|Front was the "Flamme Rouge" setup.|
Just sold my Hed Jet 4/6 wheelsetI had these Hed wheels from many years ago, and like so much in my bike closet they were a functional Ship of Theseus - with all parts replaced, are they the same set I originally bought? It was a nice riding wheelset that looked good when mounted. But:
- I'm not riding any rim brake bikes these days;
- I had broken a spoke on the rear;
- They were a 10-speed hub, which doesn't work on anything I'm riding.
I listed them for $250 and sold them for $200 plus a six-pack of Fat Tire. Joe, who bought them, is a really nice guy.
|C2 - Hed went to wider rims before much of the industry. By "wide" we are talking 19mm internal width.|
I disclosed all the flawsTo the extent they weren't obvious, I disclosed the flaws. The real problem was the broken spoke. I put a new one in, but it needs tightening and truing. I personally never continue with wheels when the spokes start to go. No reason except that the cost of wheel upkeep is greater than the cost of new wheels. If you look around you can find a set of Heds with basically no use for under $1000. Starting down the road of taking these into the shop on a regular basis, Joe may find himself at $1000 in a few years time.
But what gets me is if Sam wanted to buy these, I'd probably tell him "keep looking." Didn't Joe deserve the same?