|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?|
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 nm||PhatMatt|
Jul 1, 2002 12:04 PM
Jul 1, 2002 3:57 PM
|How about a Great Deal On A New Wheelset?||jose_Tex_mex|
Jul 1, 2002 12:58 PM
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.: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.