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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 04-29-07, 01:41 PM   #1
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cheapest fixed rear wheel?

my rear wheel is trashed. the rim is trash and the hub is stripped, so i can't salvage anything.

i know i can get a formula laced to a wienmann for $70 and $15 for shipping... or i can get a joy-tech laced to an alex for $60 and $11 shipping.

i'm just looking for something to hold me over until my front wheel kicks it, then i'll get a new set for my iro.

what do i do?

anyone know of any cheaper rear wheels? i swear i saw one somewhere for $50.

[EDIT] the joytech is fixed/fixed and the formula is fixed/free... [/EDIT]

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Why not get a new wheelset now?
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Old 04-29-07, 01:58 PM   #3
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no money to get a whole new wheelset now.

i still have to pay for the rest of my new iro, and a headset and crankset. my front wheel is in pretty good condition, so i might as well get a rear wheel, shred it up in the same amount of time it'll take me to ruin my front, and then get something real extravagant.
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how did you strip your hub?
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get the formula. you might not even have to replace it. wienmann rims probably aren't great, but Iro hubs are just rebranded formulas anyway.
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how did you strip your hub?
skidding drunk as hell last night. i felt the cog slip a little, and then as i slowed to a stop to check it out it completely slipped.

i think i'll probably end up getting the formula cause i planned on getting a fixed/free on my new wheelset...
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skidding drunk as hell last night. i felt the cog slip a little, and then as i slowed to a stop to check it out it completely slipped.

I don't think intoxication had anything to do with the improper installation...next time, tighten that **** down a second time after you mash up a big hill.
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I don't think intoxication had anything to do with the improper installation...next time, tighten that **** down a second time after you mash up a big hill.

thanks dude. i had no idea!

****ty hub, ****ty cog, ****tier rim.
bought the whole thing on craigslist for a laughable amount and it served my purpose for long enough.
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Just go to a LBS and have them build you up one of those SUZUE basic hubs. My co-worker got one built up at a LBS here for $60.00. Avoid the shipping fees.
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thanks dude. i had no idea!

****ty hub, ****ty cog, ****tier rim.
bought the whole thing on craigslist for a laughable amount and it served my purpose for long enough.
Well if the whole deal was ****ty nevermind!

What wheelset did you want for your IRO?
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whichever wheel you don't taco while trackstanding in your room, that's the cheapest.
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I'm new to this, and I don't understand what the OP has done wrong furing the installation to ruin his hub. I want to make sure I don't do it. And what does it mean to mash up a big hill?
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I'm new to this, and I don't understand what the OP has done wrong furing the installation to ruin his hub. I want to make sure I don't do it. And what does it mean to mash up a big hill?
i didn't sacrifice a virgin and gather the blood of ten slaughtered lambs in a cup and pour it on the cog post-installation.

i didn't ****ing put the cog and lockring on... i don't think a faulty installation made this cheap hub finally break down. i bought it for fifteen bucks on craigslist about eight months ago and i'm very surprised it lasted this long. i'm sure there are plenty of geniuses here who can point out every flaw i made in my choice of wheel and there are lots of people here who will make you think they know everything and you're wrong... but really 90% of the stuff people get fired up over on here doesn't matter.

i think i'm gonna loctite it on, put my lockring back on real tight and be prepared to ted shred anytime i NEED to come to a stop in the next month.
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