Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Terry Rigd » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

>Does anyone know of a really good mtb wheelbuilder in the U.K.! I am
>having some wheels built wit Hope hubs, D.T. Revolution spokes and
>Mavic 231 rims and i want the job done right! Any comments and
>experiences would be appreciated

Why not biuld your own, its not difficult and the quality is in your own
hands.  There are recipies in quite a few bike books "Cycle Touring " by
Vandenplas comes to mind.  If you can't find instruction and you want to
try it I can fax you some badly photocopied pages from an old book.

TERRY  

 
 
 

Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Andrew K Steven » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does anyone know of a really good mtb wheelbuilder in the U.K.! I am
>having some wheels built wit Hope hubs, D.T. Revolution spokes and
>Mavic 231 rims and i want the job done right! Any comments and
>experiences would be appreciated

I had a wheel built up by Jeremy Duke not long ago (middleburn front
susp. hub + ritchey spokes + Mavic 231) and can thoroughly reccomend
him.

The wheel was built up in less than a week despite the hub not being
in stock (in a particular colour) at the time I called. The service
was friendly, the build-up process sounds super-thorough (I don't
know much about wheel-building but you can contact him for details),
the wheel arrived securely-packaged with some standard guarantees
about no trueing being necessary for the first year (assuming, if I
recall, no trials-type stuff or abnormal abuse) and I've ridden it
with no problems ever since.

Best of all, compared to other wheel-building ads. in UK magazines
at the time, Jeremy Duke was the cheapest.

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Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by pete » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Does anyone know of a really good mtb wheelbuilder in the U.K.! I am
having some wheels built wit Hope hubs, D.T. Revolution spokes and
Mavic 231 rims and i want the job done right! Any comments and
experiences would be appreciated

 
 
 

Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Gary Hi » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Does anyone know of a really good mtb wheelbuilder in the U.K.! I am
>having some wheels built wit Hope hubs, D.T. Revolution spokes and
>Mavic 231 rims and i want the job done right! Any comments and
>experiences would be appreciated

Dave Hinde has a good reputation, though I haven't had any personal
experience. I had a set of wheels built on Hope hubs by Jeremy Duke,
and have been very impressed. 10 months with no problems (apart from
trashing the front one in a splendid crash last week :-(, but nothing
a wheelbuilder could have prevented)

Both advertise regularly in MBUK, MTB Pro etc.

Gary
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Department of Electronics and Computer Science,
University of Southampton, Highfield, Hants, SO17 1BJ, UK.
Tel: + 44 1703 594490, Fax: + 44 1703 592865

 
 
 

Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Andy Cawde » Thu, 06 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Hi!  Peter said ....

Quote:

>Does anyone know of a really good mtb wheelbuilder in the U.K.! I am
>having some wheels built wit Hope hubs, D.T. Revolution spokes and
>Mavic 231 rims and i want the job done right! Any comments and
>experiences would be appreciated

I have two suggestions.  One is Monty at Condor Cycles in the Grays
Inn Road in Central London - he builds wonderful wheels!

The other thought is the wheelbuilder used by Chas Roberts in
Croydon, South London. I have a mountain bike frame with road bike
angles made by Chas and the wheels are great.

Good luck

Andy Cawdell    /    Director, Dovetail Management Consultancy
               /     Chair, London Cycling Campaign
              /      Member of ICFM and CFDG
             /       Associate of LSE and CAF Consultants

 
 
 

Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Richard Hayte » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>Dave Hinde has a good reputation, though I haven't had any personal
>experience. I had a set of wheels built on Hope hubs by Jeremy Duke,
>and have been very impressed. 10 months with no problems (apart from
>trashing the front one in a splendid crash last week :-(, but nothing
>a wheelbuilder could have prevented)
>Both advertise regularly in MBUK, MTB Pro etc.
>Gary
--
>Gary Hill,
>Department of Electronics and Computer Science,
>University of Southampton, Highfield, Hants, SO17 1BJ, UK.
>Tel: + 44 1703 594490, Fax: + 44 1703 592865

Both these guys have good reputations. I go to Rock n Road cycles in
Portsmouth, where the owner, James Huggins, builds a mighty wheel. If
been running a set of road wheel (Campagnolo Veloce, DT Butted spokes,
Mavic MA2) for about 9 months on the rutted roads of Portsmouth (not
good), and they've been superb. He also recently rebuilt my MTB front
wheel (White Industries, DT butted, Mavic 231) and did a really good
job. I'm sure he would do mail order for you...

Rich

 
 
 

Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Matt Poun » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

> I go to Rock n Road cycles in
>Portsmouth, where the owner, James Huggins, builds a mighty wheel. If
>been running a set of road wheel (Campagnolo Veloce, DT Butted spokes,
>Mavic MA2) for about 9 months on the rutted roads of Portsmouth (not
>good), and they've been superb. He also recently rebuilt my MTB front
>wheel (White Industries, DT butted, Mavic 231) and did a really good
>job. I'm sure he would do mail order for you...

>Rich

Me too ... great wheel builder. Built me some mighty fine Campac Rims on Hope Hubs.
I've been racing on them for over a year..... no problems yet...
And his girlfriend (Helen) builds a fine wheel too. I fact I'm sure that they built
one of my wheels each.

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Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Matt Poun » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Oh yes .. heres the address

Rock 'n' Road Cycles
11 Charter House
Lord Montgomery Way
Portsmouth
PO1 2SB

Tel : 01705 294770

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Good Wheelbuilder in UK

Post by Chris Lille » Sat, 08 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Does anyone know of a really good mtb wheelbuilder in the U.K.! I am
>having some wheels built wit Hope hubs, D.T. Revolution spokes and
>Mavic 231 rims and i want the job done right! Any comments and
>experiences would be appreciated

My wheels (95LX hubs, Mavic 217 rims, Revolution spokes) were built by
Dave Hinde and I am very pleased with them. Good wheels really do make
a difference.

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