Reputable wheel builder?

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Look Ma, No Hands!
Aug 21, 2017
36
63
casey illinois
Could someone recommend a wheel builder that actually knows how to build a wheel correctly (professional, someone that has built more than a few, like maybe 100's of wheels)? I would prefer responses from people who have actually had someone build them a wheel and were happy with the results. I need this hub
DISC-Freewheel-Rear-Hub-36-Hole-Bolt-On-36X116-Black-Lock-nut-to-Lock-nut-e1477850729246-100x100.jpg


laced to a Raleigh 27.5

rim for a motorized bike build. Thank you.
 

Barto

I live for the CABE
Mar 13, 2015
1,750
Somers, United States
And what is the average cost for building a wheel if we provide the wheel and hub, you provide spokes and labor?

BART
 

Brutuskend

I live for the CABE
Apr 3, 2011
1,256
Eugene / Springfield Oregon
I attended united bicycle institute in Ashland Or. in the 80's and have been building wheels ever since. I'm the head mechanic and service manager at Hutch's Bikes ( part of Oregon Bicycle Sports) in Springfield Or.

I charge $45. LABOR for wheel builds and I have built 100's over the years...

spokes run $1.00 and up depending on spokes. Straight gauge are cheapest. Double butted are better and stronger.
Check out Sapim spokes. They have a wide range to choose from.
 

Andrew Gorman

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 15, 2008
2,921
Pasadena (Hastings Ranch), United States
YOU! Building a wheel is not that hard, and you really can't call yourself a bike mechanic if you can't build a wheel. Pick up the online book by Robert Musson and get to work.
https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php
Sorry if I seem a little snitty, but wheel building is not the arcane mystery some people make it out to be.
 
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Goldenrod

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Mar 14, 2016
661
74
Schaumburg
I attended united bicycle institute in Ashland Or. in the 80's and have been building wheels ever since. I'm the head mechanic and service manager at Hutch's Bikes ( part of Oregon Bicycle Sports) in Springfield Or.

I charge $45. LABOR for wheel builds and I have built 100's over the years...

spokes run $1.00 and up depending on spokes. Straight gauge are cheapest. Double butted are better and stronger.
Check out Sapim spokes. They have a wide range to choose from.

Ray Spangler has a Whizzer shirt with your name on it at the Sept 2,1 Union, IL picnic, free to you.
 
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Brutuskend

I live for the CABE
Apr 3, 2011
1,256
Eugene / Springfield Oregon
Ray Spangler has a Whizzer shirt with your name on it at the Sept 2,1 Union, IL picnic, free to you.
How would I go about getting that if, or should I say, since, I can't make it to the event? Also, why is my name on there? ;)
 
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