I’m in need of a touring wheelset for some forthcoming adventures put together in Edinburgh. There’s a couple of threads from a few years back but I’m after some up to date advice on who can build me a 700c disc wheel to cross a continent or two. (Criticism from traditionalists on wheelsize/brake type accepted)
Jake Law at Alpine Bikes, Glentress,
builds my wheels and have never had an issue,
oh and i couldnt care about the shop, cafe, and all the bitching about the place. blah blah blah…
i will go to him for wheel builds what ever shop employs him 🙂
Having read the book by Mark Beaumont about cycling aroung the world – (and me never having done it) – his recommendation is: not somewhere in Scotland – but … you should read the book. What we think works brill on our roads is crap in kerdicantrememberthenameofthiscountryi-Stan.
druidh- as I said – I havent done it. Honestly If I was crazy /fit enough to do this I would call in and see you guys.
But reading his book (he obviously should have gone to see you;) IMO read the book. Any idiot can have a wheel failure. Any idiot will run out of carbs. Etc etc. What hub gets fixed in dodgystan is a different matter.