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Old 12-06-08, 02:33 PM
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Looking for a place to buy a built up Generator Front Wheel

Looking for a place to buy a built up Shimano Generator Front Wheel - DH-3N80 Hub with a Sun CR-18 700C Rim.

Any suggestions besides Peter White and Harris cycles? I have to call Peter for a price and availability (just have not done so yet) and Harris is out of stock with no ETA.
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Old 12-06-08, 03:49 PM
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I would say Peter White is your best bet. Peter won't let a wheel leave his store without personally checking it himself, even if he didn't build the wheel. Also keep in mind that generator hubs are becoming increasingly popular (some blame the bike manufacturers for the shortage), so they may be in short supply wherever you go.
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Old 12-06-08, 04:14 PM
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I CAN NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE MORE THAN... Percy Wheeler at Percy Cycles Portland Maine. If you do contact him, tell him that Ian recommended him. Just read his story on his Website. I am so glad to have him locally. He is a huge mentor for me, and hand guided me through lacing my generator wheel-set. He just opened a new boutique studio in building surrounded by artists, because he is an artist when it come to bikes and wheels. HE WILL STAND BY HIS WHEELS. And they carry my clydesdale mass well.

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I bought one from Peter last month - the DH-3N80 was out of stock, he did, however, have the DH-3N81 in stock as well as the Schmidt. My CR-18's are 26".
The 81 is supposed to be lighter than the 80 - from reading descriptions of it on a couple other websites - Shimano has the same service diagram for both hubs.
I like it, but I can only compare it to the sidewall dynamo that I had before - no more worries about the sidewall gen getting knocked out out alignment. You can feel a slight bit of resistance when starting off (even when the lights are turned off) that you don't with a normal hub.
I haven't had the chance to ride in heavy rain/sleet/snow yet to really appreciate the hub yet.
We are supposed to get a bit of winter weather tomorrow, can't wait to try it out. Might even have to mount the studs.
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I would be happy to help with that new wheel.
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You can also just buy the hub and have someone build it locally. That is wat I did for mine. PW can be a bit of a pain to deal with sometimes. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by riddei View Post
I CAN NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE MORE THAN... Percy Wheeler at Percy Cycles Portland Maine. If you do contact him, tell him that Ian recommended him. Just read his story on his Website. I am so glad to have him locally. He is a huge mentor for me, and hand guided me through lacing my generator wheel-set. He just opened a new boutique studio in building surrounded by artists, because he is an artist when it come to bikes and wheels. HE WILL STAND BY HIS WHEELS. And they carry my clydesdale mass well.

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I would be happy to help with that new wheel.
That's him. I E-mailed him, and that's his first post.
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Old 12-07-08, 06:10 AM
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Riddei is clearly my best marketing choice.
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Old 12-07-08, 11:03 PM
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Percy sounds like the type of entrepreneur and small-shop owner that we should support. Definitely see if he can fix you up. If he doesn't have what you need, you could try Hiawatha Cyclery at

https://www.hiawathacyclery.com/cart/...9bd4f7194d9ca2

I haven't dealt with Hiawatha before, but I have much enjoyed the Schmidt hubs and Hiawatha seems to have them on their website.
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Old 12-10-08, 03:53 PM
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Check out Anthony King at Longleaf Cycles. He's my local dude, but most of his work leaves his shop by FedEx.
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you could always take a stab at doing the build yourself..

that's what i did with my first dynohub.
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Old 12-10-08, 04:57 PM
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Universal Cycles is good.
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https://hiawathacyclery.com/
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Old 12-11-08, 02:30 AM
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Another vote for Hiawatha Cyclery.
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Whats wrong with your LBS?
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Originally Posted by K6-III View Post
Another vote for Hiawatha Cyclery.
+1 - Hiawatha, they get it.
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Originally Posted by TheLifeOfBryan View Post
Check out Anthony King at Longleaf Cycles. He's my local dude, but most of his work leaves his shop by FedEx.
I can vouch for Anthony's skills. North Texas misses him.
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