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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Calling a DT240 hub as good as a campy bora ultra hub beats me, not even close IMHO.
    What criteria, though?

    My fulcrum hubs have been ok, but not terribly durable. All my DT hubs spin great and put up with stupid amounts of rain and dirt. In fact, I've worn through aluminum rims before the connected DT 240S even needed service.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    What criteria, though?

    My fulcrum hubs have been ok, but not terribly durable. All my DT hubs spin great and put up with stupid amounts of rain and dirt. In fact, I've worn through aluminum rims before the connected DT 240S even needed service.
    In every criteria for me. Very smooth rolling, durability, serviceability. I think my Bora 50 need a service, hubs have something like 50K km and never been touched. Out of my 6 current campy wheels it's the one with the most miles. I think I recently also broke the prawl spring in my Hyperon U2, a $3 part.
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    I think you should buy them.

    I've always been curious to compare a set of Lightweights to my CCUs...
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    Buy the silly wheels, mang. You've already made up your mind, and no amount of harping from the long list of folks here with far more 1) experience riding different bikes and 2) experience riding bikes harder/more than you is going to change it. You've got the means to try out the novel, so why the hell not?

    yolo. Just don't try to lie to yourself about yolo. Or post threads about it. That's just gauche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Buy the silly wheels, mang. You've already made up your mind, and no amount of harping from the long list of folks here with far more 1) experience riding different bikes and 2) experience riding bikes harder/more than you is going to change it. You've got the means to try out the novel, so why the hell not?

    yolo. Just don't try to lie to yourself about yolo. Or post threads about it. That's just gauche.
    I said that (less eloquently) back on page one. This thread feels like more of a pre-purchase brag than a genuine search for information.
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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    My predicition is that this will go similar to your first attempt at LW ownership, i.e., they will not be great all around wheels and you will sell them in the not too distant future.

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    This is not a brag, I was just interested to hear feedback from people who rode gen III as well as the new 24mm wide Meilenstein. It turns out that none of the so called "experts" on this thread have. I got useful feedback on PM from one person who actually did.

    I can buy them brand new for $2500 so I may very well do that or I will just get yet another pair of Boras ultra 50. Either way should work out OK.
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    one last try................get the Boras!
     

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    Get the Meilensteins and report back.
    How often do we get an unbiased view?
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    Haters are gonna hate.

    I have no issues with this thread or ones like it. This is a cycling forum and should celebrate the products at the top of the cycling food chain.

    LW wheels are a handmade, boutique product like so much else on this forum.

    Get them and give reports.
    Last edited by Saab2000; 10-11-2018 at 05:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    This is not a brag, I was just interested to hear feedback from people who rode gen III as well as the new 24mm wide Meilenstein. It turns out that none of the so called "experts" on this thread have. I got useful feedback on PM from one person who actually did.

    I can buy them brand new for $2500 so I may very well do that or I will just get yet another pair of Boras ultra 50. Either way should work out OK.
    $2500? Have LW significantly lowered their pricing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
    My predicition is that this will go similar to your first attempt at LW ownership, i.e., they will not be great all around wheels and you will sell them in the not too distant future.
    Too bad they won’t be the disc version—that way Lionel could sell them along with the Seven.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
    $2500? Have LW significantly lowered their pricing?
    No, special deal.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    No, special deal.
    Ai! There go's the unbiased view!
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    I just did a quick check of their pricing here in the US, pretty nuts.
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    You haven't ordered them yet? What's the hold up??
     

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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    No, special deal.
    I would buy them for $2500. If you dont like them sell them for $2600 plus shipping.

    Seriously ar that price I would do it.
    Last edited by joosttx; 10-11-2018 at 07:31 PM.

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    i lent my two cents. i am as close to an "expert" on these things as you're going to find, i have a pair of the lightweights in question in the shop and have ridden them pretty hard. i've also ridden the boras a lot and i've got a lot of feedback from my clients who i encourage to demo these wheels on their own bikes... i've also been schilling everything from ADA to Lew to Lightweight and Corima over the past 25 years. but whatever. it's the reason we have the new Meillensteins and Boras in stock in both disc and rim brake versions for folks to ride- so they don't have to take my word for how these things ride.

    i can't imagine how anyone is selling these things for $2500- but yeah at that price, houston is right, you might as well buy them and put them on ebay and it doesn't even matter how they ride.
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    Default Re: Thinking about Lightweight Meilenstein

    What was the point of the thread if you can get them for $2500

    Oh wait
     

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    Hold on. Shitty $4500 wheels become great at $2500 ?
     

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