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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 07-09-08, 11:22 AM   #1
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New Wheels in NYC?

My KHS Aero is begging for me for new wheels (rims, hubs, tires, the whole shabang) -
can anyone recommend a local shop (nyc or bklyn) and what would you recommend?
The bike is ridden 100% on nyc streets (w/ front brake) - I want something light/strong and not have to sell a kidney to pay for it. If there is a huge difference, I can go online however prefer to eyeball it and take it home. What can I expect to pay for a decent set?
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Old 07-09-08, 11:37 AM   #2
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You can get some decent wheels from Trackstar, NYC Velo and BikeWorks.

Formula's laced to Deep V's seem to be the standard and don't cost very much.
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i got my wheels built at trackstar. they know what theyre doing and are priced about average. i would try to get hubs with hollow axles so you can replace the regular bolts with locks, as bike and wheel theft is pretty much a regular thing in nyc. also, i went into continuum the other day, over on 13th and B. the owners a pretty awesome guy and i think they build wheels. the store isnt too impressive but they can get pretty much anything.
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Thanks all - for those who have purchased from trackstar - approx how much was a complete set and what did you get? (ex: deep v's, x-brand hub, y- brand spokes, etc...)

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If you want the wheels hand built it's hard to find a better shop than bike works. But the other recommendations in this thread are all good, I have had wheels built by trackstar that were great.

Most of the wheel builds I had were from parts that I already had so I can't really comment on price.
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my wheels all total with tax plus a soma everwear (40) and a vittoria rubino (30) were around 500. i have velocity deep Vs laced to red iro hubs with black spokes. i would expect around 400 for a basic build up including tax.
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If you want the wheels hand built it's hard to find a better shop than bike works.
+1. I had wheels build at BW and they did a great job.
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trackstar has some HED3s for you
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any thoughts on Mavic Ellipse??
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any thoughts on Mavic Ellipse??
i know many people who love love love them as street wheels and as track wheels. i also know people who have had many problems with: the bearings, the proprietary threadings, the soft lockrings, the proprietary axles....
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I have never had any problems with Mavic on my road bikes and I do not know much about Deep V's besides peoples opinions.
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