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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:53 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
About right. Get them to measure up for you though and supply your own spokes, see what cost it will be.

£1 each is a lot i believe, you can get coloured ones for that!


If you build with crap you can get spokes cheaper for sure, but £1 each is about the going rate for decent DT or Sapim spokes.

I'd say the labour wasn't far off either, maybe a teeny tiny bit steep.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:03 am 
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Unless they are aero spokes I wouldnt want to be paying more than 50 - 60 p for DT Swiss or Sapim spokes


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:36 am 
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If you buy all the stuff from the shop, they usually build for free....

It's all very well sourcing cheap tat from all over, but if it goes wrong, who are you going to blame?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:30 am 
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ferrit wrote:
Unless they are aero spokes I wouldnt want to be paying more than 50 - 60 p for DT Swiss or Sapim spokes


For plain gauge.

Double butted are becoming more and more expensive as more and more people buy boutique wheels.

Only wheelbuilding I ever do in the shop is pretty much for internal gear hubs, as they're the only wheels it's cost effective for (according to my clientele).


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I've seen shops selling DT and sapin? Plain gauge spokes for £1.50 each... With a discount too 1.25 per spoke for a full set and £1 for with a build.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:37 pm 
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50p for silver DT DB. 75p for black.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=12629

Plain gauge DT come in at 30p in silver and 50p in black

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=12628

41p for Sapim DB

http://www.sdeals.com/oscommerce/produc ... cts_id/330

ACI DB in silver 26p

http://www.sdeals.com/oscommerce/produc ... cts_id/326

ACI DB Black 41p

http://www.sdeals.com/oscommerce/produc ... cts_id/375

ACI plain guage silver 24p

http://www.sdeals.com/oscommerce/produc ... cts_id/329


I reckon £25 to £30 a wheel is fair for labour.


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toomanyframes wrote:
cyfa2809 wrote:
Hammer and chisel - wooden wheels?

Nah,they wooden work!


Pahahaha!

Novatec ar ethe catalogue that were/are? suplliers to norco stock parts.

Im shocked, i though 50/60p a spoke or so!


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cyfa2809 wrote:
toomanyframes wrote:
cyfa2809 wrote:
Hammer and chisel - wooden wheels?

Nah,they wooden work!


Pahahaha!

Novatec ar ethe catalogue that were/are? suplliers to norco stock parts.

Im shocked, i though 50/60p a spoke or so!

Thank you.thankyou,im here all week


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:36 am 
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Having just build up a set of wheels meself, I bought my spokes from www.rosebikes.co.uk

About 45p a spoke for the top of the range DT Revolutions and 30p per spoke for DT Comps.

Absolute bargain at half the price of any shop in the UK!!! Sure, they're based in Germany, but the postage was only a fiver, they turned up fast and they threw in a free gym bag thingy.

Would there be any saving in lacing up the wheels yerself and just asking the shop to tension and true them??


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:57 am 
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From the UK supplier...

Black DT revolutions are £1.30p RRP each

Black DT comp's are £1.19 RRP each

Black Champion's are 85p RRP each

Silver Rev's are 99p RRP each

Silver Comp's are 80p RRP each

Silver Champ's are 65p RRP each


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