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Old 11-26-12, 08:50 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-26-12, 09:18 PM   #2
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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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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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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.

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Thanks I guess I wont "fixie" it up
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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.
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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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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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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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.
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