The Art of Wheel Building
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The Art of Wheel Building
HandBuilt by Craftworx
Craftworx are Wheel Building Specialists
Craftworx is a wheel building business.
Building bicycle wheels is what we do. Since 2012, Craftworx has hand built tens of thousands of custom wheels for riders all over Australia.Craftworx has a reputation for being the best. I believe this comes from the knowledge we freely share, the long term reliability of our builds and the amazing ride quality of our "in house" designed, custom built wheels.
Wheel Building Price Guide
At Craftworx, we do things right the first time. My wheel building processes have been perfected over the last 30+ years and I guarantee my workmanship for the life of the wheel.
There are many different factors that must be considered when building a wheel, some wheel builds and re-builds are more involved and take more time and this is factored into the fee that I charge. The pricing below will give you a firm indication of what you can expect to pay for my work.
Alloy Wheel Builds and Rebuilds typically range from $120 - $150 incl GST
Carbon Wheels Builds and Rebuilds typically range from $140 - $180 incl GST
Wheelchair Wheel Builds and Rebuilds typically range from$140 - $180 incl GST
Do I offer custom wheel building advice?
Yes, of course. I started desiging custom built wheels in the early 1990's when I opened my first bike shop. Back then, we were doing a lot of very high end complete bike builds and most of the wheels spec'd for these bikes were custom builds. This is when my passion for building custom wheels began and it never stopped.
Designing your custom built wheels is a process best not rushed. It doesn't matter whether you are at the beginning of the thought process or you have all the parts and are ready to hit the go button, I am happy to share my thoughts and knowledge with you at any stage. If you are committed to the idea of me building your wheels from the outset, it is always better if we talk about your project before you cement any ideas or start buying parts.
How long will it take to build my wheels?
My workshop runs on a queue system. Once we have discussed your build and the parts have arrived at my workshop your project will be added to the queue. From this point your wheels will be ready in 4-5 working days. When they are built, I will text you photos and then box up your wheels ready for collection or shipping.
I live interstate, how does that work?
Most clients are not local to me. All custom wheel builds and re-builds begin with a phone conversation. During this conversation we will go through everything you need and want to know about the build and the process. This takes as long as it takes and I will give you all the information and advice you need to make an informed decision. If you are suppling some or all of the parts, you can have these shipped directly to me. I ship my hand built wheels all over Australia on a daily basis. When your wheels are ready they will be shipped to you using Australia Post, the safest, most reliable and cost effective method. If you have your own shipping service, you are welcome to arrange this.
What types of wheels do I hand build?
I hand build all types of bicycle wheels for all types of riding. Wheels for electric bikes, gravel, road, track, mountain, touring, fixie, recumbant, tandem, hybrid, city, commuter, cruiser, bmx street, bmx racing, fat bikes and kids bikes. Worth noting I also build wheels for wheelchairs. I recent times I have done a lot of work for NDIS suppliers building and converting electric wheelchair wheels.
Can I supply my own parts?
The short answer is yes, of course. You are more than welcome to supply your own parts. If you are planning a custom wheel build and ordering parts online, it will save you time and money if you have them shipped directly to my workshop, just be sure to let me know they are coming so I know who and what they are for.
Do you re-build other brands of wheels?
Yes, I do. As long as the parts are available, I can re-build your wheel for you, no problem. Below is a guide to some the wheel brands I see come through my workshop for re-building. Hunt, Caden, Giant, Bontrager, Roval, Reynolds, Prime, Zipp, Enve, Cannondale ai, Hollowgram, DT Swiss, HED, Mavic, Vision, Fast Forward, 3T, Rolf Prima, Industry Nine, Stans, Syncros.
Ready to start your wheel build project, or still deciding?
If there is something else you would like to know or are not sure where to start, the best place to begin is with a phone call. If you call and I do not answer, I am most likely building wheels, so please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.
Call Craftworx - 0411 310 132
For those of you who are more curious, this is an outline of my wheel building processes.