Fixed Gear, Single Speed
and Track

This page is a work in progress. Sorry for the mess.

I stock a variety of high quality components for fixed gear cycling. I build wheels for fixed gear and single speed freewheel bikes using Phil Wood, White Industries, Shimano, Surly and Suzue hubs. TA makes fine cranksets and chainrings for fixed gear road bikes. Phil Wood, EAI and Suzue make track cogs. White Industries and Shimano make single speed freewheels. And Izumi makes high quality chains in 1/8" width.


Sugino Track Crank Arms

The highest quality track cranksets are made to precisely center the chainring on the bottom bracket. Any out of roundness in the chainring, crank arm, or bottom bracket will lead to the tension on the chain being uneven. The problem is called runout. Cranksets with poor centering result in the ring not turning in a perfect circle, so as you turn the crank, the chain will be first tight, and then loose once each revolution.

To eliminate runout, first the bottom bracket axle must be very precisely machined, so that the four flats, the tapered end of the axle, are centered to the axis of rotation of the axle, defined by the bearing races. Then, the four flats on the crank must also be centered relative to the bolt holes for the chainring. And last, the circle defined by the five chainring bolts on the chainring must be the same circle defined by the chainring teeth. If any one part of the crankset and bottom bracket isn't perfectly centered, the chain tension cannot be consistent throughout the crank's rotation.

Bottom brackets, cranks and chainrings that are made to these extremely high standards cost more than most ordinary components. A crankset that's made for riding on the road with a derailleur can have a small amount of runout and it will have no effect whatsoever on the bike's performance, because the system is designed to have slack which is taken up by the rear derailleur. Even a single speed bike on the road will work fine with some small runout in the chainring.

A track bike has no rear derailleur. And if the chain is loose in some points in the crank's rotation, the crank will rock fore and aft, and a track sprinter will not have full control of the bike while jockeying for position in the sprinting events. So while this issue may seem silly if you're riding a fixed gear bike on the road, it's a very critical issue if you're racing on a track, and that's why some of the components you see listed below are so expensive. It's because they are made to very demanding specifications so as to give the racer every possible advantage. That tiny bit of play that the road rider hardly notices, can cost the track sprinter a few hundredths of a second, and first place at the World Championships. When there's that much riding on the event, a few hundred dollars extra spent on the equipment doesn't seem excessive.

My best bottom bracket is the Hatta. The bearing races have a mirror polish. If they were flat, you could see yourself well enough to shave. $ 140.00 Photo soon.

My best track cranks are from Sugino. The Grand Mighty Gold has extremely precise machining to maintain perfect alignment of the chainring. It also has a beautiful Champagne finish that has to be seen to be fully appreciated. I'll have a few pictures soon, though they won't do this crank justice. Arms are available from 165mm through 175mm in 2.5mm increments and include the chainring bolts. No chainring is included. $ 400.00 Photo soon.

Similar in design but with less finishing work, the Sugino 75 cranks are still very precisely machined for perfect chainring alignment with no runout. These are available in silver finish as well as black, in lengths from 165 through 175 in 2.5mm increments and include chainring bolts bt no chainring. Silver finish: $ 350.00 Black finish: $ 350.00 Photos soon.

Sugino track chainrings are the most precisely machined rings available for track cranksets. We've been selling TA rings for quite some time for our road cranks and for fixed gear riding. And if your needs are for a single speed crank for riding on the road, you can save money by using the TA rings. They are well made and are quite durable, being CNC machined from very hard aluminum alloy. But for track racing, if you want the best possible drive train with the smoothest chain engagement, no runout, and very quiet running, you need the Sugino rings.

Sugino Zen chainrings are the best available for track racing. I stock 48, 49 and 50 teeth. While 46 through 52 teeth are available, the ones I don't keep on hand can be gotten usually within six business days. Silver finish. $ 210.00 Photo soon.

Sugino 75 rings are a bit less expensive. I keep 46 through 51 teeth in stock, black finish. $ 184.00 Photo soon.

For roadies I stock the Zen Messenger rings from 42 teeth through 45 teeth, black finish. $ 168.00 Photo soon.


