Custom Bike Builds
You dream it. We build it.
What does it cost, how long does it take, and whats included?
Our general on-site rate is $110/hr.
- Bike builds are from generally from $300-400 for most bikes, including complicated high performance bikes such as triathlon or downhill race bikes. The overall cost is dependant on time, with the minimum time required for a general build being roughly 3 hours. The most complex bike builds can last for 5-7 hours. It will get built properly with all the little details thrown in! The bike can be taken to my house workshop to be completed overnight if required.
- A custom build will include: suspension setup, shorten hydraulic brake and dropper post hoses, internal cable routing, headset pressing, steerer shortening, bottom bracket installation, suspension pivots checks, shock installation, and gear hanger alignment. Handlebar/lever setup, saddle height, and suspension adjustments can be completed at this time to, once the bike is up and rolling.
The Rapid Wrench is proud to offer custom bike builds. These unique creations are built from the frame up with the rider in mind. We will offer our expert consultation process to figure out your dream build. We can work with a mixture of existing second hand frames or parts, or start the whole thing off brand new.
Usually a build starts off with you having a frame you own, or are looking to purchase a specific frame, but need assistance in finding the right parts and putting it all together. We offer our services in the Dream Build category as follows:
If you have a frame, or are set on a specific frame, we can consult with you regarding appropriate parts and setup for your bike, recommending things that will work, and steering you clear of things that cause regular headaches. This consultation will occur via Phone, video call and email, in order to nut out the nitty-gritty. We do not require that you purchase all or even any parts through us for this consultation, we are offering our expertise so you can make informed decisions. We are of course happy to acquire parts for your build through our suppliers, or work with parts that you supply to us.
Will you supply the bike and parts, or can I supply my own?
- I can't supply you a frame, but I can most certainly source all the parts and accessories you require from Australia's mainland cycling distributors. I'm not like a bike store. I'm completely un-biased and am happy with work with any brands you have in mind.
When all the parts and are ready to go, we will come and build the bike up at your door.
If you are interested in having a custom bike built by The Rapid Wrench, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or phone to get the ball rolling. We will schedule a date and time that works for you for an extended phone or Skype consultation, in which we will cover all the details for your build. If you are happy to proceed with us for your build, we will then go about ordering and organizing the relevant parts for you, as well as book you in for a date and time in which we will build your bike.
So what are you waiting for? Are you excited? We sure are! Contact us about our custom builds today!
Rates and Time Frames:
Custom build consultation cost:
We will engage a free 20-minute consultation to find out what your needs are, and if your custom build fits within our offerings. After that, we'll provide 2 hours of direct contact by phone or video calls (or an in-person meeting if we're already on-site at a job with you), plus email correspondence.
Mobile build cost:
Our labor rate is $110 per hour and most builds take 3-5 hours, so long as all the parts that are provided are correct and compatible. It really depends on the type of bike and its complexity.
Please note that the full consultation fee must be paid following the 20-min free consultation, and parts orders must be paid at least 50% deposit via either direct deposit or phone payment. Full payment is required upon handover of the completed bike.