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Old 06-24-05, 01:01 PM
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Ok so I've been lurking the forum for the last few weeks after moving back to NYC from Maine and it's finally reached that point where I can no longer go w/o posting. I'm building my first fixie/flipflop. Pristine early 80's Peugeot course road frame with chromoly forks, peu cranks (no chain ring yet) and assorted other ****. But in order to really move on I gotta invest in a wheelset. Any reccomendations for a bomber 700c set for around $150-200. Two shops have recommended the Mavic CPX22s but another shop told me that they were kinda flimsy and to go with sunrims. Any suggestions? To see the frame/fork check out http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...20050624120324.
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IRO/Velocity deep V

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I would check out IRO:

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$184 for the basic wheelset.
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i second the IRO/velocity deep v combo....i run that on the back and IRO/mavic cpx33 on the front...the deep v's are bombproof, but on the heavy side...the cpx33's are somewhat lighter and still on the tough as hell side
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Interesting... was it more expensive to do two separate wheels as opposed to a wheelset?
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For the hubs, get fixed/fixed so you have more options. Surlys are pretty allright for an entry level hub imo, but you will probably want to replace the bearings.
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I wasn't really planning on building a set. Do you think it'd be cheaper to? Also, I'd like to support my local bikeshops so ordering off the net is outta the question.
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IRO is local for you.
you could go out to tony's house to pick 'em up or get a set through trackstar or something.
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Yeah I was gonna go to trackstar, but I'm still wondering if it'd be cheaper to build em (labor price has to be factored in cause i don't have the tools or know how).
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dude- just get the IRO wheel set. unless you want the pure satisfaction of building the wheels yourself, it's probably your best, cheapest option. Tony supports local events (e.g. giving away a complete bike as at the Kissena classic). Do it.
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Rock thanks all. Expect pictures soon.
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