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Best price & build quality for custom wheels?(9 posts)

Best price & build quality for custom wheels?BergMann
Jul 28, 2003 7:45 AM
I'm looking to get a set of custom wheels built.
My current choice of components is Hugi 240s / Wheelsmith XL 15 spokes & alloy nips / Open Pros 28F 32R.

Does anyone have any opinions on which wheelbuilders out there offer the best combination of build quality & price?

Any experience with Cambria, Jenson, Beyond Bikes or Excel as wheelbuilders?
Have you heard of http://www.speeddream.com/biknben
Jul 28, 2003 7:55 AM
Dave is well known around here.

Of the sources you mentioned, Excel has a good reputation.
Thanks for the rec: Dave is one righteous dude!BergMann
Jul 28, 2003 12:06 PM
I seldom have the pleasure of talking with someone so incredibly knowledgeable, personable, honest, and open to suggestions.

Dave will definitely be building my next set of wheels!
I have a set of excel wheelsColnagoFE
Jul 28, 2003 9:00 AM
the cirrus model i think...basically 32 hole open pros with revs only i had a campy record hub instead of the d/a...i only use them for hillclimbs and special events, but at 190+ pounds they have held up well--maybe 2-3k miles on them so far.
second Excel nmmainframe
Jul 28, 2003 9:01 AM
me too nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 28, 2003 12:09 PM
re: Best price & build quality for custom wheels?cincy1
Jul 28, 2003 1:02 PM
I received an excellent set of affordable wheels from Joe Young at www.youngwheels.com. Got just what I wanted - hubs, spokes and rims with very expert advice from Joe.
re: Best price & build quality for custom wheels?gtx
Jul 28, 2003 1:05 PM
maybe shoot this guy an e-mail. Don't know if he uses the components you listed, but he has a good rep.

http://www.oddsandendos.com
re: Best price & build quality for custom wheels?wheels513
Jul 28, 2003 1:25 PM
If I was to be looking for a custom set of wheels that is built properly with the correct length spokes would be Joe Young besides myself.
Joe and myself do not use the a Park stand the most inaccurate truing stand around.
As for Excel remember one thing you get what you pay for.