TA Single Speed/Track Cranksets

TA Alize track cranks are available in several lengths, 165mm, 170mm ,172.5mm, and 175mm. I stock them all. Choose from any chainring size below, from 38 teeth through 50 teeth. 44, 45 and 46 are the most common sized used for fixed gear road riding. These rings are all 1/8" wide. They don't work with the same skinny chains you use on your derailleur equipped bike. 1/8" chain is more durable, because it's not designed to be flexible side to side, in order to facilitate smooth shifting.

TA cranks are not as precisely machined as the high end Sugino cranks. So don't expect the rings to spin with no visible runout. But the very small amount of runout in TA cranks is a minor issue on the road. For example, I generally recommend a TA Carmina crankset for the Tout Terrain bikes with a Rohloff 14 speed rear hub. There is runout, such that you need to adjust the eccentric bottom bracket shell for the tightest position of the chain. If you adjust the BB when the crank is positioned at the loose position, and then attempt to install the rear wheel with the crank in any other orientation, the chain may be too tight and prevent the wheel from inserting fully into the dropout. So this is an issue, and something to be aware of when setting up the bike. However, when the eccentric is adjusted to allow wheel insertion at any crank orientation, the chain never gets loose enough to be a problem.

If you want to be able to set up the eccentric without any concern for runout, get a Sugino 75 crank instead. But keep in mind that you'll be restricted to only those chainrings that fit on 144mm bolt circle arms. 41 teeth is the smallest. I suspect most people will be happy to deal with the eccentric issue in order to have the ability to use smaller chainrings when necessary. If you know you'll never need a ring smaller than 41 teeth, or 42 teeth in 1/8" width, I would go for the Sugino cranks.

TA Alize Track crankset, includes chainring, chainring bolts and crank bolts: $ 225.00

The Track crankset normally uses a 103mm bottom bracket axle, depending on chainline. More on this subject soon. I stock several brands. The best quality are Phil Wood and TA. The Phil Wood is not too fussy about how precisely the BB shell of your frame has been machined. It will work well in just about any frame. The TA bottom bracket is comparable in quality to the Phil Wood. It costs a bit less, but it is quite fussy about the bb shell of your frame. If the threads are not cut correctly, and if the end faces are not exactly perpendicular to the axle's axis of rotation, the bearings can bind. Any frame can be properly machined with the appropriate tools to accept the TA bottom bracket. Ask me what may need to be done with your frame before ordering the TA bottom bracket. We also have the FSA bottom brackets, which have sealed bearings and are not fussy about the bb shell of the frame. But the workmanship is not as good as either the Phil Wood or the TA bottom brackets.

To install the Phil Wood bottom bracket you need the Phil Wood tool(s). For British threading, you can get away with just one tool, but it's easier if you have two. For Italian threading, you must have two tools.

The TA bottom bracket uses its own tool for the lock ring, and a Shimano tool for the adjusting cup.

The FSA bottom bracket installs with the Shimano bottom bracket tool.

Phil Wood 103 cartridge bottom bracket without rings: $ 131.00

Phil Wood rings, British, Italian, French and Swiss: $ 38.00

TA Axix 103mm cartridge bearing bottom bracket complete with cups and lock rings: $ 98.00

FSA bottom bracket: $ 40.00

 


TA Track Chainrings 130mm 1/8" width

 
Specialites TA
38 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 76.00
  Specialites TA 40 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 42 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 74.00
  Specialites TA 44 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 45 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 100.00
  Specialites TA 46 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 47 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 48 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 49 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 50 teeth to fit TA Alize, Carmina, or any 130mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00

TA Track Chainrings 144mm 1/8" width
  Specialites TA 44 teeth to fit Campagnolo or any 144mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 45 teeth to fit Campagnolo or any 144mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 46 teeth to fit Campagnolo or any 144mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 47 teeth to fit Campagnolo or any 144mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 48 teeth to fit Campagnolo or any 144mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 49 teeth to fit Campagnolo or any 144mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00
  Specialites TA 50 teeth to fit Campagnolo or any 144mm bolt circle crank
$ 80.00

Single Speed and Fixed Gear Hubs

All Surly hubs have high quality sealed cartridge bearings, which are easily replaceable, should they ever need it, which is unlikely. The axles are threaded and can be replaced by hollow axles should you prefer to use a quick release. Surly fixed hubs do not ship with a lock ring. We sell those separately.

