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Where can I get custom built Zipp wheels?(12 posts)

Where can I get custom built Zipp wheels?my327vette
Nov 4, 2003 4:55 PM
Hi,
I would like to get a pair of Zipp 303 rims built up with a higher spoke count and dura ace hubs. I want something a little more durable than a stock pair of 303's, but still relatively lightweight. Does anyone know of any builders in the Philadelphia, PA area or online retailers who build them? Thanks.
Interesting conceptKerry Irons
Nov 4, 2003 5:35 PM
So where do you suppose you will get these Zipp 303 rims with extra spoke holes? Presumably Zipp sells wheels with the drillings they offer, and doesn't sell rims with other drilling. Rather than looking for a builder, you should start your quest with finding Zipp rims that Zipp doesn't make.
Zipp does have Clydesdale wheelsweiwentg
Nov 4, 2003 5:53 PM
they're built on 404 rims. you might actually want to call Zipp directly, I think they do make their rims in more than their standard drillings. never tried it myself, mind you.
Interesting conceptmy327vette
Nov 4, 2003 6:16 PM
Actually they make thier rims with a variety of drillings. They are listed in thier catalog.
If you can get the rims, then "anyone can build them" (nm)Kerry Irons
Nov 4, 2003 6:25 PM
Are you always so condescending(nm)?Xeo
Nov 5, 2003 1:45 AM
only when someone talks botique wheels (nm)weiwentg
Nov 5, 2003 7:00 AM
Yeah, he hates boutique wheels ....pmf1
Nov 5, 2003 9:42 AM
As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow ---- ask about Ksyriums, Zipps, etc and Kerry is sure to tell you that you're being stupid and just get some open pros with Dura Ace hubs.

He does have a point to some degree.

I'm not so sure about Pro Link being the best lube on earth with a bottle lasting 28,000 miles. Seems like regular old oil to me. But we'll save that one for later ...
It just keeps getting better, doesn't it :) (nm)Kerry Irons
Nov 5, 2003 6:50 PM
You can get the 38mm American Classics in most std. drillings.russw19
Nov 4, 2003 10:06 PM
http://amclassic.com/Carbon_Wheels.html

Here's the link.. check it out... their rims are made by Zipp, or so goes the story.

Russ
Try Branfordbike.com...DaveLobster
Nov 5, 2003 7:02 AM
They sell Zipp rims separate (for $350 each!!) and would probably be happy to build you the wheels you are after.

http://www.branfordbike.com/wheels/wheel10b.html

-Dave
re: Where can I get custom built Zipp wheels?MShaw
Nov 5, 2003 10:26 AM
Pretty much any LBS can order the rims for you. Then its just a matter of putting them together.

I built a pair of 404 track wheels with 24/24 drilling on a pair of Superbe Pro hubs.

I've built a 340 wheel in 28 holes.

It ain't rocket science, just a PITA.

Mike