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Fixie Wheelset recommendation
Well, I have read many wheelset threads in this forum but my question is a bit unique so please bear with me. Most of the wheelset threads are for thin road/track tires with presta valve.
I have ridden bikes with single speed, 3-speeds, multi-speeds for about 35 years but never tried a fixie so I want to give it a try.
I have a 1981 Fuji Gran Tourer with a CrMo frame so it is a good candidate for a fixie conversion. The rear spacing is 126 mm. I am looking for a 27" or 700c fixie wheelset that can fit 32-38 mm tires with schrader valves. Since this is a try/experiment, I would like to stay between $100-200.
Right now, I have converted this bike from the original 12 speeds (27" wheels) to 26 x 1-3/8 with a Shimano 3SC coaster brake 3-speed rear hub/wheel. I am using the big chainring (52 teeth) and a 18 teeth cog on the Shimano hub. I did have to add some spacers to make the 110 mm hub all the way to about 122 mm and then squeeze the dropouts a bit to fit. The chainline is fine.
Thank you in advance.