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    Facing disc brake tabs in Philadelphia?

    Hey All, just wondering if anybody knows of a Philadelphia area LBS that has the expertise/tools (preferably the Magura tool) to face disc brake tabs (i.e. in preparation for installation of Magura brakes)? I am starting to build up a new frame (see pics here) and could only find one shop in the area able to do this and they can't do it until the end of the month. If anyone has any info, I'd certainly appreciate it. Thanks.
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    Well, just in case anyone else in the Philly area needs this sort of service done, Keswick Cycle has the Magura disk brake tab facing tool. It cost me ~$20 per side and took almost a month for me to get into their schedule (they seem to get pretty busy during the summer time), but they did a good job (and even gave me extra Magura shim washers, gratis). Ask for Jeff, he is the/one of the head mechs there, and a damn nice/competent fella to boot.

    Alternatively, if you're closer to Newark, it seems that Wooden Wheels also has the Magura tool.
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    That's good to know. Was it the one in Glenside or Cherry Hill?
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    Glenside, although the one in Cherry Hill may also be able to do the job.
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    REI in Conshi

    REI in Conshohocken has the Magura facer (best out there but then again, I haven't tried the Bicycle Research tool that costs $100 more but has a 12mm and 16mm cutter). Ask for me when calling.

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    Thanks for the info Karl. For some reason, I didn't even think to call REI.
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    That's often the case here on the east coast. We also service suspension, rebuild Hayes, etc. Not to mention your boards and skis.

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