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    * Recommended wheel builder here in around the ATX?

    Hey guys,

    Who around here is the best or recommended place / person to get a wheel-set built?



    Cheers,
    Canyon Strive

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    Ron at BSS on Research has built a few wheelsets for me, awesome every time. I would highly recommend.

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    Thank you Rancid, I shop at BSS but to one off Lamar frequently. I will check with him and see what they offer as for price ect.

    Did you bring in your own spokes, hoops and hubs or purchased everything from them and had Ron build it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78745 View Post
    Thank you Rancid, I shop at BSS but to one off Lamar frequently. I will check with him and see what they offer as for price ect.

    Did you bring in your own spokes, hoops and hubs or purchased everything from them and had Ron build it?
    I usually bring hoops and buy the other stuff from them. #supportyourlocalshop

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    My wheel is currently at the lamar BSS waiting to get built. I am out of town for the week and they have said they cannot lace my existing wheel's hub up to a LB rim due to the complicated nature of the straight pull hub not having an online calculator to compute spoke length.

    I now have no response from them about just rebuilding the existing wheel with known spoke lengths. It is really starting to aggravate me. Hence why I am posting here. I know there are several BSS guys on here that could probably help.

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    James at Bicycle Wolrd (aka Jack and Adams). Good work and can do 24-48 hr turns if everything is in stock.

    Finally just killed a wheel he built for me three years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenblur View Post
    James at Bicycle Wolrd (aka Jack and Adams). Good work and can do 24-48 hr turns if everything is in stock.

    Finally just killed a wheel he built for me three years ago.
    Matt was the primary wheel builder at HH until he moved to Houston. Once that happened we used James from J&A. He does good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    Matt was the primary wheel builder at HH until he moved to Houston. Once that happened we used James from J&A. He does good work.

    Thanks
    CJB
    learn something new everyday... didnt realize that...



    and yes to James. Have had many a wheelset built by him from bmx to mtb to cx wheels and theyre all chi chi.
    Quote Originally Posted by Everyone
    Is Walnut Dry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMBL View Post
    learn something new everyday... didnt realize that...
    It was towards the very end. But we strongly valued our wheel building reputation and sought out someone who we felt could deliver for us. Thus if he's still around, then he's my recommendation.

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    Tadashi Andrews was recommended to me by DialectricLab. He just built up a rear wheel for me a couple months ago using a DT350 straight pull hub to a new DT EX471. Quick turnaround time and affordable. Since he's not with a shop, I ordered everything myself.
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    hold my beer and watch this! RMBL's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    It was towards the very end. But we strongly valued our wheel building reputation and sought out someone who we felt could deliver for us. Thus if he's still around, then he's my recommendation.

    Later,
    CJB
    he is. good dude too- must be if he has put up with me for all these years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Everyone
    Is Walnut Dry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    My wheel is currently at the lamar BSS waiting to get built. I am out of town for the week and they have said they cannot lace my existing wheel's hub up to a LB rim due to the complicated nature of the straight pull hub not having an online calculator to compute spoke length.

    I now have no response from them about just rebuilding the existing wheel with known spoke lengths. It is really starting to aggravate me. Hence why I am posting here. I know there are several BSS guys on here that could probably help.
    I don't know that I'd have a wheel built by a "builder" that doesn't know how to calculate spoke length without an online calculator. Just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMBL View Post
    learn something new everyday... didnt realize that...

    and yes to James. Have had many a wheelset built by him from bmx to mtb to cx wheels and theyre all chi chi.
    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    Matt was the primary wheel builder at HH until he moved to Houston. Once that happened we used James from J&A. He does good work.

    Thanks
    CJB

    Anyone know where James went? He's not at J&A (World) anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplemind View Post
    Anyone know where James went? He's not at J&A (World) anymore!
    This is James(formally of J@A and BW) I am starting my own mobile repair business called City Limit Cycles, I am doing some work now and I should be 100% good to go late next week. I will have a website up by then too with all my info. Thanks for your support over the years.
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    The creator of this thread read my mind... I was going to come ask this today.

    Thanks for the info folks.

    Okay... Just saw this is an old thread... But glad it got a bump.

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