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Best wheelbuilder in tri-state area???(10 posts)

Best wheelbuilder in tri-state area???elviento
Jul 1, 2002 9:15 AM
Thinking of having a set of hubs built into wheels. Maybe Open Pro on butted spokes. Any good wheelbuilder? What's the cost? Thanks.
re: Best wheelbuilder in tri-state area???Lone Gunman
Jul 1, 2002 10:31 AM
And what tri state might that be?
NY/NJ/PA. nmelviento
Jul 1, 2002 11:12 AM
what's a tri-state area? pick any 3 adjacent?gregario
Jul 1, 2002 11:13 AM
i've heard that term in various parts of the country.
Does it have to be in your area?MXL02
Jul 1, 2002 11:31 AM
If you don't mind mailing your hubs to the builder, I highly recommend Joe Young in Fredricksburg, TX. Check out his web site...I ordered a set of his wheels and they are superb.
What is his site address nmPhatMatt
Jul 1, 2002 12:04 PM
http://www.youngwheels.com (nm)MXL02
Jul 1, 2002 3:57 PM
How about a Great Deal On A New Wheelset?jose_Tex_mex
Jul 1, 2002 12:58 PM
elviento,
I understand the desire to have your hubs built up - you might even consider trying your hand at building them yourself.
However, have you ever ridden Shimano 535's? My set now has over 3K miles and have never needed to be trued. I saw them at www.seankelly.com for $160.00!!!! With shipping they come to $180.00 - a better wheelset deal CANNOT be found...
By the time you have rims, spokes, nipples, labor, tape, and shipping I imagine you will be spending over a hundred. I would consider the 535's. Both my road bike and back up bike have them and I am actually thinking of getting a backup set.
2 options worth the effort.....Spirito
Jul 1, 2002 3:12 PM
the rest i wouldnt waste my time

dave perry at bikeworks NYC (lower east side)

jamie swan out in long island

both build for racers and have considerable experience - id imagine the usual of 30 per wheel + spokes.

all the other promise the world yet if its a bad wheel they hold no reponsibility. both dave and jamie have rims and spokes. im sure there is a few in NJ too but aint familiar with anyone there.
re: Best wheelbuilder in tri-state area???davet
Jul 1, 2002 6:51 PM
Try Frank Corda, on Long Island N.Y.: wheels513@yahoo.com
He built me a set of killer wheels for an excellent price and I am very happy with them. He is going to build another set for my next bike.