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Handbuilt wheel advice

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Matt12345, 20 Mar 2017.

  1. Matt12345

    Matt12345 Active Member

    I have been offered a pair of handbuilt wheels for £145. I am looking for a set of new wheels but I have no idea about handbuilts and want to hear peoples opinions on these.
    They consist of a set of pave 28 alloy breaking rims laced to DT swiss350 hubs.
    10 speed Shimano freehub body fitted ( only used component) rest of components including hubs are new.

    https://plus.google.com/115333461120959744311/posts/6X7FBzPHFUj

    I have googled the components but have not really found alot.
    Any advice will be appreciated
     
  2. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    The wheel has too few spokes, the hubs are rubbish and the rear hub's freehub body has been "owned" by the cassette. Move on.
     
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  3. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    The 'thing' about handbuilt wheels is they're built to your spec by someone you trust (either by knowledge or reputation) I could knock up a set of wheels, doesn't mean they'd be any good though.
     
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  4. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    I have a pack of "hand salted" gravalax in my fridge. This hand thing is way over the top but hey, I milked the hell out of it when I still built wheels.
     
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  5. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    On my collection of bikes there are 11 wheels (one bike has an 'alternative' wheel with different gearing on it) all built by the same fella, a couple of the rears are laced 4 cross and another one I got him to lace up to the 'Spa Cycles' recipe of plain guage one side, butted the other.

    EDIT - BTW the other bikes have .'factory' wheels on them but the Roval 'Classique Pave' also claim to be 'handlaced'.