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Old 12-14-05, 10:46 PM
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rear wheel

i have a nishhiki 10 speed from the 70's that has a tacoed rear wheel on it right now, and recently it dawned on me thast the bike has horizontal drop outs so i might as well get rid of my deraileur and buy a rear track wheel and make it a fixed gear or single speed. but my question is what is a decent wheel set for around $160ish (flip flop hub would be nice).
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Old 12-14-05, 11:00 PM
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If you just want a rear wheel, Bens Cycle will sell one made with a formula hub and deep V rims for 145.00 plus 10.00 shipping.
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Old 12-15-05, 12:04 AM
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Sam on the bike forums, yes! way to go, and going towards a fixie on the nishiki, i'm sooo excited to see that bike as a fixed gear.
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Old 12-15-05, 12:06 AM
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https://www.livejournal.com/community...9954#t19039954

oh yeah sam check this out, this girl might still be selling here wheels set, but i'm not sure.
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Old 12-15-05, 02:17 PM
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I'm in the same boat, I have two builds in progress and I'm looking for inexpensive parts especially complete rear wheels. The Harris Cycle website looked like they were selling a rear fixie wheel for $60 but was out of stock as of 12-14-05 (not sure where that shop is out of but they do order online). Cycle Smithy in Chicago was getting some rear wheels with flip-flop hubs around the $125 range this friday 12-15-05. Don't know if any of that helps. If anyone knows of an place reliable and cheap let me know.
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Old 12-15-05, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ZappCatt
If you just want a rear wheel, Bens Cycle will sell one made with a formula hub and deep V rims for 145.00 plus 10.00 shipping.
just to make sure it known. the bens cycle rearwheel is 28 spokes and the iro is 32. the only reason i decided on iro.
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Old 12-15-05, 04:38 PM
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just checked out the iro site it's pretty well put together and the price seem about right .
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Old 12-15-05, 04:43 PM
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If you are super-cheap (like me) and want to learn (like me) you could build your own. Sheldon brown (www.sheldonbrown.com) has a great wheelbuilding tutorial. Use spocalc.xls (google search) to get spoke lengths, and get a rim, spokes, nipples, and spoke wrench from your LBS. Get a hub from bensbikes or IRO. Lace it up, and take it to the shop for final tensioning, truing, and stress-relieving. Bingo, rear wheel.
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Old 12-16-05, 10:59 AM
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for 160 your bikeshop should be able to build you a decent wheel that will probably last you longer than anything off the intro-nut... plus if soemthing goes wrong you have people to take it to.
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