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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 03-12-11, 03:22 PM   #1
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Online Canadian (Ontario) Retailer for Fixed Wheel

So I got my rear wheel stolen last night while leaving my bike at school (with new vredestien tires that were ONE WEEK OLD). Since I assume anyone won't be dumb enough to post the wheel on craigslist or Kijiji, I suppose I'm in the market for a new wheel.

Anywho at LBS, it will run me in the neighbourhood of $200 total (it only cost me $350 to put the bike together in the first place!) to get the wheel/cog/lockring.


I was wondering if anyone knew of a reliable Canadian online dealer that sells just rear fixed wheels, or another site with good prices that may save me some money (inc. shipping).

I would also consider craigslist, although It took me about 3 weeks + a 2 hour roundtrip to find a wheel last time and this bike is my only means of transport.

Thanks!

P.S. I found this website in another thread. is this wheel any good/worth the price ($65+$30 shipped)? (my last wheel was formula hub laced to alex rims for reference)

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=501
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Old 03-12-11, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hamilton, ON. One hour from Toronto.
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Look on the Toronto Craigslist. There is a guy named Polly or Pauly that has a shop on Queen Street East that sells inexpensive wheel sets for around 200. Ask him if you can just buy a rear wheel. Plus you should be looking at the Toronto CL to see if your wheel comes up for sale, it has been known to happen.
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Go to your trusty LBS, ask for the Lambert and Norco catalogue and browse through that.

I believe it is Norco that sells a fixed rear wheel for $89 or something close. It's your off the shelf Formula hub lace to a Alex DA22.

Though, rather or not you think is a good deal is debatable, since a an Alex DA22 is only $27 on the catalogue and Formula hubs could be had for
$20 or $30 each. It's up to you.
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Yea, I was talking to a guy who used to work at the bicycle co-op at my school and he said they can actually order in the parts for a wheel and I can build it myself. He was saying all together it would cost less than $100 (inc. cog and lockring) and that the most expensive part was actually the spokes? Interesting. Although I'd probably have to wait a few weeks for this regardless.
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