Proud to anouce a new service for all motor cyclists

To all you cyclists who are keen motor cyclists, Hand Crafted Wheels are now branching back out into motor cycle wheels. After a break from building motor cycle wheels for the last two years to concentrate on cycle wheel building we are now proud to say were back building top end motor cross and classic motorbike wheels again using the finest stainless spokes. Wanting your classic wheels fully polished and refurbished including re-chroming service. Please feel free to drop us a line to discuss any quires you may have and options available and as always are pricing is kept as low as we possibly can as we have low over heads we like to pass on the savings.


As of the first of January to the first of March 2015 Hand Crafted Wheels will be dropping labour rate down too £10 a wheel Yes you read that right £10 a wheel!!!!!!!. This will also include rims and hubs sent to us by you, so if your sending your parts to be assembled the labour rate is still only going too be £10 a Bargain in this day and age. Rest assured the same time and care will be taken as we wont rush and compromise your wheels here.



New Workshop

We’re pleased to announce that we now have a new workshop in Lowestoft :D

The new ‘shop has our jigs, tools, components and everything else the pro wheelbuilder needs.

We also have a chill out area complete with cycling mags, well stocked fridge and a kettle thats always on, So feel free to pop down for a chat about all cycle and see the new workshop or too see your wheels being built while you wait.

The new workshop is based at.

Unit HCW, Brooke business park, Heath road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 9LZ

Opening hours are

Monday-Wednesday 10am-7pm

Thursday- Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 10am-4pm

Mavic Crossmax onto Mavic 517 rebuild

DSC00376Mavic Crossmax were one of the first factory built mountain bike wheelsets to come out in the late 90s. They were super light back in the day and still make a great set of non-disc wheels 15 years later. One issue many crossmax users have experienced over the years is the rim cracking around the spoke holes. Unfortunately this seems to be a common problem with these Crossmax rims which lack eyelets.
John from retrobike sent us his broken rear crossmax complete with a 28 hole Mavic 517 rim. Fortunately this older mavic hoop is a direct swap, especially given the Mavic hub’s direct pull rear spokes. One nice easy build later the new 517 was back on and the wheel was on it’s way back to John, ready for 15 more years :D

Hope, mavic and DT XC build

This is a set which were build for a burly XC racer. He specified the following, hope pro2 hubs in gold, mavic xc 717 disc rims in black, dt swiss rev spokes on the front wheel and double butted rear with red, blue, green and gold nipples. Suitable for fast XC use but able to take the knocks, sweet :)

Ringle Splash Build

Here are a set of wheels built for a keen retrobike member with some classic old school parts. For this build we used a set of Ringle Bubba hubs, DT double butted spokes, blue alloy nipples and Mavic rims. Normally we wouldn’t recommend the use of alloy nipples, however for this showy retro set of hoops they were the perfect addition :D

Postage costs

All parcels are sent insured with parcel forces 24hr insured service at £12.99 excluding highlands and islands as they are a little extra sorry.