White Industries makes a unique fixed - free hub called the ENO. The axle end is offset, allowing you to adjust the chain tension by rotating the axle. You don't need a hortizontal dropout to adjust chain tension! This hub works in vertical dropouts.

I stock the full range of Phil Wood hubs as well. Descriptions, pricing and pictures soon.

Track frames have traditionally had either 110mm or 120mm between the rear dropouts. Currently, 120mm is the norm for track frames. Track bikes have fixed gears. In other words, the rear cog doesn't freewheel; you can't coast on a track bike. The single cog threads onto the hub, and then a lock ring is tightened against the cog to prevent the cog from loosening while you ride. The lock ring is on a slightly smaller threading, just to the outside of the threading on the hub for the cog. Also, the lock ring is on a left hand thread, whereas the cog is on a right hand thread. So if the cog should loosen backwards (to the left or counterclockwise), the lock ring will be forced in the same direction. And the result is that the lock ring gets tighter against the cog, preventing it from loosening further.

You can see in the pictures of rear hubs below that some have a single size thread on the end, and others have sort of a step in the threading. The larger inside threading is for the fixed gear cog, and the smaller outside threading is for the lock ring. Hubs without the second smaller thread are designed to take single speed freewheels, not fixed cogs. The freewheels thread onto the hub. You only have one gear ratio, but you can coast.

Some of the hubs I sell have one side designed to take a fixed cog, and the other to take a single speed freewheel. These are commonly called fixed/free hubs. Hubs with a single size thread on each end are free/free hubs. Those with stepped threads on each end are fixed/fixed hubs. All are generically called flipflop hubs.

Some older style track hubs have a thread for a fixed cog on only one side. But most have threading on both sides. Even when the type of cog is the same on both sides, you can have a different size cog on each side. For instance, you might want a 16 tooth fixed cog on one side and a 17 tooth cog on the other. Just flip the wheel around to change your gearing.


Phil Wood

I have a huge inventory of Phil Wood track hubs. I have fixed on one side, fixed on both sides (Fixed/Fixed), fixed on one side, freewheel on the other side (Fixed/Free), and in 135mm, we have the Kiss-Off with freewheel threading on both sides. The Kiss-Off is used for single speed mountain biking. We keep 32 and 36 hole fronts and rears in stock. Rears are available in 120mm, 126mm, 130mm and 135mm. In high flange track, we stock them all! We don't stock the low flange track hubs. But we can order them.

While I don't keep QR versions in stock, any Phil Wood track hub can be ordered with a hollow axle for use with a quick release skewer or Pitlock locking skewer. All Phil Wood hubs that take a fixed cog come complete with a lock ring for the cog, but not with a cog. The Fixed/Fixed comes with two lock rings, of course. If you special order the hubs with QR axles, they will not come with skewers. We have Salsa skewers as well as Pitlock locking skewers. I'll have prices here soon but for now just call or email for a current price on either a hub or a wheel. See below for Phil Wood fixed cogs in both 1/8" and 3/32" sizes. We also stock a wide range of EAI cogs.

FSA High Flange Track (Fixed/Fixed)

Rear hubs, symmetrical flanges for zero dish, double sided for fixed cogs. This means the hub will take two fixed cogs, one on each side. So you can have a 16 tooth cog on one side and a 17 tooth on the other. To change gears, just flip the wheel over. These are made in 32 hole and 36 hole versions. You don't need many spokes, since the wheels have no dish at all. So even a 32 spoke wheel with a light weight rim will hold a heavy rider without spoke failure. Any Phil Wood hub taking a fixed cog will include the lock ring. Since the Fixed/Fixed take two cogs, they all come with two lock rings. No cogs are included with the hub.

Phil Wood rear Fixed/Fixed, 120mm axle, 32 or 36 hole: $ 255.00

Phil Wood rear Fixed/Fixed, 126mm or 130mm axle, 32 or 36 hole: $ 286.00

Add $ 20.00 for black anodized finish.


