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    Senior Member es1bkacsur's Avatar
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    Fixie wheel? What's it worth?

    The only time I've seen a bolt-on wheel made to this level of quality was on a fixie so I'm guessing that's what it's for or am I wrong? I'd also like to know what it's worth scince I have no use for it & plan to sell it.

    Desription: Bianchi wide flange hub, axle looks like stainless steel, nuts with captured washers & I don't know if bearings are sealed but they feel silky smooth.
    Spokes are 14Ga (2.0mm) for 4cm coming out of hub & out of rim while the middle necks down to 15Ga (1.8mm). 6 of the stock spokes have been replaced with spokes that are 14Ga full length.
    Rim is an Alexrims AT400 Double Wall 6061H-T6, size 662X14 for a 700C clincher tire running Presta valve tube. Rim rubber is a red FSA.
    Condition is good (7 on a 1 to 10 scale). True condition-Lateral runout (side-to side) is about +/- .008" (.20mm), looks dead-on to the naked eye. Radial runout (roundness) is about +/- 1mm (.039") & can be seen on visual inspection.
    I mounted a Bontrager Sport 700C X 23 tire, put it on my 18 speed Cannodale & rode a couple of miles but could not feel the +/- 1mm out of roundness.










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    Constant tinkerer FastJake's Avatar
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    Yes, fixed gears or "fixies" use bolt on wheels because true track bikes use bolt on wheels. They're really not necessary for road use (99% of the "fixie" bikes will never see a track) but that's all part of the fad.

    Anyway, used front wheel with Alex rim, maybe $35. Now if you had the rear wheel for fixed gear use with threading on both sides it would be worth about twice that.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    slow as I ever was Ex Pres's Avatar
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    I think that's a fair appraisal. I had a generic fixed/free wheelset, Formula HF hubs with some basic rims that I sold for $100. Similar quality.
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