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RDV4ROUBAIX said:Those Fulcrummys must have been a great deal, since they retail for about a grand.. So he got em for about $800 if he's being quoted $600 for a handspun set. For example; A Campy Record hubset laced to DT rims is about $605 msrp. If he got quoted any thing more he's being fed a line of bull. 200 bucks is only a couple weeks worth of groceries in my household. Oh well I tried. I'm confident in the fact that most people in-the-know don't ride racing wheels for "everyday use". Common sense has it's boundaries I guess.
Now that's thinking with your dipstick.....Jimmy!!!
RDV4ROUBAIX said:The price I quoted was from the QBP catalog which pretty much every shop in the US has. The bike shop wouldn't have even had build to his wheels, just order them. Depending on the combination of Hub/rim/spoke, the final price would've been 600-650. They're not as sexy as those Fulcummys, but they would've saved him a little cash for a more comfortable ride, and lasted longer. I still have a set of QBP built wheels from about 8 years ago on my foul weather bike, with no problems whatsoever.
Like I had alluded to before, some people make their equipment purchases based on fashion, not practicality.
Bicyclestreet said:What would you say to running carbon tubulars for criteriums?