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Old 06-29-07, 08:48 PM   #1
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IRO wheels, information?

I am considering buying a pair of IRO standard wheels for a fixie conversion. Are these wheels good? On their website they provide zero specifications about them. Anyone know what size they are and what size tires they'll fit? I emailed IRO but didn't get a response.
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Old 06-29-07, 09:03 PM   #2
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Certainly 700c. I'm sure IRO wheels are decent quality.

Also, consider anything from this site. They are all a reasonable value.
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what kind of rims are they and what do they weigh in at fully assembled?
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Certainly 700c. I'm sure IRO wheels are decent quality.

Also, consider anything from this site. They are all a reasonable value.
Thanks for the site.

I checked it out and it looks like none of their rear track wheels have 126mm spacing, they are all 120. As my bike is a conversion it has 126mm spacing.
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On the purchase page for the wheels there is a drop down box for rear wheel spacing options. There is 120mm, 126mm, and 130mm.

http://www.irofixedgear.com/index.as...PROD&ProdID=45
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On the purchase page for the wheels there is a drop down box for rear wheel spacing options. There is 120mm, 126mm, and 130mm.

http://www.irofixedgear.com/index.as...PROD&ProdID=45
I was refering to the bicyclewheels.com site, not the iro site.
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dude, you can just put 3 mm of spacers on a hub spaced for 120mm.
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dude, you can just put 3 mm of spacers on a hub spaced for 120mm.
Where can you get spacers?

Are the IRO 126mm hubs really just their 120mm hubs plus spacers?
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Where can you get spacers?

Are the IRO 126mm hubs really just their 120mm hubs plus spacers?
Yes. a 3mm spacer on each side. You should be able to get spacers from your friendly LBS.
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Thanks for the help guys. I think I'll go with the bicycle wheels site.
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