Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-18-06, 12:17 AM   #1
jitenshako
sushi: yum in my tum
Thread Starter
 
jitenshako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What rims to go with Phil hubs.

I'm trying to find out what a good rim is that will be worthwhile being built with Phil Standard HF 32 track hubs. I was thinking of going with the anodized open pros but in terms of the cost, I was thinking maybe the open sport??? What are worthwhile rims that aren't too overly priced that would keep me on the road for good miles?
jitenshako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 12:24 AM   #2
crusty_pedals
mmm...vegan pancakes
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes: steamroller w/ rattle can paint job. campy record pista cranks, thomson stem y post, phil black track/track hubs, velocity rims (black), black spokes and nipples to wrap it up.
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
open pros are good, anything with eyelets are good. dt-swiss makes some sweet rims. if you get some without eyelets (velocity) get the brass washer inserts for the nipples. that will make 'em stronger.
crusty_pedals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 12:25 AM   #3
transplant
this portrait of karma
 
transplant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 1,238
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nevermind.... i'm drunk
transplant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 12:26 AM   #4
moki
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can't go wrong with open pros or cxp-33s. Saving money on a rim isn't really worth it, especially since you've got Phil hubs.
moki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 12:51 AM   #5
abeyance
Senior Member
 
abeyance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 997
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CXP33 are great. I have bought 4 in the past 3 months ( for two different bikes)
abeyance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 01:28 AM   #6
sers
Senior Member
 
sers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Salem, MA
Bikes: Land Shark, Level Professional, Tsunami singlespeed, Giant Reign 1
Posts: 2,188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by transplant
nevermind.... i'm drunk
hawypy saynt pahtricks dey!
sers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 09:08 AM   #7
sbeatonNJ
"I love lamp"
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dirty Jersey
Bikes: 06 Fuji Track with upgrades, 06 Redline Flight Monocog, 01 Trek XO1, 2003 Cervelo P3, 2006 Bianchi San Jose monstercross
Posts: 427
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DT Swiss R 1.1 are nice and a bit cheaper than buying Mavic. My friend built used two on his KHS and two on his Giant TCR Carbon and those things are light and nice. I just ordered a pair to lace to some surlys, good underrated rims.
sbeatonNJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 11:07 AM   #8
rvabiker
Senior Member
 
rvabiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like non-machined aeroheads
rvabiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 02:34 PM   #9
gregg
puvpntb
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 794
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have Phils laced to a set of aeroheads, machined. Solid wheelset if not a touch heavy but I like having the piece of mind knowing that I can beat the **** out of them on the street
gregg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 02:36 PM   #10
juvi-kyle
Senior Member
 
juvi-kyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: LA
Bikes: track bikes, etc
Posts: 2,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
any ****ing colored Deep-V. Deep-Vs are by far the best rims ever. They are super aero and come in all kinds of colors. It also looks really cool when you radial lace the front wheel.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by dutret
trackosaurusrex.com is just about the best thing ever!
juvi-kyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 03:00 PM   #11
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dt swiss rr 1.1's are nice, as I've heard good things about open pro's as well.
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:00 PM   #12
jitenshako
sushi: yum in my tum
Thread Starter
 
jitenshako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anything I should keep in mind such as eyelets and machined vs. non-machined??
jitenshako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:04 PM   #13
dobber
Perineal Pressurized
 
dobber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: In Ebritated
Bikes:
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
Deep-Vs are by far the best rims ever.
No, they're just the choice of poseurs near and far.
__________________
This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.
dobber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:05 PM   #14
morbot
Senior Member
 
morbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
if you use brakes, you want machined. if you don't, non-machined looks prettier, most people agree.
morbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:10 PM   #15
jitenshako
sushi: yum in my tum
Thread Starter
 
jitenshako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by morbot
if you use brakes, you want machined. if you don't, non-machined looks prettier, most people agree.

I don't exactly know how machined rims make them better for running brakes....however, I know that anodized rims provide a better braking surface from the treatment they do with chemicals, etc.
jitenshako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:23 PM   #16
morbot
Senior Member
 
morbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://draco.acs.uci.edu/rbfaq/FAQ/8c.6.html
morbot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:31 PM   #17
baxtefer
Cornucopia of Awesomeness
 
baxtefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: not where i used to be
Bikes:
Posts: 4,847
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jitenshako
I don't exactly know how machined rims make them better for running brakes....however, I know that anodized rims provide a better braking surface from the treatment they do with chemicals, etc.
braking on an anodized brake surface sucks balls. especially in the wet.
baxtefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:37 PM   #18
ink1373
nothing: lasts forever
 
ink1373's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: minneapolis
Bikes:
Posts: 1,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dobber
No, they're just the choice of poseurs near and far.
used to be the choice of cool kids. when i bought mine a year and a half ago all of you ****ers were raving about how strong they were.

i don't have the money to keep up.
ink1373 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:41 PM   #19
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
velocity deep v's are good overbuilt and overengineered rims. It just happens that they weigh a lot compared to the dt swiss and open pro's. Also, while the deep v's have their bombproof benefits, the type of riding that most of us do doesn't required the durability of the deep v and a lighter weight rim like the dt swiss of open pro will do. The only thing that killed my dt swiss was a huge expansion joint that would've eaten damn near anything that got caught at the speed i was moving.

But juvi-kyle hates on everything, and that's why he's special.
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:49 PM   #20
ink1373
nothing: lasts forever
 
ink1373's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: minneapolis
Bikes:
Posts: 1,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrRed
But juvi-kyle hates on everything, and that's why he's special.
i know that, but he isn't the only one. it's like the number of deep v rims sold crossed some invisible threshold, and all of your ipods sent the signal into your brain that they weren't acceptable anymore.

typical western need-for-constant-change-to feel-validated-as-a-human ****.
ink1373 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 05:55 PM   #21
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrRed
Also, while the deep v's have their bombproof benefits, the type of riding that most of us do doesn't required the durability of the deep v and a lighter weight rim like the dt swiss of open pro will do.
man, any extra strength you can get in NYC is useful.

i'm currently having a wheelset put together with some phils and non-machines velocity aeros that look ****ing great.
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 06:02 PM   #22
DonPenguino
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For starters, how heavy are you and how hard do you ride? A Deep-V for a person like me is rediculous as I'm a featherweight and try not to shock the rims too much, while a 180lb guy who hops everything in sight and generally beats their rims could really use them. Rim choice shouldn't be dictated by style alone, unless such is the vibe you're going for.

*Not a rant against Deep-V's, more so against going with something that works for someone else without seeing how it works for you.
DonPenguino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 06:31 PM   #23
somebodies
Major Major
 
somebodies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: oakland
Bikes: Zebrakenko (nishiki knock-off) fixed. Its all broke though. Now, some other old, unidentified japanese frame, freshly spray-painted black(kinda hot). Puch, ss...or is that fffda7th's?
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Meanwhile, I am looking for a black 32h deep V...anyone?
__________________
he's getting rather old but he's a good mouse
somebodies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 06:35 PM   #24
WakeUpOnFire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Baltimore, MD
Bikes: 1989 trek 330 fixed gear conversion, fuji something
Posts: 363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somebodies
Meanwhile, I am looking for a black 32h deep V...anyone?
WakeUpOnFire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-06, 07:07 PM   #25
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
evan, i'm not disagreeing about that, and while its a nice thing to have the extra strength, i don't think its 100% neccessary, although a nice insurance policy if you will.
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 AM.