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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 12-21-05, 05:55 PM   #1
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what would you pay for this wheel?

what would you pay for this handbuilt rear fixie wheel?
* IRO(formula) flip-flop laced to mavic open pro, no cog
* Surly flip-flop laced to open pro, no cog

-what about those wheels as a wheelset (including front wheel of the same brand hub/rim)?

-would you rather buy just a rear/front wheel or a wheelset?

-would you rather buy a rear wheel with or without a cog & lockring?


ok, i'm done firing questions. thanks for reading/answering!
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Old 12-21-05, 06:14 PM   #2
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Iro hub - $55
open Pro - $65
spokes - $15ish
$135

Surly hub - $70
open Pro - $65
spokes - $15ish
$150


I personally like to build my wheels so I would buy the parts.
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Old 12-21-05, 10:53 PM   #3
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good info from cynikal there.

if you have the tools and adventurous mindset to build a wheel, go for it. on the other hand, you can't go wrong with a wheelset from iro. either way, i prefer the iro/formula hubs over surly. iro hubs and open pros are both well liked around here.
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Old 12-22-05, 09:06 AM   #4
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Regarding the other 2 questions:

The only benefits to buying a wheelset is that your wheels match. If you can save $$ by buying in pairs (as is usually the case), that's another plus. But if you've already got a good front, and cash is tight, it's just not necessary.

Cog & lockring: might as well get them with it, as long as they are quality and aren't charging you an arm and a leg. EAI, Dura-Ace, Surly... If they throw 'em in for less than $40 (for both), I'd jump. The cost of convenience is sometimes worth it.
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I've seen Surly hubs alot cheaper... maybe it's just that I live in Minneapolis, but they're $55 at the LBS...
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I build wheels and i'm trying to figure out how much i should sell them for.

I am also trying to figure out what folks like.

I figure adding 30 bucks or so to what i payed for the parts is fair to sell the wheel for.
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the LBS has a $25 wheel build fee above and beyond what the parts retail. The trick here is that they have access to the parts @ wholesale. looking at making something off wheels trying to get the parts cheap would seem to be key.

or just do it for kicks and make the radest, craziest wheels you can and sell them (maybe phil hubs with deep v rims or all NJS approved mega-bling wheelsets). they'd be more expensive to build but you could probably fetch everything you put into them. -also, if people knew you build high-bling wheels it would increase your percieved "cred" which may lead to selling a higher quantity of "regular" wheels later...
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Sorry, I thought you were shopping for wheels. I would second the wholesale thing. Try using ebay too. Fixed stuff is getting quite expensive there these days. Cash in while you can.
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