About Harry Rowland
I am an established UK wheel builder living in Ramsgate, Kent and can build any set of wheels to your specification.
What type of wheels do I sell?
I prefer to sell wheels with a proven record for reliable service and will avoid anything too light. I will build almost anything for the trade (without my sticker), as this gives me the chance to try new parts without the risk.
I am focused on building bicycle wheels and wheel related products and provide extremely high quality products and services through careful quality control and parts selection. Every wheel that I build goes through a rigorous measurement, inspection, and adjustment process.
The focus is on bicycle wheels and wheel-related products.
My goal is to provide extremely high quality products and services through careful quality control and parts selection. Every wheel that I build goes through a rigorous measurement, inspection, and adjustment process. These procedures ensure that each wheel meets the exacting standards for radial and lateral runout, as well as maximum spoke tension and most importantly, tension uniformity. While this process consumes a considerable amount of time, I feel it is the only way to guarantee that your wheels are reliable and perform to their potential.
You get the wheel that best fits you.
At the heart of every successful wheel build is an understanding of my customer’s needs. Because every application is unique, I believe it is necessary to communicate with each customer prior to beginning a custom wheel build. This process allows me to help my customers to select ideal components based upon riding style, weight, durability, and of course budget.
Uniform spoke tension is the heart of every perfect wheel.
Spoke tension uniformity is critical to maximum power transfer and durability of high performance wheels. Although you can purchase wheels that appear straight, it is impossible to determine uniform spoke tension by observation. Few wheel builders have the equipment, experience, or the time necessary to ensure tension uniformity. My build process includes extensive spoke stress relief, careful tension measurements, and meticulous adjustment. The end result is a perfect structure that efficiently transfers power and maintains its integrity after thousands of cycling miles.
- I don't take payment until I have all the parts and am ready to start building.
- If the parts are in stock I may build without payment.
- The exception to this is if I need to order in Parts that I do not stock, only then will I ask for a deposit.
- I prefer a Bank Transfer but Cheques are OK.
- Unfortunately I do not take DEBIT or CREDIT Cards.