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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 02-18-08, 08:52 AM   #1
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What's this wild five spoked wheel?

So, I've searched the forum and lots of other resources to no (definite) avail. How do Aerospoke's track hubs hold up to street riding? Street riding without a brake. Like, you know, emergency leg-over skid stops (no handed of course). Do the hubs strip or come loose from the wheel? I've always said they suck for a back wheel, but without any real reasoning.
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Old 02-18-08, 08:52 AM   #2
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A+ Thread, Would read again.
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Hey, if they hold up to sticker induced MASH Skidderzorzorzz!!111!! theyll hold up in Florida
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I've told this story before, but I was with my girlfriend in Portland for a job interview/vacation a few months ago. She left to go meet her potential employer, and I went off on my own to go walk around.

About twenty minutes after she left, my phone rang, and it's her. She says "I just saw a bike with five spokes and they were all pink, and so I thought I'd call and tell you about it."
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Old 02-18-08, 09:45 AM   #5
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they suck cause they are heavy and flexy. not good for wheels.
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I've told this story before, but I was with my girlfriend in Portland for a job interview/vacation a few months ago. She left to go meet her potential employer, and I went off on my own to go walk around.

About twenty minutes after she left, my phone rang, and it's her. She says "I just saw a bike with five spokes and they were all pink, and so I thought I'd call and tell you about it."
innocence is so beautiful

what i wouldnt give to have it again
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Old 02-18-08, 09:52 AM   #7
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i'll give this another 20 minutes
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I've told this story before, but I was with my girlfriend in Portland for a job interview/vacation a few months ago. She left to go meet her potential employer, and I went off on my own to go walk around.

About twenty minutes after she left, my phone rang, and it's her. She says "I just saw a bike with five spokes and they were all pink, and so I thought I'd call and tell you about it."
dude is a messenger and still has it...so weird

as for backwheels just be aware they flex

sometimes a lot
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Old 02-18-08, 11:07 AM   #9
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charles mason rocked one before he got caught
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charles mason rocked one before he got caught
mwahahaha... he was way ahead of the times
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oh, that charles mason
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Charles Mason is for whom the Mason-Dixon line was named. I don't think he was a hippie ginger with a giant beard, though.
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my mom is writing a book on that damn line. **** that line.
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The reason they're no good for a back wheel is twofold: first, bikes just don't work without at least ONE velocity deep-v rim, for reasons largely unknown. Second, the rider needs to have at least one spoke-card storage area...you know, to show how hip they are.
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Old 02-18-08, 11:54 AM   #15
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my mom is writing a book on that damn line. **** that line.
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I have a set. The rear hub used to slip inside the shell due to the design but that's been fixed now thanks to JB Weld. Since the issue has been addressed I don't think it's a problem with the rears anymore. I really like them as wheels. They ARE VERY HEAVY compared to traditional wheels, but I don't mind since I am a heavy rider (180lbs) and need a strong wheel (I cracked a Mavic OP). For those who really complain about the weight, I think they may be lighter/smaller riders so the weight is much more noticeable. They take off ride vibrations but that can account to the flex of the wheel. They are flexy when sprinting, but why does that matter when riding in the streets, because sprinting is not your main priority. The rotational mass makes it easier to keep speed but then again, in the streets you're always having to change speed so it makes it stupid to have them. So why get them? If you think they are cool looking (which I think they are) and want a strong wheel then go for them. If you care about the performance aspect, just pass because they'll only make you bitter.
You may want to lower your gearing because starting and stopping is noticeably more difficult
Here's how I had em on me C'dale (which is sold now )
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But now they're going on Project: Black Moon
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charles mason rocked one before he got caught
Someone change the spokes into a swastika shape.
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Old 02-18-08, 01:27 PM   #18
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emergency leg-over skids?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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charles mason rocked one before he got caught
This dude is actually a pretty cool guy. He can do some pretty sick tricks. He is an ATL local. He's also a pretty fast rider too.
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This dude is actually a pretty cool guy. He can do some pretty sick tricks. He is an ATL local. He's also a pretty fast rider too.
aw its you isnt it
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actually, i watched that dude for most of the night, he is amazing to watch.
I also almost ran into him because i was power sliding through a turn on the wrong side of the road.
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Old 02-18-08, 04:52 PM   #22
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The important question is how well do these wheels hold up to snarky questions?
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My aerospoke poops on deep vs.
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But now they're going on Project: Black Moon
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wow, an all black build. how original. no wonder you gave it such an alluring name.
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