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Old 02-15-10, 09:32 PM   #1
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Wheel builder in GTA

Can anyone recommend a wheel builder (i.e., LBS) in the GTA? Building up a road bike and would like to go with handmade/custom wheels.

Urbane was recommended to me by an acquaintance.

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Old 02-17-10, 11:34 AM   #2
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I'm sure Urbane or Bikes on Wheels would do a decent job but if it's a super expensive +/or low spoke count set, maybe talk to one of the shops that deals with higher end racing bikes. Personally I'd try La Bicicletta or Dukes before Urbane for custom wheels.
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Old 02-17-10, 03:17 PM   #3
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You might try this link. http://www3.sympatico.ca/vandevelde/index2.htm
While these folks focus on tandems, David is a renowned wheel builder and can do custom work. Mike
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Old 02-17-10, 09:45 PM   #4
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Graphs: I'll check out La Bicicletta. For some reason, didn't think of them.
mchell: Interesting link. Never heard of these guys before but will definitely contact them.
Thanks!
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Old 02-18-10, 01:27 PM   #5
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Hoop Driver - Martin is the owner there and he is very meticulous.
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Old 02-19-10, 10:25 PM   #6
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Hoop Driver - Martin is the owner there and he is very meticulous.
Will check it out--store is new to me, as well. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 02-19-10, 10:27 PM   #7
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Spokes and slopes in Milton, i have heard good things about the wheels the owner's son builds.
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Old 02-20-10, 03:30 AM   #8
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Cycle Solutions on Parliament St. has a guy who does wheels for the Canadian Olympic team or some such organization. Might want to talk to them because it's been a couple of years.
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Old 02-22-10, 11:25 PM   #9
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Thanks IronMac & electrik. Will look into both.
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Old 02-25-10, 03:48 AM   #10
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No problemo, Monkeypants, let us know how it works out.
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Old 02-26-10, 09:49 AM   #11
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Ah, I forgot about Hoop Driver. Martin is definitely cool and has helped me with a few things.
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Old 03-04-10, 10:16 AM   #12
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Paul Schnepf at Bicycle Works in Waterdown. 30 years experience and a very knowledgeable guy. Small shop and mostly MTB, but he is an avid road cyclist/mechanic and former racer.
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Old 03-04-10, 06:14 PM   #13
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Dan at Bikes on Wheels is THE BEST WHEELBUILDER IN TORONTO. I've never had to true any wheel he's built for me. They have a good selection of Mavic and Velocity rims. There was a guy at Sweet Pete's who built my racing wheels who was great, but he's outta the biz now.
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Old 03-10-10, 09:03 AM   #14
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This guy in North York:
http://s733.photobucket.com/albums/w...stom%20Wheels/
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Old 03-14-10, 09:26 PM   #15
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Lots of different opinions... still checking them all out. Anyone have any experience with Stoyan(guy advertising on CL)?
Thanks again
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