FSA High Flange Track (Fixed/Free)

Rear hubs, symmetrical for zero dish, taking a fixed cog on one side and a single speed freewheel on the other. So you can switch from fixed gear riding to a freewheel just by flipping the wheel over. The hub includes a lock ring for the fixed cog side. No fixed cog or freewheel is included with the hub.

Phil Wood rear Fixed/Free, 120mm axle, 32 or 36 hole: $ 231.00

Phil Wood rear Fixed/Free, 126 or 130mm axle, 32 or 36 hole: $ 265.00

Add $ 20.00 for black anodized finish.


FSA High Flange Track (Fixed One Side)

Rear hubs, with one side accepting a fixed cog. Lock ring included. No cog included. These hubs aren't symmetrical, so the right side spokes are shorter and require higher tension than the left side spokes. While there is dish, it's minimal, and you can reduce it further by using an offset rim like the Velocity Aerohead O/C or the Synergy O/C. We have the Synergy O/C in 700c, 650b and 26"-559 sizes. We have the Aerohead O/C in both 700c and 650c sizes.

Phil Wood rear Fixed, 120mm axle, 32 or 36 hole: $ 205.00

Add $ 20.00 for black anodized finish.


Kiss-Off

For a single speed mountain bike with 135mm axle, Phil Wood makes the Kiss-Off hub. I stock rears with freewheel threading on both sides so you can have two different size freewheels and change your gearing just by flipping the wheel around. And I stock it with freewheel on one side and fixed on the other. The fixed side has the extra left hand thread and comes with the lock ring to keep the cog from unthreading under back pressure, hence the higher price. Of course, no cogs are included as they are sold separately and are available in many different sizes.

Phil Wood Kiss-Off, Fixed/Free, 32 hole or 36 hole: $ 290.00

Phil Wood Kiss-Off, Free/Free, 32 hole or 36 hole: $ 219.00

I don't keep front Kiss-Off hubs in stock at this time. But they are available quickly from Phil Wood, meaning that it only adds a day or two to get a front wheel built with a Kiss-Off hub.


Front Track, High Flange & Low Flange

Phil front track hubs are pretty simple, exquisitely well made, with bolt-on axles.

High Flange 32 and 36 hole. $ 182.00

High Flange 28 hole: $ 198.00

Low Flange 32 and 36 hole: $ 174.00

Low Flange 28 hole: $ 188.00

Add $ 20.00 for black anodized finish.


White Industries ENO

I stock the ENO in both 130mm and 135mm axles, and in either 32 or 36 hole drilling. By special order, it's available in 28 hole drilling, and in a 126mm axle. The 7.5mm offset axle gives you 15mm of adjustment to chain tension. The hub accepts a fixed cog on one end, and a single speed freewheel on the other. No lockring is included. We stock several brands of compatible lockrings.

$ 187.50

Eno Wheel

Here's a wheel with a White Industries Eno hub, with a White Industries freewheel on one side and an EAI fixed cog on the other side. I build these wheels with many types of rims. Call for wheel pricing.


White Industries Racer X

Matching front hubs are also in stock, so people won't think you're odd. The Racer X has the same top quality sealed bearings as the ENO, and the same styling. Unlike the ENO, which has a bolt-on axle, the Racer X takes a quick release. The Racer X is made in 28, 32, 36 and 40 hole drillings. I stock it in 32 hole, and the others can be had quickly by special order. It rarely takes more than a week to get them in.

