Hi all, an anyone recommend a good wheel builder in the Somerset / Dorset area who can supply a new stainless steel rim and spokes and rebuild my Navigator rear wheel? I used Dave Massam last year who did a brilliant job on my front wheel but I hear he has stopped trading sadly. I appreciate we are in lock down but knowing lead times for spares I want to plan ahead!
Hello now have a go your self see you tube for all the guidense you need if l can wheel build as a female so can you just get the wheel stand from EBay and spoke spanners and get cracking I have rebuilt the wheels on both my Nortons and the 1954 Dominator model 88 was not the easyist being a half hub. yours anna j
Doug Richardson in Devon does wheel building now he has sold off Devon rims.
Very tempted Anna and if I was retired I probably would but time is a significant factor at the moment given pressure of work generated by the Covid19 crisis!
Thanks for the suggestion John, I was thinking of Devon rims for the parts. Do you have contact details for Doug Richardson, I can't find him in the NOC list of services? Has anyone used Steve Somerfield / SJS Vintage motorcycles near Dorchester? He is the nearest wheel builder to me listed by the club.
I used Brickwood wheel rebuilds just outside Salisbury for my Inter. They were very good. The chap usually has a stand at the Shepton autojumbles/show.
His contact details come up on google.
I can recommend Ed King in Chard (JEK motorcycles) , he did a great job on my ES2 wheels, I think he charged £50 plus rim and spokes. He has a Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/JEK-Motorcycles-229175793765317/#_=_ or website http://www.jekmotorcycles.co.uk/
Doug Richardson in South Molton is also excellent. He was one of the founders of Devon Rims I think, but works on his own now. http://drwheelbuilding.com/
Hi Dan, Ed King looks like the perfect choice, only a couple of miles away in Chard and he is obviously 'our kind of mechanic' who understands Nortons, I will give him a bell! I hope the various restorations are coming on during the lock down - once it ends we must meet up for a coffee and discuss Lightweight Law!!! Nick