Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Machined Rear Wheel?
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06-30-12, 12:02 PM
Getting ready to buy the wheelset for my first FG build. I'm planning on running it as a fixed gear, and am wondering if there's any reason to get a machined rear wheel. I'll be running a front brake so the front wheel will be machined, but I have a choice between a machined or non machined rear.
06-30-12, 12:03 PM
If you ever want to run a brake in the back, you can, otherwise, there's nothing different.
A machined rear wheel is much more versitile. I would get it, unless you find a compelling reason not to.
06-30-12, 05:14 PM
I'd get the rear wheel without machining. Matching is for people who think inside boxes, not true artists. But really, I think it looks ugly to have machining on a rear wheel without a rear brake, unless the wheels are silver, then you can get away with it.
06-30-12, 05:23 PM
it depends on how vain you are
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