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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 04-26-07, 08:20 PM   #1
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recommend a nice wheelset

i have the wheels that came stock with my KHS flite. would like to upgrade to something a bit nicer and lighter but dont want to spend a lot. any recommendations:? how are the mavics?
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Old 04-26-07, 08:37 PM   #2
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mavic ellipse track wheels are nice but from my experience they can require a bit more truing than handbuilt wheels.
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Old 04-26-07, 08:38 PM   #3
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Mavic Ellipse been working great for me for the past 4 months. I highly recommend them. But they are heavy wheels. Seem to be very strong. I commute on them daily.
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Old 04-26-07, 08:38 PM   #4
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Phil fixed/fixed, 3x to Open Pros.
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Old 04-26-07, 08:41 PM   #5
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get a handjob. Any handbuilt wheels from a stand-up shop are less trouble in the long run. Ellipses and cane creeks are damn sexy, but I wouldn't trust them over potholes and up curbs.
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Old 04-26-07, 08:42 PM   #6
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Surly, Paul, Phil, (pick your price range) 32h 3x rear, 1-2x front, laced to DT Swiss RR1.1 rims
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mavic ellipse track wheels are nice but from my experience they can require a bit more truing than handbuilt wheels.
3000 + miles on the set I had and they are still perfectly true. All miles were on some of the worst streets in Chicago.
One problem I have seen though is a few people having the rear hub seize on them very shortly.
This happened to 2 people I know and 1 a friend of mine knows. All within the first 2 weeks of normal riding.
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http://sheldonbrown.com/power_wheel.html

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paul high flange to DT swiss RR 1.2
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36h formula or surly to cxp33s, crows foot back and front. seriously.
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I got my Miche/open pros from Ben's for 200. I think I go tthe last set though
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how old is the KHS?

Relace your low flange formulas to open pros.
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I have a KHS Flite (2006) and the wheels are **** after only 300 miles. Lets talk budget wheels here, i'm sure this has been exhausted to death, but lets start with under $300 wheels. Non-velocity deep v/formula....
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I have a KHS Flite (2006) and the wheels are **** after only 300 miles. Lets talk budget wheels here, i'm sure this has been exhausted to death, but lets start with under $300 wheels. Non-velocity deep v/formula....
openpro/dt comp/formula.
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Old 04-27-07, 06:34 AM   #15
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openpro/dt comp/formula.
This is correct.
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open pro/velocity aerohead/velocity fusion/cxp 33/take your pick...
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