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Hand Built Wheels

markdavidhillmarkdavidhill Posts: 279
edited September 2011 in Road buying advice
I'm considering a pair of hand built wheels which has been recommended to me as a strong thirteen stone rider.

I have spoken to Strada. Does anyone have any experience of them?

Who else should I contact?

My budget is about £500.

Off the shelf, my lbs recommended Mavic Kysrium Elites.
Team Madison Genesis Volare & Condor Super Acciaio

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  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Wheelsmith and Harry Rowland always get lots of positive mentions on here.

    13 stone ain't that heavy, you will be able to get some lovely wheels to sort you out (along the lines of Ultegra/DuraAce hubs, Sapim CX Ray/Laser/DT swiss Competition spokes and IRD/Mavic/Ambrossio rims).
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Wheelsmith.co.uk, Harry Rowland, Paul Hewitt all have good reputations
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Bobbinogs wrote:
    Wheelsmith and Harry Rowland always get lots of positive mentions on here.

    13 stone ain't that heavy, you will be able to get some lovely wheels to sort you out (along the lines of Ultegra/DuraAce hubs, Sapim CX Ray/Laser/DT swiss Competition spokes and IRD/Mavic/Ambrossio rims).

    i've been riding harrry rowlands, mavic open pro/ultegra hub on my yukon - first bike i have never broken rear spokes on!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,044
    Less "knowing nod/wink" value, but Merlin have a great reputation in the MTB world for hand built wheels - good on price too!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Will your lbs build you some?

    What will they be for?

    Why not build your own?
  • pjm-84pjm-84 Posts: 819
    Why not build your own?

    +1

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    Paul
  • pjm-84pjm-84 Posts: 819
    Why not build your own?

    +1

    ]
    Paul
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