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Wife just handed me $500 cash and saidSteevo
May 21, 2001 7:38 AM
"Go buy some bike stuff if you wish." (She just got a bonus from work)

So I can't decide on what to buy. Maybe new set of wheels. (I have Ultegra 9 spd hubs with Mavic CXP-23 rims now.)

If you were just handed $500 for bike stuff, what would you do?
Mavic Ksyriums (nt)bcm
May 21, 2001 7:45 AM
I would either ....seth1
May 21, 2001 8:06 AM
Upgrade from D/A 8 speed to nine speed, or give it to Dave Thomas and have him build me another set of those magic turning things.
Call DavePaulCL
May 21, 2001 9:38 AM
at Best $500 I ever spent (on bike stuff)
Long wait for aerolitespmf
May 21, 2001 9:53 AM
He's out of the rims used for aerolites and won't have anymore in stock for 6-8 weeks. I'm kinda bummed. Was all psyched to get a set of these and now I have to wait.
Long wait for aerolitesPaulCL
May 21, 2001 12:03 PM
Dave has gotten a bit of free advertising lately. On this website, there is a great write-up about his wheelsets. I don't remember which magazine it was, but there was a 'one column' glowing review of his mountain bike wheels too. I bought mine in Febuary and had a week's wait to get the wheels. Even before his 'shortage', the wait was up to 2-3 weeks. For my dollars, his wheels are well worth the wait (and the 'weight'). Paul
Long wait for aerolitespmf
May 21, 2001 2:06 PM
Yep, I was all set up to have a pair of these last week. They sound great. I talked to Dave and sent him a check. He called a few days later explaining that the shipment of rims he got were all defective and he had to order more which would take two months. So I'm waiting until sometime in July to get them. I was kinda bummed because I wanted them for Ride the Rockies next month.
Sorry about thatPaulCL
May 21, 2001 2:26 PM
You will miss them in the rockies. At least Dave is real picky about the quality of his product.
In a show of respect for your anguish over not getting your wheels (I feel your pain!), I'll keep my glowing posts about my new wheelset to a minimum.
re: Wife just handed me $500 cash and saidFlava
May 21, 2001 11:37 AM
I'd send those hubs in to Colorado Cyclist (or your LBS), have them overhauled and re-laced to a set of Open Pro CD rims - 2x front, 3x back. Use Revolution spokes all the way around except drive side rear - go with 14/15. This set up will be light, easily serviceable, and comfortable.

Use the remainder on a Reynolds Ouza Comp fork unless you really like your current one.

Not exciting I know, but you get a lot of performance bang for the buck with this.
Yet another vote for Speed Dream wheels ( nm )Andy
May 21, 2001 12:53 PM
Which actually means....JamesT.Kirk
May 21, 2001 2:42 PM
Spend $400 on bike stuff, take her to dinner with the other $100.
I second this one(nm)jason in nh
May 22, 2001 5:35 PM
re: Wife just handed me $500 cash and saidMike P.
May 22, 2001 6:17 AM
I think I am going to go get married! nm
get a buff cherry hookerbobO
May 22, 2001 12:42 PM
Not sure, but your wife is AWESOME!(nm)Jealous
May 22, 2001 3:43 PM
does your wife have a sister?????wes_london
May 22, 2001 5:30 PM
re: Wife just handed me $500 cash and saidColnagoFE
May 23, 2001 2:32 PM
first thing would be to give the wife a big kiss