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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:18 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hello all.... Who do people on here recommend - both on quality and price - for getting a wheel built up if I supply the hub and the rim?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:09 pm 
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My LBS is good, Bicycle World in Ringwood. Rob there built up a singlespeed wheel with reverse dish for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:35 pm 
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Try it yourself, its not that hard :) Unles you are looking for perfection or somthing fancy :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Exactly - I do most of my own now. In 7 years I've never had one collapse or go badly out of true.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:53 pm 
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I build my own if I'm going for those dreadful modern disc brake thingies, that way perfectly true is not needed :lol:
Infact I'm measuring old spokes (new spokes are obviously the best idea but cash is scarce), cutting to length, rethreading (I have a spoke threader, wonderful tool) and lacing up a front disc wheel this week. Rim brake wheel requires more patience but if methodically done gives good results and a feeling of great satisfaction. :D
Give it a go, its fun and another string to the bow :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Another vote for a DIY build. Nothing beats riding your own wheels and it means you can always fix them if needed too.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:34 pm 
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The problem for me is the time it would take to learn a new skill - and likely quality of the outcome :lol: Plus they are not 'standard' hubs so I have no idea how I would gauge what spoke lengths I would need etc.

Most important - I don't currently have any workshop facilities either.

Having said that I will look into it further - but in the meantime if anyone knows a good wheel builder please let me know. It would be the quickest most practical option for me at the present time

Cheers

Rob


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:50 pm 
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I've been steered to rob at bad ass bikes in Bristol to build my tioga disk drive up. Apparently he's done a fair few of these and to me that's a recommendation and a half cos they are laborious to build. I await the result but worth giving him a call I think.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:49 pm 
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if you measure spoke length from the centre of the hub to rim, or on a new build....half the inside diameter of the rim...you should be in the right ball park for a 3 cross +/-a couple of mm. yes, old spokes are well handy!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:32 pm 
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I built mine sat on the floor :) only a screw driver needed. Each wheel took about 1 hour:


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=270440

Lots of good videos on you tube.

Give it a go, what do you have to lose :)


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