Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Senior Curmudgeon
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Directly above the center of the earth
    My Bikes
    Electra Townie 1-speed with basket & fenders
    Posts
    3,304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Who builds good wheels?

    Ya know - I just **don't** have the time right now to mess with wheels. I'd prefer to spend some $$ and get what I want. To do that, I'll need to pay to have some wheels built. Who is a good builder who charges reasonable prices and stands behind her/his work?

    What I think I want are some "Clydesdale" wheels - 36 spokes, deep V rims, 700c, eyeleted spoke holes, 3 or 4 cross spoke pattern, 100 mm front & 135 mm rear (both non-disc). Any recommendations as to hubs, rims, and spokes? I've read good things about DT spokes in stainless with brass nipples. The freehub has to be Shimano compatible (8 speed). I want reliability and am willing to pay a reasonable price for it.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  2. #2
    Senior Member bhchdh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hampton Roads VA
    My Bikes
    '07 Trek 520, '10 Gary Fisher Triton, '04 Trek 8000, '85 Trek 500, '84 Trek 610, '85 Trek 510, '92 Trek Multitrack 700
    Posts
    1,567
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Peter White has a great rep amongst the touring crowd.
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Wheels.asp

  3. #3
    Senior Curmudgeon
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Directly above the center of the earth
    My Bikes
    Electra Townie 1-speed with basket & fenders
    Posts
    3,304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bhchdh
    Peter White has a great rep amongst the touring crowd.
    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Wheels.asp
    Looks fine - what's the difference between Shimano XTR 900, 950, and 965 hubs?

  4. #4
    fmw
    fmw is offline
    Hoosier Pedaler fmw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,432
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Call Mike Garcia http://www.oddsandendos.com and just talk to him. He'll talk your ears off but you'll learn from him and get a better idea of what you need.

  5. #5
    370H-SSV-0773H linux_author's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Penniless Park, Fla.
    My Bikes
    Merlin Fortius, Specialized Crossroads & Rockhopper, Serotta Fierte, Pedal Force RS2
    Posts
    2,760
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  6. #6
    Senior Member bhchdh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hampton Roads VA
    My Bikes
    '07 Trek 520, '10 Gary Fisher Triton, '04 Trek 8000, '85 Trek 500, '84 Trek 610, '85 Trek 510, '92 Trek Multitrack 700
    Posts
    1,567
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not sure, probably old 9spd, new 9spd and even newer 10spd

  7. #7
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    disc vs. non-disc
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  8. #8
    Senior Member bhchdh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hampton Roads VA
    My Bikes
    '07 Trek 520, '10 Gary Fisher Triton, '04 Trek 8000, '85 Trek 500, '84 Trek 610, '85 Trek 510, '92 Trek Multitrack 700
    Posts
    1,567
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Of course you are probably correct, I did not think of that.

  9. #9
    lover ....
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do.
    Riding a bike is not a fashion show

    Super commuter, grease freak, lover ...

  10. #10
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,713
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Peter Chisholm at Vecchio's Bicicletteria in Boulder built a great set for me. He asked several questions about me and my riding style and then made recommendations of good components.
    http://www.vecchios.com/index.html
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  11. #11
    Senior Member thomson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,332
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rev Chuck?

  12. #12
    The Red Lantern Rev.Chuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Raleigh NC
    Posts
    5,967
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yay.
    I built some wheels for this guy: http://www.bikeforums.net/members/paul-and-pista-15534.html
    and this guy: http://www.bikeforums.net/members/mr-shadow-11786.html

    You can PM them about what they thought about them if you want.

    This is my Ebay feedback, I sold some wheels there as well: http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...me=STRK:ME:UFS

    The best thing is a good local guy, that you can go talk to and bring them back to if needed.
    Send me a PM if you are interested and i will work up something for you.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.

    I am in the woods and I have gone crazy.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Cental New Jersey
    My Bikes
    Klein Quantum Pro
    Posts
    469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You might want to give us a city and state. It's nice to work with the builder face-to-face.

  14. #14
    Senior Member bellweatherman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Austin
    My Bikes
    Too many to count
    Posts
    2,069
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What about Colorado Cyclist or Excel? For the price, you can't beat it.

  15. #15
    Senior Member geraldatwork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Long Island, New York
    My Bikes
    2005 Windsor Kennet, 1982 Raleigh Super Course
    Posts
    767
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got some Velocity Areoheads with Velocity Hubs(made by Formula) through Superspokes. I am 210 lbs and wanted lighter wheels without paying a high price. They recommended using titanium spokes. They built 28 1X in front and 32 3X in the rear and so far after about 350 miles they are holding up well. Time will tell. I paid $375 for them and they weigh (according to their builder) 1515 grams.

  16. #16
    Senior Member Thrifty1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    780
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have close to 1000 miles on a set of wheels (XT hubs, DT Chamion spkes, 3X, and Mavic X-719 rims) built by Colorado Cyclist. IMO they are great....no problems at all. About $275.00......2 years ago.

  17. #17
    BloomBikeShop.com BloomBikeShop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    East Coast
    My Bikes
    Trek 1500, Giant XTC SE2, S&M Warpig, KHE Premium Lagger, Trek 800, a couple old Raleighs, an old Road Runner, etc.
    Posts
    454
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    So Cal
    My Bikes
    peugot fixed, Steelman cyclocross, Yeti Kokopelli
    Posts
    416
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My Gravy wheels are exactly what I wanted. Expensive, but worth it.

  19. #19
    Senior Curmudgeon
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Directly above the center of the earth
    My Bikes
    Electra Townie 1-speed with basket & fenders
    Posts
    3,304
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks to all who've replied. I've selected a builder & plan to move forward. I'll post photos when they're done.

  20. #20
    Pro wheelbuilder UK
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    127
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi
    Use Mavic CXP33 rims, 36 DT competition Double butted spokes(2.0mm/1.8mm), 3 cross build and
    Shimano Ultegra or Hope hubs for a wonderful set of wheels for Clydesdale riders. A good builder is always worth a chrismas card!! If in UK try www.wheelspincycles.com . Ask for Dennis.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •