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Anyone using wheels built by Mike at oddsandendos??(6 posts)

Anyone using wheels built by Mike at oddsandendos??PMC
Apr 17, 2002 6:40 AM
I'm in the market for a new wheelset and have gone back and forth for the last month or so on what I really need or want.

I've been over all the pre-built factory wheelsets and have decided that for my money I could do better.

I've also looked at some hand built Mavic Open Pro / Shimano Ultegra or Dura Ace wheelsets and have been leaning that way. Way cheaper and if I felt the need to spend the cash, I could just get a back-up set.

I then came across the website and think I may have found what I've been looking for all along. The rims are Aeroheads and they're built up with a front Ringle SOB hub and rear American Classic lightweight hub. They don't up-charge for different spoke count or type and give you full color selection for hubs, rims and spokes.

My only real questions are on rim durability, rear hub durability and build quality. Any insights?

For the record, I weigh in the 190 range and am a bit of a masher. Most of my rides are on fairly crappy roads (Minnesota potholes) and I average 150 to 200 miles a week during riding weather. Right now I'm running a set of Spinergy SR-3s and I'm paranoid they are not going to last the summer. No problems yet at 700 miles, knock on wood, but I've read enough reviews that I am worried.
Heard nothing but good, and I'm planning to order...cory
Apr 17, 2002 8:29 AM
Haven't actually used 'em, but after hearing good things, I e-mailed him a note about what I was trying to find. He got right back with some suggestions at a fair (not supercheap, but reasonable) price. I was ready to go...then my furnace blew up and I had to send the IRS $8000 (it's not all good news when your wife sells a book), so I've put off the order. For what it's worth, though, the word of mouth is excellent, and he was fast and responsive to my questions.
Apr 17, 2002 8:57 AM
Mike has an awesome reputation. Do yourself a favor and give his 1-800 number a call. E-mail is ok but he may be slow to respond. If you call be ready to stay on the phone for a while as he will go over a ton of options for a wheelset that will meet your needs. His pricing should be tough to beat as well. Call him. You'll see what good service really is like.
Highly reccommended!K-Man
Apr 18, 2002 7:00 AM
I have used Mike for 1 MTB set and will order any future wheelset from him. Great builder and his customer service is probably the best, period.

re: Anyone using wheels built by Mike at oddsandendos??Leak
Apr 19, 2002 7:42 PM
I just ordered a set of Shook/AC 350s from him and like someone else here said, it's probably best to call him. He takes all the time you need to go over different options and he's incredibly knowledgeable about the parts he uses.

On top of that, he's really easy to work with and his prices are great...much less than what the same wheels would have cost me had I ordered them directly from Shook Designs or American Classic.

re: your wheelscollinsc
Apr 21, 2002 10:04 AM
can you tell me more about them? what sort of setup did you go with and why?

Im looking to do the same thing very soon.