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    cheap wheelset option?

    hey, so i'm gonna build up this bridgestone frame i got for nada as a beater fg runaround, and i was wondering what the best avenue was for a cheap wheelset. but decent, you know? no jb welding road hubs or any crap like that.

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    For the price you just can't do better than IRO.
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    You could try and build your own. That's what I'm gonna do, making my fixie conversion completely DIY.
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    yea, actually i was thinking about this last night. i can wrench just about everything on my bike, but the one thing i can't do is build or true wheels. there's always sheldon brown, of course, but are there any courses run in nyc (by time's up or similar) where you can learn wheelbuilding? cause i'd love to go totally diy with this project.

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    I learned off of Sheldon's web site. One of many things I've learned off that site. Just get all new parts for your first build, makes life much easier.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    ok fair enough. i'm pretty good with stuff like that. ’bout time i learned how to build a wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    ok fair enough. i'm pretty good with stuff like that. ’bout time i learned how to build a wheel
    Yeah! Keep us updated, as will I (once I actually order my hub).
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    I followed Sheldon's site and have built 5 wheels so far. They're all standing up to courier work with no problems so far. It's not magic, just tedious. The first one took about 4 or 5 hrs, did the last one in less than 2.

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    I built my first wheel with no tools other than a screwdriver. I just laced it all up per Sheldon's instructions, and then paid the $10 for a truing/tensioning with tire and tube. Saves a LOT of money, and I can be positive that it is a strong, dependable wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    Yeah! Keep us updated, as will I (once I actually order my hub).

    cool deal. i'll build some nice wheels for my pista and move the alex/bianchis over to the beater

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    Good plan. Beaters are fun...
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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