$ 0.00


  Surly Front Hub 32 hole Silver
$ 50.00
  Surly Front Hub 36 hole Silver
$ 50.00
 

  Surly Front Hub 32 hole Black
$ 50.00

  Surly Disc Hub Front 32 hole Silver
$ 75.00

  Surly Disc Hub Front 32 hole Black
$ 75.00
  Surly Disc Hub Front 36 hole Black
$ 75.00

  Surly Rear Free/Free single speed hub 135mm axle 32 hole Silver
$ 56.00
  Surly Rear Free/Free single speed hub 135mm axle 36 hole Silver
$ 56.00

  Surly Rear Free/Free single speed hub 135mm axle 32 hole Black
$ 56.00

  Surly Rear Fixed/Free single speed hub 135mm axle 32 hole Black
$ 56.00

  Surly Rear Disc Free single speed hub 135mm axle 36 hole Black
$ 88.00

  Surly Rear Fixed/Free hub 120mm axle 32 hole Silver
$ 56.00

  Surly Rear Fixed/Fixed 120mm axle 32 hole Silver
$ 56.00
  Surly Rear Fixed/Fixed 120mm axle 36 hole Silver
$ 56.00

Shimano Dura Ace

  Shimano Dura Ace Track Hub, front, not sealed, but a very tight gap for preventing water entry, and frankly, about the best bearings you can buy for a bicycle. I wouldn't hesitate to use them year round. Bolt-on axle only. I stock 32 hole and 36 hole fronts. These are now sold only in pairs, 32 f&r or 36 f&r.

  Shimano Dura Ace rear track hub. 120mm width, lock nut to lock nut. Same top quality bearings as the front. Both ends are threaded for a fixed gear track cog. Builds to a dishless wheel. The hub comes with a single lock ring. Extra authentic Dura Ace lock rings are available separately. This hub is as good as it gets, and it's not too bad looking either. I stock both 32 and 36 hole.These are now sold only in pairs, 32 f&r or 36 f&r. We also have the gorgeous large flange sets! Same price.
Pair: $ 295.00

  Suzue Pro Max Fixed/Free flipflop hub. 120mm axle, bolt-on. High quality sealed cartridge bearings, adjustable for preload on threaded steel axles. Accepts the Surly lock ring. No lock ring included. 32 and 36 hole in stock.
$ 65.00
       
       

Track Cogs 1/8" Width

Euro-Asia cogs are precisely machined from hard steel. They run with extremely low drag, last indefinitely, and won't break the bank account. Whenever possible, I recommend using 1/8" cogs, chainrings and chain. The increase in weight is negligible. But the increase in durability is considerable, since the wider chains have bushings, making them laterally stiffer and more resistant to wear.

  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 13 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 14 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 15 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 16 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 17 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 18 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 19 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 20 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 21 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 1/8" 22 teeth
$ 35.00

EAI Superstar Stainless Steel Cogs

 

EAI cogs

These were EAI's best track cogs. (Don't worry, they're still really good.) The sides of the teeth are beveled with a curve so there's no edge for the chain to catch on, making the whole drive train very smooth. All of the edges are smoothed to eliminate noise and friction.

close-up of cog teeth

Here the cog is shown on a hub but without the lockring. Don't ride without a lockring! But notice how nicely finished the teeth are. And the sides and edges of the teeth are smoothed down for very quiet chain engagement. The back side of the cog, which you can't see here, is polished just as beautifully as the front side.

Here is what Euro-Asia has to say about their beautiful new cogs.

"The EAI Superstar cog's foundation comes from professional level track racing. Euro-Asia Imports has been following Japanese Keirin, UCI world cup, World championship and Olympic level track racing for many years. The design of these cogs is based on close cooperation with the highest level athletes in the small cult world of professional track racing.

The top racers each have their own custom tuned cogs, these treasured cogs are very rare, expensive and normally saved for important races. Tuned cogs are made in very small quantity by a few specialists. The tuned cog begins with an existing high end cog that is reshaped to a desired tooth profile, then polished, electrolysis nickle plated, hard chrome plated or a combination thereof. Tuned cogs are not only beautiful to look at but run very smoothly.

The tuned cog's drawback is that it is only a modification of an existing cog. Because EAI makes their cogs from the ground up they are able to create their own foundation, selecting any material, shape, angle, radius, thread they desire. The Superstar cog has undergone four prototype series of design changes in an effort to create the most accurate, smoothest running cog ever produced. Prototype testing of the Superstar was performed by current UCI world cup Keirin champion along with Olympic champion and three time world champion. Earlier this year the final prototypes were used in the Japanese International Keirin, receiving four first place finishes.

