Back in august, I had an unfortunate incident with a local pothole resulting in 2 instant deflations and on returning home, a slightly bent rear rim. I had been tinkering with the idea of a new set of wheels for a while and this was the clincher. A conversation with friendly Ricardo quickly led me asking him to build a new pair. They were collected recently and the result is beautiful, to my eyes. A few days later and I have been out for a couple of rides. To my mind, they feel stiffer, quicker under acceleration and roll better. Of course, this could all be in my imagination or just because I have not ridden the ti bike for a while! Regardless, I am very happy with the result. His pix: And mine: I would highly recommend @Spoked Wheels and would happily use his services again. p.s. might the Mods consider changing the thread title to '... for a nominal charge' or something similar instead of '...for free'. Still an absolute bargain!