Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby Solirossi » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:47 pm

Just noticed the velogear rims have gone up to $169, whats up with that?? australian dollar maybe?
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby Solirossi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:55 pm

@brauluver - im just about to get the velogear rims and it says they are 5kg. Is that accurate? 5kg sounds heavy to me??
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby brauluver » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:56 pm

Solirossi wrote:@brauluver - im just about to get the velogear rims and it says they are 5kg. Is that accurate? 5kg sounds heavy to me??


Thats shipping weight man.

They are a damn sight lighter than the figures quoted onthe stars rims.

don't 4get to tick the free tubes option.
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby Solirossi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:35 pm

Yeah i figured as much.

Iv ordered them with the free tubes and $2 rim tape.

Ill let you know when they arrive.
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby m@ » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:03 pm

I'll be ordering a set of these soon too :D

Is the rim tape worth having? At two bucks it's no biggie, but I'd rather save throwing 'em in landfill if they're just the useless hard plastic stuff...
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby brauluver » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:18 pm

m@ wrote:I'll be ordering a set of these soon too :D

Is the rim tape worth having? At two bucks it's no biggie, but I'd rather save throwing 'em in landfill if they're just the useless hard plastic stuff...


Nylon http://www.velogear.com.au/products/Rim ... 039-0.html
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby Solirossi » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:49 am

To be honest iv no idea what the stuff is for, i assume to make the inside of the rim a more suitable surface for a rubber tube, in turn minimising the chance of the rim puncturing the tube??
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby familyguy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:23 am

Solirossi wrote:To be honest iv no idea what the stuff is for, i assume to make the inside of the rim a more suitable surface for a rubber tube, in turn minimising the chance of the rim puncturing the tube??


It stops the spoke nipples puncturing the tubes. The rim shouldnt puncture a tube, unless its been scratched somehow.
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby Solirossi » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:30 pm

Anyone know what velogears delivery time is like?

Im in adelaide and im guessing about a week??
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby brauluver » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Solirossi wrote:Anyone know what velogears delivery time is like?

Im in adelaide and im guessing about a week??


3 to 4 working days.
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby brauluver » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:08 pm

Ya gottem yet?
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby Solirossi » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:45 pm

they landed yesterday mate, just did some more work on the bike, check it out here http://solirossi.wordpress.com/2010/04/ ... n-stage-4/

what do you think?
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby brauluver » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:16 pm

Lookin sharp
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby m@ » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:33 pm

Ordered a set of these puppies yesterday, looking forward to getting my SS project rolling... :D

Thinking mebbe I should've thrown a crankset into the order as well but will see how I go with stock 52T to start with....
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby brauluver » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:28 pm

m@ wrote:Ordered a set of these puppies yesterday, looking forward to getting my SS project rolling... :D

Thinking mebbe I should've thrown a crankset into the order as well but will see how I go with stock 52T to start with....


52x18(the f/wheel supplied) will give you 76.2 GI on 25c tyres.
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby m@ » Sat May 01, 2010 2:12 pm

I'll see how I go... Having blown my entire budget for the build on the wheelset I'm reusing as much from the original bike as possible ;)
If I find I like riding ss I'll probably throw some cheap wheels on this one and sell it on, then find a nicer frame to build up for myself with a bit more thought, effort and $. Figured it was a false economy to buy cheap crap wheels though.

Heard a knock at the back door this morning while I was still half asleep - when I got up there was a box on the doorstep. Nice surprise as I wasn't expecting them until the middle of next week :)
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Re: Advice on Cycling Deals Wheel Set.

Postby Endo » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:11 pm

Just my 2c in regards to a pair of 'Stars' rims/wheelsets that I've previously purchased and returned: I'll let the images speak for themselves..
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