Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

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fullfathom5
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Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby fullfathom5 » 15 Jan 2017, 10:44am

Has anybody ever bought hand built wheels from Nidderdale Cycles on eBay please? They seem to be a good price but I don't know what the quality is like.

Thanks.

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby reohn2 » 15 Jan 2017, 4:20pm

No but I've bought handbuilt wheels from Rose Bikes for my Sin L (who can break a solid iron ball) for his commuter,and found them extremely durable,and extremely good value for money :)

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/products/bikes/
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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby Sweep » 15 Jan 2017, 10:59pm

are all Rose Bike wheels handbuilt?
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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby georgew » 16 Jan 2017, 9:44am

Sweep wrote:are all Rose Bike wheels handbuilt?



No, the wheels are machine built and come with the company's own rims which are very tough.
I've bought two sets now and am very pleased with them as they are of very good value. They were dead true on arrival but the tensions were uneven and I brought the spokes up to the correct tension and de-stressed. Mine had Sapin spokes and Tiagra hubs and I paid around £85 for the set.

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby reohn2 » 16 Jan 2017, 10:23am

Sweep wrote:are all Rose Bike wheels handbuilt?


Well I assumed they were.
The pair I got for my SinL are great value:- https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/ros ... aid:716668
Though they have ordinary slotted head nipples.
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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby markjohnobrien » 21 Jan 2017, 2:40pm

They definitely used to be hand built although its quite possible its changed: however, they build excellent wheels as ive had 6 wheels from them, never had a broken spoke, and they have a 10 year " no broken spokes" guarantee. And I'm not light, fluctuating between 17 and 18.5 stone, on loaded touring bikes- I always pick the 36 spoke option.

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby CREPELLO » 21 Jan 2017, 3:53pm

Well that's answered that then :lol:

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby blackbike » 21 Jan 2017, 3:54pm

I don't think hand built wheels are worth the money now.

Budget wheels used to be poor. Now they are good.

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby Steve » 21 Jan 2017, 5:28pm

markjohnobrien wrote:They definitely used to be hand built although its quite possible its changed: however, they build excellent wheels as ive had 6 wheels from them, never had a broken spoke, and they have a 10 year " no broken spokes" guarantee. And I'm not light, fluctuating between 17 and 18.5 stone, on loaded touring bikes- I always pick the 36 spoke option.

Are you referring to Rose or Nidderdale? There is potential for confusion here!

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby pete75 » 21 Jan 2017, 5:43pm

blackbike wrote:I don't think hand built wheels are worth the money now.

Budget wheels used to be poor. Now they are good.


Really? Hand built wheels need not be expensive. Last year fitted a pair to my Surly Long Haul tourer - Exal SP19 rims, Deore LX rear hub, DH-3N72 dynohub and strong DT Swiss Alpine III spokes. The whole lot cost about a hundred quid.

The rims came from Nidderdale - 16 quid the pair posted.

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby blackbike » 21 Jan 2017, 6:38pm

pete75 wrote:
blackbike wrote:I don't think hand built wheels are worth the money now.

Budget wheels used to be poor. Now they are good.


Really? Hand built wheels need not be expensive. Last year fitted a pair to my Surly Long Haul tourer - Exal SP19 rims, Deore LX rear hub, DH-3N72 dynohub and strong DT Swiss Alpine III spokes. The whole lot cost about a hundred quid.

The rims came from Nidderdale - 16 quid the pair posted.


I can only speak from experience, and in my experience cheap wheels are now very good.

Bike wheels are like all other industrial products. They get better and cheaper as time goes on.

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby pete75 » 21 Jan 2017, 7:21pm

blackbike wrote:
pete75 wrote:
blackbike wrote:I don't think hand built wheels are worth the money now.

Budget wheels used to be poor. Now they are good.


Really? Hand built wheels need not be expensive. Last year fitted a pair to my Surly Long Haul tourer - Exal SP19 rims, Deore LX rear hub, DH-3N72 dynohub and strong DT Swiss Alpine III spokes. The whole lot cost about a hundred quid.

The rims came from Nidderdale - 16 quid the pair posted.


I can only speak from experience, and in my experience cheap wheels are now very good.

Bike wheels are like all other industrial products. They get better and cheaper as time goes on.


But what do you call cheap for a reasonably good set of touring wheels with a dynohub?

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Re: Nidderdale Cycles - Handbuilt wheels

Postby markjohnobrien » 21 Jan 2017, 7:58pm

Steve wrote:
markjohnobrien wrote:They definitely used to be hand built although its quite possible its changed: however, they build excellent wheels as ive had 6 wheels from them, never had a broken spoke, and they have a 10 year " no broken spokes" guarantee. And I'm not light, fluctuating between 17 and 18.5 stone, on loaded touring bikes- I always pick the 36 spoke option.

Are you referring to Rose or Nidderdale? There is potential for confusion here!


Sorry for any confusion: referring to sub thread whether Rose Bikes wheels are hand built - I stand by my comments- but could have been clearer.