Saving weight in the wheels... Yeah good point. Can anyone recommend sub-$1000 wheels threaded for fixed gears? Or can you recommend a hub and rim I can build up? I want to learn. remember I'm really only looking for extremely light. It doesn't need to be deep dish.
By the way guys my plan is beginning to take shape. I've ruled out the eccentric hub on the grounds of it being less reliable than a nice burly track axle. I plan to find a light track frame with light components.
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you want carbon?
this is carbon as hell and pretty decent $$$$ if it fits:
- the revolution will not be motorized -
Funny that anything carbon is assumed to be lighter than anything Al or steel.
Funny that the only goal is light weight, nothing about being even okay to ride on the street.
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He wants a commuter. Why suggest meh-worthy rims and expensive loose-ball hubs? There are plenty of lighter, sealed hubs.
OP, check out Kinlin rims. There are a million lightweight hubsets out there and my name isn't google, but there ya go.
How hard was it to Google "carbon track frames"?
OP, I don't think you're going to get very good carbon commuter frame suggestions here. Mainly because that's silly. Buying high-end track frames for commuting is sort of like buying a ferrari to go grocery shopping. Sure, if you have the money, go ahead and do whatever you want but we're still going to call you a ****.
Dolan, Cinelli, Planet X, Tiemeyer, and lots of other custom manufacturers will provide light frames (which will, correspondingly, lighten your bank account as well).
I'll shed a silent tear for all those nice, light, parts that will never see a track, though.
-Anyways easy weight savings will be not to build wheels with the same spoke count front and rear. It's pointless but for some reason fixed gears have yet to catch on to that. Either your front is overbuilt or the rear is underbuilt. A good count for commuting would be 28r/20f. If you are real heavy or real light you can change it a bit either way.
-Other points of easy weight loss are making sure the fork is full carbon. It's easy to ride a sub 400g carbon fork where it's tough to find an aluminum fork under 550g and a steel fork will probably be 700g+
-Another area is tires. I really enjoy a 28c rear and a 23/25c front so I can't get the lightest, and flat protection is important to me, but I compromise. Look at your options and find something in the middle. One of my favs for a rear is a Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy 700x28c which is very flat proof at 290g
Dosnoventa also has a carbon frame
Last edited by dabrucru; 07-23-13 at 02:10 AM.
weight is approx 7.5 kg, and the costs were not more than 1000 euros...you can visit their site planet x.com