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Recoemmend best Island wheel builder

Nov. 10, 2005, 11:10 p.m.
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I'm looking to have some wheels buit up in the New Year for now I'm just buying parts. The shop last shop I had build wheels for me has closed. Who builds a good wheel in Victoria or thereabouts?

It's gonna be a cough road cough wheelset, but that shouldn't matter.

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

~Epictetus

Nov. 11, 2005, 9:19 a.m.
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Goldstream Ave. Bikes did a good job on my wheels.

Nov. 11, 2005, 9:50 a.m.
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I recommend Jerry at Strait-Up cycle, Lorien at Sooke Cycle and Joe at Northpark Cycle. All three people are awesome and built the best wheels in town.

Nov. 11, 2005, 10:59 a.m.
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Go to Lorien out at Sooke Cycles…he builds good wheels.

Nov. 11, 2005, 1:31 p.m.
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The guys at Riders cycle know their road bikes, the old mech, steve builds amazing wheels, very meticulous. Also they can cut and thread custom length spokes, talk to Scotty he's an awsome rider and treats me well.

Nov. 11, 2005, 10:31 p.m.
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Go to Lorien out at Sooke Cycles…he builds good wheels.

Agree

Nov. 11, 2005, 10:57 p.m.
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Thanks boys.

My only question now is whether Lorien has any experience building road wheels and whther or not he deals Campagnolo.

My build will likely be as follows:

Campagnolo Record hubs (32 hole)
DT 14/17 Spokes laced 3X front, Radial/3X rear
Mavic Open Pro CD rims

Tough and light

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

~Epictetus

Nov. 11, 2005, 11:23 p.m.
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You might want to consider a stronger spoke for the rear drive side spokes. That's the way I build my wheels, but see what your builder says.

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Nov. 11, 2005, 11:29 p.m.
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Thanks boys.

My only question now is whether Lorien has any experience building road wheels and whther or not he deals Campagnolo.

My build will likely be as follows:

Campagnolo Record hubs (32 hole)
DT 14/17 Spokes laced 3X front, Radial/3X rear
Mavic Open Pro CD rims

Tough and light

32 hole hubs, but how many spokes per wheel? I use 20 front, 24 rear and haven't had any trueness problems on my road bike. I weigh 165.

I have been thinking about buying a shimano WH-R550 or WH-R560 set for $150 off ebay to use as a 'beater' set…

"Bicycling is a healthy and manly pursuit with much to recommend it, and, unlike other foolish crazes, it has not died out."
- The Daily Telegraph (1877)

Nov. 12, 2005, 8:54 a.m.
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You might want to consider a stronger spoke for the rear drive side spokes. That's the way I build my wheels, but see what your builder says.

Yeah I'll probably go dble butted drive, 14/17 non-drive.

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

~Epictetus

Nov. 12, 2005, 8:56 a.m.
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32 hole hubs, but how many spokes per wheel? I use 20 front, 24 rear and haven't had any trueness problems on my road bike. I weigh 165.

I have been thinking about buying a shimano WH-R550 or WH-R560 set for $150 off ebay to use as a 'beater' set…

I'm gonna go full 32 frnt and rear. Weight isn't that much greater vs 20 spokes per wheel and a hell of a lot stronger.

I've heard good things about the 550's - somewhat heavy but durable and inexpensive. A good winter set.

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

~Epictetus

Nov. 12, 2005, 11:17 a.m.
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Troy at Pro City Cycles in Vic is your man

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Nov. 12, 2005, 12:19 p.m.
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if u want a road wheel build up i would recomend dale from experience he makes realy realy strong wheels i get him to do all my wheel work he does an awesome job and its a good price give him a call the shop is in duncan but tis worth the drive

for sale 01 roast with fork and bb rear wheel and brakes. best offer takes it home

Nov. 12, 2005, 2:44 p.m.
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Troy at Pro City Cycles in Vic is your man

Where's Pro City? They're not in the phonebook -at least not the yellow pages.

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid."

~Epictetus

Nov. 12, 2005, 3:54 p.m.
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I've heard good things about the 550's - somewhat heavy but durable and inexpensive. A good winter set.

Check this out… The WH-R560. It's the 550's replacement for the 2006 model year. $188 + 60 shipping from Singapore, and the seller has a very good feedback history. In these photos it looks a LOT like the dura ace wheelsets! More trickle-down technology… 10 speed D/A to Ultegra, and now we have 10-speed 105 :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-06-WH-R560-700C-Clinchers-Road-Wheelset_W0QQitemZ7195151065QQcategoryZ58098QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

"Bicycling is a healthy and manly pursuit with much to recommend it, and, unlike other foolish crazes, it has not died out."
- The Daily Telegraph (1877)

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