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    Spam sort of... more of a sad story.

    you know those wheels that i though were the greatest things? i still do. But sadly, i might not be able to use them . I received a 20mm to 9mm converter for the front hub, and it doesn't fit, there is like 5mm of space on each side of the adapter. i really like these wheels, but if this doesn't work out when i call hadley on monday, i am gonna have to sell them

    Would anyone be interested? $500 obo for king/hadley hubs on tioga dh factory rims?


    damn, this really sucks. i really like these wheels

    please, if you have any information on how to install the adapter or if you interested in the wheelset, pm me.

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    What does there converter look like? Hope uses one that basically slides into the hub body for the 20mm and screws together to get it back to a qr type for 9mm. I can post a pic if you want. Maybe you could use their version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjenn
    What does there converter look like? Hope uses one that basically slides into the hub body for the 20mm and screws together to get it back to a qr type for 9mm. I can post a pic if you want. Maybe you could use their version.
    no, it's not the adapter that's broken.... and i have to use a hadley one apparently...


    it just doesn't fit...

    this fycking sucks! i worked hard for those, one of the biggest things i've ever bought for myself.

    it's kinda like WCH's canfield, i just want sooo bad for it to work

    i'll see on monday.

    thanks for putting up with my rants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    no, it's not the adapter that's broken.... and i have to use a hadley one apparently...


    it just doesn't fit...

    this fycking sucks! i worked hard for those, one of the biggest things i've ever bought for myself.

    it's kinda like WCH's canfield, i just want sooo bad for it to work

    i'll see on monday.

    thanks for putting up with my rants.
    man didn't make sure what fit and didn't...that sucks
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    did you unscrew and remove the 20mm axle? Just unscrew the axle on either side (turn them opposite ways) and it will come out. You can do this by hand. Those wheels aren't worth $500 though.
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    Just for your information, used wheelsets don't sell for $500. You're going to have to accept the fact that you made a mistake and sell the wheelset for much less than you want to.
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    Make it an excuse to buy a new 20mm fork ....Really...jus hold on to them until you get a new fork...problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master_Jako
    Make it an excuse to buy a new 20mm fork ....Really...jus hold on to them until you get a new fork...problem solved.
    like what? sherman?

    what would be a reasonable price to sell the wheels? $400? less?

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    i doubt there is a fork out there that is worth using over a 20mm fork, at least for DH/FR. Another option is to just get a new front hub and build it into the wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD Bullit
    i doubt there is a fork out there that is worth using over a 20mm fork, at least for DH/FR. Another option is to just get a new front hub and build it into the wheel.
    which sherman would you take over a vanilla that has around the same (i think it's called AC height) height as a fox vanilla...


    sherman, pike, 36, something for dj/urban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    like what? sherman?

    what would be a reasonable price to sell the wheels? $400? less?
    200 to 300...300 is pushing it
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    An older 20MM sherman firefly with TPC would be a nice choice. I like my Pike though, very versatile.
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    2004 Super T
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    I've said it before
    and I'll say it again

    go 20mm and you'll never look back
    "If you don't go [skibiking] this year, you'll be at least one year older when you do." ~ Warren Miller
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deweydude
    I've said it before
    and I'll say it again

    go 20mm and you'll never look back
    but you weere also saying that about your black guy "friend" is it off or on right now??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    but you weere also saying that about your black guy "friend" is it off or on right now??
    Very funny

    If that was the case I would be looking back in pain


    Oh and it is off I sent him back to you
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    These wheels are going on your urban bike?

    Sell the Vanilla, get a Pike. You'll probably nearly break even and get a 20mm fork out of it. Vanillas have a super-high resale value, especially if almost new.
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    buy a used shiver sorry to hear that the converter wouldnt work,, buyt being the rednect i am, i bought dj1's a month or 2 ago off of a friend, and i run azonic outlaw wheelset which is convertable to the 20 mm,but i lost all the adapters and what not , so i just made 2 washers and used a 20 mm axle, it worked fine, but than i bought shivers, and thatn i found the spacers, so yeah. good luck though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deweydude
    Very funny

    If that was the case I would be looking back in pain


    Oh and it is off I sent him back to you
    it would never work..I have eyes for someone else...did i tell how i thought you were a nice person (batting my eyes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBSfreerider
    buy a used shiver sorry to hear that the converter wouldnt work,, buyt being the rednect i am, i bought dj1's a month or 2 ago off of a friend, and i run azonic outlaw wheelset which is convertable to the 20 mm,but i lost all the adapters and what not , so i just made 2 washers and used a 20 mm axle, it worked fine, but than i bought shivers, and thatn i found the spacers, so yeah. good luck though

    The word Shiver...needs to be capitalized....come on...don't offend me
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    i think i might go w/ a flick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    200 to 300...300 is pushing it
    really? for a king/hadley hub? with not much use? they've pretty much just been sitting in my closet... isn't the king rear hub alone worth $420?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    it would never work..I have eyes for someone else...did i tell how i thought you were a nice person (batting my eyes)
    Is that e-sexual horassment
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    if u get the flick, get the URBAN- camo , i would, lol

    SMT, sorry about that SHIVER ,haah, i love my SHIVERS, ever since i got em, i regret buying any other fork before, and marzocchi made them all
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    really? for a king/hadley hub? with not much use? they've pretty much just been sitting in my closet... isn't the king rear hub alone worth $420?
    it may cost 420$, doesnt mean its worth 420$.....

    i bought a new Hadley/321 rear wheel for 150$ to give an example. The value of used stuff is based alot more on quality/function vs other gear out there, so the resale value of say a King wheelset vs a Hadley/DT/whatever would be about the same despite a larger difference in retail cost, since the value of the wheelset is essentially the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedro
    it may cost 420$, doesnt mean its worth 420$.....

    i bought a new Hadley/321 rear wheel for 150$ to give an example. The value of used stuff is based alot more on quality/function vs other gear out there, so the resale value of say a King wheelset vs a Hadley/DT/whatever would be about the same despite a larger difference in retail cost, since the value of the wheelset is essentially the same.
    King parts are designed to be overly expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp3d
    King parts are designed to be overly expensive.
    do you think i could get around $400 for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsoxB
    do you think i could get around $400 for it?
    ill give u $5 bucks for it...

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    dunno what you paid for your wheels, but if you're going to take a loss selling them definitely look into a new fork instead. My current favorite fork is the Pike series, it's stiff, the MC works amazingly well, and is 20mm.

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