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    Shop to build a bike

    Looking for an affordable shop to build my bike from parts. I have everything, just need a competent mechanic. I live in the 202/101 area of chandler. Suggestions?

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    Just take it somewhere and have them install the headset and bottom bracket, stuff you probably don't have the tools for and put the rest together yourself. All you'll need is a set of allen wrenches.
    Try Landis on Warner and Rural.

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    I can do it all myself. Tools aren't the problem. I don't have the inclination right now.

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    I would think that would be a little touchy, depending on the shop. Hope I'm wrong on that...

    Sort of like walking into Four Peaks with a 30 pack of Natty Light and asking them for a bottle opener?

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    Phoenix Bike Repair
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    Fish from the now defunct Ahwatukee Cactus Bikes is now running his own bike repair business called Phoenix Bike Repair (PBR) located west of campus in Tempe. He'll do a great job building your bike and won't blink an eye at you bringing in all the parts and not buying from him.

    Find Fish on Facebook @ Phoenix Bike Repair, or call him directly @ (4 eight 0 ) four 3 zero - 1 three 9 four

    Get the word out --- Fish is open for business!!!

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    I am sure any shop would be happy to build it for you even though you did not buy the parts from them. They may just charge you a bit more for the service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl View Post
    Fish from the now defunct Ahwatukee Cactus Bikes is now running his own bike repair business called Phoenix Bike Repair (PBR) located west of campus in Tempe. He'll do a great job building your bike and won't blink an eye at you bringing in all the parts and not buying from him.

    Find Fish on Facebook @ Phoenix Bike Repair, or call him directly @ (4 eight 0 ) four 3 zero - 1 three 9 four

    Get the word out --- Fish is open for business!!!
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    something like this is really perfect for his biz now, since its more labor and less about retail.
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    Rage Cycles. Had them put a few of the parts on my new bike since I didn't have the tools(headset, cut/space fork, adjust derailleurs, etc)
    They were great and had it done in like a day, shifts awesome and they were able to provide some info and get me a headset that worked better for my application.
    Bring the shop a 6er of some decent beer and maybe they won't treat you like a stranger all the time.

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    Landis has built a couple bikes for me. They do an excellent job at a very reasonable price. I work with the location on Indian School, but I'm sure any of the locations would help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelmonkey View Post
    I would think that would be a little touchy, depending on the shop. Hope I'm wrong on that...

    Sort of like walking into Four Peaks with a 30 pack of Natty Light and asking them for a bottle opener?
    Natty Light comes in bottles?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chollaball View Post
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    something like this is really perfect for his biz now, since its more labor and less about retail.

    +2 for the small biz.

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    PBR +100000000!!! You can even watch and drink PBR while he does it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelmonkey View Post
    I would think that would be a little touchy, depending on the shop. Hope I'm wrong on that...

    Sort of like walking into Four Peaks with a 30 pack of Natty Light and asking them for a bottle opener?
    I shouldn't think they'd be offended, they wouldn't cut you any breaks on labor though that's for sure. Someone else said it and they're exactly right, successful shops have shifted their focus to service rather than retail. Those that haven't adapted and accepted the reality that is mail-order/internet probably won't last long.

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    My tuner

    I would go with Kelstr over in Gilbert, also known as KB Racing, not only a complete repair shop but a full machine shop. Plus he does NOT drink so please bring cash. The plus side with KB is that any problem you have he can fix or have such parts needed to repair your bike. I had a big issue with Rock Shox and any local shop i went to gave me the run around and a price tag to fix the problem, took my problem to KB and he said no problem, he made a phone call right there and made contact with Rock Shox, once he got off the phone he say's your parts on it's way and it's a warranty item, so i just paid labor to have it fixed. KB has helped me in the past and i refuse to watch him work on my bike while slamming down some PBR. oh what the hell, he has Liability Insurance for his repair business.

    Too many shops give us TRA, "the run around" and get us no where and keep your bike for weeks, plus my last ordeal with Specialized with a Specialized shop was unable to be of any help at all. For all the shops out there i ask please know your parts and know the Bicycle business, it's pretty simple.

    But for those of you that have your go to guy that takes care of your ride hang on to them or keep them stocked up with PBR. what ever pays the tab.

    If you ever get the chance to do a ride with Kelstr be sure and bring a tow rope cuz Kelstr is like 59 yrs old so he will need to pull your ass up the hill and back down to your car.

    Yes the tow rope is for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtChump View Post
    I would go with Kelstr over in Gilbert, also known as KB Racing, not only a complete repair shop but a full machine shop. Plus he does NOT drink so please bring cash. The plus side with KB is that any problem you have he can fix or have such parts needed to repair your bike. I had a big issue with Rock Shox and any local shop i went to gave me the run around and a price tag to fix the problem, took my problem to KB and he said no problem, he made a phone call right there and made contact with Rock Shox, once he got off the phone he say's your parts on it's way and it's a warranty item, so i just paid labor to have it fixed. KB has helped me in the past and i refuse to watch him work on my bike while slamming down some PBR. oh what the hell, he has Liability Insurance for his repair business.

    Too many shops give us TRA, "the run around" and get us no where and keep your bike for weeks, plus my last ordeal with Specialized with a Specialized shop was unable to be of any help at all. For all the shops out there i ask please know your parts and know the Bicycle business, it's pretty simple.

    But for those of you that have your go to guy that takes care of your ride hang on to them or keep them stocked up with PBR. what ever pays the tab.

    If you ever get the chance to do a ride with Kelstr be sure and bring a tow rope cuz Kelstr is like 59 yrs old so he will need to pull your ass up the hill and back down to your car.

    Yes the tow rope is for you.
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    Sounds like

    Why not use them.
    "It's all downhill from here fellas"

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnio View Post
    Just take it somewhere and have them install the headset and bottom bracket, stuff you probably don't have the tools for and put the rest together yourself. All you'll need is a set of allen wrenches.
    Try Landis on Warner and Rural.
    Good shop and good people here.
    "It's all downhill from here fellas"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtChump View Post
    Why not use them.
    Just like with PBR there's using and then there's abusing.

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    +1 for Kelster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoplea View Post
    I am sure any shop would be happy to build it for you even though you did not buy the parts from them. They may just charge you a bit more for the service.
    Agreed. Tribe Multisport built two bikes for me this way.. I took them a frame & a few boxes of parts and they had it done in a few days, both times for around $100. No questions asked. That said, despite the fact they're primarily a Triathlon shop, they do sell mountain bikes and most of the employees are MTB'ers. I highly recommend them.

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