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    D.G.W Hedges mrhedges's Avatar
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    track/fixed hubs

    i'm looking into building a fixed gear bike from an old road bike frame and I was wonder what fixed gear hubs and rims you folks thought were good and fairly inexpensive because i'm also going to attempt to build my first wheel (with a friends help). I've heard surly fixed hubs tend to break and i should look more towards traditional cup and ball style hubs VS sealed bearing hubs but suzie also has a good hub sealed bearing hub. just thought i'd ask what you folks thought were good.

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    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
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    Suzue is a fine place to start (although if i'm right the Jr is kind of crappy), as is Miche, Kogswell, and IRO. If you wanna bling it rock D/A, campy, or Phils (and never buy another hub again).
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    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
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    Mmmmm.... I heart them.
    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

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    i chew straws stinkyonions's Avatar
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    i love my phil's too.
    total bling but the ride is buttery smooth.

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    IMHO:
    --Go with cartridges bearings unless you heart your cone wrench
    --Avoid suzue jrs, quando's, but also dont spend the money on DA Campy or Phils unless your frame is blam.
    --Suzue Promax, Formula/IRO, Surly, (Nashbar?? 39.99??) are good mid-range choices

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    Surlys work great. 2 cross on the front and three on the back and you have a good servicable set of wheels
    Bob

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