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Can anyone recommend a good wheel builder?

 

I have got some record hubs and would like to build a decent set of wheels.  
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don't know where you're located, ian at procycles in benoni has built me a set or three in the past. give him a call next week, he's riding in east london, i think, this week

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How much do you want to spend on building ? Cos a good builder will charge R250 to build a wheel.......

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George from Mean Machine in Germiston also builds a "mean" wheel. A few other bike shops send their wheels to him to build.

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It all depends on where you live.

 

Jason from Mikes Bikes in Greenside can also build a wheel.

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i would imagine most bikes shops have a wrencher who can build wheels. it's actually quite easy once you know how. google sheldon+brown+wheel+building if you're at all interested. it's not easy, but it's not as arcane an art as you may think

 
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Yes anyone can build a wheel, its building it correctly and so it lasts thats the key ....

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Yes anyone can build a wheel' date=' its building it correctly and so it lasts thats the key .... [/quote']

 

agreed. i always had someone who really knows what they're doing give the final tweaks to any of the wheels i've built.
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The key is even tension, only can really be checked by a tensiometer, not by plinging the spokes !!!

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Not every bike shop knows how to setup a wheel correctly, the one LBS near me will never see my wheel's after 2 dismal attempts.

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Not every bike shop knows how to setup a wheel correctly' date=' the one LBS near me will never see my wheel's after 2 dismal attempts. [/quote']

 

Is that the one in "Lionharbour" steet (ingleesh version of the real name).

 

 
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Not every bike shop knows how to setup a wheel correctly' date=' the one LBS near me will never see my wheel's after 2 dismal attempts. [/quote']

 

Is that the one in "Lionharbour" steet (ingleesh version of the real name).

 

 

 

Yup Wink They used to be quite good.

 

I damaged the front wheel hub after the Argus and needed a new one. 1stly they ordered the wrong hub, then they fitted the wrong colour hub and then after 2 attempts to fix the loose spokes (each taking 2 days) i finally took it to George who fixed it in 5 min.
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Guest Big H

Obree is correct..... never ever use a wheel builder who plinks the spokes. You can only get even wheel tension with a spoke tensiometer. Do a searc on various topics of this nature. It has been discussed many times over ..... same as the SHIMANO vs kempekkernoglia issue.

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Mr Big H. Would you reccomend retentioning the spokes on a regular basis as well? I have Wolber wheels.

 

 

 

Also, what do you mean with the Shimano vs (whatever)?

 

 

 

My Pegeout Mirage has Suntour spares. Is that bad?

 

 

 

If I want to change some spares, must it be Shimano?

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

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