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Is 6 wheelsets enough?(14 posts)

Is 6 wheelsets enough?longfellow68
Mar 19, 2002 8:53 AM
I'm looking at getting another pair of wheels, to make it a total of 7. Am I crazy? Does anyone else have this many.
The kicker is I have only one bike.
not if you have seven bikes...nmmr_spin
Mar 19, 2002 9:10 AM
Tell us what wheelsets you have...Pedal Jockey
Mar 19, 2002 9:12 AM
and what you intend to buy, and then we'll tell you if you are crazy.

Heres what I have and story.longfellow68
Mar 19, 2002 10:39 AM
Open Pros/Veloce
(currently use these when weather is terrible)

Open Pros/Performance Forte
(rear hub making noise, stopped using)

(hilly RRs & Crits)

Rolf Vector Comps
(training wheels)

Velomax Circuit Comps
(flat RRs & Crits)

Campagnolo Shamals
(won in online Campy game in 98)
TT wheels

I didn't know about wheel spacing kits before and also I had a Campy to Shimano change in 2000.
I was looking at the Bontrager Race X-Lites for $500.
They are light and aero and maybe I can consolidate and get rid of a few wheelsets.
My take on your inventory...Pedal Jockey
Mar 19, 2002 12:24 PM
First, I have a riding buddy who recently bought a set of the Bontrager X-lites, and he loves them. He bought a set of Campy Eurus wheels prior to those, and he really likes the Bontragers more than the Campy's. So, I cannot argue with your choice for a new wheelset.

As far as what you have, the both sets of Velomax's and the Rolf's could be replaced by the Bontragers. Get rid of the Veloce hubs, and re-lace those Open Pro's with ultegra hubs to use as your training wheels. If you still use the Shamals, keep them. They are awesome (but heavy) wheels.

My 0.02 lira's worth.

I take crap for having TWO...cory
Mar 19, 2002 9:15 AM
I use the Atlantis for nearly everything these days (leaving the other four bikes taking up garage space), so it seemed like a good idea to have one wheelset for the fire road/touring tires and one for the go-fast tires. My wife, who hardly complains about anything, is muttering, "You paid $300 for WHEELS? Don't you already HAVE wheels?"
You might as well sell most of themTroyboy
Mar 19, 2002 10:03 AM
and get a pair of Hyperons and a pair of Zipps. Really all you need. Anything else is pretty much just a set of wheels. You're just wasting your money. If you want three sets, add a pair of Lews.

15 sets of anything wouldn't match a set of Hyperons hung next to a set of 303s. Both tubulars of course.

Why have 7 sets of mediocrity that cost as much together as a couple sets of pure full bore top o' the line.
You're so coolpmf1
Mar 19, 2002 11:08 AM
Can I have your autograph?
Logic is attractive isn't it?Troyboy
Mar 19, 2002 12:21 PM
Sorry I hit your nerve. NOT! LOL

Honestly, why have the equivalent in cost of two sets of top of line wheels in 7 or 15 or 100 sets of wheels if you've got only one bike?

One pair of Hyperons is bulletproof and on an only child bike could be used for just about any purpose I can think of and be equally superlight in all those purposes. Can't think of a better back up pair than Lew or Zipp! LOL Man, that sounds like heaven. Wish I had 7 sets to sell!
re: Is 6 wheelsets enough?LC
Mar 19, 2002 10:15 AM
Cory, I get the same complaints. Just show her some of those $1000 wheels in one of your bike catalogs and she will realize that you are actually being cheap!
Well, your post got me to thinking...brider
Mar 19, 2002 11:14 AM
just how many wheels I own. Hmmmmm... Let's see:

* One set each on the six bikes (including the wife's MTB and the tandem)
* A set of Specialized tri-spokes
* A second set of track wheels, plus one more rear with a single speed FW
* A second set of MTB wheels with slicks
* A light set of road wheels, and another low-count, radial laced front
* Spare parts to build up another set of road wheels

So in all that's 11 sets not incuding the parts. So no, 6 isn't so bad.
re: Is 6 wheelsets enough?Akirasho
Mar 19, 2002 11:26 AM
... lessee...

Got about 18 bikes... complete with wheels (from Ambrosio to ZIPP), plus an extra set of 404's, CXP30's, SPOX R1's, a couple of discs, a couple of 'bent specific wheels, a ton of old (but good) MTB wheels... nope... 8 is enuff... per bike.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
That's plenty, but your're not crazy.k mand
Mar 20, 2002 8:09 AM
I have 2 wheel sets two bikes, I will probaby buy a third set and fourth with another bike. I thought about that problem and sold some wheels to make some space and this is what I did:

This is what I have:

Ksyriums-I use them for everything over last year. Perfect do all wheels. Although they are not cheap, money saved more muti-purpose. Bullet proof.

Chris King/x517-One set for mountain bike, used for general riding (no hucking!), race, and train. Just needs trueing every so often.

I want:

Something aero for TT like Zipps.

Thought about building cx bike with chrous hubs.
Hell no . . .speedisgood
Mar 20, 2002 8:21 PM
I pretty much agree with Troyboy, get a few killer wheels and sell the relatively mediocre ones. Here's my inventory:

1) DA + Open Pros (training)
2) Spinergy rev-X (flat, open crits/road races--they are heavy and accelerate poorly but are great once you wind 'em up in the sprint)
3) Ultegra + Campy Omega Strada tubs (spare wheels for crits)
4) Zipp 303 tub's w/ Zipp's 217 hubs (dry hilly races/tight course crits--they got mad acceleration AND are aero), the old rear hubs are sensitive to water though

5) Ultegra + Velocity Aerohead (TT bike trainers)
6) Zipp 404 clinchers (racing, came with bike, got a cover for the rear so I don't need to buy a $1000 disc ;-)
7) Zipp 404 tubs (buddy's wheels he left at my place and hasn't reclaimed--for about 6 months now)

8) TNT + Mavic 231 (R)
White Ind. Tracker + Bontrager BCX 1

Oh, one other thing: single. 'Nuff said.