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 Post subject: WTD: Wheel building info
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:28 pm 
Old School Hero
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As above really.

Is it possible to build your own wheels. How difficult is it and what equipment do you need?

Are there any Leeds(ish) based wheel builders on this site? That can take cash, especially is this an out of work time job? I have a hub, rim and spokes that require putting together.

My LBS recnetly charged me £30 for the privilege of providing me with some spokes and building a wheel when I had supplied the rim, hud, nipples etc. Is that reasonable? Or a rip off?

As above if anyone in Leeds can do some wheel building for some tax free cash, then let me know please.


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£30, what spokes? £15 per wheel for dt comp spokes & build is around average for retail.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:03 am 
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Here's a good guide:

http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php


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 Post subject: WTD: Wheel building info
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:02 am 
Old School Hero
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Deelam - Thanks for that - will check it out later, when I have a minute

Scant - Black spokes, DT, normal spoking, nothing fancy.One wheel


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