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    Sram s80

    I just bought the SRAM S80 and I'm trying to use these on fixed gear. My plan is to get Philwood hub on the rear wheel. I was told that the rear wheel might not last me long since I'm going to be skidding here and there. I need some advices on if I should either just use the front ones and skip on the rear ones or if there's a way for me to make this rear wheel work because I really want to use it. I weight 180lbs. Please help!!

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    No. Don't you dare.

    But seriously, it's not really worth it. By the time that you've bought the hub, and new spokes, and paid labour to re-lace it, not going to be worth it. They are clinchers, so there's not going to be a huge problem with skidzzz.

    Mabye better asked in SSFG?
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    Doing one-legged squats while holding chickens in each hand will make someone strong...that doesn't mean it's the best way to train for track racing.
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    That would be spectacular. A trail of blood and sealant.

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    Hopefully you found an over the top deal on them because if you paid full pop ($1400!!!) for these just to put on a fixie that will be run around town I feel very bad for you. Now if you plan on actually racing track a lot and just happen to plan on using the bike around town as well that is a little better.

    The rims are certainly nice enough to justify lacing onto another hub if you aspire to something more than just a "cool" fixie. One other issue, the SRAM website says they are 20h rims on the rear and it does not look like Phil Wood even offers a 20h track hub.

    Please tell me you plan on racing track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Broon View Post

    Mabye better asked in SSFG?
    Please no.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Broon View Post
    No. Don't you dare.

    But seriously, it's not really worth it. By the time that you've bought the hub, and new spokes, and paid labour to re-lace it, not going to be worth it. They are clinchers, so there's not going to be a huge problem with skidzzz.

    Mabye better asked in SSFG?
    Thanks I guess I wont "fixie" it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskmurray View Post
    Hopefully you found an over the top deal on them because if you paid full pop ($1400!!!) for these just to put on a fixie that will be run around town I feel very bad for you. Now if you plan on actually racing track a lot and just happen to plan on using the bike around town as well that is a little better.

    The rims are certainly nice enough to justify lacing onto another hub if you aspire to something more than just a "cool" fixie. One other issue, the SRAM website says they are 20h rims on the rear and it does not look like Phil Wood even offers a 20h track hub.

    Please tell me you plan on racing track.
    Yes I was planning to race this bike but mostly street. And Yes I got a deal for them. I guess ill be sitting on these wheels until I build a road

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    Quote Originally Posted by n41tsirhc View Post
    Yes I was planning to race this bike but mostly street. And Yes I got a deal for them. I guess ill be sitting on these wheels until I build a road
    Good call, those are far too nice of wheels for mostly street riding. You can build a decent set of wheels for far less money that won't make you cringe for every pothole and save these for the road bike when that day comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskmurray View Post
    Good call, those are far too nice of wheels for mostly street riding. You can build a decent set of wheels for far less money that won't make you cringe for every pothole and save these for the road bike when that day comes.
    Thanks man

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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    Please no.
    We're less nicer over there. I feel so restrained in this sub-forum, because it's so polite. Over there, he's get the mockery he deserves.
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Doing one-legged squats while holding chickens in each hand will make someone strong...that doesn't mean it's the best way to train for track racing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    That would be spectacular. A trail of blood and sealant.

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