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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 10-22-09, 01:54 AM   #1
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wheel set

I just got me a motobecane fixie from BD and I'm wondering about wheelsets.

Are all fixed gears bikes have alot of spokes? (i'm not looking for an aero, hed, spinergy type ****s)



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Are they good for fixed/skidding? I know alot of singlespeeds/gears bikes have skewers, a friend of mine told me that fixed gears should not be using skewers.


Any opinions or ideas? I'm just looking for wheels with less spokes for my fixed

Thanks!

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Old 10-22-09, 02:00 AM   #2
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I like how it looks, just like ppl like aeros

I guess its just preference

Also what are these kind of wheels called?

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people call them a lot of things. Aero is fine

Those wheels seem alright. The weight is pretty good, not great. Really a sidegrade, if not a small step up. Your wheels you have now are good. I would save your money and replace parts of they break.
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people call them a lot of things. Aero is fine

Those wheels seem alright. The weight is pretty good, not great. Really a sidegrade, if not a small step up. Your wheels you have now are good. I would save your money and replace parts of they break.
Thanks for the opinion, appreciate it.

I'm still wondering if they can be used for fixed gear/skids??

Again, don't they usually come with skewers? or can I convert it to bolt it on my bike?
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