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    Cassette hubs vs. SS/Fixed Specific

    Hello everyone!

    I'm in the process of building up my first singlespeed (and fixed if I go the flip flop hub route) and wanted some advice with wheels. I was considering upgrading the wheels on my road bike, and using the old wheels on the new singlespeed. The current/old wheels are built with a cassette and specialized hubs.

    How much of a difference does getting a flip flop hub and wheel built (around it) make vs. adapting the cassette system? Is there a place online that sells built up wheels that I should consider?

    Thanks

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    for single speed just us a spacer and single cog kit on your cassette trust me it is pretty nice compared to a freewheel and see how you feel from there if you must go fixed consider a set of weinmann dp 18 or like wheels built to formula hubs
    I am dyslexic so bear with my posts.... [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    buy this and call it a day.

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...07_20000_37503

    you can also buy a chainbreaker and shorten the chain to get rid of the tensioner. but you can't have vertical dropouts.

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