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Have Rim and Hub..Where should I send it to get built?(8 posts)

Have Rim and Hub..Where should I send it to get built?Swat Dawg
Oct 1, 2003 7:08 PM
I have a Deep V rim, and an ultegra hub that I want to get built up for Cross. I want a good builder who knows what they are doing that would charge reasonable prices to put it all together. Where are some places that would do this for me? I would drop it off at the LBS but they aren't wheelsmith's and are too busy to deal with a lengthy and careful build job. Thanks for the suggestions.

Swat Dawg
Ahh....The best!the bull
Oct 1, 2003 7:19 PM
Oct 1, 2003 7:30 PM
dont be a pussy and do it yourself. get a book and head down to the basement/shop/garage/kitchen/living room(my choice) with a good beer and buildthemyour dam self. experience bulds character
orSwat Dawg
Oct 1, 2003 7:47 PM
That's what I'd love to do, but I have other things to do than sit around and build wheels. I am trying to graduate from college, and I need these wheels to race cross on in the next few weeks. I don't know where you went to college, or if you did, but I have enough work for a couple people right now, and don't pass unless I get it done, and do it well. If I didn't have to go to class, study, work, organize my collegiate team, train, sleep, and god forbid, try to have a social life with friends, maybe a girl to or two to talk to, I would just build the wheels myself. So slow your roll sevn. If it makes you feel better I'm planning on doing a wheel build over winter break when I have the time to do it. Maybe you have too much time on your hands. Maybe you can use some of your freetime to build a set for me and send them to me as a friendly gesture.

Swat Dawg
I just built a wheel tonight!the bull
Oct 2, 2003 6:01 PM
It was a Mavic MA-3 on a Dura-Ace 8 speed hub for my Pinarello.
Only took me around a hour and a half. I still have to fine tune it but I want to ride it around the block a couple of times first.

Checkout this site!
You should not worry!
Its not that hard.
You do the trailing spokes then the leading.
Sheldon will walk you through everything.
It is quite rewarding!
I'll second Gravy at www.gravywheels.netThe Don
Oct 2, 2003 9:34 AM
Just had him build me some Chorus/Open Pro wheels, and he built me mtb. wheels (King/Valiant) as well. Dude plays good reggae in the shop too!
re: Have Rim and Hub..Where should I send it to get built?Juanmoretime
Oct 2, 2003 1:34 AM
Did you have a spoke type and pattern in mind? I build wheels. Email me if you don't come up with another solution. JB
Don't spend all your money on shipping...DaveLobster
Oct 3, 2003 6:09 AM
Mailing a rim is expensive, and mailing a built wheel is even more so. If you send it away to be built, you will probably spend as much on the shipping (both ways) as on the build.

Surely there must be someone you can find locally who builds wheels. If you are racing that should give you your contacts. Look around. Ask people who have non-standard wheels where they got them built. Keep in mind that building wheels and racing with the Cat 2's are different skills, so ask some of the slower folks too. It doesn't sound like you are looking for a tricky build, I would think any careful wheelbuilder could handle the job.

I have a standing offer of building wheels at cost for any of the guys I ride with. You don't happen to be in or near Central FL?

Wheel building is fun, and most home builders would probably be proud to know you are racing on "their" wheel. I would consider it a sad state of affairs if there is no one in your cycling circle who has the ability to build a simple wheel. Good luck -Dave