Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - A SS Question
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I'm looking to get myself a new single speed wheelset. I pretty much know what I want. Either Surly or Phil Wood hubs laced to Bontrager Mustang rims. 32 hole, 3 cross, straight 14 ga spokes. I can build the wheels myself, but I'd rather have someone else do it. The last 2 times I built a wheel, I ordered the wrong size spokes, and the wheels just didn't feel right. This is one of those few things I would rather pay someone else to do.
Does anyone know of a mail-order company that does a good job building ss wheelsets? I know Webcyclery will build them. Anyone have an experience with them? Any others?
I only have 1 LBShop. The rest are in St Louis, which I HATE driving to. I would trust the LBS to cut a steerer tube or sell me a helmet, but I would rather them not build my wheels.
I'd appreciate any advice.
11-16-02, 11:45 AM
webcyclery.com sells built singlespeed wheels. their prices are pretty good too. i've heard good things, but no personal experience.
11-16-02, 06:28 PM
I just had Mean Todd (Webcyclery.com) build up a rear fixie with the Surly 1X1 hub and a Mavic Open Pro rim and took it for a spin today. It's really a great wheel and Todd...oops, MEAN Todd...did a great job on it.
I'm having a complete set built up as soon as my new ride arrives. :D
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'll probably go the Webcyclery route then. I'll have the $$ in a week. Already getting excited.:thumbup:
11-17-02, 11:09 AM
There is also www.graveywheels.net
I dont know how their pricing holds to others, but he is one of the best wheel builders around from some of what I've read.
Thanks to all. I got my new SS wheelset, surly hubs to Sun Rhyno Lite rims. I wasn't sure how I would like bolting the hubs on with a wrench. Now that I've done it, it's no big deal. I got them from Webcyclery too. Those guys hooked me up. They were totally cool. I needed other parts. Some of them they didn't have. They suggested suitable, reasonably priced substitutes and I'm happy with them.:)
01-22-05, 12:19 AM
Daner, how did you bolt the hubs on? Do you have a pic?
Make sure you take your wrench w/ you on rides or flats spell disaster. Harris has the peanut butter wrench or you can get a stubby 15mm Craftsmen from Sears.
01-22-05, 01:50 PM
I checked out Harris for a PB wrench, but the Tacx seems too long, and the Surly too bulky. eBay turned up this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4520283174&category=35604&sspagename=WDVW) on the first go, which seems to be for wingnuts.
The surly is pretty small actually. The PB wrench is a bit long, but hey, you can make sandwiches with it!
01-22-05, 01:54 PM
I wound reccomend the stubby wrench- plenty small, and not bulky. I use my foot for extra leverage.
01-22-05, 01:59 PM
The surly's not too big, really. On the other hand, I'm pretty much always out with my bag and the usual rolling toolkit includes a 15mm craftsman.
There aren't a lot of repairs outside repacking bearings or changing out a bottom bracket that I can't accomplish out of my shoulder bag.
I've heard Speedgoat builds some decent wheels.
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