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Old 02-18-08, 09:08 PM   #1
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Wheelset considerations

I am relatively new to fixed/ss, as I generally ride vintage twelve speeds. I would like to build a single speed commuter, and I need some advice on this wheelset.

Since the rural and suburban roads near me are marred with potholes and irregularities, I would like to go with Velocity Deep Vs. I am also interested in the Miche Primato Pista hubs as a potential upgrade from the Formula hubs that these rims are usually laced with. Has anyone had experience with Miche Hubs laced to Deep Vs? Is it even a worthwhile upgrade over the Formulas?

I would also like to know what I should expect to pay at a LBS to have the wheels built up.

As always, thanks in advance.
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Old 02-18-08, 09:14 PM   #2
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CXP22's should be plenty strong if you want to go for an off-the-peg wheelset and save a bit of money. That's all I know about that.
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CXP22's should be plenty strong if you want to go for an off-the-peg wheelset and save a bit of money. That's all I know about that.
i know we both say this on here all the time but i agree. that said, i'm putting in the extra $60 or so for OP's for my next wheelset.
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Old 02-19-08, 12:10 AM   #4
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Just get the formula hubs, replace the bearings with phils for a few bucks, with will be smooth as butter. or just wait till the formula bearings wear out/get grimey and then put in the phils.
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Just get the formula hubs, replace the bearings with phils for a few bucks, with will be smooth as butter. or just wait till the formula bearings wear out/get grimey and then put in the phils.
This is very good advice.
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One of my LBS's charges $25 for the build up. Not sure if this is typical as I have never had a wheelset built before.
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^normal, cheaper than my LBS.
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