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    Budget deep vs

    Recently i got a windsor the hour fixed gear, but i noticed the crap quality wheels provided, they are bad quality, and untrue. Personally i would be more comfortable with a wheel set of deep vs with a fixed cog, rather than the heavy flip flop hub on these stocks. My range is between $200-$300, i don't think I would be able to build them myself honestly

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    Take them to your LBS and have them retentioned and trued up while you save some cash for better wheels. Generally they will do this for less money than a new set of wheels. Then, scour Craig's List, Ebay, online for some rims, find your hubs and let the LBS hand build the wheels.
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    For $279 plus free shipping, "The Hour" isn't a bad deal, but yeah you're not going to get high quality wheels for that price. Are you looking for recommendations on good wheels for $200 to $300? I wasn't sure from your post. You might also try the ss/fixed forum.

    If you just want tough wheels that stay true jaxgtr gives good advice. I have a wheel on my bike from Bikes Direct and while it isn't particularly great, it does stay true and I haven't had any problems with it. Properly tensioned spokes may be all you need.

    If you really care about weight and other issues, you might be better off sending that bike back (if it's not too late) and take that money plus the money you would have spent on better wheels and just get a higher end bike.
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