300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

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300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby Bigbud » Wed Feb 20, 2013 15:07 pm

I know another thread about hand builts I'm sorry :(

Looking at a wheelset for £300 could push up to 350 if really needed, I've really no idea what components I should be looking at. Ideally looking around the Manchester area, have seen http://www.justridingalong.com but wondered if there was anyone else.

I'm 77kg, they will be for a Spesh Tarmac Sport used for commuting only in the dry and 60ish milers around Darwin & Anglesey :D Won't be racing and would like a set of wheels that can be repaired.

Thanks for any help
Bud

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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Feb 20, 2013 16:32 pm

Pete Matthews and Paul Hewitt are not too far away

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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby styxd » Wed Feb 20, 2013 16:41 pm

Hope hubs and velocity A23s from JRA should be around the £350 mark I think. Ideal.

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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby Bigbud » Wed Feb 20, 2013 16:57 pm

maybe a stupid question but how would the free wheel click sound compared to fulcrums ? I find it loud and annoying on my racing 7's :?

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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby Monty Dog » Wed Feb 20, 2013 17:34 pm

Archetype / Velocity A23 rims on Novatec / Ambrosio Zenith hubs with double-butted spokes would bring you under £300. Hope hubs are a bit over-engineered for road use IMO, besides the noisy freehub will probably not be to your liking.
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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby smidsy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 18:00 pm

Hope hubs are good but do have a noisy freewheel (due to how welll they are made).

It only makes a noise when you stop pedalling though so MTFU :lol:
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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby Bigbud » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:40 am

smidsy wrote:It only makes a noise when you stop pedalling though so MTFU :lol:


It's when going down hill :lol: Its just a picky thing !

Will have a look at the suggestions this morning 8) Thanks guys :)

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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby maddog 2 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 13:09 pm

+1 Paul Hewitt

I have some Hope hubs on the road and they are noisy but you get used to it after a while.
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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby Leesy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 13:29 pm

Rick Green in Handforth south Manchester. He's been building wheels for years and has a really good rep.

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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby smidsy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 13:36 pm

Whatever you do, don't go to Paul Hewitt in Leyland.....You will spend far more than you intended. That place is a positive Aladins cave of lovliness. 8)

Do not be deceived by the exterier of the shop, the inside WILL cost you dear :-)
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Re: 300 for hand builts mancheser area ?

Postby giant man » Thu Feb 21, 2013 16:21 pm

I had a pair of hoops built by Paul a few years ago, rims nothing special to speak of (my choice), but great build, knows his craft. Still going strong.
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