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Hand Built Wheels Update - £20 per wheel building service to CC members

Discussion in 'Shopping, Services, Offers and Reviews' started by Spoked Wheels, 18 Jun 2013.

  1. outlash

    outlash also available in orange

    Location:
    ice station zebra
    @Spoked Wheels , Purely out of curiosity, would you entertain the idea of building a rear wheel with an Alfine hub?
     
  2. OP
    OP
    Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

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    Yes, no problem.

    Ricardo
     
  3. outlash

    outlash also available in orange

    Location:
    ice station zebra
    Thanks :smile:, I may be looking at alternative wheels for my Day One and not everyone want to use Alfines.

    Tony.
     
  4. razer17

    razer17 Active Member

    Nah, no cause for concern. If anything the rear brake and bottom bracket could use a look at.

    It was more a joke about taking them to Halfords, given their rep.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

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    Oh I see ^_^
     
  6. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Missed opportunity there for a massive wind-up at @Spoked Wheels expense. :laugh:

    "Halfords mechanic said they were well out of true, but don't worry mate, he sorted them out for me..."
     
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  7. OP
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    Spoked Wheels

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    That would have got me very upset. I'll be on the look out from now on :smile:
     
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  8. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

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    near Hornsea
    I wonder what it would take to bust a wheel built my @Spoked Wheels ? My first set have probably done close to 1.5k miles through the winter, so not the best of riding conditions & carrying my weight (now down to 16.5st) & his workmanship has stood up to the test really well, but I suppose everything has its limits & breaking points. Hopefully I wont ever find out ^_^
     
  9. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
    near Hornsea
    Got my 2nd set of wheels last week & been out for a few short rides on my 'best' bike. With the new wheels the bike is much stiffer & more responsive, but remains comfortable too. Might get out for a longer ride next week & check comfort levels on a longer ride, but I've probably done about 75 miles on these so far & love them. The bike looks so much better, very stealth :becool: so think that gives a physiological boost.
    Been out for a quick spin today & it was my first circular ride with an average speed of over 20mph ^_^ https://www.strava.com/activities/269583727

    Thank you very much @Spoked Wheels your a true gent :okay: :cheers:
     

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  10. OP
    OP
    Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

    Location:
    Bournemouth

    Good to hear you are taking your summer baby out for a bit of fresh air :laugh:

    The wheels look good. Are you running 25c tyres?

    I'm glad you liked the wheels. They are strong wheels..... just what the doctor ordered :smile:.

    20mph average.... the electric motor I inserted in the hub is working properly I think :whistle:

    Comfort levels? Lower the tyre preasure or use fatter tyre ^_^
     
    Last edited: 17 Mar 2015
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  11. OP
    OP
    Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Now, time for something a little more classic for @CRVFR

    Mavic Open Pro
    Camapnolo Record hubs
    DT Swiss Competition spokes.

    Lovely wheels.... I want some for myself ^_^

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  12. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
    near Hornsea
    23mm Bontrager hardcase tyres, about same width as the rim :okay:
    Currently running tyres at about 90psi with Vittoria latex tubes http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-latex-inner-tube/ but they don't hold the air as well as other latex tubes I've used, lose about 20psi over a day or 2 :blush: but they are cheaper :laugh:
    The comfort levels are fine at the moment, nothing to worry about, but I've not done a decent length ride yet, so I'll report back once I have. probably get a bike fit during Easter break so that should help too, as I still haven't got the bike quite right yet. I reckon I'll need a new stem, but I'll see what they recommend on the bike fit, as on my tourer I think I tried 3 or 4 stems, before I got it right, I was way out with a couple :sad:
     
  13. OP
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    Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    What I meant to say was that I can't control the camfort level. I build for durability and strength / stiffness. If somebody thinks that can affect the comfort by tensioning a bunch of spokes then I'd love to learn that too :smile:
     
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  14. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    Location:
    near Hornsea
    Durability & strength is fine by me ^_^ My old RD-60 wheels probably offer more comfort, but would I feel comfortable riding all day on them? Not now :okay: I have absolutely no fears when doing a ton ride on your wheels, in fact the wheels can probably cope with more miles a day than me :laugh:
     
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  15. OP
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    Spoked Wheels

    Spoked Wheels Guru

    Location:
    Bournemouth
    Well, I can understand that, I would hate to have a wheel breakdown far from home.

    Wheels are to be ridden. ... not point in keeping them in the garage to admire :smile: go on, ride them to ground then I build you another set :smile:
     
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