The particularly eagle-eyed among you may have noticed two "I'll send you my hubs" options in the hub pulldown options for RFSW3 builds. That's right, you can send us your hubs and we'll build them into a set of RFSW3s for you.
A lot of you are probably like us, with a stash of stuff that seems too good and too useful to get rid of, but somehow you never get around to actually putting any of it to good use. Maybe you've got a set of wheels where the rims are worn out or dented or you crashed them or spokes started braking or whatever. Maybe the rims failed prematurely but the hubs still have plenty of life. You might have a set of wheels that came with your bike but they've got kind of crappy rims and spokes so you never used them. We've had a bunch of people contact us with these very situations, and we're very happy to help.
It does require some extra work for us, in that we have to manage incoming packages, assess the hubs (if we think you're better off not reusing them, we'll tell you), clean them up, measure them, blah blah blah, so we can't make it a bonanza of cost savings, but if you've got a set of hubs that's in good shape it's definitely worth doing. We've differentiated the price on straight pull hubs a bit because they're harder to measure and work with, but we expect there are a lot of LOT of almost-never-used take off wheel sets hanging in garages and basements and sheds that are perfect candidates for this.
We're also building out a partial build service in the Custom section where you can add different components a la carte and have us assemble them for you. And yes, we'll be offering Al33 rims for sale as stand alone rims, we just haven't yet heard what if any MAP policies or whatever there will be, so we can't post that yet.
It's sort of funny how excited I am about tomorrow's test. I am truly a geek.