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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 02-25-06, 07:49 AM   #1
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New Drivetrain and wheels

Ok ... my trip to Japan CANCELLED -snif- till 2007 or 2008

I still have my lugged steel frame though, and last week I got fed up with the drivetrain and crappy wheels.

Some of you will insist me on using the search feature, others to foggetaboudit and go for a new bike.

BUT: I heart my steel frame - stiff enough and bouncy enough - and I would like to have some recomendations for wheelset, tires, cranks, rims, hub, etc

Let us call it "mechanically sound" beater project.

My plan = 400$

Gearing = anywhere between 75 and 80 gear inches will do.

BB = I have a new one already on the bike, square tapered.

Wheels = 700C

Tires = 25 with subtle thread

Hubs = track

Cog = 1/8 track.

Chainring = track or BMX?

Chain = track or BMX?

For those who like suggesting manufacturers and prices, you will be most welcome to post.

For those who like to clown around in these kinds of threads, well .... you are welcome too.

Remember = bottom line is 400$ -
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Old 02-25-06, 02:26 PM   #2
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Easy peasy pie. And, to make matters easier, it's the forum's standard answer: iro.

Wheelset: you can go either standard ($185), velocity aerohead ($195), or deep-V ($250).
Drivetrain: crank, chainring, BB ($100).

Cog, lockring, and chain: Your LBS for cheap. Rock and roll on the budget.
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Old 02-25-06, 02:33 PM   #3
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Nashbar has the Mavic CXP-22 rims laced to formula hubs for $150. Can't beat that deal anywhere.

Plus, u can get other stuff you need from there too and combine shipping...
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Old 02-26-06, 03:34 PM   #4
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I can even manage a local pick up if they let me at IRO .... so close to my house.

Iro will be then
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