Jump to content

best wheel builder


Recommended Posts

There must me a lot of you that have had wheels build in <?:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Cape Town area.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Let me have the name of the guy that truly knows what he is doing. I am a bit of a perfectionist so I really really need a guy who know what he is doing even up to getting the tension exactly the same on the spokes.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

VO2Max You provided the answer yourself..... get somebody who uses a spoke tensiometer. This story about feeling the tension or listening to the ring of the spokes is really bullsh!t. Nobdy has THAT perfect sense to determine spoke tension and YES the secret lies in perfect tension all round for front wheels and differing tension between drive and non drive side to compensate for the dishing effect. I used a Park STM and got it right. Detensioning of the wheel is a must and riding the wheel and rechecking afterwards is also a must. DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR RACE WITH A WHEEL THAT HAS NOT BEEN PROVEN AS STABLE!!!!!! I also "locked" the nipple heads with a thread locking fluid.




Wheel tensioning is NOT a dark art. If I could master it anybody that can change an electrical plug can do the same.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Kyalami Cycles, they build my wheels, Ambrosio Carbons, and they build Zipp's wheels as well

Link to comment
Share on other sites

George - Mean Machine Cycles... Germiston, might be a bit out of range, built my wheels for years!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Settings My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Help Logout