Wheel re build

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  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    My current road wheels are looking a little tired but have excellent hope hubs.

    I'm thinking of getting rebuilt. Surfing around I can see it will cost me between £20 - £30 for some
    reasonable rims & £30 - £35 for a build. Is this about right.

    Has anyone any experience of this / advice to offer?

    What are these ceramic rims I keep seeing?

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  2. > I'm thinking of getting rebuilt.
    If it ain't broke why fix it???
     
  3. Arthur Clune

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    andrew <[email protected]> wrote:

    : I'm thinking of getting rebuilt. Surfing around I can see it will cost me between £20 - £30 for
    : some reasonable rims & £30 - £35 for a build. Is this about right.

    That's about right.

    : Has anyone any experience of this / advice to offer?

    Get them built locally by someone who has been recommend as being a *good* wheelbuilder. The builder
    makes all the difference.

    : What are these ceramic rims I keep seeing?

    A standard rim with a super-hard coating on the braking surface.

    Pros:

    * lasts longer (surface is harder)

    Cons:

    * costs lots more
    * breaking can be bad/unpredicatable on the ceramic surface

    Personally I'd just buy the plain ones.

    Arthur

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  4. Arthur Clune

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    "Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee" <[email protected]> wrote:

    :> I'm thinking of getting rebuilt.
    : If it ain't broke why fix it???

    Cos wheels wear out?

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  5. John Redman

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    You should try building them yourself, it's very easy when you know how and the "know how" is on
    the internet. The satisfaction you will get will be enormous. You will also be the envy of your
    cycling buddies.

    John R

    "Arthur Clune" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > andrew <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : I'm thinking of getting rebuilt. Surfing around I can see it will cost
    me
    > : between £20 - £30 for some reasonable rims & £30 - £35 for a build. Is
    this
    > : about right.
    >
    > That's about right.
    >
    > : Has anyone any experience of this / advice to offer?
    >
    > Get them built locally by someone who has been recommend as being a *good* wheelbuilder. The
    > builder makes all the difference.
    >
    > : What are these ceramic rims I keep seeing?
    >
    > A standard rim with a super-hard coating on the braking surface.
    >
    > Pros:
    >
    > * lasts longer (surface is harder)
    >
    > Cons:
    >
    > * costs lots more
    > * breaking can be bad/unpredicatable on the ceramic surface
    >
    > Personally I'd just buy the plain ones.
    >
    > Arthur
    >
    > --
    > Arthur Clune [email protected]
    >
    > At home and on the phone.....
     
  6. Arthur Clune

    Arthur Clune Guest

    John Redman <[email protected]> wrote:
    : You should try building them yourself, it's very easy when you know how and the "know how" is on
    : the internet. The satisfaction you will get will be enormous. You will also be the envy of your
    : cycling buddies.

    Building a wheel is one of those things that I no longer want to do. I'd rather pay some 20 quid to
    do it and spend two hours riding my bike rather than spend the time it'll take me to build a wheel.

    Arthur

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  7. Cyclist

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    > Building a wheel is one of those things that I no longer want to do. I'd rather pay some 20
    > quid to do it and spend two hours riding my bike rather than spend the time it'll take me to
    > build a wheel.

    But how can you do this when your bike is in the shop?

    Simonb
     
  8. cyclist wrote:

    >> Building a wheel is one of those things that I no longer want to do. I'd rather pay some 20
    >> quid to do it and spend two hours riding my bike rather than spend the time it'll take me to
    >> build a wheel.
    >
    > But how can you do this when your bike is in the shop?

    On one's *other* bike, obv.

    ;-)

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  9. Arthur Clune

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    cyclist <whatever> wrote:
    :> Building a wheel is one of those things that I no longer want to do. I'd rather pay some 20
    :> quid to do it and spend two hours riding my bike rather than spend the time it'll take me to
    :> build a wheel.

    : But how can you do this when your bike is in the shop?

    I use my other set of wheels of course :)

    Seriously - I have a set of race wheels as wheel, and just use them for training when the other
    wheels are lent out/flat/being repaired.

    Arthur

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  10. Kit Wolf

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    "andrew" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > My current road wheels are looking a little tired but have excellent hope hubs.
    >
    > I'm thinking of getting rebuilt. Surfing around I can see it will cost me between £20 - £30 for
    > some reasonable rims & £30 - £35 for a build. Is this about right.
    >
    Yes - if the build includes new spokes and nipples.

    > Has anyone any experience of this / advice to offer?

    My LBS insists you use new spokes for 15 pounds or so - but if you use the same sort of rim and
    build it yourself, this shouldn't be necessary though you may want some new nipples. You need to
    transfer the spokes 1 by 1 to the new rims making sure each is in exactly the same position
    (trailing, leading etc...)

    Have a look on Sheldon Brown's website if interested.

    > What are these ceramic rims I keep seeing?
     
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