Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Wheel recommendations
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The Weak Link
08-22-10, 08:09 PM
My son was T-boned by a car a few days ago (written up on the over 50 forum) and miraculously did fine except for some nasty cuts and bruises. He rides a BD Motobecane SS/FG, which also seemed to hold up well. However, the wheels were trashed and I need to replace them.
What would you boys recommend? I'm interested in function over form, and something that is reasonably inexpensive.
08-22-10, 08:17 PM
08-22-10, 08:18 PM
Formula hubs laced to mavic cxp 22's... you can find them below than $150 here: http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=87_172_178
Velomine has lots more combos if that doesnt fit you. They're pricing is great and support is aswell.
EDIT: Basically what seau said but with more detail.... bloody pigeon beat me!
08-22-10, 08:28 PM
I think most would suggest
Hope your son recovers quickly and hope the frame is still completely sound too.
08-22-10, 08:29 PM
all velomine....what have we turned into bfssfg??
08-22-10, 08:38 PM
Well-informed consumers? There's plenty of great wheelset options on there, I just have a thing for SunRims. They are no bull****.
08-23-10, 12:59 AM
im using a set of tec9's, a dude sells them on ebay for 100, they're great for mashing, and their pretty solid
08-23-10, 03:12 AM
Anything from velomine. Its all good. Pick anything within your budget.
The Weak Link
08-23-10, 05:10 AM
Velomine it is. Thanks all.
So what kind of tires do you like?
08-23-10, 07:35 AM
Tire choice depends on a lot of things, but for a good all purpose road tire I'd go wtih gatorskins, unless your kid is skid-happy, then just whatever's cheap.
08-23-10, 08:07 AM
grand prix 4000
panaracer pasela tg
08-23-10, 08:43 AM
For tires I just ride what is cheap. Conti Ultra Race hold up surprisingly well for the low price. They suck in snow, but I don't think that you get much of that in Kentucky.
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