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  • #16
    Originally posted by Amanda:

    ok, so maybe I'm a newbie. but, exactly what is the functional purpose of spoke guards? I've often wondered this, but never asked. what better time than the present?
    I guess to protect your fingers from getting caught in spokes. The only function I've had for them is in Quad Rugby where they are also Mandatory.

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    • #17
      My pimped out ride [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

      ~We must save the princess,or die trying~..Mickey Mouse

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      • #18
        and from the back..

        ~We must save the princess,or die trying~..Mickey Mouse

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        • #19
          This is so funny! When my hubby put neon lights under his car, he put some under my chair! I thought they were fun and my kids love them. When I read this topic I thought, "Hmmm, a 34 yr old mom of two has a pimped-out ride!" My husband has long since gotten rid of his neons and the car for that matter but I've still got mine! They really came in handy last week when we lost power during the hurricane. I was the only one in the house that didn't need a flashlight or candle. [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]
          I'm trying to post pics of it. They are purple neons to match my purple chair.

          Shannon
          C6/7 incomplete
          Shannon
          C6/7 incomplete
          20 yrs post sci

          "falling is easy it's getting back up that becomes the problem, becomes the problem" Staind
          "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.:" :-)
          - Burt Bacharach

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          • #20
            Here is a night pic if you can tell!

            Shannon
            C6/7 incomplete
            Shannon
            C6/7 incomplete
            20 yrs post sci

            "falling is easy it's getting back up that becomes the problem, becomes the problem" Staind
            "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.:" :-)
            - Burt Bacharach

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            • #21
              Shaun, where did you get those rims!!!!!!?????

              I want [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

              Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash
              Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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              • #22
                november - check out www.sportaid.com They've got lots of different stuff.

                Side note - I had these wheels/rims about two years ago. I changed them out because they were extremely flexy. Just my personal experience - I'd try them out first before purchase. [img]/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]

                Oh, and another reason some people use spoke guards is to protect their clothing from dirty wheels, tires, etc. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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                • #23
                  November- There X-Cores with some some fancy decaling [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                  Side note-I put these wheels/rims on about three years ago.I changed them because they were less flexy,easier to keep clean and less maintenace than spokes.Just my personal experience-Try everything out first before you purchase. [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

                  ~We must save the princess,or die trying~..Mickey Mouse

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                  • #24
                    I've got a set of X-Cores too; I wouldn't call them *extremely* flexy, but they're not as stiff as some. If you try a set out, have someone grab one wheel & lift it off the ground by a couple inches or so (you'll feel like they could tip you over sideways [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]). You'll see the flex on the wheel getting all the weight. That being said, I don't feel it's bad. It's just a matter of preference.

                    Chris used to mountain bike, and so did I, so I understand where he's coming from. There was a mountain bike wheel on the market eight or nine or so years ago with the exact same design as the X-Cores called "Spin" -- while they looked cool, they didn't hold their ground performance-wise to lightweight spoked rims, and for that reason didn't last long on the market.

                    However, if anyone here uses a WC to give wheels the same caliber of beating as mountain bikers, I'll seriously be in awe.

                    My long drawn out point: there's nothing the matter w/ using X-Cores on a WC, IMO [img]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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                    • #25
                      Do you guys get all the women with those?

                      Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash
                      Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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                      • #26
                        If thats what your lookin for Nov,then yes the X-Core is the way to go.One look at those tri carbon fibre spokes and women melt like butter. [img]/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

                        ~We must save the princess,or die trying~..Mickey Mouse

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                        • #27
                          This is the wheels for girls

                          http://www.panthera.se/jamnews/stori...635619516.html

                          TH 12 incomplete 12-12-69.
                          TH 12, 43 years post

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                          • #28
                            I think these new wheels look cooler than the X-cores. might be heavier tho. Karma Carbon Fiber

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by november:

                              Do you guys get all the women with those?
                              all but the trashy ones with poor taste.

                              (honestly I'm more partial to the SPOX.)

                              [This message was edited by scott pruett on 09-17-04 at 09:23 PM.]

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                              • #30
                                I guess I'm just a chair dork. I dunno what is cool and what is not. I know it is totally up to the individual and what makes you "cool" is being confident and all that jazz that yo momma told you. I have the bicycle-type-wheels because that is what was offered to me by the guy who helped me order my first chair. that smuck also measured me wrong and gave me no other options than Quickie. I can bitch 'bout it all I want, but I guess it was a learning experience, eh?

                                I do like the look of the spox wheels. they kinda have a simple elegance appearance.

                                " The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
                                - Alan Kay

                                "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
                                - Alan Kay

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