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  1. #1
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    Offset rear wheel- geared or single speed

    I am looking to build a new rear wheel for my Pugs, something mid to high-end hub like a King, I9 or Hope. I will only be using a few cogs (3 or 4 from a dismantled cassette) on it at most, so I am wondering if going with a SS hub will build a wheel that is less strong than a geared version due to the flange being pushed out farther. Also, any recommendations for a builder who will do it right the first time? My local wheel guys have no experience in building Pugsley wheels, and I don't want this to become an experiment for them.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Mike C at Lace Mine 29 - Big Bicycle Wheels or Craig at MendonCycle. Both post here,, Mikesee and Mendoncycle.
    Last edited by 1spd1way; 11-02-2011 at 04:57 AM.

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    There's the DTSwiss one too. The few cm or so the flange would be shifted won't really help or hurt in real life. Might be a good topic for a thread, but I haven't really heard of any wheel failures that weren't due to adding too much drill-ium.
    Slowly slipping to retrogrouchyness

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    Mike of lace mine 29 just quoted me a fantastic price on a great wheel build for my pugs.
    Go fill out his online form and try it out.
    I just have to figure out what direction I'm going with my pugs now!

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