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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 06-25-13, 03:21 PM   #1
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SingleSpeed Wheelset

I'm building a singlespeed to ride on bikepaths/around the neighborhood with the family. I have most all the parts and frame, but I'm trying to decide on the wheelset. I see a lot of "Deep Dish" singlespeed wheelsets online for aorund $150, but I can't see these being all that light or all that quality.

While I don't want junk or to break the bank, I also don't mind spending a few bucks for something of quality. Does something off-the-shelf exist in that range, or am I better off having something custom made? I'm fine with that, but I'm hoping someone has a decent lead on someone.

Frameset is the typical SS 100mm front/120mm rear dropout.

I did a search, but didn't find anything recent. Thanks.
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Velomine is the best place to source a wheel set
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spend less get moar

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Got to say that is a pretty solid combo. I run the similar CR-18 machine laced to Formulas and they have been great on my commuter and are still good and true.
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More than several hundred grams less and not a lot out of your price range........

I have these.


Mine are black, I like them.

Scrod tensions and trues all the machine built rims before they are shipped. I could find no fault with the set I have.
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Thanks for the input. $120 for a set of wheels is very decent. I was budgeting for more but certainly would not argue against spending less.
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More than several hundred grams less and not a lot out of your price range........

I have these.


Mine are black, I like them.

Scrod tensions and trues all the machine built rims before they are shipped. I could find no fault with the set I have.
Not bad at all. I wanted to stay under 2000g for the wheelset and those would certainly do that.
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