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Old 11-28-09, 07:49 AM   #1
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Harris Cyclery Wheels

Hey, I am looking at the WE632 wheel set (700c, DT spokes, 36 spoke, mavic rims) and was wondering if anyone has used or ordered these before and has experience? I am generally very pleased with the quality of Harris stuff and don't suspect anything, but I thought I would post first.

I am planning a wheelset upgrade for my surly LHT....although the current alex rims (32 spoke) set is holding true just fine....I haven't trued them in months. A nicer wheelset for commuting/touring would complete my build at this point.

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These are decent machine-built wheels. I expect Harris does not hand check them for true or tension before selling them so you might plan on doing this yourself or having it done by a local shop with a reliable wheel builder. They are also one of the few 36 spoke wheel sets I've seen recently.
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I have bought a few sets of wheels from Rocky Mountain Cyclery through ebay and they seem to be very nicely build and a good value. Here is a set they have listed right now:
http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-XT-M760-Mav...item5884a555cc
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Hey, I am looking at the WE632 wheel set (700c, DT spokes, 36 spoke, mavic rims) and was wondering if anyone has used or ordered these before and has experience? I am generally very pleased with the quality of Harris stuff and don't suspect anything, but I thought I would post first.

I am planning a wheelset upgrade for my surly LHT....although the current alex rims (32 spoke) set is holding true just fine....I haven't trued them in months. A nicer wheelset for commuting/touring would complete my build at this point.

Thanks,
Hey Gene,

I bought exactly the wheels you mentioned from Harris, and have been totally pleased with them.


Their 130mm spacing fit just fine in my old 125mm frame, and an 8 speed cassette had no clearance issues...


The axle cones needed a slight adjustment as they were a little tight, but that's it. They're super strong 36 hole touring rims, and the stout stainless steel straight gauge spokes retain their good looks.

I really like the Sora components (because they're cheap like me! ) and they are very well designed. I also run a Sora RD and Altus cantilever brakes.

Take Care,

Greg

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A friend got the 634's for the 135 spacing. The rear hub bearing was a little too tight. Other than that the spoke tension measured an even 100kg front and right rear and they were true. He has about 500 miles on them and no problems.
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These are decent machine-built wheels. I expect Harris does not hand check them for true or tension before selling them so you might plan on doing this yourself or having it done by a local shop with a reliable wheel builder. They are also one of the few 36 spoke wheel sets I've seen recently.
I think that one would expect that wheels purchased from a shop to be inspected for true and tension, but it's simple enough for the OP to ask that this be done. Harris has a pretty good reputation around here.

OTOH, buying a wheelset from one shop, only to take it to another shop is poor form unless there are extenuating circumstances. The obvious question of the second shop is "why didn't you just buy them from me?"
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Take Care,

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That is one nice looking bike!
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