Feedback from our sponsored racers was fantastic, the final tooth shape was a complete success. The Superstar cog out performed the finest of the tuned cogs in every category, chain flow, lubricity, smoothness, accuracy, durability etc. Under load, at full speed, it's as though the cog disappears, the noise you hear is from others around you. There has never been a track cog produced to this level of perfection, the Superstar is truly the finest cog in the world, only a handful of the finest tuned cogs run a distant second place in comparison."

My own close inspection of these cogs leads me to believe that Euro-Asia is not exagerating their claims about these cogs. If used with a high quality chain such as the Izumi V (see below) and a high quality chainring, the drive train will be silent, efficient and durable.

pouch

Each cog comes in its own fabric pouch.

As of Feb 1, 2007, we have 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 teeth in stock. These are only being made in 1/8", so you won't be able to use these with road chains, which are 3/32" wide. No other sizes of the Superstar will be offered. And there will be no 3/32" sizes offered. $ 70.00

EAI now have something even better, the "Gold Medal" cogs. The Gold Medal cogs start out as Superstar cogs, but then get a bit more polishing, and most importantly, a titanium nitride coating which doubles the durability of the cog. Available in 13 through 18 teeth, 1/8" only. $ 115.00


Phil Wood Stainless Cogs

Phil Wood cogs are made of highly polished stainless steel. They're made the way all Phil products are made, as well as they know how to. These are among the best track cogs you can buy. 3/32" cogs are further down the page. Scroll Down!
       
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 14 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 15 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 16 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 17 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 18 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 19 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 20 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 21 teeth
$ 92.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 1/8" 22 teeth
$ 92.00
       
  Surly Chrome plated steel 1/8" 18 teeth
$ 32.00


Izumi Track Chains 1-1/8"

Izumi in Japan makes high quality chains for track racing. These are not the laterally flexible bushingless chains needed for smooth shifting. These have bushings, making them extremely long wearing. The V chain is the ultimate, super quiet, super durable, super everything.

chain

Izumi V 1/8" black inner, brass outer plates with bolt-together master link. This is the chain to use if you want the very best match with the Euro-Asia Superstar cogs.
$ 77.00
Izumi Eco Black 1/8" Black chain for track cogs and single speed freewheels
$ 14.00
Izumi Eco Silver 1/8" Silver (Nickel Plated) chain for track cogs and single speed freewheels
$ 21.50

I'll have built wheel pricing here soon, along with more hubs from Phil Wood. I stock many rims from Mavic, Velocity and Sun Metal. For now, call or email for a quote.

 
 
 

Track Cogs 3/32" Width

 

       
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 13 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 14 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 15 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 16 teeth
$ 32.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 17 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 18 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 19 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 20 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 21 teeth
$ 35.00
  EAI Steel black finish 3/32 " 22 teeth
$ 35.00
       
       
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 14 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 15 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 16 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 17 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 18 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 19 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 20 teeth
$ 73.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 21 teeth
$ 92.00
  Phil Wood Stainless Steel highly polished 3/32 " 22 teeth
$ 92.00
       
  Surly Chrome plated steel 3/32" 16 teeth
$ 32.00
  Surly Chrome plated steel 3/32" 17 teeth
$ 32.00
  Surly Chrome plated steel 3/32" 18 teeth
$ 32.00
  Surly Chrome plated steel 3/32" 19 teeth
$ 33.00
       
  Surly left-hand threaded lock ring for fixed cogs (fits Surly and Suzue hubs)
$ 15.00

Chain Whips

I stock several different chain whips. You need to be able to tighten a track cog onto the hub before then tightening on the lock ring. The Shimano chain whip does it all.

Other chain whips probably got their name because when you apply lots of force to the tool, the loose end of the chain flies off the cog and whips you in the face as the tool pops off the cog and you fall over onto the floor looking like a fool. With this tool, any fool can install or remove a cog without looking the part, since the tail end of the chain is attached to a spring and can't fly off the cog. The opposite end has a lock ring spanner, so one tool does it allWell done, Shimano! $ 36.00

The tool uses 1/8" chain, so this is only for track cogs as the chain is too wide to fit between the cogs of multi-speed freewheels. It's fine for either 1/8" or 3/32" track cogs. The reason it won't fit with multi-speed freewheels is that you have more than one cog and they're too close together. I have chain whips with narrow chains for use with multi-speed freewheels. Too bad they don't have the spring attached chain.


