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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 09-22-05, 09:26 PM   #1
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i am friggin hexed

...when it comes to rear wheels.

I bent the axle on my last campy pista hubset after catching way too many flats. Replaced it with a high-flange record pista (sheriff star) on mavic gel 330 tubular this afternoon (sweeeet.) Wheel came with a 19mm pista tire, but I didn't feel like swapping it so I rode back to work, to the bar, then home. ONE BLOCK from home I hit a cut in the road, flatted, and BENT THE DAMN RIM.

I'm getting solid steel rims and solid rubber tires. ARGH.

SO PISSED.

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Old 09-22-05, 10:15 PM   #2
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hey man i'll do you a solid and take that bad-karma back wheel off your hands
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that sucks.
what did you do to bend the axle on your last hub?
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Dude, just replace the bent axle on your first campy hub.
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Old 09-23-05, 12:50 PM   #5
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You're not hexed. I am. I flat-spotted two rims this month, the second just a couple of days after building it up to replace the first. Then I fell down the steps in front of my house twice this morning.
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Old 09-23-05, 01:21 PM   #6
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All praise the LBS. After a (sober) morning, I rolled my dented Gel330 down to the shop, who successfully hammered out the dent... which is now pretty much invisible.

The last hub, well, let's just say it's meant for retirement. I think the entire -body- of the hub might be bent. I'm ditching the warped rim and i'm going to rebuild the hub with a fresh axle and new bearings/cones... we'll see.

Apparently NYC streets are hard on equipment.
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Apparently NYC streets are hard on equipment.
Especially equipment that is designed for an indoor, flat, wooden surface.
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Old 09-23-05, 01:37 PM   #8
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Stating the obvious is so, so cruel. That 19mm tire was just stupid. Running a 23mm kevlar now, which should help a great deal...
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