Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-31-08, 10:17 PM   #1
somegeek
Harumph
Thread Starter
 
somegeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wheelset - LP18s or DP18s?

I've been looking at CL and EBay for a bike and coming up a bit short for my budget($150)... that and larger frames(62-64) are a PITA to find within said budget. I've found some deals within my range but passed as they had steel wheels and wanted to buy a bike with decent alloy wheels too. Also read about wheels needing possible spoke replacement after some mileage? Given this hasn't happened I'm looking to possibly pickup a wheelset and bike separately. I'm 220lbs so I think 36 spoke is the way to go(least that's what my bikeforum search-fu found). Found the following in another thread regarding budget wheelsets...

WEINMANN LP-18 700c Silver with Formula Track Hubs 36 H Fix/Free

I dig on the non-aero style but would the DP-18s for $20 more be a better solution or are both just as sturdy?

Appreciate any input.

somegeek
somegeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 05:52 AM   #2
zoeglassjd
Senior Member
 
zoeglassjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The LP-18's are sturdy enough for anything you would probably be doing, I imagine.

Did you check to see what they charge for shipping? That always needs to be put into the equation for me.
zoeglassjd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 07:13 AM   #3
jgedwa
surly old man
 
jgedwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlisle, PA
Bikes: IRO Mark V, Karate Monkey half fat, Trek 620 IGH, Cannondale 26/24 MTB, Amp Research B3, and more.
Posts: 3,347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
DPs are clunky, but seem to work just fine. In fact, I suspect (based on guess more than experience) that they are probably about as tough a rim as one can find. They are heavy and look heavy, however.

I have a pair of LPs that I have not used yet. I bought them off Ebay to use on a flip bike because they were so cheap. This pair is laced to a generic set of track hubs. I figure the bare minimum for such things is that they are double walled, and they are. So, I would guess they will last for a while (assuming they are well-laced).

jim
__________________
Cross Check Nexus7, IRO Mark V, Trek 620 Nexus7, Karate Monkey half fat, IRO Model 19 fixed, Amp Research B3, Surly 1x1 half fat fixed, and more...
--------------------------
SB forever
jgedwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 08:13 AM   #4
somegeek
Harumph
Thread Starter
 
somegeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the replies. Shipping is a $20... not too bad.
somegeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 11:43 AM   #5
zoeglassjd
Senior Member
 
zoeglassjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somegeek View Post
Thanks for the replies. Shipping is a $20... not too bad.
Thanks! I was looking at ordering a wheelset from them but didn't have time to go through the checkout to see the S&H. $20 not bad, especially as I was running into sites charging $18 for a chain (huh?).

It puts the LBS prices in perspective when one considers inflated S&H prices. I appreciate the "free shipping" sites like BikeIsland. I know its worked into the price, but I like to see one price.

If you get those wheels a nice review after a few weeks would be appreciated. I have a few budget rides I want to get on the road/flip.
zoeglassjd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-08, 10:39 PM   #6
fluidworks
Senior Member
 
fluidworks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DP18s are incredibly overplayed and generally poor quality.

Last edited by fluidworks; 10-16-08 at 11:34 PM.
fluidworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 09:27 AM   #7
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.
Posts: 4,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dp-18s they are super sturdy and at 240# that's saying alot
Retem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 05:23 PM   #8
imoscardotcom
jawesome
 
imoscardotcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: baltimore, md
Bikes:
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have the same wheelset with black hubs and rims, they've held up fairly well. Only needed to true the front wheel after several incidents with potholes.

Ps. Are the hubs on the LP18 wheelset actually Formulas? Because I don't think formula makes a 'Loose Bearing' hub.........
imoscardotcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-08, 05:30 PM   #9
handsthatcatch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the DP-18s, and I can testify they're sturdy as hell. I was racing going about 28-30, and hit a curb dead on(dont ask), fell directly on my front wheel. I broke two spokes, but the rim was still completley true. As for my arm, not so lucky.
handsthatcatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-08, 11:08 AM   #10
somegeek
Harumph
Thread Starter
 
somegeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any input on these?

SUN M13 II 700c Silver with Formula Sealed Track Hubs 36 H Fix/Free

The foundation of my build is a 1983 Schwinn Superior frame(700c wheel friendly - woot!). Gonna just clean it up. Gonna keep the frame the way it is(no new paint/no grinding stuff off the frame) and build a SS. Would like to stick with vintage looking parts like the square rims, single piece quill stem, aluminum seat post, etc.
somegeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-08, 12:19 PM   #11
ZiP0082
Senior Member
 
ZiP0082's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: 2008 Mercier Kilo TT
Posts: 1,703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluidworks View Post
I would plunk down 150 for some Mavic CXP22s.
i did it, and am happy
ZiP0082 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-08, 11:27 PM   #12
somegeek
Harumph
Thread Starter
 
somegeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just coming back and wrapping up this thread... I settled on the
Mavic CXP22 w/ Formula Track Hubs
. $155 shipped and they came with rim tape. They were true out of the box, but the spoke tension varied a little. After riding on them for a while I picked up a truing stand and tensiometer and retentioned them. Solid now.



My SS Build - 82 Schwinn Superior (Baby Paramount)

Mounted...

somegeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-08, 09:47 AM   #13
crushkilldstroy
Hello.
 
crushkilldstroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 2,902
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice rig. It's refreshing to see an actual bike on here from time to time.

BTW, a set of MKS Touring pedals would look awesome on that thing.
crushkilldstroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:27 AM.