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Old 08-03-12, 07:32 AM
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Looking for a excellent wheel builder in north side of Chicago.

I have a set of Assos Aero Tubular 28 hole Rims laced to Pelissier 2k Pro small flange Hubs, flat spokes 2x on each wheel and want to transfer to a set of Bontrager 28 hole Clincher rims with the spokes at 2x. The height and width are the same. The huge question is, who can provide the best service, knows how to build a good set of wheels at a reasonable price on the northside of Chicago!







They came with my Kestrel 4k, but the streets of Chicago is no place to ride with tubulars, the weight along when carrying two spares cancels out the lightness of carbon fiber. You can email me at "gioscinelli@gmail.com"! Don't misunderstand, I love the feel of comfort, smooth and acceleration of tubulars, but have to be practical.

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Higher Gear in Highland Park has done some for me (if you don't mind driving out of the city). Nice work, good attention to detail.
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Just look in the mirror.


Buy a used or other truing stand in your budget
buy some good beer
print off Sheldon's instructions
have at it.

Sit down and build while watching the olympics (or real housewives, whatever floats your boat) to pass the time. Start with the front wheel. The first build probably won't be very fast, but like in everything, practice makes perfect. I'm still not fast building them, but my wheels built on a cheap Minoura stand are true and stable under my Clydesdale butt. Even when I build and ride stuff I'm not supposed to, like the 16 paired spoke front wheel I've used for 3 seasons on my "modern" bike. Potholes, washboard roads and all.
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There's a guy named Psimet who frequents the road forums who has a wheel building business. Word is that his communication is spotty, but his work is amazing and very well-priced. He's from the Chicago area I think.
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Originally Posted by Ex Pres View Post
Just look in the mirror.


Buy a used or other truing stand in your budget
buy some good beer
print off Sheldon's instructions
have at it.

Sit down and build while watching the olympics (or real housewives, whatever floats your boat) to pass the time. Start with the front wheel. The first build probably won't be very fast, but like in everything, practice makes perfect. I'm still not fast building them, but my wheels built on a cheap Minoura stand are true and stable under my Clydesdale butt. Even when I build and ride stuff I'm not supposed to, like the 16 paired spoke front wheel I've used for 3 seasons on my "modern" bike. Potholes, washboard roads and all.
This. I did pretty much the same for my first wheel build, though finished my rear wheel during the Bachelorette finale..
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