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Was wondering about this wheel, found one used here in BC Canada for $650. Would like a VL Whisper but they are over $2,000 here .

What to look for in problems, are they worth buying?. Pros/Cons?

Thanks.

 

 

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I have one in my classroom, and it's the best wheel we have.  It's a real workhorse, and has tolerated probably  about thirty years of teenagers, which says a lot.

That is too high of a price, for sure.  I've noticed that a lot of people over price wheels and kilns, when selling them.  They apparently think they are sitting on something rare, or are using the price that a new one would go for.

If you can get it for a cheaper price, I'd go for it, otherwise, pass.

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Thanks, was thinking I might try a ridiculous low offer and see what happens. Everyone wants a fortune for used wheels in BC. Might be worth a try as I am using an Estrin powered kick wheel now.

 

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If you want to drive down to Seattle I know where you can pick up an old RK-2 for less lol.  It's a little dirty but if your lower offer doesn't pan out, maybe take a weekend and visit the outlet malls and load up on Costco milk and pick up a functional rk-2 with splash pan.  Might even consider sponging it down!

 

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