Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Anyone have experience with Van Dessel?
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
I was thinking about building a set of wheels using their hubs, but might just buy a set of their pre-built wheels.
Anyone have any experience with their pre-built stuff? I'm looking for first hand info about the strength, durability, etc.
11-26-03, 03:41 PM
i just ordered the hubs today for my country road bob
11-26-03, 04:10 PM
Do a search on Van Dessel in this forum. There has been at least one person with the wheels that has been very happy with them.
Thanks, I did a search before I posted but sisn't see much about first-hand experiences. There's a dealer about a half hour away from me so after the Holiday I'm going to call and see if they might have a set in the store.
11-30-03, 06:38 AM
Check out the "rear spacing - in or out?" thread. A guy in there was super happy with his VD wheels. I just got my rear wheel, but am waiting on other parts before I can ride the fixie.
I had them on a country road bob I rode for a season. they worked well enough for me, the hubs are much smoother than I expected. the wheels built with the vd rims were just a bit heavy if I recall but overall Ive got no complaints, in fact Ill probl be buying a set for my crosscheck this week, either the hubs or the wheelset, yet to decide.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.