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Old 10-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #25551
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and... wheels.

WE7256 Handspun Pavement Series 5 Rear Wheel 700c 36h Shimano LX / Mavic A319 / DT Champion All Silver
WE7254 Handspun Pavement Series 5 Front Wheel 700c 36h Shimano LX / Mavic A319

(the number is QBP's PN).. those look to be a $200 'touring' wheelset. near as I can tell, Handspun is a QBP house brand for machine made wheels with a range of decent components, obviously these are at the lower end, but last I heard, Deore LX was OK stuff, as are Mavic rims (the A319 are a pinned 6106 alloy box 622x19 rim, recommended for 28 to 47mm tires, so my target range of 32-35mm should be fine... and if I get skinny and start riding farther, I can even put 28s on them).

thinking about something like this as an upgrade to my hybrid (which has noname rims and hubs), along with eventually switching from the crappy 3x8 alivio/acera/whatever to a sram apex compact 2x10... yes, I know, this ends up costing like $600

this is hte crankset I'm looking at. can be had as cheap as $116 or so, with an english thread BB.

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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