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    wheelbuilder ?

    I am trying to find a wheelbuilder that can deliver in less than 4 weeks... Most seem to have a lag of 7-8 (which at that time, I miss a vacation with my bike). New York ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychler
    I am trying to find a wheelbuilder that can deliver in less than 4 weeks... Most seem to have a lag of 7-8 (which at that time, I miss a vacation with my bike). New York ?
    Build 'em yourself. Necessity is the mother of invention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T.
    Build 'em yourself. Necessity is the mother of invention.
    All it takes is good parts-the right tools, and lots of patience. My 1st set I built in one afternoon, and tensioned the next---boom 2 day wheel service---and yes, years later they are still as tight and true as ever.....despite T-boning a massive German Shepard at speed (doggy fine, wheels fine-maybe a little hop to true out, bike mostly fine).
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    Yellow Jersey. http://www.yellowjersey.org/sensible.html

    I would bet you would have your wheels in a week or less if they have your parts in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychler
    I am trying to find a wheelbuilder that can deliver in less than 4 weeks...
    These guys will probably deliver in that many days -

    http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...d&productId=37
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    Hey Psychler,

    If you're looking for a quick turnaround on a custom-built wheelset, check us out: wheelbuilder.com.

    We're in the LA area, but most of what we build gets shipped out of our shop via FedEx. We typically turn custom-built wheelsets around in about a week; two weeks if we need to order exotic parts.

    Search us on this forum, users on this site have said kind things about us.

    Check out our full-page ad on p. 109 of the TdF issue of VeloNews.

    -Vikki

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikki.appel
    If you're looking for a quick turnaround on a custom-built wheelset, check us out: wheelbuilder.com.
    Vikki,

    While I am not in quite as big a hurry as the OP, I was curious to know if wheelbuilder.com can get Edge Composites carbon clincher rims and build a wheelset with customer supplied hubs? I ask because I two sets of Easton Tempest II clinchers that have been used as training wheels over the past 2-years but recently both sets have developed a stress riser on the rear rims. Rather than rebuild the wheel with an alloy rim, I was hoping to use the Easton hubs - Easton R3 hubs which use twin threaded spokes (18F/20R) to build a new wheelset based with Edge Composites 66mm carbon clincher rim for dual use as a training and weekly crit racing wheelset?
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    Edge Composites at Wheelbuilder.com

    Hi Michael,

    It's no problem for us to build with customer-supplied hubs. Unfortunately the Edge Composites deep carbon clinchers currently only come with 16,20,24,28 hole-counts, so your 18H hub won't work. We'd be happy to build the front with a different hub.

    Unfortunately, Reynolds doesn't offer an 18H; Blackwell doesn't offer a 20H.

    If you definitely want to use both of those hubs, rims to consider would be Zipp or Flash-Point.

    Thanks for the post,
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikki.appel
    Unfortunately the Edge Composites deep carbon clinchers currently only come with 16,20,24,28 hole-counts, so your 18H hub won't work.
    Edge does offer the 38mm rim in a 18h but does not have 18h in the 68's.

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    Vikki and Troy,

    Thanks for the quick response and the added information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychler
    I am trying to find a wheelbuilder that can deliver in less than 4 weeks... Most seem to have a lag of 7-8 (which at that time, I miss a vacation with my bike). New York ?
    Joe Young http://www.youngwheels.com/
    My first set took about 2 weeks as did the rebuild after I was hit by a car.

    Tim McTeague

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