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    How many spokes do you have on your fixie?

    Wondering if 36 spokes is better than 32. Running a 52x16 6'2" 178 lbs?
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    178 is on the border, go 36 if there are lots of potholes. And gear down for the love of god, that's like a track gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landgolier
    And gear down for the love of god, that's like a track gear.
    forreal.

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    I'm at your size and weight, but most folks here would say I'm crazy for running what I do...

    28hole 2x rear and 28hole radial front.

    but they're spinning true, so whatever. If they ever go far enough out, I'll re-lace the rear to be 3x drive, 2x non.

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    heck, I'm 210 and run 20/24 on a roadie, it's just a matter of how much flop you can deal with, unless a pothole really sneaks up on you or something.
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    i have different wheels with different spoke counts for different riding situations

    everyday riding... no reason not to have more than less
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    36 I'm 190lbs...allllll beer.

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    32, 3x laced, 85kg plus 10kg panniers, lots of potholes and cobblestones and no problems whatsoever.

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    6' tall and 135lbs,im runninf 16 front,20 rear on a single speed.

    edit: oops,read thread title to quickly.........i run 32 front and 32 rear with my fixed wheels.
    Last edited by BoozyMcliverRot; 05-26-07 at 08:17 AM.
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    35, i broke one. (rear)

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    165 pounds, was running 28 front and back (radial and 3x) for a while. Now running 20 front and back (radial and 2x). I'm not too nice to my wheels either... But I'm an idiot, so it doesn't really count.

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    16 front 16 back. (yarly.)

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    180 and have 32f, 36r(3x). def needed for streets of NYC. so what if it's a lil heavy, its better to be on the beefy side instead of slim when that pothole comes up to say "Hi"

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    185lbs, more with clothing and bag. I have been running 32 spokes for two years with no problems at all.
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    I have 64 spokes on my fixie. Why was that not an option on the poll?
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    i have all of them. not one is missing.
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    unlock that door, strive for more
    there's a better path to take

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    I ride 36 2x on my fixie, 150 lbs. I could be running 32 no problem. However when it comes to bunny hopping, I'd rather have more spokes since I can flex a 28 no problem.

    Solid wheels are the best-est.
    Hope that helps.

    36 3x FTW!

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    I'm 6'5", 220 lbs. My fixed wheels are 32 spoke 3X front and rear. Formula hubs and alex rims. I've trued them about a half dozen times in close to five years.

    Getting new wheels built with White ENO and Aeroheads - 36 spoke, 3x front and rear.

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    I run 32/32, but I'm only 130lbs. If I wanted NJS though I would run 36/36, despite probably not really needing the extra strength.

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    6 feet, 200 lbs, running 28 front and 32 rear, but on deep Vs. on a different rim I probably would have gone higher.

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    24 front (hoshi blades)
    28 rear
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    my bike has 72 spokes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattlebag
    I have 64 spokes on my fixie. Why was that not an option on the poll?
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    Twenty-four in front and 28 in back totals 52 spokes.

    I weigh 235 all up, and after a 5,000 mile year my wheels remain round and tight.

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    Three spokes and a disc.

    Not really, but I wish, how I wish.
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