Funny rec.bicycles.marketplace item

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Phil, Squid-in-Training

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I found this on rec.bicycles.marketplace...
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FS: Spinergy Rev X Wheelset,Wheelbags,Skewers - $75

Spinegy Rev X Wheelset; these are well-used. Mounted with Continental
Sprinter tubulars which are still in good condition. Rear is out of true,
because I had to recement the spokes to the hub w/ epoxy. I bet it could be
fixed. Both bearings are fine, and they come with wheelbags and skewers.
Front has a couple of small cracks in a couple of the spokes. Doesn't affect
performance. Both are still functional. I actually did a timetrial with
these last year just like they are. Shimano cassette body on the rear -
shipping included in lower 48 US. Pictures available.
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Sounds like a good deal, huh? ;) Maybe I'll try to get some pictures...
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Jasper Janssen

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On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 21:33:43 -0400, "Phil, Squid-in-Training"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>I found this on rec.bicycles.marketplace...
>----------------------------------
>FS: Spinergy Rev X Wheelset,Wheelbags,Skewers - $75
>
>Spinegy Rev X Wheelset; these are well-used. Mounted with Continental
>Sprinter tubulars which are still in good condition. Rear is out of true,
>because I had to recement the spokes to the hub w/ epoxy. I bet it could be


Okay, so it's 75 just for the front... still could be nice.

>fixed. Both bearings are fine, and they come with wheelbags and skewers.
>Front has a couple of small cracks in a couple of the spokes. Doesn't affect


Oh. So, $75 for a set of skewers and a bunch of hub spare parts. Not so
much of the much, there.


Jasper
 
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Werehatrack

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On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 21:33:43 -0400, "Phil, Squid-in-Training"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>I found this on rec.bicycles.marketplace...
>----------------------------------
>FS: Spinergy Rev X Wheelset,Wheelbags,Skewers - $75
>
>Spinegy Rev X Wheelset; these are well-used. Mounted with Continental
>Sprinter tubulars which are still in good condition. Rear is out of true,
>because I had to recement the spokes to the hub w/ epoxy. I bet it could be
>fixed. Both bearings are fine, and they come with wheelbags and skewers.
>Front has a couple of small cracks in a couple of the spokes. Doesn't affect
>performance. Both are still functional. I actually did a timetrial with
>these last year just like they are. Shimano cassette body on the rear -
>shipping included in lower 48 US. Pictures available.
>----------------------------------
>
>Sounds like a good deal, huh? ;) Maybe I'll try to get some pictures...


Okay, I'll do the obligatory Evil Thing, and ask whether, with some of
the carbon "spokes" detatched from the rim, the wheel was standing on
the lower spokes or hanging from the uppers...

(Before anyone goes ballistic, I'll throw in the other obligatory
Observation; those aren't spokes, it's a highly ventilated disc,
dammit!)


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Jasper Janssen

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On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 21:57:26 GMT, Werehatrack <[email protected]>
wrote:

>(Before anyone goes ballistic, I'll throw in the other obligatory
>Observation; those aren't spokes, it's a highly ventilated disc,
>dammit!)


They are spokes, just not now-conventional tensioned spokes. Those
three-spoke motorcycle and bike wheels have spokes. The etymology of the
word spokes derives from wooden wagon wheels, you know, block of wood for
the hub, wood bent into a circle for a rim, and sticks for spokes, which
are nearly pure *compression* members rather than tension.

Jasper
 
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E Willson

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Maybe JE can buy them and put them on his trek 1200.

EJ in NJ

Phil, Squid-in-Training wrote:
> I found this on rec.bicycles.marketplace...
> ----------------------------------
> FS: Spinergy Rev X Wheelset,Wheelbags,Skewers - $75
>
> Spinegy Rev X Wheelset; these are well-used. Mounted with Continental
> Sprinter tubulars which are still in good condition. Rear is out of true,
> because I had to recement the spokes to the hub w/ epoxy. I bet it could be
> fixed. Both bearings are fine, and they come with wheelbags and skewers.
> Front has a couple of small cracks in a couple of the spokes. Doesn't affect
> performance. Both are still functional. I actually did a timetrial with
> these last year just like they are. Shimano cassette body on the rear -
> shipping included in lower 48 US. Pictures available.
> ----------------------------------
>
> Sounds like a good deal, huh? ;) Maybe I'll try to get some pictures...
 
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Werehatrack

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On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 22:44:29 GMT, Jasper Janssen <[email protected]>
wrote:

>On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 21:57:26 GMT, Werehatrack <[email protected]>
>wrote:
>
>>(Before anyone goes ballistic, I'll throw in the other obligatory
>>Observation; those aren't spokes, it's a highly ventilated disc,
>>dammit!)

>
>They are spokes, just not now-conventional tensioned spokes. Those
>three-spoke motorcycle and bike wheels have spokes. The etymology of the
>word spokes derives from wooden wagon wheels, you know, block of wood for
>the hub, wood bent into a circle for a rim, and sticks for spokes, which
>are nearly pure *compression* members rather than tension.


Nope, I've got a Spinergy RevX here, and those are not spokes; a spoke
is an individual separable member, and these wheels use two carbon
fiber disc-shaped structures (with four large triangular cutouts) to
attach the rim to the hub. Ergo, the wheel doesn't have spokes as
such.
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IMKen

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Does it come with a box of bandages?


"Phil, Squid-in-Training" <[email protected]> wrote in
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>I found this on rec.bicycles.marketplace...
> ----------------------------------
> FS: Spinergy Rev X Wheelset,Wheelbags,Skewers - $75
>
> Spinegy Rev X Wheelset; these are well-used. Mounted with Continental
> Sprinter tubulars which are still in good condition. Rear is out of true,
> because I had to recement the spokes to the hub w/ epoxy. I bet it could
> be
> fixed. Both bearings are fine, and they come with wheelbags and skewers.
> Front has a couple of small cracks in a couple of the spokes. Doesn't
> affect
> performance. Both are still functional. I actually did a timetrial with
> these last year just like they are. Shimano cassette body on the rear -
> shipping included in lower 48 US. Pictures available.
> ----------------------------------
>
> Sounds like a good deal, huh? ;) Maybe I'll try to get some pictures...
> --
> Phil, Squid-in-Training
>