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Old 12-13-04, 01:18 PM   #1
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Places to get flip/flop wheels spaced for 135mm

I am contemplating buying some new (built) wheels to use on my Il Pompino. Yes, I know I can build it myself, but I'd prefer not too. I'll use the wheels for CX training and road training. Any suggestions on where to look? I'm trying to stay w/ a ~$200 budget so as not to get to "blinged" out. Of course, a set of Phils or CK's would be nice but I'd like to stay "reasonable". I'm not a weight weenie, more concerned w/ durability. If it makes a difference, I weigh about 170 lbs.

I was hoping to share my CX wheels from my IF, but they're spaced for 130 mm and the wheels are Supergo specials. The axles can't be changed, dangit. Worst case, I can "squeeze" the dropouts to fit, but trying to explore other options. Thanks.
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Van Dessels come in 135.
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van dessels cost around 150 for front and rear wheel...
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Strangely enough, I have a CRB, but it doesn't have the stock wheels. And I'd prefer not to use the wheels it has now, since I'm selling that rig soon.

I don't know any place that sells those Van Dessel wheels, since Van Dessel is down until they return in the spring.
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Surly makes 135 flip-flop hubs. And harris cyclery sells a complete wheel with a surly hub for about $150, or will build you one.

Oh, yeah. The Surly is fixed/freewheel only. There are threads for a lockring on one one side only on the 135 hub.

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Kogswell also comes in 135.
Sheldon sells them.
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Kogswell also comes in 135.
Sheldon sells them.
has anyone used those kogswell hubs? how are they?
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I've ridden my Kogswell hubs a decent amount but not long enough for any durability issues to pop up. They have been fine, putting up with my learning to ride fixed and learning to skid. I haven't used them much in foul weather conditions, so no real feedback there.

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supposedly spot makes 135 hubs, has anyone seen these?
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IRO makes a 26" Single speed 135 wheelset.

www.irocycle.com

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