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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)

View Poll Results: How many spokes on your fixie
24 2 1.82%
32 63 57.27%
36 23 20.91%
other 22 20.00%
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Old 05-26-07, 01:29 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-26-07, 01:32 AM   #2
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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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Old 05-26-07, 01:33 AM   #3
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And gear down for the love of god, that's like a track gear.
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Old 05-26-07, 01:43 AM   #4
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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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Old 05-26-07, 01:48 AM   #5
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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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Old 05-26-07, 02:35 AM   #6
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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
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Old 05-26-07, 06:46 AM   #7
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36 I'm 190lbs...allllll beer.
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Old 05-26-07, 07:44 AM   #8
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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.

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Old 05-26-07, 08:09 AM   #10
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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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Old 05-26-07, 09:56 AM   #12
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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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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
140lb
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my bike has 72 spokes
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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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