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Where can I get inexpensive fixed wheels?(7 posts)

Where can I get inexpensive fixed wheels?hycobob
Mar 1, 2003 10:07 AM
I'd like to rip off all the gears on my old UniVega again. But this time I'd like to do it fixed instead of stacking spacers on a freewheel. I'm not destitute, but I have a mortgage to pay that gets in the way of too many bike extras...
re: Where can I get inexpensive fixed wheels?OverStuffed
Mar 1, 2003 5:29 PM
Talk to the wrenches at your LBS (or at multiple shops), they'll usually be able to work with what you already have, if you have anything to work with. Shop around for factory built wheels, too, but keep in mind that if you get it over the internet, you might need it trued, and factor that into your price. There are always decent prices to be had depending on what you need, even for those of us with 27" wheels.
re: Where can I get inexpensive fixed wheels?look271
Mar 2, 2003 12:10 PM
Check on e-bay. I got a complete wheel for my 27" fixie for <$50 and a Suzee hub for another fixed that's almost done for about $25. I had an lbs put it on one of the original wheels that I have for the bike for about $45. The cog ran <$20.
a few at HarrisDougSloan
Mar 3, 2003 7:38 AM
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed.html#wheels
also check excelsports.comJS Haiku Shop
Mar 3, 2003 8:47 AM
or you might call them.

harris: WE9069 $149.95
These use the wonderful new Surly flip/flop fixed/fixed hub (silver only), 32 DT stainless straight-gauge spokes and Mavic MA3 rim $149.95.

excel: open pro, 32 or 36 dt, suzue flip/flip, cog or fixed w/lockring, ~$100
Scope out ebay...biknben
Mar 3, 2003 8:47 AM
They seem rare but they can be found. I was outbid on one just last night. A wheel with flip flop hub, freewheel, and sprocket went for $41. I was outsniped!!!
LBS: DuraAce hub w/cog - $25. Existing spokes. Labor $25. -nmSmogRider
Mar 10, 2003 4:48 PM