have worked on many ebay bike parts and they always have some issue. On the other hand, I have heard many people who get lucky, and receive a great bike part. Btw, the wheels look nice, deep dish, always look good.

    the velocity B43 rims are very nice as well.
     
  10. Nigal

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    I'm also interested in hearing how they run brake-wise. This may be the perfect set for the new (old) Schwinn beater I picked up.
     
  11. Industry_Hack

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    I've bought and sold enough bike parts on eBay (more than 1,000 transactions) that I'm not really too worried. Seems like the bike part folks are the most honest.
     
  12. Industry_Hack

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    Some photos of them on the bike, if anyone is interested. Oh, no comments about the brakes, OK? :) I can't be bothered to remove them right now, but I don't think they'll actually function with these rims in cold/wet weather.
     

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  13. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    I have made well over 350 purchases on ebay... 99% of them bike parts, from private parties, companies, from Germany, UK, Switzerland, US, Italy, France, Lithuania, Poland, China, used and new, everything you can imagine from frames to wheels to vintage tubulars.... never any issues with anything. 99.9% of the buyers and sellers are interesting people who love bikes (kinda like the folks here as a matter of fact) and are fun to deal with. :D
     
  14. Industry_Hack

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  15. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    So... the rims do have a braking surface?
     
  16. Industry_Hack

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    Nope. Well, no machined braking surface. Although you could run brakes, they probably wouldn't be so kind to the finish.