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Old 01-07-06, 04:34 PM
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Wheel Builders

I'm looking for recommendations for custom road wheel builders-so far I've been given Mike at "Oddsand endos" and "Ligerowheels." But there must be many others. I'd prefer working with an individual rather than a big outfit like Excel, etc.
I want to get some light but strong clinchers-no carbon-something original and well built.
Any suggestions?
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Old 01-07-06, 05:00 PM
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Old 01-07-06, 05:07 PM
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Harris Cyclery did the wheels on my bike.

Mavic A719 rims, double butted spokes, and Shimano deore XT hub...
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www.ergottwheels.com

where I got mine, he has some high zoot stuff and regular stuff

email Eric and he can explain what is best

good luck
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What the lightest wheels OddsandEnds' Mike Garcia can build?

Do anybody know?

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Old 01-09-06, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Corsaire
What the lightest wheels OddsandEnds' Mike Garcia can build?

Do anybody know?

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I am pretty sure that Mike Garcia will get you anything that is out there as long as you are willing to wait until he can get it and of course are willing to pay for it. I know he can and does SPIAM spokes and will get Shimano or Campagnolo hubs on request...of course I would guess he would rather build with the SpeedCific hubs.

spde1 - also check out www.speedgoat.com if you go to their main page over on the right there is a link to build a custom set of wheels. The web site may make it look like they are a big opperation but really they are a LBS out near Pittsburgh, PA and I have been told by several friends that George (their wheel builder) build some great wheels.
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
peter white cycles, Joe young, speed dreams, Ergott wheels, spin lite cycling.
+1 for Dave Thomas's Speed Dream Wheelsets. He built up a tubular set for me with White LTA rear hubs, Amer. Classic Micro front hubs, Velocity Escape semi-aero rims, and Wheelsmith DB ovalized spokes and they are light, stiff, and still compliant. Love 'em. Check out the top highest wheelset rating they got (4.97/5.0 with 89 reviews) here:

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/wheelset/

Cheers! - RJ
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