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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 12-19-08, 12:01 AM   #1
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Wheelset help.

Hello yall.

Just had a quick question for picking a wheelset for my on order Surly Steamroller. I am planning on running it as a single speed with brakes and some 28c Panaracer Pesla Tours as my foul weather bike. I am trying to decide on a wheelset for it without paying an arm and a leg.

I have a set of Deep-V's on my Pake and really like them but I dont know that that is the look I am going for nor do I want to pay for them this time around. I also have a cheap Weinmann rim wheelset on a Bianchi conversion that was the first fixed wheelset I bought and it has surprisingly held together quite well.

I am looking at the Mavic CXP22 for the Surly with Formula 32 hole sealed fixed/freewheel hub. Do you guys think this would be a good choice? Do you recommend anything else for the application?


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Old 12-19-08, 12:08 AM   #2
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I'd say get the CXP22 wheelset and put them on your nice bike. Weinmanns on your beater/foul weather bike. They're already heavy as balls might aswell slap some good fattys on them.
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