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    Wheelbuilder Recommendations (Greenville area)

    Hoping to find a good local builder in the Greenville area and maybe up to Asheville if it's a really good price to build me a new rear wheel. Thought about doing it myself but after buying the nipple drivers and spoke tension meters etc I could just pay someone the same amount and get someone that knows what they're doing. Recommendations would be appreciated (or even places to avoid if you've had bad luck).

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    Have not had a personal wheel experience, but know people who feel he does a mighty fine job. I just like the pictures.... Location might be opposite of what you were looking for?

    No*Gas Wheels -- HOME

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    I've said it before and I'll say it every time somebody asks; nobody in our area has more experience with wheel building than Andy at ChainHeart Cycling Studio. If you what you want is an expertly hand-built mtb wheel, he is the man.
    Closer to your home, both Sycamore and The Hub in Brevard have good rep's.
    Greenville itself- somebody else will have to have an opinion.

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    Kipp Smith at Lucky Bike can build you a nice wheelset in Greenville. He has built (and destroyed) a few.

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    Tad at Sunrift would be another good one . . . he just laced up a set of I-9's with Flow's for me . . . couldn't be happier!!

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    Awesome, thanks. Strangely enough I didn't even know lucky bike was there and I must drive past it going to paris mountain all the time. n2dsky do you happen to remember what Sunrift ran as far as labor/spokes for the build? And did you have the shop order the hub/rim or find good deals yourself. Was going to get a Hadley/Flow rear and hadley prices have 100$ spread online.

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    We're blessed with so many great folks here in the Upstate . . . wheel builders, bike techs . . . trail builders and supporters . . . hard to go wrong with any of them . . .

    I won the hubs at the Upstate SORBA Cranksgiving Paris Mountain downhill race and found a deal on the Flows . . .

    Give Tad at Sunrift call and discuss what you need . . . I'm sure he'll find a way to work with you . . .

    I couldn't be happier about how my wheels turned out!!

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    I'll second No*Gas Wheels -- HOME . . . and know many in the region who would as well. Drop Calvin a line if you're still looking. It's not that far, and he'll do you right.

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    I love my No Gas wheels! They get my personal seal of approval.


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    Dave at Ride-On in Anderson is great! He builds wheels all the time and does a fantastic job.

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    Nogas does the best rim jobs in the area

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    That's a mighty fancy seal you have there. I've got the hub in the mail and I'll be calling up all these shops this week. Just be nice to have a wheel i don't have to re-true after every long ride.

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    NoGas wheels....no brainer! I've been running wheels built by Calvin for 10 years now and would never buy a pre-made or custom from anywhere else. His website kicks nuts also. FYI.

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    if you dont like abt12 the best he will put hot dogs in your rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercusty View Post
    if you dont like abt12 the best he will put hot dogs in your rims
    know this

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    Hehe are we talking abt 12 beer? If thats the case I can maybe bribe him with some aged abt 12.

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    Look up Tim Barrett on "Ride Smooth Brother" face book site. Good dude that does good work and won't brake your pocket like most lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus044 View Post
    Hehe are we talking abt 12 beer? If thats the case I can maybe bribe him with some aged abt 12.
    Yes and yes. You and Tiles are gonna get on just fine...

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