 

Single Speed Freewheels: 1/8" & 3/32"
White Industries
White Industries makes the finest single speed freewheels. The cogs are stainless steel. It has a huge sealed bearing which can be re-greased if needed. All parts are available for service.
Freewheel Stainless 16 teeth 3/32"
$ 97.85
Freewheel Stainless 17 teeth 3/32"
$ 97.85
Freewheel Stainless 18 teeth 3/32"
$ 97.85
Freewheel Stainless 19 teeth 3/32"
$ 97.85
Freewheel Stainless 20 teeth 3/32"
$ 100.95
Freewheel Stainless 21 teeth 3/32"
$ 100.95
Freewheel Stainless 22 teeth 3/32"
$ 100.95

Shimano's 3/32" freewheels take a 4 prong remover which we keep in stock from Park Tools.
  Shimano Single Speed 3/32" 16 teeth
$ 15.50
  Shimano Single Speed 3/32" 17 teeth
$ 16.00
  Shimano Single Speed 3/32" 18 teeth
$ 16.00

Shimano's 1/8" freewheels can be removed with a standard lock ring spanner
  Shimano Single Speed 1/8" 16 teeth
$ 19.99
  Shimano Single Speed 1/8" 18 teeth
$ 19.99
  Shimano Single Speed 1/8" 20 teeth
$ 19.99

Keirin Pouch

pouch

Going to Trexlertown? You'll need to bring several chainrings and cogs for different events. You can carry them in this. Lots of slots for rear cogs and chainrings, as well as a laminated gearing chart.
$ 72.00

Wheels

I build wheels with any of the hubs listed above. I normally build with Wheelsmith DB14 spokes, which are 14 gauge at each end, and 16 gauge in the middle. The DB14 spokes cost $ 1.05 each in stainless steel, and $ 1.60 each for black plated stainless steel. XL-14 spokes are 14g at each end and 17g in the middle, $ 1.30 . I will build wheels with aluminum nipples, but since the nipples can fail after just a few years of use, I do not extend my lifetime guarantee to wheels built with aluminum nipples, and of course they cost more. The Wheelsmith brass nipples I use are trouble free. I charge $ 40.00 labor to build each wheel, provided you are purchasing the rim, spokes, and hub from me. If you provide the hub or new rim, the labor charge is $ 50.00 . I won't build wheels with used rims, used spokes or spokes/rims provided by the customer. If you have hubs in good condition that you would like to have built up, please send them in.

Here are a few sample wheelsets. These are not the only wheels I can build, just a tiny representative sample to give you an idea of prices and some options. I have many rims from Velocity, Mavic and Sun available. While I have wheelsets listed here, I can also build individual front or rear wheels with Phil Wood, White Industries, Surly, Miche and Suzue hubs. Shimano track hubs are only sold in pairs, unfortunately. Call or email for prices with the rim of your choice.

Some of the most popular rims for track racing and general fixed gear riding are the Velocity Deep V rims in their huge range of colors. In 700c I stock all the Deep V rim colors in 32 hole and 36 hole, and I stock them in both machined sidewall for bikes with rim brakes, as well as the non-machined sidewalls for bikes with disc brakes, or no brakes. Colors include Bright Gold, Bright Silver, Electric Red, Eggplant Purple, Lemon Yellow, Electric Blue, Tangerine Orange, Chocolate Brown, Celeste Green, Lime Green, White, Ti Grey and Black.

 


Phil Wood track hubset, high flange, bolt-on axles, Fixed/Free 120mm rear hub, including lock ring, Velocity Aerohead rims, silver, grey or black, 32 spokes front and rear , Wheelsmith DB-14:
$ 651.20
Shimano Dura Ace track hubset, small flange or large flange, 32 hole or 36 hole, Mavic Open Pro silver finish rims, Wheelsmith DB-14 spokes:
$ 582.10
More to come. Call for a price on the wheel you want.  

 

 

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