C a s r a n wrote:
How are those Rolf Prima wheels, drjones96 ??
I think they're great. I got 'em on ebay still in box with build sheet for $575. Great wheels for the money! I rode them all last season without any failures. I rode them mostly in organized rides on the weekends and left the dirty work of training up to my rough 'n ready stock wheels.
Pros:What they're great for is just cruising down the road on flats and rolling hills (primarily what I ride on). Very smooth. I noticed a huge difference in drag between my stock wheels and the vigors. The hubs are smooth too. As they are 2004 models they have the White Industries hubs (and not the Shook designed hubs from 2003 and older that were recently recalled).
Cons: When I climb out of the saddle they flex a good deal though. The first time I tried it I could feel/hear the rear rim rub the brake pads as I pumped from side to side. So I just released the rear brake a couple of clicks and it's fine.
Verdict: Great value for what I paid. Great wheel for up tempo cruising in a pack, Not so good for the mountains. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
OT Garage Doors:
I grew up in a rural part of Missouri. We could pretty much do anything we wanted with our house and nobody had any say in it. Initially we bought the property which already had adult trees on it and my dad came up with his own floor plan and hired builders of his own choosing to do the work.
Currently I live in a 'cookie cutter' neighborhood in a larger city in Texas. The lots are small and the builders give you a choice of less than 10 floor plans that they will build for you. You typically get your choice in color of the bricks and what color you want your trim. (My garage door is actually 'Almond' and not white.) My neighborhood is not part of a Nazi Regime....cough cough....I mean....Homeowners association (thank god). But the great thing about Texas is the cheap houses. We have our friendly Spaniard visitors from the south to thank for that.