Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

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Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby BLU_FZ! » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:44 pm

Gents, can anyone comment on the quality of thier wheelset and would someone like to comment on how much fig-arsing around would be involved in fitting these to a Trek 1200,from memory the backend spacing is 130mm
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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby m@ » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:30 pm

A couple of their wheelsets are discussed in this thread...

I've bought this wheelset based on the recommendations from others but haven't ridden on them yet. Can't comment on spacing other than to say that they definitely won't fit any old frame designed for 27" wheels (see previous sentence :x )
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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby Disco_Salmon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:12 am

I've just ordered a set for my cecil walker project. Find out soon enough what they are like.

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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby Disco_Salmon » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:50 pm

My set just arrived. Very happy with the quality and they are also much lighter than I had expected !

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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby Resg » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:11 pm

I picked up some awhile ago and can verify the comment on the 27" fork spacing.

Otherwise haven't ridden them a whole lot yet, but no obvious dramas.

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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby BLU_FZ! » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:52 am

They are to put onto this, 700c.Then sell it

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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby hawfy » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:28 pm

m@ wrote: Can't comment on spacing other than to say that they definitely won't fit any old frame designed for 27" wheels (see previous sentence :x )


They fit on mine perfectly...

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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby PomFresh » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:45 am

If you've got a road bike frame with 130 spacing, you can 'cold press' it (ie lie it on it's side and apply pressure, pushing rear stays together). Otherwise there's no problem putting 700c wheels on a frame made for 27" wheels, apart from the huge clearances you'll have. Def best to find a frame built for 700c, or go for 27" fixed wheels. They do still make them for people restoring older frames. They do only tend to come with low profile, silver rims though. But they look best on 27".

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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby PomFresh » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:47 am

I believe Sun rims come in 27". Usually some on ebay.

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Re: Velogear SS/fixed wheelset

Postby m@ » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:50 am

hawfy wrote:
m@ wrote: Can't comment on spacing other than to say that they definitely won't fit any old frame designed for 27" wheels (see previous sentence :x )


They fit on mine perfectly...
Lucky you... Guess you don't have just any old 27" frame ;)
PomFresh wrote:If you've got a road bike frame with 130 spacing, you can 'cold press' it (ie lie it on it's side and apply pressure, pushing rear stays together).
My problem is the opposite - the fork dropouts are too narrow for the front axle.
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