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Old 12-04-05, 05:42 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-04-05, 05:55 PM   #2
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Peter White has a great rep amongst the touring crowd.
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Wheels.asp
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Old 12-04-05, 06:02 PM   #3
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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?
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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.
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Not sure, probably old 9spd, new 9spd and even newer 10spd
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disc vs. non-disc
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Of course you are probably correct, I did not think of that.
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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
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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.
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You might want to give us a city and state. It's nice to work with the builder face-to-face.
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What about Colorado Cyclist or Excel? For the price, you can't beat it.
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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.
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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.
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My Gravy wheels are exactly what I wanted. Expensive, but worth it.
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Thanks to all who've replied. I've selected a builder & plan to move forward. I'll post photos when they're done.
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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.
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