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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-21-12, 12:30 AM   #1
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FG/SS Wheels

314+ Clyde looking for a set of wheels for my fixie build.

I have pretty much everything but the wheels.
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Old 02-21-12, 11:05 AM   #2
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I don't know JACK about FG/SS hubs, however here is what I would suggest for the rest:

-36 hole Velocity Deep-V rims (36 hole hubs, too...of course)
-Double butted 14/15ga stainless spokes from DT, Wheelsmith, Sapim. I use Wheelsmith myself, but I think all three of those brands are good. Someone might suggest straight 14ga spokes, Those would probably be fine too...
-BRASS nipples. I'll never use aluminum.

Have them built by someone who knows wheels. Maybe get a hold of Peter White (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Wheels.asp) although he is maybe a bit pricy but, he guarantees no broken spokes...

That is all I got for ya
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Old 02-21-12, 01:08 PM   #3
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36h Deep V's, 3x front and rear. Hand built by someone who knows what they're doing like nymtber said.
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36h Deep V's, 3x front and rear. Hand built by someone who knows what they're doing like nymtber said.
Oops, forgot 3x in my original post. Thanks for adding that! 36h 3x hand built will give a very very strong wheel.
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Just to throw out a pre-built wheelset option, Eighth Inch (www.eighthinch.com) has a fixed gear wheelset called the Juilian wheelset that comes in 48h with a deep v triple walled rim. It's under $200 and you could pay a little extra to get your lbs to tension and true them if you want extra peace of mind. Other than that, I hear that you can't get stronger wheels than handbuilt by Peter White.
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I'd go w/Velocity Chukkers man (wider versions of the Deep V) - they're made for bike polo (fixies) and stunts. I have a set of 36 spoke chukkers on my commuter and they're stout.
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Old 02-22-12, 08:43 AM   #8
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Heres what they look like. Same as the Deep V but you have the ability to mount wide tires.

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I also run chukkers but one bike has 32 and one has 36. They were handbuilt and take plenty of use/abuse with no issues.
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