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Road Wheel BuildersSean OConnor
Jan 23, 2004 12:44 PM
Can anyone recommend a wheel builder who would use DA hubs, Velocity rims, and Sapim spokes? I don't like Open pros; I have a set, and the "pinging" is driving me crazy. On the other hand, I don't see any reason to upgrade to CK or White hubs. Colorado Cyclist and the other big email builders don't seem to use Velocity rims. Thanks!
re: Road Wheel Buildersdivve
Jan 23, 2004 1:17 PM

He'll build you anything you like.
Second thatdgangi
Jan 23, 2004 9:03 PM
I also recommend Mike Garcia at Odds and Endos. Not only does he build a nice wheel, he's a very honest person who will take the time to figure out what is the best wheel for you. I purchased a set of Velocity wheels for my mountain bike last month and was very surprised at how affordable they are. I originally called in asking for a set of wheels with King hubs, but after talking with me about my size and riding style, he sold me on a much less expensive set of American Classics. The reason? He said that the King's would be overkill in my situation and that the AC's would be every bit as good. He said he would gladly sell me the more expensive hubs, but that he would rather see me save my money. Now that's honesty for you.

re: Road Wheel BuildersRHH
Jan 23, 2004 5:50 PM
I, too, can recommend Mike Garcia at Odds and Endos. He built up a pair of Velocity Aerohead rims for me recently. Good workmanship, reasonable price. 1000k miles on the wheels and so far I've been quite happy with them.
Two thoughtspitt83
Jan 23, 2004 5:52 PM
Colorado will indeed use that if you want. They'll build Ultegra on Velocity; I have a pair. I like their wheels and have used them for 2 years w/o incident.

Or, build them yourself! It's really not difficult, just paying attention to detail. If youi've got a true stand and a spoke wrench, that would be enough. Tensiometer and dish tool are optional and you'd pay for them wiht the labor savings from your first build.
Jan 23, 2004 7:47 PM
I just had some Open Pro's built up with the Sapien CX Ray spokes by Richard, and am very pleased. Richard is in Monterey Park, and could build just what you described