Yes Pain Freak, Daddy Sent Me Money! Again! And I Need Wheels!

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  1. dirtmistress

    dirtmistress AKA Roadiemistress

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    Cuz I'm his wittle girl. Now since I've been rolling and racing on the same wheels since 2002/2003, I'm getting a bit nervous on them.
    Should I be? They are Velomax. remember them? Taken over by Easton I believe.
    The price of new wheels has got me pretty nervous and pretty sure I want to be pretty damn picky! I weigh 135 and have a Lightspeed Ultima.
    I can descend like a missle and climb like a goat. Fast acceleration is the name of the game!
    I want tires that stick bitch!!! :lol::lol:
    J/K on all points except that I do need some new roadie tires. I use tubes. No glue here.
    Any ideas for light and strong?
    :wave:
    Thanks
     
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    Can I be adopted? I need a daddy. :-\
     
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    Liz, Liz, Liz, this is just too easy:

    Who's your daddy? :wave:
     
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    Larry can hook you up on the wheels and the build if you need it.
     
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    My favorite wheels are Campy Eurus. Excellent acceleration and fast through the wind. Strong enough that a buddy of mine hit a pothole and broke his headset without knocking his front wheel out of true.

    I put them on my cross bike, and it was instantly more responsive. But I ride regular trails instead of cross courses, and when I switched from a steel frame to aluminum, the combination was really beating me up (so I went with a more compliant wheelset for rough trails). On pavement, those issues don't apply and they're the best wheels I've ever owned.

    Based on your weight, you might get equal stiffness and faster climbing from a lighter wheelset. But the overall design of the Eurus guarantees that wheel flex is minimized and power applied equals movement forward.
     
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    Get in line. I've been waiting since the day I met Liz. I said, nice bike and she said her Daddy gave it to her and I asked right then to be adopted. I could be the obnoxious brother she never had.

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the tires.
    Diamante Pro

    220 TPI Nylon Plus casing.
    sub-200 g weight in 23 mm size

    But do not get these if you plan on any rain riding. I went down on the very first corner I took Saturday. Fell into water about 6 inches deep and was soaked before I could even get up.

    Tell Daddy I said Hi! And I love him lots!
     
  8. dirtmistress

    dirtmistress AKA Roadiemistress

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    Mike You ignorant slut! I said wheels! Not tires!
    As for the rest of you, you can find your Daddy in WeHo. Stand on any corner between Fairfax and Doheny and look for the gold Mercedes Benz. Or the Jag-you-are. :lol:
     
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    deja vu done dirt cheap!

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    after a lot of consideration I went with the Stan's Alpha 340's, built up by Wheelbuilder.com.

    DT Swiss 190 hubs, DT Aerolite spokes (18 front, 24 rear) and some C-4 skewers.

    Not tubular, not tubes, but tubeless. One drawback is limited tire selection for true tubeless, I used Hutchinson Atom's. Came in around 1200 grams.

    Last time I went through WeHo I drove very quickly past the Unicorn in an attempt to avoid questions from my sons. :)
     
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    Pain Freak Dead or Alive

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    Now ya gone and hurt my little bitty feelings...
    Get the Reynolds from Jensons. Marked down to under 700 bucks and two weeks ago they were going for 1400.
     
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    This thread is worthless without an update.
     
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    dirtmistress AKA Roadiemistress

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    Oh. Right. Roval something or others. Really light. Lighter than the Mavics that were originally on the Merlin.
    They can be tubeless and I'm going to switch them over pretty soon.
    I thank Quinn for letting me know that Dino had them for sale.
    Thanks for asking. You bored?
    LOL. I just reread my OP and I wanted road wheels.
    Oh well, I went with mountain.
    Whatev.
     
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    Good_ol'_slappy aka SB

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    MTB wheels and Roadie cranks...I can't keep up with your skulduggery.
     
  14. bvader

    bvader Long Live The Gorn!

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    Ok you guys crack me up I read the entire thread waiting to be enlightened looking for the payoff ...a excruciatingly detailed description an pics of the new wheel set .....and what we get is ......wait....

    "Roval something or other"

    Classic! Congrats anyways enjoy :)
     
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    Liz has a way of keeping us all in suspense.
     

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