Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - CXP22/Formula wheelset
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Anyone know if this is a QBP product or a Harris build?
04-04-05, 04:54 PM
QBP. See http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/wheels1.html
04-04-05, 04:56 PM
According to harris's site, "In addition to custom wheels, we offer stock wheels, machine built unless otherwise indicated"
So I would say it is safe to assume that they are machine built, probably by another company.
Email to make sure, though.
Cool - I was curious because I'm building up a ride for someone and wanted to know if this could be ordered locally.
04-04-05, 05:00 PM
I don't think that they are built by QBP, because the QBP wheelbuild section is separate.
Formula might build them at their factory??
I emailed Sheldon, we'll see what he says - but I think they're not quite QBP either or if they are, they're specific to Harris.
04-04-05, 05:03 PM
I think those are machine built simply because nashbar was offering a deal on those same exact rims/hubs for 149...could be that a machine makes em, and then a company ships em out as full wheelsets.
04-04-05, 07:24 PM
I don't believe they're not exclusive to any shop. My LBS has sold a bunch of those sets.
04-04-05, 09:29 PM
A machine can lace a wheel. A human can lace a wheel. 20 years ago I loaded an italian wheelbuilding machine. It only did the lacing and drew up the nipples. It was trued, tensioned and stress relieved by a human...Me. The new machines do the whole enchalada. Reasonably well. Can you when you buy a wheelset tell if it was hand laced, tensioned, stress relieved and trued by a human by looking at it? I have been building wheels for over 20 years. I have no issues with machine built wheels. I do stress relieve them, check tension and true em' and work em' over before I sell em'
They are fine.
04-04-05, 09:33 PM
well I wasn't saying there is no human element, I syhould have said they are built up by one company and shippe dout to retailers as a set since nashbar sells the same hubs/rims
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