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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Can anyone recommend me a good wheel builder in the sussex area?

l need a new rim fitted on my rear wheel which l'll supply.

Any ideas how much it would cost?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:21 pm 
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I've read on this forum that Martin at my local LBS (City Cycles in Chichester) is something of an expert wheel builder. However, I've never asked him to build a wheel for me, so I've no personal experience.

http://www.citycycleschichester.co.uk/

Chichester might be a bit too far away from you though...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:19 pm 
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konaman1 wrote:
Can anyone recommend me a good wheel builder in the sussex area?

l need a new rim fitted on my rear wheel which l'll supply.

Any ideas how much it would cost?

Cheers.


Baker St Bikes London road Brighton. Approx 15-20 quid plus parts. Much pleased with them prior to doing my own.


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a m8 of mine who works in my LBS in Worthing is an excellent wheel builder, done a few retro wheelsets for me, heres his website -

http://wheeltech.wordpress.com/


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Cheers for all the info guys Baker st bikes is just down the road from my old flat. Best pie shop in Brighton along there :D


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JohnH wrote:
I've read on this forum that Martin at my local LBS (City Cycles in Chichester) is something of an expert wheel builder. However, I've never asked him to build a wheel for me, so I've no personal experience.

http://www.citycycleschichester.co.uk/

Chichester might be a bit too far away from you though...


Used to live in Chi and Martin is a cracking wheel builder. Moved to Horsham now and can highly recomend Andy at AD cycles, he's build me 3 sets of wheels now and is happy for you to supply rims and hubs and builds with Sapim spokes.


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JohnH wrote:
I've read on this forum that Martin at my local LBS (City Cycles in Chichester) is something of an expert wheel builder. However, I've never asked him to build a wheel for me, so I've no personal experience.

http://www.citycycleschichester.co.uk/

Chichester might be a bit too far away from you though...


I too recomend Martin, although the shop is closed now till tuesday they love their hollidays lol

It feels like i've lost a limb when they close for a couple of weeks lol


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:29 pm 
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konaman1 wrote:
Cheers for all the info guys Baker st bikes is just down the road from my old flat. Best pie shop in Brighton along there :D


i've heard Baker Street is pretty good, although never had a wheel built anywhere in my life to be honest. but they are my second go to after G-Whizz :)

p.s. you interested in a meet/ride at Stanmer park in the near future? Date TBC...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Stanmer meet sounds good, keep me posted :)

Never been there for a ride l usually stick to the downs between Hove and Arundel, so l'd be really interested to check it out.


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me too! i've only ever ridden there at some randoms times back while i was at Uni. 3am bike rides after a night out! dem woz the dayz!!! :)


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