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Indestructible 700c single speed wheel with coaster brake?

Old 10-21-23, 07:40 PM
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Indestructible 700c single speed wheel with coaster brake?

I got a new bike and I have broken three spokes (so far) so I'm looking for an indestructible rear wheel, 700c with coaster brake, to replace the generic POS that came with the bike. I used to ride a Long Haul Trucker like mad all over creation and never once broke a spoke. That's what I'm looking for for my new bike. Don't give a **** how much it weighs, just want it to be uber solid. Would love to buy a bombproof Dutch wheel, but thinking it might be crazy expensive to ship.

Any recommendations, with links if you can? Thanks in advance!
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Buy a good book on building wheels and get your spokes tight to specificiation and you will stop breaking spokes. It does not matter how much cash you throw at a problem, you can not guarantee a wheel is good unless a real bicycle mechanic looks it over, and all serious cyclists should also be serious bicycle mechanics.
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None are truly "indestructible".
Generally rider's weight and riding style determine life of a wheel.
Good luck though...
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My speculation is the spokes were loose, you do something like pick up the front end of the bike but let the rear slam when going up a curb, you weigh a lot.
Or some combo of the three.
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This would be the wheel if I was stuck on a coaster brake:
Bad Ass Coaster Brake Wheel ? MON?

Rebuilt known quantity hub with a hand built wheel designed all around Klunking (early U.S. mountain biking) would be a good choice. I have considered building a Klunker but in the end I don't need it and wouldn't ride it nearly enough but it would be fun if I had the space and money.

Don't assume Dutch wheels are bombproof. They don't ride much even though they do ride all the time they aren't riding like we might in the U.S. they have a lot of infrastructure around them for cycling and they are flat. Not to say they are poorly built or not reliable bikes but they aren't putting the sort of mileage and usage that you might see in the U.S.
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For the rim, you want a Velocity Cliffhanger, or maybe a Chukker or Dyad. Use at least 32 spokes, prefferably 36, and brass nipples. Little details in the wheel's construction make a world of difference, so find a reputable wheel builder and communicate your parameters and needs clearly, then be ready to spend accordingly. Alternatively, you can learn to build it yourself. It is not too hard if you take your time and do a lot of reading. Taking this approach, you could do it for about $230. That's 80 bucks for a Sturmey-Archer X-RD hub, 100 for a Velocity rim, and 50 bucks for 36 spokes and nipples.

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the Mone is the tits... I have had 2 of them currently have one laced to the stans hoop i think (i took the stickers off) . Or you could get the sturmey archer and a ATLAS hoop to toss on it or the Cliffhanger. I do like the Velo Orange Voyager for beast ness but the atlas is hard to beat in terms of tough.
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