Looking for a local person / company that is interested in building a couple of sets custom wheels, have found several on overseas websites but would rather spend the money locally if pricing is competitive.
These wheels are not out of the ordinary probably Mavic Open Pro with 28 or 32 DT Swiss spokes with Dura Ace 7900 hubs.
So if anyone knows anyone please let me know.
I can do. PM me :-)
Why not build it yourself?
Community bike Co-op workshop, at Plympton, has a pro quality wheel jig and dishing tool, they're available for anyone to use. If you want to give it a go - bring parts, some instructions (e.g off Sheldonbrown site), and a diagram of how you want it laced.
Or get someone to show you on one wheel, then try the other yourself.
Bike co-op workhop is open Saturdays 9-12
You have done most of the hard part. Deciding wot u want.
Next step is to get the parts. Make sure the number of holes in the hub is the same as the number in the rims.
Decide on the spoke lace paterns.
Front often have a radial patern (straight out from hub to rim), but it is not strong enuf for my likeing. (I'm 90kg).
Rear can be a combination of 2 or 3 cross on drive side & same or radial on non drive side. Whatever u like the look of.
Then use an on-line calculator to determine the spoke lengths. Just plug in the hub/ rims/ cross paterns.
Wheelbuilding is fun but probably not cost effective. Look around for specials like the $200- Eastern pair i found a while ago.
Instructions can be found on-line or at a library. It's good to have a friend help on the first pair as it looks a mess till it all comes together near the end.
Happy times, Noel "Bicycle Mobile Mechanic"
those 7900 dura ace hubs are sweet :)
Was going to ask what hubs they were but then realized that it is a SS track bike
It looks ok.... for a singlespeed.
singlespeed!!! FIXIE you mean ;-)
They're Dura-ace high-flange hubs, the prettiest ones ones with the purple glitter!
Same difference, except a FIXIE has reverse, also where are the cards in the spokes? :)
Been eyeing off some standard DA 7900 for my Velocity A23 build..... But there are soooo many hub choices out there.
Thanks for the correction, a Real singlespeed !
Kim Hentschke @ North Adelaide Cycles. I gave him a heavily worn rim with cracked eyelets that had done at least 40 000k and he trued it up so good that I got literally another 10k + on it before I decided to put on a new rim for safety reasons.
Mike Holmes @ Lifecycle has built every set of wheels i have had for the last 10years. Built really strong wheels that I have abused the stuffing out of and still going strong. Last wheels he built for were similar to yours just campy hubs. been hitting dirt roads through the hills no sweat