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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hazylines View Post
    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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    so basically the consensus is that there is no consensus but everyone is sure they are right.

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    ^normal, cheaper than my LBS.

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