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sedluk
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by sedluk

I would not claim to completely understand their marketing. But I do not think that we are the intended market.

I would draw the parallel between the Miami boat show and the Monaco boat show. At the Miami boat show most of the guys walk on to some super sleek 120 ft express boat and want to know the horse power generated by the pair of V20 engines. They might even want to know the brand of engines and the tank capacities. At the Monaco boat show they rarely get that question and if they do they can simple say adequate and move on.

The weight weenies are for the most part technical enthusiasts. We care about the weight and stiffness and will ask about what bearings they are using.

These limited edition wheels are for an entirely different crowd. They are for the Monaco boat owner who likes to ride a nice bike. And they are getting a great wheel to go along with the fancy spokes so no harm.

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by HammerTime2

sedluk, have you ever seen any of the (fashion weenie) posts on here about saddle color matching bar tape?

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wshiong
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by wshiong

Anyone know the dt swiss body are the same as the regular LW? Is there any special body hub required from shimano to campy?
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coppercook62
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by coppercook62

I have a pair of clincher c's and switched the freehub from campy to shimano. Took a standard dt rotor. Pretty easy to swap. Hope that helps.

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wshiong
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by wshiong

I mean is the Dt190 free hub in Obermaier wheel same as standard 240 free hub ?
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Mario Jr.
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by Mario Jr.

No, the 190 body is lighter, but they are interchangeable.

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wshiong
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by wshiong

thanks mario
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Lafolie
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by Lafolie

metanoize wrote:As much as I love Lightweight wheels, this LE is just nasty and ostentatious, as bad as this bike http://www.bornrich.com/colnagos-limite ... rsary.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is how I now perceive Lightweight Wheels!


Ha ha Love it...The Germans are going Italian !!!!!! Ciao :-)

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by sawyer

Too cheap. Too common. If they were E30k and restricted to three pairs ... well then I'd be more up for it.
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wshiong
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its all gone :mrgreen:
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sedluk
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by sedluk

All the special edition gold wheels have been sold. You should have bought one while you had a chance, you guys know you wanted one.

crohnsy
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by crohnsy

I just got my student loan check and put off ordering a set until Monday!!! ARGH!!!! oh well, guess I can squander it on hookers and blow now.... :beerchug: :thumbup: :doh: :frightened:

AmontourChris
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by AmontourChris

You're correct in saying that Lightweight have sold all of the wheels, but a good proportion of these sales are to shops and local distributors, which means they are still available for purchase.

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wshiong
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I believe some shop already have their conform customer before they bring in.
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AmontourChris
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by AmontourChris

You are partially correct ;-)

If you would still like to purchase a pair, please let me know and I'll point you in the direction of a stocking dealer.

Chris @ Lightweight UK

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