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Old 08-02-10, 01:51 AM   #1
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Wheelset

I'm about to purchase a set of wheels and I'm thinking about having Universal Cycles build a custom pair for me (Velocity Fusions laced to Surlys). Does anyone have any experience with Universal Cycles and their wheel build quality?

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Old 08-02-10, 01:56 AM   #2
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Why Universal when you have Ben from Velomine?!??!

idk about universal, but i know alot of people have wheels made by ben and they like it alot. give him a email, and ask for a quote.
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Old 08-02-10, 11:07 AM   #3
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Just sent an e-mail to him. Thank you!

Any other suggestions?

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Old 08-02-10, 11:48 AM   #4
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Why Universal when you have Ben from Velomine?!??!

idk about universal, but i know alot of people have wheels made by ben and they like it alot. give him a email, and ask for a quote.
IIRC, Ben doesn't build them. They're built on a large scale and the wheels are distributed to various distributors, like Velomine. He DOES have a custom wheel-builder, however, named Chuck.
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Old 08-02-10, 12:33 PM   #5
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I think you can get that set-up from pro wheel builder also.
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Old 08-02-10, 10:39 PM   #6
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I too have wondered about Universal Cycle wheel build quality. I am putting together my new wheelset for my Vigorelli:

Mavic Open Pro
(or DT Swiss 1.2) can't decide yet between these two very different rims
Miche Primato hubs
DT spokes
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Old 08-03-10, 03:09 AM   #7
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They are just down the road from me... Cant say anything about wheel quality but they have a rad shop...
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