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Old 12-01-22, 12:29 PM
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She let me buy a complete groupset, she bought me my last pair of super teams, she’s not going to let me spend more than that on wheels.
Just wait a while and don’t buy any additional bikes / bike ****
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Old 12-01-22, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
What is this "she bought me" stuff? Does she work outside the home?
My wife doesn’t work any more and buys me stuff all of the time, but she had a pretty hefty bank account before stopping work.
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My wife doesn’t work any more and buys me stuff all of the time, but she had a pretty hefty bank account before stopping work.
Sweet!
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Old 12-01-22, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Just wait a while and don’t buy any additional bikes / bike ****

Sigh. I can’t use the groupset til I get atleast a new rear wheel. I cannot put an 11 speed cassette on the shimano hub I currently have, hence why I am getting a new wheel set and group set.
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NWD for me! $0.00

$0?? Is there a Wheel Fairy that put them under your pillow??
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Old 12-01-22, 12:58 PM
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Who are you, Velo Vol ??
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$0?? Is there a Wheel Fairy that put them under your pillow??
Pretty much. I finally got lucky and checked the local bike crap FB group when someone was looking to unload!

And these are UST !!! This is more of a party than I'd initially imagined!
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$0?? Is there a Wheel Fairy that put them under your pillow??
You leave a broken spoke from your old wheel there, and in the morning there's a nice, new wheelset. How the Wheel Fairy manages that without waking you is a mystery, but you do wake up with a stiff neck from having the freehub jabbing into it for a couple hours.
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Old 12-01-22, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Sigh. I can’t use the groupset til I get atleast a new rear wheel. I cannot put an 11 speed cassette on the shimano hub I currently have, hence why I am getting a new wheel set and group set.
Slopes are slippery!
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Old 12-01-22, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
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I had a pair of those. Multiple failures. Even had my first taxi ride ever with a broken bike. That was the last time I used them, bought a new rim and sold the pair.
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I had a pair of those. Multiple failures. Even had my first taxi ride ever with a broken bike. That was the last time I used them, bought a new rim and sold the pair.
More importantly, how do you pronounce them?

Is the K silent? I hear people call them KISS-eerium, Kuh-seerium, and seerium. Of course they also call them **** but that's another issue entirely.
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More importantly, how do you pronounce them?

Is the K silent? I hear people call them KISS-eerium, Kuh-seerium, and seerium. Of course they also call them **** but that's another issue entirely.
K is silent afaik. Seerium. Ride nice, probably great for a lighter, less destructive rider than I am.
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Old 12-01-22, 01:48 PM
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Domestic tranquility is much more important than anything bicycle related.
Are you thinking of a rear wheel only? I'm surprised that the DT wheels would be under 400. I have Rolf Echelon on my Ritchey solo breakaway.

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Domestic tranquility is much more important than anything bicycle related.
It will be tranquil when the dust settles. You just may not have much else left.
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K is silent afaik. Seerium. Ride nice, probably great for a lighter, less destructive rider than I am.
I hear it both ways but not really sure what is the "correct" answer.

I recall that when I joined my local bike club way back around 2005, it seemed that EVERYONE was riding these wheels. They have become a bit less popular in the past few years....hence the Wheel Fairy's wheel of choice to give away. Possibly.
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Difficult to tour on a tandem by myself. Plus, the stoker should be your best friend. And our deal was that she would create beauty around our lives and take care of kids, which she did very well.

Besides, she is the good sense that I sometimes lack. So not having her around might be very expensive. Wheels can wait.
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Difficult to tour on a tandem by myself. Plus, the stoker should be your best friend. And our deal was that she would create beauty around our lives and take care of kids, which she did very well.

Besides, she is the good sense that I sometimes lack. So not having her around might be very expensive. Wheels can wait.
Plus, it's cheaper to keep her.
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I try to not pi$$ on my friends, and she is the best friend I have. Dating started with back country skiing and climbing, once said she prefers a stick shift because you can scrub off speed in corners better, but agreed that if I wanted a Jag with flappy paddle shifters, we could get a Jag.

Also, happy to not have a long arm quilting machine since paying someone to do it is cost effective.

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Old 12-01-22, 02:26 PM
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I try to not pi$$ on my friends, and she is the best friend I have. Dating started with back country skiing and climbing, once said she prefers a stick shift because you can scrub off speed in corners better, but agreed that if I wanted a Jag with flappy paddle shifters, we could get a Jag.

Also, happy to not have a long arm quilting machine since paying someone to do it is cost effective.
Definitely sounds like a keeper. Kudos.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR View Post
Difficult to tour on a tandem by myself. Plus, the stoker should be your best friend. And our deal was that she would create beauty around our lives and take care of kids, which she did very well.

Besides, she is the good sense that I sometimes lack. So not having her around might be very expensive. Wheels can wait.
Sounds like you have the same deal that I have. Except, we have no tandem.

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Plus, it's cheaper to keep her.
Truer words have never been spoken.

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I try to not pi$$ on my friends, and she is the best friend I have. Dating started with back country skiing and climbing, once said she prefers a stick shift because you can scrub off speed in corners better, but agreed that if I wanted a Jag with flappy paddle shifters, we could get a Jag.

Also, happy to not have a long arm quilting machine since paying someone to do it is cost effective.
Yours and mine went to the same school of life, it seems.

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Five finger discount?
Tongue in cheek of course. Much easier to edit than delete.

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I hear it both ways but not really sure what is the "correct" answer.

I recall that when I joined my local bike club way back around 2005, it seemed that EVERYONE was riding these wheels. They have become a bit less popular in the past few years....hence the Wheel Fairy's wheel of choice to give away. Possibly.
Seerium. But like "gouda", if you say it right most will not understand you or think you're a pretentious shower tote.
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