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Old 07-15-14, 04:13 PM
Retro Grouch 
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Look up a commercially built wheelset of your choice. Now price out what you'd have to pay for rims, spokes and hubs to duplicate that wheelset. Consider what your time is worth.

I assume that if you could buy components in large enough quantities you could get discounts to match the commercial builders' costs. To sell wheels in quantities, however, you'll have to establish a marketing program. There are lots of folks who will be willing to take your advertising money and they'll promise you the world but they won't offer any guarantees.

I don't like sounding so gloomy, but I don't think stand alone wheel building is a very promising business plan.
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