Milwaukee wheel builder?

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  • 03-20-2015
    zfmrchnt
    Milwaukee wheel builder?
    Does anyone have any recommendations on wheel builders in the greater Milwaukee area?

    I have gotten two quotes and they are so far apart Im not sure if one is overpriced or the other is inferior. $130 vs $30

    Thanks
  • 03-21-2015
    cjohnson
    $30 sounds like a few spokes replaced and everything properly tensioned. $130 sounds like you have a hub and rims, and are having all new spokes laced. Wheel and sprocket Delafield has a good wheel builder. I would also trust Bens, Emory's, Coast In bikes, and i am sure there are many other good options.
  • 03-22-2015
    OMZ
    I think $40-$60 per wheel in labor and $2 per spoke (DT Champions) is pretty standard for most reputable shops in the U.S.
  • 03-25-2015
    Hulkamaniac
    Can't say enough good things about Ben's. I've had three wheelsets (2 mtn, 1 road) built by them in the past two years and they've all been awesome. Quick service, very minimal re-tension/truing over that time, etc. I live west of Madison if that tells you anything in regards to how much I trust Ben's.
  • 03-26-2015
    zfmrchnt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cjohnson View Post
    $30 sounds like a few spokes replaced and everything properly tensioned. $130 sounds like you have a hub and rims, and are having all new spokes laced. Wheel and sprocket Delafield has a good wheel builder. I would also trust Bens, Emory's, Coast In bikes, and i am sure there are many other good options.

    I made it a point to ask a second time about what was included that at price and they confirmed $30 for entire build and they would have to send it out to be done. But at the same time I got the feeling they just really wanted to move onto the next customer.
  • 03-26-2015
    zfmrchnt
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hulkamaniac View Post
    Can't say enough good things about Ben's. I've had three wheelsets (2 mtn, 1 road) built by them in the past two years and they've all been awesome. Quick service, very minimal re-tension/truing over that time, etc. I live west of Madison if that tells you anything in regards to how much I trust Ben's.

    Perfect, I will be heading over this weekend. Thanks