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    mass. new england wheel builders

    looking to get a 29er wheelset , has anyone had work done by peter white in new hampshire . Or does anyone recomend anyone. I live in metrowest area , but am willing to travel to almost anywhere in mass . ,RI , Nh. Any ideas would be great , would even try a lbs thats highly recomended.

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    Jeff at Milford Bike does great Work
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    Call Dave at Rockland Cycles...on the south shore. I am not 100 % sure what he does size wise but he is the man. He has a great rep with racers and the such...from what I have been told he is one of the premier wheel builders around.
    The number is (781) 878-7508 Shop opens at 10 A.M. most days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwreck
    Call Dave at Rockland Cycles...on the south shore. I am not 100 % sure what he does size wise but he is the man. He has a great rep with racers and the such...from what I have been told he is one of the premier wheel builders around.
    The number is (781) 878-7508 Shop opens at 10 A.M. most days
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    I still stand by Joe at Joe's Garage. Call him, order em' up, then get in your car drive the hour and a half pick the wheel up a week later and go beat the snot out of it 10min further up the road. Or ride your bike out.

    Peter White is kind of a legend. That said... have you talked to him? Does he like 29ers or even mtbs for that matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by olapiquena
    I still stand by Joe at Joe's Garage. Call him, order em' up, then get in your car drive the hour and a half pick the wheel up a week later and go beat the snot out of it 10min further up the road. Or ride your bike out.

    Peter White is kind of a legend. That said... have you talked to him? Does he like 29ers or even mtbs for that matter?
    where is joes garage , can you give me some info . as for peter white have not talked to him yet but according to his site he does mtb wheel sets . but with what your talkin about joes i would like to call him

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    Joe and his shop/training facility is located in Haydenville, MA (west of Northampton by about 10min and the gateway to such mtb wonders as Hawley and the DAR).

    He's a bit of an institution in the cyclocross community, sponsoring the Cannondale road and cross development squads. His shop also serves as a training site for many of the top riders in western Ma. Out here, he's about as good as they come in regards to wheel builds. Very particular...

    http://www.joesbikegarage.com/

    That said, if you have a good guy in the 20min radius, what's your hesitation. As long as the builder is competent, it should be fine unless you are huge and ride like a clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olapiquena

    That said, if you have a good guy in the 20min radius, what's your hesitation. As long as the builder is competent, it should be fine unless you are huge and ride like a clown.
    Good point Jason. Wheel building isn't rocket science... So long as the builder knows his stuff, gets the right parts and is reasonably experienced, you should be all set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hado_pv
    Good point Jason. Wheel building isn't rocket science....
    do the following

    a) By the book the Bicycle wheel
    b) a Park TS-1 truing stand
    c) Spoke wrench
    D) Rim, Spokes , hub and Nipples

    DO IT !!!

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    Five Hills Bikes in Waterbury, VT, ie, bike29.com. George builds a nice wheelset at a fair $
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    Adam @ JRA has done a few wheels for me - he does a really good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agabriel
    Adam @ JRA has done a few wheels for me - he does a really good job.
    Thanks was thinking about those guys will give them a call . brian is a real good guy . talked with for about 1.5 hours one night about 29ers . did not get my bike from him but will prob. give him my money now for some wheels

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