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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 10-17-05, 04:34 PM   #1
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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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Old 10-17-05, 05:23 PM   #2
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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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Old 10-17-05, 05:28 PM   #4
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i love my phil's too.
total bling but the ride is buttery smooth.
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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
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