Flip-flop vs. road hub for singlespeed
Converting a thread-on freewheel-equipped multispeed with 126 mm rear dropout to singlespeed for city riding. Could use existing hub (campy SR) but am just as happy to have a new wheel built.
Would still like to have quick release (fixing flats).
Don't really care whether the wheel is flip-flop or not.
I'm a moderately heavy (185#/84 kg) rider, and I'd like the wheel to be as strong as possible.
So, question is, what sort of hub is going to provide the max. distance between spoke flanges -- existing vintage road hub, with respacing/redishing for track chainline, NOS track hub, or something like Surly ("old" model) flip-flop?