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no carbon ADA/lightweights wheels for lance this tour?(7 posts)

no carbon ADA/lightweights wheels for lance this tour?slomo
Jul 15, 2003 10:39 AM
political/sponsorship wranglings going on? so what wheels has lance been riding on in the Alps?
Supposedly...Steve_O
Jul 15, 2003 12:36 PM
These....

http://www.bontrager.com/roadwheels/detail.asp?id=139&pt=10&ck=0&fl=1
ADA/Lightweight BontragersLanterneRouge
Jul 15, 2003 1:11 PM
Lance has also ridden these this season, and may ride them in certain stages of the Tour:

http://www.bontrager.com/roadwheels/detail.asp?id=117&pt=10&ck=0&fl=1

They look a lot like the ADA/Lightweights of years past.

And sorry for the screen-name duplicate. I haven't posted here in a while, and I see another Lanterne Rouge has popped up in my absence.
crazy... those cost as much as my car! (nm)empacher6seat
Jul 15, 2003 1:38 PM
What's crazy about that?? nmseyboro
Jul 15, 2003 7:18 PM
What's crazy about that?? nmempacher6seat
Jul 15, 2003 9:03 PM
I'm relatively new to this sport, and I'm still trying to get my mind around the cost of the top end equipment. Besides that, I'm paying my way through college so there isn't exactly a surplus of cash 'round here. The idea of spending that much on a set of wheels just boggles the mind for us newbies, I guess.

Seeing as I drive a car that's around 16 years old, I probably shouldn't be suprised at how the cost of new wheels compare :).
think of it this way...tobinb
Jul 16, 2003 9:17 AM
What if you were totally into F1 racing? those cars cost millions of dollars, there is no way you would ever be able to get your hands on even a lug nut those guys use. instead you are into cycling, where for a measly couple/few paychecks you could roll on the same wheels a top guy in the sport uses. thats not so outrageous is it?