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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-10-04, 09:02 PM   #1
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Cheap Hand Built Rear Wheels

While wasting more time on eBay, I found this. Looks like a nice well built, laced by hand, rear wheel for only $55 and shipping from NYC.

I think these will do well for my winter beater. I have a very old English 3 speed that I bought as a converted fixed gear with these very archaic wheels on it. The wheels are sized 26 x 1 3/8" S-6, making the process of finding replacement tires nigh impossible. The tires are past bald -- they are starting to servely crack. Not to mention that the rims are steel so stopping in the rain using my front brake is a complete joke. "claappp ... clappppp .... claapppp. thuck. pshhhhhhhhhhh."

I am going to buy a set of these cheap wheels and report back how well they work. It looks like a good deal from what I see here for those of you like me who want to get by as cheap as possible
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Old 02-11-04, 09:28 AM   #2
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I dunno if those are handbuilt, but I'm curious to know if they are any good. Also can u tell me how wide the rim is and if they will do 28mm tires, ie 15mm or bigger.
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