Calculate Spoke Length

Calculate Spoke Length

Spoke length is dependant on the

rim, hub and lacing pattern used.

Spoke Selection

Spoke Selection

The usage, colour and price point

drives the spoke decision.

Parts for Wheel Build

Parts for Wheel Build

All parts collated ready

for the wheel build.

Logo Alignment

Logo Alignment

At the start of the build hub

and rim logos are aligned.

Start Lacing

Start Lacing

Spokes are added and nipples hand

threaded to start the assembly.

Continue the build

Continue the build

Spokes are added first on the drive

side and then non drive side.

Finishing Up

Finishing Up

The order is important to ensure ease

of adding spokes to the wheel.

Lacing Completed

Lacing Completed

All the spokes and nipples are added to hold

the assembly together ready for tensioning.

Loctite 222

Loctite 222

Loctite 222 is applied to reduce the chance of spokes loosening during

service prior to tensioning. Oil is applied to eyelets ease tensioning.

Nipples initial tighten

Nipples initial tighten

To speed production the nipples are lightly tightened

with an electric driver to an equal amount of thread.

Preliminary Tightening and Alignment

Preliminary Tightening and Alignment

A Park Tools truing stand is used to do a preliminary

alignment, prior to precision truing and tensioning.

Begin Precision Truing

Begin Precision Truing

The wheel is moved to the P&K Lie truing

stand for the final build process.

Initial Alignment

Initial Alignment

The wheel is now trued to close tolerance

prior to final tensioning.

Tensioning and Alignment

Tensioning and Alignment

Tension is systematically added a quarter

of a turn at a time to each nipple whilst

continuously checking alignment.

Checking Tension

Checking Tension

Each spoke is individually checked for

tension and bought to within tolerance

and then final alignment takes place.

Completed Wheel Check

Completed Wheel Check

The P&K Lie stand enables centering of the rim during tensioning and alignment.

To double check the Park Tool dishing tool is used. The wheel is then complete.

> Wheel Projects

This customer had bought a custom build Stainless Steel KVA MS3 Cyclo Grava cyclocross frame and wanted a quality set of wheels.

The customer asked to build up a rear wheel and make up a Holdsworth fixie for winter commuting with a Mavic Open Pro rim and BLB track hub.

This Boardman CXR-90 was upgraded with H Plus Son Hydras disc rims with American Classic Disc hubs laced with D light spokes.

This wheel set combines Pacenti SL23 rim set laced with Sapim CX Ray spokes and Hope's Mono hubs to make a great sportive wheelset.

A great gravel wheel set based on the HED Belgium Plus rims and Hope Pro 4 disc hubs laced with D Light spokes booted with tubeless G One tyres.

Wheel Projects

Here are a number of wheelsets built to meet various customer needs. These represent a sample of projects that we have been asked to do, some a simple build from new parts, others renovations. We have a broad supplier base from which to source parts from so most needs can be accommodated. Equally we will not shy away from doing something a bit out of the ordinary, renovating old hubs to for your classic rebuild for instance. Please contact us to talk about your needs, we will be pleased to help, please contact us at info@velowheels.co.uk or if you would rather chat call us on : 01832 358 732

Cyclo Grava

Cyclo Grava

HED Belgium Plus rims on Chris King Hubs

Stans Crest MK3

Stans Crest MK3

MK3 crests make a great XC wheelset

Altamont Ceramic

Altamont Ceramic

Cervelo R3 kitted out with stealthy Boyd Altamont Ceramics

Trace XC

Trace XC

Rigida Trace XC with American Classic Hubs and CX Ray Spokes

Stork Visioner

Stork Visioner

Semi Aero XR31T rims with CX Ray spokes and Dura Ace 9000 hubs

Donohue Classic

Donohue Classic

Classic steel framed Donohue with Mavic Open Pro

Kinlin XR31T

Kinlin XR31T

XR31T Cyclocross wheel set make a winning combination

Singular Fatty

Singular Fatty

Fatty booted up with some smart Hugo's on Hope Boost hubs

Formation Face

Formation Face

Aero style wheel set built with H+Son Formation Face Rims

Boardman CXR

Boardman CXR

H+Son Hydras make a great disc wheel set American Classic hubs

Specialized TriX

Specialized TriX

Touring Disc on Pacenti SL25 rims with SP Dynamo Hub

JLaverack Titanium

JLaverack Titanium

Titanium road bike Stans Grails and Hope Pro4 Disc Hubs

Classic Puch SS

Classic Puch SS

Mavic Reflex, restored hubs and tubs recreate a retro look

Genisis Croix De Fer

Genisis Croix De Fer

HED Belgium Plus rims with Hope Pro 4 hubs

Holdsworth SS

Holdsworth SS

BLB Hubs built up with Mavic Open Pro

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Payment

Payment can be made by all major credit cards, PayPal Invoice, BACs or Cheque. Wheels will be created and sent once payment has been confirmed.

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Reliable Delivery

Delivery for your wheel set to a UK address is inclusive. For an additional cost we ship to mainland Europe and the rest of the world, however cost will be country dependant.

We carefully package your wheels in our custom designed boxes. We send via signed for courier delivery and we will keep you informed of shipping status.

Customer rebuilds and repairs are charged at £15 for UK delivery. Alternately please call in at the workshop.

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Contact Velo

1 Kings Road,Oundle,

Peterborough 

PE8 4AX 

Mob: 07864 937645

Tel: 01832 358732

Email: info@velowheels.co.uk

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If you prefer to have a face to face discussion and a look at some of the options you are welcome to drop into the workshop. 

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