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building wheel

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:22 pm
by yyeric
Any place in Canberra that builds wheel?

I am sort of looking at building a wheel with dynamo hub to prepare for winter commuting needs.

Cheers,

Eric

Re: building wheel

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:36 pm
by HAKS
Not sure if Ian Downing still does work but I recall him getting great wraps during his time (AT) Bike Culture.

Re: building wheel

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:02 pm
by yyeric
Thanks mate.

Might give that a shot.

Cheers,

Eric

Re: building wheel

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:33 pm
by yyeric
Anyone got any suggestions as to what rim to use for dynamo hubs? entry-level hopefully under $100.

I have got absolutely no idea so any ideas welcome

Re: building wheel

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:39 pm
by Mulger bill
Check out Velocity Eric, Australian maker with a broad range. I'm waiting delivery of a pair of Fusion 32h rims for me FG build.

Shaun

Re: building wheel

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:56 pm
by yyeric
Velocity Fushion cheapest I have looked at is around $92 + postage. I decided to get a cheaper Mavic rim instead.

Going for a heavier wheelset. 1350g in total I think is good for some winter training. lol.

Re: building wheel

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:30 am
by Jean
I haven't had Ian Downing build any wheels for me, but he's certainly done some good work on fixing them. Not at Bike Culture - has his own set up at home in Ainslie (in case you didn't know).

Re: building wheel

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:15 am
by yyeric
Thanks Jean.

I have got hold of Ian and will get him to build the wheel once all the parts arrive.

Cheers,

Eric

Re: building wheel

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:34 am
by twizzle
yyeric wrote:Thanks Jean.

I have got hold of Ian and will get him to build the wheel once all the parts arrive.

Cheers,

Eric



He will probably want you to be there while he builds the wheel, and if that's the case be prepared for an 'experience'. He's suffers from OCD, but a lovely guy... I highly recommend him. But make sure you don't have any time commitments when you go there, you might be there for hours.

Re: building wheel

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:09 pm
by yyeric
Will probably took the arvo off for this.

Re: building wheel

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:22 pm
by Jean
twizzle wrote:He will probably want you to be there while he builds the wheel, and if that's the case be prepared for an 'experience'. He's suffers from OCD, but a lovely guy... I highly recommend him. But make sure you don't have any time commitments when you go there, you might be there for hours.


Yeah, definitely one of the cycling world's eccentrics, but he knows his way around a bike. The 'drop off and come back get the bike later' experience is not Ian's forte.