Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - 36h or 32h spokes
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06-14-07, 11:08 PM
6'2" 178 lbs. 36 or 32 spokes? 52x18 ratio. Don't do any agressive curb hopping.
06-14-07, 11:44 PM
06-15-07, 12:16 AM
6'-3", 250, 20-spoke front, 24-spoke back, ride the hell out of it. Stop stressing.
06-15-07, 12:20 AM
I didnt mean it like that. both should be fine.
I'm splitting the difference and going 32f/36r on my next build. (I'm 175lbs and 32/32 right now) I think lots of spokes is a good idea for just about every non-ocp type rider.
06-15-07, 06:53 AM
Compromise, go 34h.
06-15-07, 09:11 AM
I'm contemplating going 28 rear/16 front
06-15-07, 11:18 AM
I'm 140 and riding 36's, my wheels will nevar untrue.
06-15-07, 11:29 AM
I think it really doesn't matter much. Using 32's on both wheels saves you the weight of 8 spokes. No big deal. For a fixed gear or single speed bike, you will build the rear wheel with no dish. People do fully loaded touring across the country on 36 spoke wheels that are dished for a rear gear cluster. The 32 spoke wheel with no dish is plenty strong for ordinary use.
Edit: I'd probably buy whichever I found a good deal on. If you have a choice, I'd use 32's for the use you describe. 36's would be my choice if I wanted to load the bike down with cargo.
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