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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 09-11-05, 04:17 AM   #1
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Seeking the forum's opinion on this wheelset

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-FIXED-GEAR-T...QQcmdZViewItem

I'm thinking of building up a no frills round town singlespeed with this wheelset, what're y'all's thoughts on the price, build, quality, etc.? Aren't Suzue basics really unreliable? I won't be skidding on the singlespeed of course, so there won't be too much stress on the hub so it should be fine right?

By the by, I know I'm taking a gamble dealing with bensbikes (I've heard some horror stories on this forum), but I thought I'd ask about the wheels themselves and not the dealer. Any input/info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-11-05, 04:57 AM   #2
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ehhh spend an extra 50 bucks and go with iro. the Suzue JR are down right crap.
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Old 09-11-05, 06:10 AM   #3
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i'm thinking about going with the deluxe iro (iro hubs, deep v's), but dont know if its worth that 250
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Old 09-11-05, 12:59 PM   #4
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I have a similar wheelset on my backup bike. Front axle - bent. Spokes - loose. Hub bearings - rough. Threads - OK.

That's after 6 months of really really light riding.
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Old 09-11-05, 02:51 PM   #5
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never invest in anything that you must first qualify with a statement like "I won't be skidding on the singlespeed of course, so there won't be too much stress on the hub so it should be fine right?". just buy something that you don't have to worry about, period.
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Old 09-11-05, 03:18 PM   #6
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I had a pair. You get what you pay for. They rolled fine but I had some threading issues with EAI cogs and they didnt stay true long.
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I definately advocate spending the money on a solid set of wheels. I threw down the money for my deep v's and its paying off hardcore. Suze basics are crap. You're going to end up spending more time and money in the long run replacing them. As was suggested, go with the Formula hubs. IRO is a good bet.
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