Getting a flip flop wheel from my lbs. Mavic ma3, 36 spoke with a surly hub. I have been slobbering all over wheels on the net for a while, so they are lucky that they are getting me. I was just plain old not going to get the wheel, and keep riding single speed on the 6 spd cassette like I have been. The net is just way cheaper! but sometimes some service is involved, and today some sales work. I work hard for my money, you gotta pry it out of my hands or pull the wool over my eyes!
I am calling them lucky, it was kind of impulsive on my part, even though I have wanted a fixed gear for about 6 months. I wanted to build the wheel myself. but then you get into all these truing stands and dishing tools. for the price of all the crap, you can just get a nicer wheel or set than the budget would allow to build one if someone else makes it, who hopefully knows what they're doing.
Then my fixed gear bike will be just that. I am excited about it! getting a freewheel for the other side though. there's some major downhills around here, plus some potential long commutes. And sometimes I have tired legs. I am going to go with 42-18 for the fixed. once I have it done I will post some pic and let it be slobbered on.
I am going to end up doing this triathlon on fixed gear/singlespeed in a couple weeks. did the 20 mile course today.