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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 09-22-09, 09:39 AM   #1
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Help a newbie out!

I recently bought a mid-70's Raleigh Pro and am going to build a fixie but know little to nothing about building bikes. I have decided to purchase a new wheelset instead of attempting to use the old, heavy wheels. I don't want to break the bank but also want quality components. Any suggestions on wheelsets and anything else I should purchase/use?
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Old 09-22-09, 10:11 AM   #2
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ever heard of the search function?
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Old 09-22-09, 10:24 AM   #3
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Here you go, without breaking the bank:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1232
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Unless it isn't functional, the bike is probably one you can sell and just buy a complete fixed gear for less.

If you do convert, what is your budget for wheels?
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Old 09-22-09, 03:30 PM   #5
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You could also check out BicycleWheelWarehouse for deals.
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Unless it isn't functional, the bike is probably one you can sell and just buy a complete fixed gear for less.

If you do convert, what is your budget for wheels?
I have realized I could probably purchase for less but I want to build this bike. I like the older bikes for fixies. I don't really have a budget and am willing to buy good wheels. I have been told by some to stay away from Weinman rims and purchase Velocity but don't know anything about either. And thanks to those that replied with help.
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