Latest Custom Builds — Wheel Repairs

Kurt's Zipp Carbon Rebuild

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Kurt's Zipp Carbon Rebuild

Kurt found us via our website, as we carry lots of spares for Easton and Zipp wheels . He was keen to replace some bent spokes and broken nipples in his rear Zipp wheel, as a result of an accident. A local bike shop had attempted a repair, but had not had the appropriate parts on hand. As a result, the wheel was temporarily fixed with silver nipples and the affected spokes reused. We disassembled the wheel, and reassembled with Sapim Polyax brass nipples, in black of course. This wheel should be good to go for another few years (until...

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DT Swiss R1900 wheelset rebuild, built to better than original (thank goodness)!

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DT Swiss R1900 wheelset rebuild, built to better than original (thank goodness)!

Back in the late 00s, DT Swiss opened a new manufacturing facility in Taiwan. All of the best machinery from their Switzerland operation was replicated. However, there were a few teething problems (which are now 100% sorted), particularly with the quality of some raw materials. The R1900 wheelset was an example of this. The DT Swiss Champion plain gauge spokes used were substandard, and micro pitting of the spoke surface would always lead to early spoke breakage. Always. Yes, always. We strongly doubt that many of these fine wheelsets are still rolling in their original state! These wheels were provided...

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Adam's XLR8 MD on Carbonal RX45 rear wheel

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Adam's XLR8 MD on Carbonal RX45 rear wheel

Adam needed an economy replacement hub for his Carbonal wheelset, following some bad luck with his old Tune hub. He was on a budget, and needed a hub that was inexpensive, light and reliable. The XLR8 MD series of road hubs is just that. They are made in Taiwan. We specify the hubs composition. So whilst they may look familiar to some, we determine the bearings, axle type (hint - a stronger alloy) and freehub construction to ensure the best value/quality compromise. We also assemble them in house. We used Sapim CX-Rays on this wheel, laced 2x on both sides....

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Geoff's DT Swiss 240s Carbon wheel rebuild

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Geoff's DT Swiss 240s Carbon wheel rebuild

Geoff has been running a Rockshox RS-1 on his Trek, but was unhappy with the reliability. He worked with our friends at Cyclinic and decided to migrate over to Fox. Unfortunately the DT Swiss hub that was implanted in the OEM front wheel was not strictly compatible with the Boost standard. Rockshox had specified a unique hub for the RS-1. As a result, Geoff needed a rebuild to use his wheel in his new fork. Into a DT Swiss carbon hoop, it was only natural to use a DT Swiss 240s hub. We used DT Swiss Competition spokes in black to...

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Kiwi Dave's Giant XC wheel rebuild onto Spank Oozy Trail 295

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Kiwi Dave's Giant XC wheel rebuild onto Spank Oozy Trail 295

We passed Dave at speed on the local trails. He called out and we caught up briefly - he needed a new rear wheel. He wanted a wider rim to hold the tyre sidewalls better, for more cush and grip. The Spank Oozy Trail 295 is the current alloy rim of choice - nicely finished, 25mm wide internal, 30mm external, and well priced. We rebuilt his Giant hub onto one of these using Sapim Race double butted spokes and brass nipples, for a high performance economy solution.

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