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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 11-23-07, 05:40 PM   #1
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Rim / Wheel choice for singlespeed

I am putting together a singlespeed for the winter here in Ottawa. I just ordered a pair of Nokian W106s and was wondering if anyone is running them on their fixie or singlespeed. If so does anyone have a good recommendation for a rim or wheelset. I wanted to use the cheap wheels that came with my road bike but I think they are a little small at 622x14. Any thoughts on a cheap set of rims and or wheels.

I am planning on getting the eno hub to convert to a fixie but don't have the money right now.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-23-07, 05:48 PM   #2
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For starters, do an ebay search for fixed gear wheel. You'll find tons of new 32-36 spoke wheels with formula hubs built with a variety of good rims for great prices. A freewheel will work with either a singlespeed or fixed gear hub.
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