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Old 05-28-09, 12:03 PM
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Plastic Wheels

I'm building a fixie beater bike this summer and I am getting it custom painted and the works but I want plastic wheels. I know tuff wheels but they seem to be only for BMX, does anyone know of a company that makes road bike wheels that are plastic or similar material? (The look I'm going for is the Hed 3 type look)
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Best bet is to find a used Specialized/Hed trispoke on ebay, or better yet some Aerospokes--they're not very popular so you might find some used ones for cheap. I don't think you'll find what you're looking for in 700c.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
or better yet some Aerospokes--they're not very popular so you might find some used ones for cheap. I don't think you'll find what you're looking for in 700c.
I hope that's sarcasm.
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carbon fiber is plastic technically.
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i hope that's sarcasm.
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Best bet is to find a used Specialized/Hed trispoke on ebay, or better yet some Aerospokes--they're not very popular so you might find some used ones for cheap. I don't think you'll find what you're looking for in 700c.
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Better bet than looking for a 700c BMX wheel... I didn't say I understood the search, just that the OP wouldn't find what he was looking for. So I picked out a couple options that might be kinda what he was looking for.

And since it would appear that you've never seen Aerospoke's fixie wheels, here you go.

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Psst, Doc. They're saying these things because Aerospokes are actually extremely popular with the fixie scene, and fetch way more than they should on eBay considering they weigh a ton and a half.

They sell for over $300 a wheel pretty regularly for new ones. And they weigh 1300 grams each.

There is a whole page on their website dedicated to why you shouldn't care that their wheelset weighs a ton, and how weight isn't important.
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Psst, Doc. They're saying these things because Aerospokes are actually extremely popular with the fixie scene, and fetch way more than they should on eBay considering they weigh a ton and a half.

They sell for over $300 a wheel pretty regularly for new ones. And they weigh 1300 grams each.

There is a whole page on their website dedicated to why you shouldn't care that their wheelset weighs a ton, and how weight isn't important.
I guess I misunderstood. I thought I was being called "out of touch" for suggesting the Aerospokes, which are quite unpopular in roadieland. I guess I should have specified WHERE they were unpopular...
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