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Beach, George Kaplan, Kevin E
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#836730 01/14/2021 8:14 PM
by Kevin E
Kevin E
Does anyone have any recommendations for wheel rim/spoke supply and rebuilding services.

I have been looking at the Central Wheel Components company and would like any feedback on them, or other recommendations.


Kev E
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#836740 Jan 14th a 09:35 PM
by Phil in Germany
Phil in Germany
Originally Posted by Kevin E
...I have been looking at the Central Wheel Components company and would like any feedback on them...
Hi Kev,

the feedback I can offer is to stay away from CWC's chrome rims. Those are absolutely rubbish as the chrome on the inside is extremely poor.

Took off the tyres after 2 years and I was facing significant corrosion in the hump area.

I have noticed this, apparently too late, after having four wheels built with those rims. And yes, this can be found at all of the wheels.


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#836882 Jan 16th a 12:09 AM
by Jon W. Whitley
Jon W. Whitley
Originally Posted by Phil in Germany
But as stated, I was shocked when I took the tyres off after two years.


Did you use a soap detergent as a lube when fitting your tires ? The chemicals / lye in detergents are very corrosive and should not be used as a lube when fitting tires.
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#836794 Jan 15th a 07:41 AM
by Allan G
Allan G
If stainless use Devon rims. The CWC ones are straw coloured. I believe this is caused by the polisher letting the rim get too hot during the polishing process.
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#836963 Jan 16th a 06:11 PM
by Allan G
Allan G
I’ve always been lucky enough to find retired gents who have spent their life doing them, sadly they are getting fewer and fewer.

Some bicycle shops will also build wheels.
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