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    Singlespeed Wheelset

    I've been looking for a cheap single speed wheelset for a commuter bicycle and can't seem to source any. I need cheap 26" (559) wheels.

    Any help on where to get it? I am in the DC Metro region but am open to online sources.

    Thank you.

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    If you can build, one of the cheaper options would be some IRO hubs ($40/pair) and Sun CR18 rims (available in 700c and 26") can be had for under $30/ea.

    I'm not familiar with 26" stuff for prebuilts, though. I'm sure they're out there if you look around.
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    http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Single...9921299&sr=1-2
    this kit will convert any cassette hub to single speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Single...9921299&sr=1-2
    this kit will convert any cassette hub to single speed.

    a friend of mine just bought the origin8 wheelset and he says he loves them, says you get a good bang for the low bucks.

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    Are you looking for a 26" wheelset with more narrow singlespeed spacing? I have a Redline Monocog that has that and I made a backup wheel for it out of a used bolt on alloy rim with a freewheel hub.
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    The current wheels that I have are a "Sunway" brand 6 speed. That's Sunway not Suntour. However, the lock nut thing seems to be a suntour compatible. I just ordered a Park Tools FR-3. It seemed to be the right one.

    If that is the case, I'm thinking the wheels use a freewheel system, not a freehub. Would the cheapest/easiest way to "singlespeed" the wheels be buying a singlespeed freewheel? If so, recommendations?

    Thanks.

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    any cheap screw on freewheel wheel set can be re-tensioned to be a single speed .

    its actually stronger , as the spoke tensions become more equal, as you take the 'dish'
    out since the 1 speed freewheel needs to be further to the right.
    and the room needed for more cogs on the Hub/axle is gone.


    the cassette spacer singleizers dont take advantge of that,
    but is a simple reversal, if you change your mind.

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