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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 01-22-09, 08:59 AM   #1
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hub/wheel set

i bought my first fixie (kilo tt pro) about three months ago and have not had any problems with the bike. my only problem was letting someone at a bike shop work on it. long story short the mechanic stripped my hub. i have since bought some tools and plan on doing future modifications myself. i am asking for guidence in choosing the brand of hub to replace the stripped one. since i purchase an entry level bike, i would like to upgrade. i would also like a suggestion as to which is a good wheel at a moderate price as it might be easier to replace the wheel than finding someone to lace the spokes. in advance, thanks for your time.
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Old 01-22-09, 09:14 AM   #2
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some good ol' velocity Deep V's could be a choice.
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Old 01-22-09, 09:18 AM   #3
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Mavic CXP 22 to formula hubs are easy to find and a solid wheelset that won't break the bank.
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I would consider this set or something built up with these hubs if I were you. Seems like a good buy.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Mi...ls/5360040681/

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Mi...bs/5360040674/
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http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchan...egory_Code=FGM

Formula hubs to Open Pro rims. Relatively cheap, light, strong & classic looking.
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thanks for your time and input. after reading your posts and doing some research, i ended up spending a bit more and purchased a velocity deep v rim and phil wood hub.
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Did they pay for part of it? If the mechanic stripped yer hub, he's responsible for replacing it with a similar product.
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