Recommended wheels builder

by TRs Blurb n Blog   April 7, 2009  

Can anyone recommend a good wheel builder, preferably in the London area. I want someone who can do unusual spoking, not just your standard 3X.

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those chaps at Tour de Ville will build you a nice looking wheel. They've got one on their blog that they call a 'radial crow's foot', looks interesting...

http://tourdevillelondon.blogspot.com/

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posted by cactuscat [299 posts]
7th April 2009 - 11:16

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Splendid, they are just round the corner from where I live.

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
7th April 2009 - 11:46

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What different spoke lacing patterns can we come up with? I like this one.

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It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
7th April 2009 - 12:17

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I like this explosion-in-a-coat-hanger-factory twisted spoke mash-up...

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
7th April 2009 - 12:35

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classy.

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posted by Barry Fry-up [186 posts]
7th April 2009 - 12:39

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I'm a wheelbuilder based in Southampton. My site is still in its infancy but I have a lot of ideas. I've got an order for some good race wheels that might interest:
Campag record hubs
Sapim CX-Ray aero-spokes
Mavic CXP33 rims

The pair weigh a whisker over 1.5kg.

They would be lighter still if I used some ambrosio tubs, (under the 1.5kg mark). A big advantage with them is that they are 32 spokes/wheel making them easy to true and helps to keep them stiff. The CXP33 is a high performing deep section rim too which will improve aero-dynamics and stiffness. The CX-Ray spokes are the best money can buy.

The pair have not been fully costed but probably something in the region of £400 which makes them very competitively priced.

I also have some Rigida Chrina rims built onto some Miche Racing box hubs, they are only £165pr if you want something more economical. They come in at 2.1kg and are also 32 spokes/wheel - sapim race double butted spokes this time.

www.dcrwheels.co.uk

posted by davidcrhunt [1 posts]
19th August 2009 - 11:23

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Have a word with Pete at Rat Race Cycles.

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posted by Pierre [79 posts]
20th August 2009 - 9:22

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