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Anybody have experience with Tawian Classic stuff?(5 posts)

Anybody have experience with Tawian Classic stuff?mybike1
Jan 22, 2004 6:36 AM
I am asking if anyone has had any experience with American(Tawian) Classic stuff since they stopped making the wheels by hand? A bloke told me they are using a spoke lacing and truing machine to make there wheels now. Has anyone had experience with them in the last couple of months.

If they are using machines, that is rubish. They claim they are hand-built.

Let me know as I have been talking to a UK store about them.
re: Anybody have experience with Tawian Classic stuff?_jim_
Jan 22, 2004 8:06 AM
nice post. ever thought about calling the company? i doubt anyone on this forum would know the answer to that question. by the way, mavic prebuilt wheels are all machine built and trued, with a final true job by hand. i believe that velomax also machine builds some of their wheels.

all of these brands must be rubbish, according to your statement.
re: Anybody have experience with Tawian Classic stuff?dan K
Jan 22, 2004 10:06 PM
Kind of OT but I took a wheelset to a mechanic with over 30 years wrenching experience in the likes of World Cup, the big tours, etc., and he said the set was tensioned/trued/built almost to perfection. I didn't tell him it was from Performance mailorder and built by a machine.
re: Anybody have experience with Tawian Classic stuff?buffedupboy
Jan 22, 2004 10:53 PM
They sell American Classic wheelsets in Singapore. The wheels come perfectly straight but sadly they don't use very good spokes on them so they apparently go off true very often.

A mate of mine bought a pair and immediately upgraded to better spokes and so far they are quite good.

Regards,
Sean
re: Anybody have experience with Tawian Classic stuff?_jim_
Jan 23, 2004 5:42 AM
you got my point dan. ac may? be building some of their wheels by machine, but all of the machine built wheels i have owned have been great. just look at what mavic pumps out. most of their wheels are almost perfectly straight out of the box. in a lot of cases, machine built wheels are finished off by hand. machines just accelerate the lacing and initial truing times.