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    Bozeman area folks : Recommend a shop to true a wheel

    5 days of riding in British Columbia seriously took its toll on the rear wheel of my DH rig. Spokes are loose and the wheel is out of true.

    I know nothing about truing a wheel. Can you recommend a local shop that does a good job on wheel builds/true-ups?

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    what about your lbs? Bangtail Cycle? the one downtown i think...

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    Yeah, there are a couple of local bike shops in Bozeman. But, what I'm asking is if anyone has had a good experience with any of them in particular when having wheels built and/or trued.
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    I broke a spoke and round house was able to squeeze me in before a road trip to Jackson.

    but I'm more of a call all the shops and see who can squeeze me in kind of a guy, as there always seems to be a decent queue at most shops.

    Not to age discriminate, but I also try to see who has a few older wrenchhands around...

    I suspect, though, that most shops can handle a rear wheel true job equally as good...

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    Happy to give it a look

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    I've ad luck at Owenhouse, Ben. I just took my bike there after the trip and they did a decent job.

    I've realized I need to learn how to do everything myself, if I want it doen right everytime.

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    When I broke the rim on my commuter I swapped the new rim onto the old hub/spokes myself and had Bangtail do the final tensioning and truing. It came out perfect.

    I do agree though that any LBS should be equally good at truing a wheel. It's actually a pretty easy job if you have some practice and a truing stand.

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