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    where to get wheels built?

    where in the soho area should go? i have a set of cpx22 rims and miche hubs,how much can i expect to pay for ea. wheel including the DT comp spokes, oh also the rims are 32H, so should i ask for double butted14/15 or straight 14 Ga.??

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975
    where in the soho area should go? i have a set of cpx22 rims and miche hubs,how much can i expect to pay for ea. wheel including the DT comp spokes, oh also the rims are 32H, so should i ask for double butted14/15 or straight 14 Ga.??
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    my last two pair of wheels have been built by trackstar. they've both been rock solid and problem free, and i recommend them. i don't know about the spokes.

    on that note though… i have a set of wheels to build, and a few of us were talking about getting a tutorial/group build together here in nyc, so maybe you wanna get down with that. it would be my first build. hit me up either here or on the nyc board if you're interested

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    but will they be kinda pissed about me giving them the rims and the hubs? i just want them to build them up. caused theres been some discussion here about how lbs don't like when u buy stuff from other vendors.

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    you're paying for the build, no? both times i've took em hubs and rims, bought spokes from them and paid for the build. no problem, as far as i know

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    i'm down for that wheel building clinic u mentioned, would this be on the weekend? oh, have you've been riding your custom bike you got not too long ago?
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    My local shop charges $40 per wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na975
    i'm down for that wheel building clinic u mentioned, would this be on the weekend? oh, have you've been riding your custom bike you got not too long ago?
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    32 hole CXP22, I would go straight gauge if you weigh over 200 or weigh like 175 but pedal like a beast. Would not do it unless you're like 250 if you're terrible about hitting potholes and ****e.

    Take it slow and you can build your own easily. The shop won't care about parts so much if they can sell you spokes, spokes are like .35-.50 each for the shop.
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    most shops seem to get $1.00 ea. for DT champion spokes double butted. i rather have the DT compition i think?

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    http://www.gsportbmx.com/tech/guide_wheelbuilding.php

    Easy as pie, you'll have them built in less than an hour.

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    If yer skeeved about usin yer own parts, schlepp them over to Gotham and ask for Sammy.
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    lacing a wheel is super easy.. i recommend taking the hub and rim to the shop, having them cut you spokes, and going home lacing it, and getting it as tensioned and true as you can. take it to the shop and ahve them finish it off. if they are anything like the shops around here, it will cost you between 5-15 per wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    lacing a wheel is super easy.. i recommend taking the hub and rim to the shop, having them cut you spokes, and going home lacing it, and getting it as tensioned and true as you can. take it to the shop and ahve them finish it off. if they are anything like the shops around here, it will cost you between 5-15 per wheel.
    Most shops aren't going to use the spoke cutter/threader, they're just going to sell you spokes out of the box. Cutting and threading is a chafe, it's roughly as much fun as rolling silverware (for those who have worked in a restaurant). The nice thing about track hubs is that the front and rear are usually pretty similar dimensions, you can fudge it like a mm and use the same spokes front and rear. So figure out what size you need, and order a 100 box online or through an LBS. This is another way to hook up your LBS -- if you only need 64 or 72 spokes, it's still cheaper for you to buy a box and doesn't mess up their inventory, and you can pass them 20 or 30 extras to put in their bins and still keep some spares for yourself.
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