About Ryan Builds Wheels.
I’m a professional wheel builder based in Bristol, UK. RyanBuildWheels came about to time to focus on a passion for wheel-building and to help fund a foray into the world of frame-building before quickly becoming a full time venture. Whilst I enjoy nothing more than being at the truing stand, tea in hand, whilst listening to an eclectic mix of guitar based noise I spend the rest of my time brazing, tinkering, mending and riding.
My initial love of bikes stems from long speed driven rides along the winding lanes of Worcestershire into the hilly â€˜climes of the Welsh Borders. After picking up a taste for long self supported touring and Audax, after a brief sojourn living on the bike I returned to Bristol ready to don ¾ length shorts and start smashing my fair share of mountain bike frames whilst attempting to go down hill at speed.
I built my first pair of wheels whilst working as a cycle haulier in Australia and to prepare my steed for the rigours of my life on the road that was to follow. Those wheels are now over half a decade old, the rear made itâ€™s way onto a friends cargo bike and the front to a courier in London: both are still standing strong and true to this day.
Since then I honed my craft in the workshops of some of Bristolâ€™s best bike shops & after nearly half a decade of professional wrenching have now hung out my shingle in my fully equipped frame and wheel building workshop currently based in Lawrence Hill: come and pay a visit!
What started as a sideline interest grew into an obsession, a passion and finally a business: I count myself as one of the lucky few who work doing what they love. I’d be thrilled if youâ€™d join me in that journey.
My opening hours are 11am-7pm Monday-Friday.
Email: via my contact page.
Phone: 0790 4857 007