Jon Cowden Ithaca, New York, wrote:
ps Had an interesting interaction with a lbs yesterday. I brought in a pair of high-flange Superbe Pro hubs, intending to have them built into some tubulars. The guy took one look at them and said to me that "I suppose that I could build a completely out of date wheel with those 'things.'"
Yeah, and a 1963 Cinelli is a completely out-of-date bicycle....
Wow! What a d******* he was (and I'll bet $50 it was a male). Build up your own wheels 'n show 'em!!
(Seriously, you can do it. Lace them up, and then you need a friend or a friendly LBS with a truing stand. Of course, you could buy one too...).
LBS employees, take note: please don't treat customers like that!
Greg "that's why many shops are a threatening environment to customers" Parker