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Merrie GMerrie G Posts: 12
edited May 2007 in Road general
I've finally taken the plunge and decided to build a fixie as a project over the summer. I've ordered a new Surly Steamroller frame from wiggle and some shiny new Phil hubs from HubJub.

Question is does anyone know a good wheelbuilder in the Wakefield/Leeds/York area? Original plan was to build the wheels myself but the thought of risking œ225 worth of hubs made me bottle it. Any recommendations gratefully received.

Thanks. G.

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  • peejay78peejay78 Posts: 3,378
    you can order wheels with comparitive ease - don't be limited to ooop north.

    try harry rowland - highly reputable.

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  • 4candles4candles Posts: 240
    Merrie G,

    Go for it and get the wheel builder to true them up if it all goes pear shape so to speak...

    4C.
  • Merrie GMerrie G Posts: 12
    Thanks guys

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  • TakoTako Posts: 209
    Bob Jackson made good wheels. Mine is still true after 2yrs! And from your location, you can always drop in for a tune up after they bed in.
  • Uncle PhilUncle Phil Posts: 469
    Cycle Heaven in York have a guy that builds good wheels. He knows his stuff - finds out what sort of riding you do and advises you on what components to choose. Guarantees them and will fix/true them if necessary (never has been for me). Recommended.

    Spa Cycles in Harrogate will also build wheels to order I believe.

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  • monty_dogcpmonty_dogcp Posts: 379
    Paul Hewitt in Leyland - he builds the wheels for Hubjub too - I know it's the wrong side of the Pennines!
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