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Old 07-22-09, 02:23 PM
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big scholar
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Looking for a 36h SS/FG hug

I've always told myself that I'd ride the wheels that came on my '06 San Jose into the ground before I get a new set. About six months of daily commuting later, this day has come.

I'm a big guy (6'2", ~270lbs), so I'm looking to get a set of sturdy wheels built. I'm going to go with Deep V rims, but I'm not set on a hub yet. I'm looking for a 36h rear hub, hopefully something threaded for fixed/free. If I had to give up one or the other, I'd choose to ride free.

Any input would be appreciated. Mainly, I'm looking for something that will last. I don't mind tensioning the wheels, in fact, it's something I'd like to get better at doing myself. I just don't want to deal with something cheap that will eventually fail on me. One week of taking the bus to work is quite enough.

Oh, and as for budget, I'm looking to spend $400-500 on a set. Hopefully closer to the $400 end.

Thanks everyone.

edit: just noticed the typo on the thread title. sorry about that!
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