Buying a 2nd wheelset

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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:06 pm

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mikesbytes wrote:You wouldn't of done well with me, about the most I'd pay on a camera is $200.

No wonder I always have a hard time recognizing the riders in your photos. :wink:


That's cos I've been using the phone, which has a $1 camera in it.

Must admit I've been thinking about buying a phone that has a 1/2 decent camera in it.
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Postby sogood » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:19 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Must admit I've been thinking about buying a phone that has a 1/2 decent camera in it.

That depends on your definition of "decent". In my books, they don't exist yet. But coming...
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:56 pm

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mikesbytes wrote:Must admit I've been thinking about buying a phone that has a 1/2 decent camera in it.

That depends on your definition of "decent". In my books, they don't exist yet. But coming...


The advantage of a phone camera is that you happen to have it with you, so its handy for those unexpected moments. I'm sure there are better ones than the one I currently have.
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Postby sogood » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:02 pm

mikesbytes wrote:The advantage of a phone camera is that you happen to have it with you, so its handy for those unexpected moments. I'm sure there are better ones than the one I currently have.

That's true.
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:06 pm

Oi... isn't this about wanton waste of money on wheels ..... :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:00 pm

MichaelB wrote:Oi... isn't this about wanton waste of money on wheels ..... :wink:


And having a decent camera to capture the bling.

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Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:31 am

Well, the deed is now done, so go get yourself a decent camera.

managed to scoop a new Mavic Aksium Wheelset from EBay for the pricely sum of $255 + $30 postage :D :D :D

Now just gotta get the other bits :lol:

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Postby europa » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:46 am

MichaelB wrote:Now just gotta get the other bits :lol:


gears, chainrings, derailleurs, shifters, handle bars, bottom bracket, frame, computer, ... :shock:

Silly bugger :D

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Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:58 am

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MichaelB wrote:Now just gotta get the other bits :lol:


gears, chainrings, derailleurs, shifters, handle bars, bottom bracket, frame, computer, ... :shock:

Silly bugger :D

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Things like tyres, cassette etc :?
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Postby LuckyPierre » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:43 pm

MichaelB wrote: ... managed to scoop some new Maqvis [Mavic?] Aksium rins from EBay ... Now just gotta get the other bits :lol:

I thought: "That's expensive for rims. If it's 'wheels', then that's different! Tyres and a cassette will still be another couple of hundred bucks though. :?
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Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:00 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:
MichaelB wrote: ... managed to scoop some new Maqvis [Mavic?] Aksium rins from EBay ... Now just gotta get the other bits :lol:

I thought: "That's expensive for rims. If it's 'wheels', then that's different! Tyres and a cassette will still be another couple of hundred bucks though. :?


Nope, its a set of "wheels". The best price I managed to find was at Dean Woods for $329 + Postage, and most expensive was a LBS at $475.

The cassette and tyres will be approached with the same careful picking as to yield thebest bargains ... :D
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:12 pm

G'Day Michael, let me know how they're going after you've got some K's into them.
Don't be forgetting a magnet for the front wheel sensor :wink:

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Postby MichaelB » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:59 am

Just need a magnet for flat spokes I presume ?

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Postby MichaelB » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:39 am

After being pretty pleased that I got a bargin - Mavic Aksium wheelset for $280 posted.

Then was browsing PBK for tyres and they have a special - AUD $200.62 - Silver or Black

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby sogood » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:48 am

MichaelB wrote:After being pretty pleased that I got a bargin - Mavic Aksium wheelset for $280 posted.

Then was browsing PBK for tyres and they have a special - AUD $200.62 - Silver or Black

But PBK has an extra charge for shipping wheels. It'll be close to what you paid for. So you didn't do too badly.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:50 am

sogood wrote:
MichaelB wrote:After being pretty pleased that I got a bargin - Mavic Aksium wheelset for $280 posted.

Then was browsing PBK for tyres and they have a special - AUD $200.62 - Silver or Black

But PBK has an extra charge for shipping wheels. It'll be close to what you paid for. So you didn't do too badly.


yes, I think its $70 on top of the $18 so your actually ahead.
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