|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 wheels||ColnagoFE|
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 nm||mainframe|
Jul 28, 2003 9:01 AM
|me too nm||JS 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.
|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.