Melody Wheels?

Melody Wheels?

Postby WarbyD » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:07 pm

Hey guys,

Shopping around for a wheelset, got a quote for custom wheelset built by Melody Wheels in East Fremantle.

Price seems reasonable, includes lifetime free truing and spoke replacement and the spec sounds suitable. Email reply was prompt too so he's ticking all the boxes so far.

Has anyone here had wheels built by Adrian? Any feedback?

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Re: Melody Wheels?

Postby tallywhacker » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:16 pm

don't know about Melody but I had a set of H+son TB14s built by Matt at Spoked.
Very happy with the build and after about 3 years they are still running well.
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Re: Melody Wheels?

Postby WarbyD » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:48 pm

I contacted Matt initially as I had heard good things about his work previously, but he is apparently taking some time off for personal reasons.
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Re: Melody Wheels?

Postby Aushiker » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:47 pm

Adrian is ex Sydney. He is also actively involved with the Fremantle Bicycle User Group. Worth giving him a go I reckon :) His Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/melodywheels

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Re: Melody Wheels?

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:20 pm

Why 'Melody', I wonder...
Can you play the spokes like a harp?
Do the bearings start to sing after a while?
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Re: Melody Wheels?

Postby MelodyWheels » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:15 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Why 'Melody', I wonder...
Can you play the spokes like a harp?


Hi HappyHumber,

Yes, it is called melody as an allusion to the harp and possibly the fact that I'm a bit old fashion when it comes to wheels. Many wheel builder pluck spokes as a quick way to gauge spoke tension and adjust accordingly. Some even claim to proclaim to build their wheels acoustically https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YizrSCNVRQ I only use sound in the early stages of building tension into a wheel. Once I've got around 70% of tension, I'll then use a tensiometer.

For those who are wondering, I've fairly new to the WA biking world so you've probably never heard of me. I moved to Fremantle 4 months ago to be closer to my partners family when we had our first child.
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