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Old 11-21-16, 10:22 AM
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Possible wheel builder?

Good morning,

Would there be any forum members interested in building me a set of wheels? I usually do most of the work myself but have never done it before and would like them done right for a vintage build. At some point, I will take the time to learn how to do this, as I think it would be fun and rewarding. There are a lot of great resources on how to do it but want them done right the first time. In the future, I will mess around on an old rim that I never intend on using. The build will consist of Ambrosio Montreal rims with Campy Record hubs.

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Old 11-21-16, 10:55 AM
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It might be a good idea to give your location. finding a local builder would be advantageous, as you save two way shipping, and a local builder can more easily provide post build support.
If you happen to be local to me, I could help you out.
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Old 11-21-16, 11:32 AM
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If you happen to live in the Atlanta area then Scott's shop ProWheelBuilder.com is in Cumming.
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Old 11-21-16, 11:44 AM
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You already Own the Hubs and rims?
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Interesting. Late last year I built a set using the same hubs/rims.

Where are you located?
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Old 11-21-16, 12:08 PM
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I also used a set of these specs, but that was in 1982 (or so) and hundreds of wheel builds ago. The wheel set was a nice riding one. I had then on both a Raleigh Pro (1976 model) and one of my own frames. I finally replaced the rims (with Arc en Ciels IIRC) when I cracked the rear rim hopping over (well, almost over) a curb.


Agree that a location is needed to make our builder recommendations sensible. If the OP is in upstate NY I know of a few wheel builders, including myself, that have a lot of experience with this era of stuff. Andy.
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I am located near Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. I do have the rims and hubs.

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If you were local, not only would I do it (for a fair price) but I would teach you and walk you through the process if you wanted. But the distance makes it a bad deal for you. Find someone local. Even though wheels are not heavy, they are expensive to ship.
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I'd be happy to. But, as was pointed out, shipping wheels more than 300 miles or so can be costly. So if you're out west you're better off finding someone closer
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Call around .. you have some Big Experienced Shops there, like perennial cycles. https://www.perennialcycle.com/

who Undoubtedly can build your wheel , and supply the spokes to do it.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
So if you're out west you're better off finding someone closer


I knew folks in NYC had a different geographical viewpoint than those of us on the left coast, but to consider Minnesota "out west", made me chuckle.
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Agreed! Upstate NY starts about 20 miles up the Hudson. Northern CA is anything N of LA. The "mid west" is actually east of the nations mid line... the list can go on. Andy
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I knew folks in NYC had a different geographical viewpoint than those of us on the left coast, but to consider Minnesota "out west", made me chuckle.
Kind of depends on which side of Minneapolis you live. Since not only New Yorkers consider the Mississippi the east/west divider.

But it's more than that. Shipping rates ramp up quickly after about 600 miles. Shipping to Minnesota costs almost the same as shipping to LA. So, from a shipping cost point of view, anything west of Indianapolis might as well be Seattle.
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MSP is crawling with bikies. Shouldn't be hard to find someone local to build them up for you.
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Yellow Jersey near Madison isn't very far. They built top notch wheels at very fair prices. I know that they build on used or customer provided hubs, but don't know the policy regarding rims. I suspect that they should be fine with it as long as they're selling the spokes.

Email them via their site Yellow Jersey, Ltd., Arlington WI USA Everything Cycling Since 1 April, 1971!. Or if you phone, ask for Andy.
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Don't do it, make the time to start building, if your committed I don't think you can go wrong following Wheelbuilding book for cycle wheels . I started with a 600 rear hub converted to 8,9,10 and a DA front and Ambrosio Excellence rims, excellent to this day.
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