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Old 11-04-09, 01:03 AM
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fixie wheels

so i have an old schwinn world sport that needs new wheels and i wanted to get the wheels that i see all the time on fixie bikes with the colors on the side walls of the wheel.
like this one. how are they different than your standard stock wheel and can i even put them on my schwinn which has what i believe to be cantilever brakes.
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Old 11-04-09, 01:10 AM
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Maybe you could ask these guys- http://www.republicbike.com/?gclid=C...FSZdagodUSmiLg
They can probably hook you up with colored chains, too.
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Old 11-04-09, 01:14 AM
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ah and i dont think i mentioned but i dont want to convert to a fixed gear, i just want those colorful sidewalls.
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Old 11-04-09, 01:40 AM
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I would go to the fixed gear section of the forums, and do a search for "wheels"
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Old 11-04-09, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Mos6502 View Post
I would go to the fixed gear section of the forums, and do a search for "wheels"
Yeah, that's the place to go.
And essentially you're looking for deep dish wheels.
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ok, here's a real answer.

the quintessential deep section rim for fixed gear is the velocity deep v. there are quite a few knockoffs of similar quality though, so search around.
you may have trouble finding a deep v laced to a road hub, but you should be able to find a deep v rim in the color of your choice and lace it up to your hub.
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Originally Posted by lostinasuprmrkt View Post
ah and i dont think i mentioned but i dont want to convert to a fixed gear, i just want those colorful sidewalls.
Those aren't sidewalls...those are colored V rims and road bike type tires.

27"/700c or similar, not cruiser or MTB/BMX.

If you remove the spokes and nipples you can do it yourself but you can't paint/coat the nipples and spokes put together or the wheel will be stiff and cannot flex properly and will fail from the stress. I wouldn't paint anyway.

The rims or entire wheels as far as I know can also be purchased in various colors if you know where to look.

Yes, the tire is that small. It's a different beast from a balloon tire.
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