Frisbee Wheels

So I went on a recon Christmas shopping trek today, had some extra time and stopped in at Handlebars Cycle Company.  As anyone that spends much time around me knows, I've been pining for a new bike for quite a while.  So while discussing options in my price range with the guy at the shop, I walked past a cyclo-cross bike.  This wasn't a new bike, but well maintained.  We started talking about it, in particular the carbon fiber wheels.  Apparently they were custom made and there are only two sets in the world -both for this bike.  The shop guy walked around the corner and them came back with the spare front wheel and handed it to me.  Literally it weighed virtually nothing for a fully built wheel.  I just looked at him and said it felt like a Frisbee.  You could easily sail this this through the air a good distance because it was very rigid and lightweight.  Pretty much in the one-of-a-kind realm.  I know these aren't the most expensive wheels one could buy, but well out of my price range at $2000 a pair.  That's about 2/3rds of what I would like to be spending on a new bike.  A dream that appears as though it will continue to remain unfulfilled.
November 25, 2007 @ 12:08 am | Category:
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