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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 05-12-06, 08:50 PM   #1
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decent affordable wheelset?!?!?!?!

what is a decent affordable wheelset that would be worth purchasing for my singlespeed road conversion? any good places you can recomend to purchase a set online?..thanks
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Old 05-12-06, 08:53 PM   #2
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Any wheelset you can get your hands on + conversion kit (spacers + cog in lieu of a cassette). Make sure the spacing is the same as your bike. Enjoy. If you're looking for fancy, check out IRO Cycle ... they cater to the fixed guys a lot but may have a nice singlespeed option too.
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I like the iro wheels. $105 for the rear with a good quality sealed hub and nice rim. I spent 70 on one from nycbikes that came with a horrible rim and cheap suzue hub. I wish i had ponied up the extra 35.
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Old 05-13-06, 05:42 AM   #4
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I like the iro wheels. $105 for the rear with a good quality sealed hub and nice rim. I spent 70 on one from nycbikes that came with a horrible rim and cheap suzue hub. I wish i had ponied up the extra 35.
Was this the $70 rim you speak of?

http://www.thebikebiz.com/ProductDet...%2DWHL%2DSUZ01

I was in their shop and took a look at one. Fortunately, the buyers remorse set in before I got out my credit card that time. The thing is that this wheelset is all over the place for that price.
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Depending on how much you want to spend Ben's Cycle has a pretty decent deal on a Formula fixed/free hub laced to Deep V's. Then again IRO has essentially the same thing but you can pick yer color. Thery're both about $250. though.
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right here http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR

its a way good deal i think - anybody else get in on this one??
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Nashbar has a wheelset for $120 that doesn't seem tooo bad...
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its a way good deal i think - anybody else get in on this one??
that's a great deal
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+1
I don't even need wheels and I'm thinkin about it.
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its a way good deal i think - anybody else get in on this one??
I bought that exact wheelset but from Nashbar. They are fine wheels, but make sure to get them tensioned and trued and de-stressed by a good mechanic before riding them if you really want the best results (as you should with all questionable prebuilt wheels).

My set has almost 2000 miles on them and are holding up strong. The CXP22 rims are sort of like a tamed-down deep V shape. (You also can use normal-length valve stems)

That wheelset gets my vote if you're looking for something pretty cheap with decent parts. The one I got from Nashbar is spaced 120mm, but had a long axle so you could theoretically space it to 130 or whatever if you needed to and still have the track nuts grab enough thread on the axle.
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Was this the $70 rim you speak of?

http://www.thebikebiz.com/ProductDet...%2DWHL%2DSUZ01

I was in their shop and took a look at one. Fortunately, the buyers remorse set in before I got out my credit card that time. The thing is that this wheelset is all over the place for that price.
Mine came with a different rim. I can't remember the brand off hand, but its 23mm wide with a schreader valve hole.
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probably a 27" wheel
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that's a great deal
They should start making those with options for 36h and fixed/fixed.
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Just got these in yesterday.

http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR
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its a way good deal i think - anybody else get in on this one??
my girlfriend bought those for her bike, and i'm seriously thinking i need at least one pair of those. it's a good deal for sure. too bad they raised the price. anyway, yeah, check them after shipping, but that's true of any wheel. my gal was lucky and they were perfect out of the box.
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