Jun 13, 2002 9:42 AM
|Am looking to purchase a good used wheelset (or a great deal on new wheels) to upgrade my current wheelset (Rolf Vectors) that will be good for racing. Any suggestions on brands, models, clincher vs. tubular, etc? What should I look for/ask about to determine that a used wheelset is in good shape and that I won't get ripped off and/or injured? I currently ride a Softride Powerwing w/ 650 wheels. I'm about 5'8" and weigh about 148. Thanks.|
|re: Used Wheelsets||juansevo|
Sep 3, 2002 7:45 PM
|Hello I represent two shops with whom I helped purchase the remaining LEW tubular Deep V rim stock, the Sydney rims (290 grams each) and the Palermo Rims (340 grams each).
We have a very good deal to offer. First off the wheels are being built with much better hubs which are being retrofitted with ceramic bearings for our purposes.A special run of EDCO hubs built up with straight pull aero spokes to build a lighter, stronger, and more reliable wheelset than the original.
Our prices? Excellent. Especially when you consider these wheels will have a retail value of $1700-$2200 depending on the model. Then factor in only the best truing stands are being used, digital DT Tensionmeters, and run out gauges to ensure each wheel is truely perfect...something you would not see at the old Lew. I know, I worked there.
"Sydney" wheelset, 1009 grams $1299
"Palermo" wheelset, 1109 grams $850
For Sydney Wheels call Craig Gaulzetti of International Bicycle Centers: 617.783.5804
For Palermo Wheels call Richard "Deke" Gossen of Oneota River Cycles: 563.382.0421
Oneota River Cycles also has some 28h rims availabe to be built up custom to your liking.
We will also be offering a new choice in high quality no BS road and mountain bike alloy wheels. Email me direct for more info.