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    Best wheel building shop in Denver area?

    Looking into my options right now. I would like to try it myself, but don't really have the time (work, kids, honey-do lists, etc.).
    Anyway, I have the hub & rim - just want some opinions as to where to take it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by leepatrick33 View Post
    Looking into my options right now. I would like to try it myself, but don't really have the time (work, kids, honey-do lists, etc.).
    Anyway, I have the hub & rim - just want some opinions as to where to take it...
    Thanks
    Do it yourself. You'll need this: http://www.dtswiss.com/SpokesCalc/We...px?language=en

    To use, you'll need the ERD of the rim (should typically be on the rim somewhere), and the hub spec. If King or Hadley, the specs are easy to find.
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    Thanks for the response, and please don't get me wrong - I would love to build it myself. I've never shied away from working on anything, but seriously, time (or lack of it) is a huge factor. I get like 2 hours a week to ride (including drive time to get to trailhead), and as I mentioned, there are many other obligations that I have to deal with in my life right now.
    I can ride on my old set of wheels for the time being - but they're much heavier, and I would really like to get this new set built up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leepatrick33 View Post
    Thanks for the response, and please don't get me wrong - I would love to build it myself. I've never shied away from working on anything, but seriously, time (or lack of it) is a huge factor. I get like 2 hours a week to ride (including drive time to get to trailhead), and as I mentioned, there are many other obligations that I have to deal with in my life right now.
    I can ride on my old set of wheels for the time being - but they're much heavier, and I would really like to get this new set built up soon.
    I'd recommend Pau11y. He'll try to brush you off, but be persistent. He's a good wheel builder. And he has lots of time on his hands what with being a single dude with no kids.


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    I'll do it for $50 per wheel, plus cost of parts. PM me if you'd like to know more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    I'd recommend Pau11y. He'll try to brush you off, but be persistent. He's a good wheel builder. And he has lots of time on his hands what with being a single dude with no kids.

    Nice fail! GoldenBoy's ON it!
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    Oh - the other thing. Pau11y's a furriner (Canadian) so his grasp of the Engrish language is weak. You'll probably be able to get the wheels built for the price of a six pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Oh - the other thing. Pau11y's a furriner (Canadian) so his grasp of the Engrish language is weak. You'll probably be able to get the wheels built for the price of a six pack.
    Oi! My Cannukistanian status has nothing to do w/ my grasp of Engrish. That's all my dielexcia and ADHD

    Edit: Just think about that, and how long it'll take for me to build you a set of wheels with my...SQUIRREL!
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    I'm happy with a set built by Dave at Redstone (Lyons).

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    Thanks for all the feedback. Any other shops people recommend for a good custom wheel build? (To the posters that offered to do it... please take no offense. I really do appreciate it - perhaps another time).

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    Eric at pedal pushers is a really good wheelbuilder. I'd also bring a wheel to the guys at golden bike shop- they know their stuff. I build my own, but understand the life constraints- built my last set the day before my son was born and I'm so happy about the timing- otherwise, they'd have sat for the summer... If I have an hour or two, I'd rather be riding.
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    Oh yeah - I always forget about the shops in Golden (I'm in SW Littleton & work in the tech center). Plus since I've always done my own wrenching & I custom built my bike from the ground up, I've never really looked into shops' reputations as far as service/repair goes.

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    instant gratification = FAIL

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    Call Nice Bike and ask for David. Best wheel builder I know.
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    I second the recommendation for Golden Bike Shop. They laced up a pair of Stan's Arches for me this spring...I haven't had to re-true them after their break-in period...or for the following several hundred of miles. And that's on a single speed rigid, so I guess that would be a good sign!

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    Golden Bike Shop. I've had 3 or 4 wheelsets built by them. My experience has been that they're fast and flawless.

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    A friend of mine has extensive wheel building experience. Works at Performance in Westminster, but is going to open his own shop soon. Give him a call, his name is James.

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    Philip at Salvagetti builds a killer wheel. If you are Denver, they are easy to get to and everyone is friendly.

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    Philip at salvagetti. Do it. Now. You go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele View Post
    Philip at salvagetti. Do it. Now. You go.
    3 wheelsets by Phillip here....all fantastic. He just rocked the Bailey Hundo too!

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    And you'll get to hang out with Joe. Do it.

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