Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

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Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby BrisVegas » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:57 pm

Heard from my LBS today that the local Velocity facility at Brendale has gone out of business. A wholesaler is taking over the distribution apparently, so presumably Velocity wheels will come in pre-built now, rather than being laced up and finished locally.. Sorry, I don't have a source to quote, other than "he said" etc.

I've not been out there, but my back wheel is with them being rebuilt. Not sure if/when I'll see it again. :(
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Re: Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby Purt » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:35 pm

They now get made in the USA don't they?

Pretty weird, I live 5km away from where they use to be made (Brendale) it was cheaper for me to buy the wheels from the US and get them shipped back to me. Then they whine the internet is killing local bikes shops. Ridiculous.

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Re: Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby BrisVegas » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:40 pm

yeah, the main production facility is in Florida now. There has been some local wheelbuilding done at Brendale though, up til this week at least.
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Re: Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:09 pm

Purt wrote:They now get made in the USA don't they?

Pretty weird, I live 5km away from where they use to be made (Brendale) it was cheaper for me to buy the wheels from the US and get them shipped back to me. Then they whine the internet is killing local bikes shops. Ridiculous.

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Yeah plus the fact they never returned any answers to questions ask! :x

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Re: Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby OMR327 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:10 pm

Bicycle Parts Wholesale purchased the rights to be the Australian distributor off Velocity worldwide.
They still will be handbuilt in Brisbane to order.
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Re: Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby BrisVegas » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:04 am

OMR327 wrote:Bicycle Parts Wholesale purchased the rights to be the Australian distributor off Velocity worldwide.
They still will be handbuilt in Brisbane to order.


I knew about BPW buying the rights. Didn't know they were going to continue local assembly. Thanks for the heads up.

Now, if only they would give me back my wheel! :x
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Re: Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby OMR327 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:06 pm

Your local bike shop should have your wheel...?

BrisVegas wrote:
OMR327 wrote:Bicycle Parts Wholesale purchased the rights to be the Australian distributor off Velocity worldwide.
They still will be handbuilt in Brisbane to order.


I knew about BPW buying the rights. Didn't know they were going to continue local assembly. Thanks for the heads up.

Now, if only they would give me back my wheel! :x
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Re: Velocity wheels Brendale closed down :-)

Postby BrisVegas » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:43 pm

my LBS are dealing with them. They've been having trouble getting a response and/or ETA out of the new people though.
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