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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 02-02-09, 02:46 AM   #1
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Hottest wheels for $400?

I need wheelz.

They must be hawt.

I have four Big Bens.

Advice?
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Old 02-02-09, 05:48 AM   #2
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Old 02-02-09, 06:25 AM   #3
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Old 02-02-09, 07:44 AM   #4
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hed3 clincher or da7600 hubs laced to Vs + some money left over.
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Old 02-02-09, 07:55 AM   #5
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Mavic Open Pros + DA Track Hubs = AWESOME!
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I'd say DA hf to DT Swiss road rims.
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Old 02-02-09, 08:15 AM   #7
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mavic ellipse are like 450...they look pretty "hot"
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Old 02-02-09, 08:37 AM   #8
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u can get ellipses for 300$ mint on alot of fg forums
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Old 02-02-09, 08:51 AM   #9
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4 pairs of Deep V's to formula hubs used.

YOU CAN MAKE YO RIDE MATCH YO SHOOEZ.
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Old 02-02-09, 08:59 AM   #10
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ebay spinergy rev-x's
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Old 02-02-09, 09:04 AM   #11
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I'd get low-flange Dura-Ace to Open Pros.
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u can get ellipses for 300$ mint on alot of fg forums
care to point me in the right direction?
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Old 02-02-09, 09:55 AM   #13
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Ellipses are prone to problems with the soft proprietary lockrings (stripping), the bearings (ovalizing), and the axles (breaking).
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hold onto your cash, ebay some atlantas or 404s, build away.
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Old 02-02-09, 10:37 AM   #15
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Formulas hubs laced to the Road Forum group buy 50mm carbon clinchers.
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Old 02-02-09, 10:39 AM   #16
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hold onto your cash, ebay some atlantas or 404s, build away.
i've seen NOS atlanta rims go for around 400$ LOL
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Old 02-02-09, 11:03 AM   #17
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i dont know if they're "hawt" but i got brand new non machined silver deep v's laced to phil wood hubs for 375 off craigs.
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Old 02-02-09, 11:08 AM   #18
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i dont know if they're "hawt" but i got brand new non machined silver deep v's laced to phil wood hubs for 375 off craigs.
Good idea. He should buy those.

Is this just for cruising around the city? Open Pro CD to Formula and then pocket the rest. Get them built by someone who actually knows what they're doing, because the build is more important than the parts.
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Old 02-02-09, 11:13 AM   #19
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ambrosio excellight to phils by a highly-regarded builder.
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You could buy my Cane Creek Track V wheels, I have for sale, for under the amount you want to spend and have $$ left over. It comes with all you need except a cog, but the front has a little play not noticed while riding. PM me if you're interested
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ambrosio excellight to phils by a highly-regarded builder.
Those rims are nice, but I honestly don't see the point in buying Phils aside from flash. Once you replace the locknuts, Formulas will do everything that Phils do. When it's time for new bearings, just get the Phils if you really notice that very very slight amount of extra drag.

Of course, this is a thread about looking flashy, so I guess they kind of fit in here.

At least have the decency to get the LF Phils if you do buy them.
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Sell you a set of white deep V's laced to formula hubs for $250. WITH TIRES BABY!
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http://spinlitecycling.com/single-speed-wheels.htm
White Industries ENO Fixed hubs laced to Open Pros or Velociy Aeroheads with Sapim Laser spokes. Lighter and faster than anything else mentioned here, but won't win you any points since its not Phil, DA, or Superbe Pro....
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Thanks for the advice as well as the offers. Gyeswho those Cane Creeks look great, I may PM you later if I decide to buy wheels soon. At this moment I'm still weighing my options. Kinda tempted to look for some Spinergy Rev-Xs despite horror stories of breakages. I'm relatively light @ 145 so they should be OK..
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Thanks for the advice as well as the offers. Gyeswho those Cane Creeks look great, I may PM you later if I decide to buy wheels soon. At this moment I'm still weighing my options. Kinda tempted to look for some Spinergy Rev-Xs despite horror stories of breakages. I'm relatively light @ 145 so they should be OK..
it's not about weight, it's about design. there are generations of Rev-Xs that fail and ones that do not.
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