Are these a good buy?

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Are these a good buy?

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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:05 pm

Even these are terrible, I'm afraid...

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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:06 pm

Not as good a buy as the Ambrosio Excellights on 105 hubs that Planet X are do at the minute. £165 for handbuilt loveliness.
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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby Sirmol » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:10 pm

smidsy wrote:Not as good a buy as the Ambrosio Excellights on 105 hubs that Planet X are do at the minute. £165 for handbuilt loveliness.


Have you a link to these as i can't find them?

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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:17 pm

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPA ... 5_wheelset

Price gone up a bit but still nice for the money (I have some on different hubs but paid quite a lot more 2 months ago). A little gutted to be honest.
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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby Lycra-Byka » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:39 pm

Just paid £130 from ribble cycles for the rs30 a week ago.

Can't comment on them yet though not enough time.

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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby on-yer-bike » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:58 pm

Sirmol wrote:http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/wheels/road-wheels/factory-road-wheels/shimano-rs30-wheels-white-pair.html
Rs30 wheels for £149.99

Get Fulcrum Racing 7s £120.00. Do 4000 miles of hard riding in all weathers and chuck em.
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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 03, 2013 17:59 pm

smidsy wrote:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPAMB105/ambrosio_excellight_on_shimano_105_wheelset

Price gone up a bit but still nice for the money (I have some on different hubs but paid quite a lot more 2 months ago). A little gutted to be honest.


The PX ones are made in Sheffield, full of steel, very heavy... :lol:

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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 18:47 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:
smidsy wrote:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPAMB105/ambrosio_excellight_on_shimano_105_wheelset

Price gone up a bit but still nice for the money (I have some on different hubs but paid quite a lot more 2 months ago). A little gutted to be honest.


The PX ones are made in Sheffield, full of steel, very heavy... :lol:


:lol:

I don't hold you responsible - perhaps I should :P

I also know that the PX ones may not be using the same spokes and will certainly not have been built with the same love.
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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 03, 2013 18:58 pm

smidsy wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
smidsy wrote:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPAMB105/ambrosio_excellight_on_shimano_105_wheelset

Price gone up a bit but still nice for the money (I have some on different hubs but paid quite a lot more 2 months ago). A little gutted to be honest.


The PX ones are made in Sheffield, full of steel, very heavy... :lol:


:lol:

I don't hold you responsible - perhaps I should :P

I also know that the PX ones may not be using the same spokes and will certainly not have been built with the same love.

Basically they have had a big stock of hose rims for quite some time and decided it was easier to sell them as wheels...don't thnk the deal will come back

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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 19:03 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:
smidsy wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
smidsy wrote:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPAMB105/ambrosio_excellight_on_shimano_105_wheelset

Price gone up a bit but still nice for the money (I have some on different hubs but paid quite a lot more 2 months ago). A little gutted to be honest.


The PX ones are made in Sheffield, full of steel, very heavy... :lol:


:lol:

I don't hold you responsible - perhaps I should :P

I also know that the PX ones may not be using the same spokes and will certainly not have been built with the same love.

Basically they have had a big stock of hose rims for quite some time and decided it was easier to sell them as wheels...don't thnk the deal will come back


Totally accepted. I was happy when I got them and I am still happy now (just wish noone had pointed the deal out).

Still lets hope the do the same with H Plus Son or Broby come Autumn :mrgreen:
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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 03, 2013 19:07 pm

smidsy wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
smidsy wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:
smidsy wrote:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPAMB105/ambrosio_excellight_on_shimano_105_wheelset

Price gone up a bit but still nice for the money (I have some on different hubs but paid quite a lot more 2 months ago). A little gutted to be honest.


The PX ones are made in Sheffield, full of steel, very heavy... :lol:


:lol:

I don't hold you responsible - perhaps I should :P

I also know that the PX ones may not be using the same spokes and will certainly not have been built with the same love.

Basically they have had a big stock of hose rims for quite some time and decided it was easier to sell them as wheels...don't thnk the deal will come back


Totally accepted. I was happy when I got them and I am still happy now (just wish noone had pointed the deal out).

Still lets hope the do the same with H Plus Son or Broby come Autumn :mrgreen:


They have their carbon supplier and H plus Son is too niche for a massive retailer like they are... I think Brick lane bikes has the distribution exclusive deal for those

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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 19:12 pm

You know I knew that right, I was trying to console myself....damn you.

Slopes of sobbing into latte.
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Re: Are these a good buy?

Postby welsh_14 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 19:48 pm

Can anyone tell me how much these wheels weigh?


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