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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 02-01-09, 02:37 PM   #1
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first ss/fixed - need a wheelset

Hi, new to the forums as a poster, but have been lurking for a while. I'm putting together my first ss/fixed build and need to find a wheelset for it. I've chosen a 55cm pake track frame for its superb affordability, so I would like to not spend more on my wheels than I did on my frame. I would like to end up with a wheelset at my door with tubes and tires ready to roll for no more than $175 if possible. I'm also using this fork:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

I've searched the forums on this topic, but felt as though I needed to make a post with my specific information. I will be riding with a front brake, and would like a flip flop hub. I mostly ride casually, around town, to and from work - no racing, tricks, or even long distance. I'm not even sure what size wheels I should be looking at.
A friend I work with is selling a wheelset from a Specialized Langster for $100, but he is the second owner of them and hit something with his back wheel and blew out the tire, so it would need a new back tube and tire, but possibly has some damage or at least a lack of trueness that I would have to take it into a shop right out of the gate.
Some help please? I could use it, got talked out of buying a complete in order to get some better components, but now I feel a bit lost at sea.
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Old 02-01-09, 02:39 PM   #2
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***also trying to fit a pretty wide tire on the 700c wheel, I'm ok with losing the speed to gain control and confidence, I'm new to road riding.
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Old 02-01-09, 03:04 PM   #3
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