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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 09-21-05, 08:00 AM   #1
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Cheap bomb-proof wheel build opinions

I put together an order for wheel components that I'm going to build up with my LBS. Primary goals: Low cost, high durability, not look like crapola, not weigh tons. Here's what I got:

Hubs: Formula 32h (essentially IROs)
Rims: Salsa Delgado CX 32h (eyeletted), at the shopowners recommendation.
Spokes: DT Swiss double-butted

The exact specification of the spoke sizing can wait, since the rims are on backorder. Just wondering what people on here thought of it.
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Old 09-21-05, 08:05 AM   #2
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If it's a cyclocross rim (I've also seen it pitched as a touring rim), it should be bomb proof. I've been considering the Formula hubs for my "best bang for the buck" bike.

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Old 09-21-05, 08:38 AM   #3
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i have iros laced to open pros, 14 months on them with no problems.
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Old 09-21-05, 08:48 AM   #4
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i run the delgados off-road and wiegh 230... (same setup as yours but with paul hubs)

also got a delgado laced o an on-one hub on the back of the commuter

nuthin but true so far
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