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    Deciding on Wheelsets

    so, im about to do my fixed gear conversion and im currently looking at wheelsets. im probably gonna stop by ben's cycle when im in milwaukee next week and im wondering which wheelset to get. i am on a budget and do not want to spend too much and would just like to hear some opinions. i was thinking of getting formula hubs/alex at450, dura ace cog and lockring for $205. is this a good price and choice?there are a few other options for a little less on their website. can anyone direct me to the best choice?

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    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...x&cPath=70_195

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    I have this combo (only w/ nashbar large flange hubs) and paid a total amount of 180$ CAN for it (includes shipping of the hubs, no taxes on the rims, dt double butted spokes and labour).

    They are holding up just fine.

    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...roducts_id=379

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    http://shop.greatdealsonbikes.com/me...tegory_Code=TR

    Still the best deal in wheelsets.

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    formula hubs are decent?

    i hear black spokes arnt as strong, this true?

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    I've been running that setup but with stainless spokes and minus the Dura-ace cog for over six months on my daily rider and they are holding up quite well. I would guess I have put 1500-1800 miles on them on Chicago streets with two minor accidents. I have only had to true them a couple of times. Just make sure that they are properly tensioned and you should be fine. I bought mine set from Ben's as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Beard
    formula hubs are decent?

    i hear black spokes arnt as strong, this true?
    that is a lie purpetrated by the white spoke establishment

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    Quote Originally Posted by sers
    that is a lie purpetrated by the white spoke establishment
    RAOTFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling
    +1. Quick shipping to boot.
    Go bump some Coke, 'cause we're leaving on the first climb if you want to come along.

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