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    bicycle revolutions - wheelbuilding (philly)

    Has anyone used wheels built by Bicycle Revolutions? I've heard by word-of-mouth that they're a good LBS and they promote wheelbuilding as a big part of their service so I was wondering about the quality of their wheels.

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    Fuzzy (wheel builder) builds great wheels then places a sticker on them to show he hand built them, and to prove when you bring them back for tenstioning truing that he built them. Alot of people I know ride wheels built by revolutions, and they are holding up very very very well.. I personally have wheels built by trophy bikes on walnut, but only because they are closer to me than revolutions.

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    I bought a rear wheel used and was told it was built up at bicycle therapy that has held up well for me. I am a heavy for a rider, 215-220, and it has only been trued twice in about 1 1/2 years. Once cause I had a slow flat I didn't realize until I had issue hopping a low curb at the end of my commute which probably did it in. Second time it was only a slight hop which developed from me being lazy, heavy, and not keeping the pressure up. It rode fine but my OCD forced me to fix it.

    I haven't owned other hand built wheels but would say you can't go wrong if their price is right and you leave nearby. I have also heard good things about Bicycle Revolutions so if they are similar in price maybe you should go with them.

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    revolutions is a FG/SS boutique, so remember.. they are most likely going to charge a bit more than some places... and hes really busy sometimes.

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    fuzzy is a cool guy and the shop is nice too, though ive never bought anything there cause i work in another shop. i have some older wheels built by trophy and they are great- now im building wheels myself though. bicycle revolutions isnt really overpriced though, for a boutique type fixie shop. if i had to recommend a shop for wheels, id say bike therapy. they sell "real" bikes and cut their own spokes and are high end and that stuff just instills confidence in me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeem View Post
    fuzzy is a cool guy and the shop is nice too, though ive never bought anything there cause i work in another shop. i have some older wheels built by trophy and they are great- now im building wheels myself though. bicycle revolutions isnt really overpriced though, for a boutique type fixie shop. if i had to recommend a shop for wheels, id say bike therapy. they sell "real" bikes and cut their own spokes and are high end and that stuff just instills confidence in me.

    they also have a marvelous window

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    ^do you have no life? you seem to offer alot of useless info. here and on pf..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazylines View Post
    ^do you have no life? you seem to offer alot of useless info. here and on pf..
    Do you have a point? I give "alot" of useless info and sometimes I post multi-thousand-word posts on different topics, like that review of bike shops on PF. If you do not find what I say of any importance, feel free to block me and you will never have to read a post by me again.

    FYI I am a jobless student on break, so I guess that constitutes "no life."
    Last edited by peabodypride; 08-17-08 at 01:45 PM.

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    yeah, alright.. You just say alot of useless **** more than you do to **** that has a point.. I was just being a grump. And I saw your sn and was like hey thats the kid that was gonna give me those free spds but kept blowing me off.. In all honesty. No point.. just a rough day and like I said was being a grump.

    So on topic, you should build wheels your self, then have a shop go over the tension and truing for you just to double check your efforts. And at that point, you have your own personal handbuilt wheels with the proper tensioning and truing that will keep the wheel strong forever, and as mentioned to my first post about, BR being an expensive shop, they are just more than some others that Ive been to, steve bell is supposidly running one of the best shops in philly right now, for everything from building bikes to wheels, to getting parts and installing them for cheap.

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    actually, peabodypride is rightl......they do have a fabulous window. i want that pink bike sooo bad, forget what type of frame it is.....and of course the obey

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    the obey sucks. the pink bike is a bareknuckle. the window is pretty good.

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    Yeah.. the bareknuckle in the window is done up nicely. Its also been there for soem time if I remember correctly.

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