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stupid ebay ad of the day(16 posts)

stupid ebay ad of the dayClydeTri
Dec 2, 2003 11:04 AM
so,nobody told me that Spinergy and Specialized merged!
LOL, even worse. The wheels in the picture by themselvesDave Hickey
Dec 2, 2003 11:11 AM
are Nimbles.
I think they are Specialized - spoke profile isn't Nimbl-ish (nmTJeanloz
Dec 2, 2003 11:21 AM
Don't think so, look at the rimsDave Hickey
Dec 2, 2003 11:37 AM
The tri-spokes have a gusset where the rim meets the spoke and they have a deep section rim. The nimbles have a pretty low profile rim.
I'm holding my ground,TJeanloz
Dec 2, 2003 11:43 AM
The wheels pictured (ebay) have a relatively constant spoke profile from hub to rim, which is consistent with the Specialized - Nimble spokes are noticeably narrower at the hub than they are at the rim.

Also, the Nimbles do have a low rim profile - but the ones in the e-bay picture look to be much larger than those in the picture you posted.
And I'm holding mine:-) We need a third party opinion hereDave Hickey
Dec 2, 2003 11:47 AM
The complete bike has tri-spokes. The picture I posted and the picture of the wheels by themselves in the ad are Nibles.
I misunderstood - we're in agreementTJeanloz
Dec 2, 2003 12:00 PM
I didn't click through to e-bay to see the wheels, on their own, in the ad. I agree - the wheels on the bike are tri-spokes, and off the bike are Nimbles.
Thanks..........nmDave Hickey
Dec 2, 2003 12:11 PM
Picture from Nibles websiteDave Hickey
Dec 2, 2003 12:00 PM
Spinerlized wheelset...nicewspokes
Dec 2, 2003 12:10 PM
You guys are all wrong. These are the new Spinerlized. I like his description...Good stiff bike...He@l yeah, it's a freakin' birth control included at no extra cost. Let's see...fine spell check also, ie...witch. LOL. I can't even continue. some of these ebay ones are a hoot.
re: stupid ebay ad of the day53T
Dec 2, 2003 11:18 AM
"My brother found a scratch on the front wheel. The bikeshop tested it and the wheel is still perfect on both axes. The rear one is ranging 1,5mm (short) witch is normal since its the propulsion. Tires are high quality Kevlar, but the rear tire is to be changed."

I find this information to be interesting. On my bike, the rear ranges 1.2 to 1.6 mm (long) when used as propulsion or in drag.
This add is full of holes...biknben
Dec 2, 2003 12:13 PM
This add is total BS. The individual pictures don't match what he is selling. This is a bad as an oversees scam.

The original bike pictured is a CAAD5. The individual wheels are Nimbles. The final "modified" picture is completely different.

That is a "silk road" frame with a headshok. Who the Fock uses that for a tri set up.

Adds like this are why I only use eBay for stuff I'm extremely familiar with and prefer to buy from eBay retailers rather than random users.
This add is full of holes...ClydeTri
Dec 3, 2003 5:59 AM
Actually a world champ from England whose name momentarily escapes me, going senile, used a Silk Road setup in many tri's in the 90s for a season or two..will remember his name later I am sure...
it was Simon Lessing..more..ClydeTri
Dec 3, 2003 6:08 AM
Cannondale actually issued a model named after him in 1997...its is at

Agree though that silk road models were not common in the tri world.
interresting mods...DERICK
Dec 2, 2003 12:53 PM
"Pics show, the original bike (before mods),the frame the wheelset then the actual modified racer ! "

So he modified a regular road frame into a head shoched frame? seems like a lot of effort:)
Dec 2, 2003 1:40 PM