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General Category => Freewheeling => Velo Fixe => Topic started by: D.A.L.E. on February 05, 2017, 12:21:23 pm

Title: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: D.A.L.E. on February 05, 2017, 12:21:23 pm
I want an 'audaxy' back wheel. Decent hub (preferably both sides fixed) to Open Pro or similar.

Where can I buy one for a decent price?
Title: Re: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: Deano on February 05, 2017, 12:55:30 pm
I'd get one of these:

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s171p1132/SYSTEM-EX-Track-Hub-rear

And one of these:

http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/RIAMXCL/ambrosio-excellence-rim

Plus a bunch of spokes (Rose are usually quite cheap) and DIY.

But if you don't want to build your own, you could probably give Spa a ring and ask them to build one of the hubs into a decent rim. LX17 rims are meant to be alright, but I haven't tried them - I'd avoid Chrinas as they're a bastard tight fit.
Title: Re: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: D.A.L.E. on February 06, 2017, 03:36:24 pm
I just want something off the shelf if possible. The fixed equivalent of my Open Pro/105 hub wheel.

Not averse to building my own, but want something quick and easy.
Title: Re: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: rob on February 06, 2017, 03:42:39 pm
My Dolan came with a pair of Navigator Streets - £140 off the peg.   Double sided and pretty robust.

I've run them all Winter and they've been pretty solid.
Title: Re: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: αdαmsκι on February 06, 2017, 06:14:31 pm
Call Paul Hewitt (http://www.hewittcycles.co.uk/) and get him to build up your preferred rim onto a Goldtec hub.
Title: Re: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: Goldcrank on February 16, 2017, 11:19:36 am
This is exactly what I would like too.  A nice quality off the peg (or someone who makes them up without some sort of artisan magic and attendant price tag) wheel.

I'm after; bullet proof, in silver, not too heavy.
Title: Re: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: fd3 on February 17, 2017, 05:51:52 pm
Bullet proof and heavy are both subjective.  I know riders who are half my weight again and would consider 32 spokes and open pros as heavy.
Title: Re: 'Audaxy' wheel - where?
Post by: zigzag on February 17, 2017, 06:12:37 pm
Bullet proof and heavy are both subjective.  I know riders who are half my weight again and would consider 32 spokes and open pros as heavy.

it's all subjective when there's no weight attached to the words ;)

i consider light wheels around or under 1.5kg, average around 1.7-1.8kg and heavy over 2kg. it's hard to have reliable and low maintenance wheels when going below 1.3kg.