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    Looking for local wheelbuilder

    I am in Pleasanton and have never had a wheel built, so I am looking for a wheelbuilder or LBS to replace a Easton Haven wheel.

    I have the rim on order so just need it put back together.

    I have contacted Trail Head in Campbell, but looking for other options..

    thanks for the input

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    I have had wheels built at Sports Basement in Sunnyvale, they did a good job, and notably cheaper on spokes/nipples and labor than Trail Head. Looks good, run straight.

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    I had a set of Stan's Crest with Hope2Evo hubs built last year by Tread Bikes in Campbell. Awesome job and good prices.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Is there anyone close to the tri valley area?

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    Endless Cycles Castro Valley

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Is there anyone close to the tri valley area?
    Scott at Endless Cycles Castro Valley, he's built five wheels from the Light Bicycle carbon rims for me, and I am very happy with the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misooscar View Post
    Scott at Endless Cycles Castro Valley, he's built five wheels from the Light Bicycle carbon rims for me, and I am very happy with the results.
    Thanks spoke to Scott and should be set for next week

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    Glad you got the hookup on a wheel builder. Years ago I got fired up to build my own wheels. I picked up a book by Jobst Brandt - The Bicycle Wheel. This text has both wheel building theory/math as well as a wheel building recipe.

    The wheel building recipe in this book is easy to follow. I've built at least five sets of wheels and they've all stayed round/true - and I'm a Clydesdale. I have a Park truing stand and a quality spoke wrench. That's all you will need (aside from spokes, nipples and rims).

    Jobst Brandt-Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Bicycles and Bicycling (FAQ)

    I encourage you and all other slightly mechanically inclined bikers to build your own wheels. You CAN do this!

    ==Marcus==

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    I'm from the P-town too: If you're still looking, I suggest Dublin Cyclery, Robert is a great wheelbuilder. He built me a 36h DT FR600/Hope wheel that's been super strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misooscar View Post
    Scott at Endless Cycles Castro Valley, he's built five wheels from the Light Bicycle carbon rims for me, and I am very happy with the results.
    That is interesting. I was considering ordering a couple 650b rims there, as I have a spare hubset laying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    That is interesting. I was considering ordering a couple 650b rims there, as I have a spare hubset laying around.
    They also built up my Light-Bicycle 29er carbon wheels as well. Super nice guys and solid wheelset so far.

    I would also recommend Robinson's Wheel Works in San Leandro. Chris has built up a few wheelsets for me over the years. Super knowledgeable and also repaired my Easton Havens after I blew out a spoke. He actually called Easton and got them to send him a couple spokes and nipples at no charge so he only billed me for the labor!
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