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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-24-05, 11:46 AM   #1
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good price/LBS for a rear fixed wheel?

My knees are screaming in protest as I type this but I have a beater bike that is basically a back wheel away from a return to the heady days of my fixie past......Once that frankenstein urge hits it's hard to quell.

it's rather a p.o.s. frame so I don't need velodromisms. Just something round & true.....alloy would be luvley and I'd prefer 36 spoke & up as I am no gentle giant.

Ideally I would love a flip flop but am I right in guessing this would add substantially to price?

I was wondering what shops do decent fixie wheels on the cheap or if anyone has a decent old wheel they'd like to sell.

Gracias!
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Old 05-24-05, 11:57 AM   #2
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Have you considered building your own? Try Sheldon's wheel building page... it is easier than it looks. I picked up a Nashbar hub on sale for next to nothing, a rim from ebay, and spokes from the LBS- and built a much better wheel than the Suzue basics hanging from the shop ceiling- for less money.
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hey my computer and I goofed today - this got posted twice; please go here to reply :

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...28#post1192828

merci!
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