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    Who does your maintenance?

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    How do I do that?
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    Unless a required tool is very expensive or it's something that needs the finesse only years of experience can provide, I try to do almost everything myself. Yes, it definitely takes me longer since I have to learn it and possibly repeat it to get it right but I prefer to fix it on my own if I can.

    Now if it's something that might cause a costly mistake, I would seriously consider getting it done professionally. Say, something like facing a bottom bracket or overhauling a Lefty.

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    i dont let anyone touch my baby and im the sunday afternoon friend. and who are you calling a rotator splint?

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    leprechauns

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    If I'm not riding, I'm thinking about riding....taking stuff apart, servicing and shining bolts is a way to keep my fidgity hands occupied.




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    haha sounds like me..

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    Anyone but KavuRider, I've seen what he considers "tools"....

    Actually, if I'm not doing the work on my own rig, or its something that needs some Ninja wrench ability the only person I let work on my bikes other than myself is Fish @ cactus.

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    Cactus, Global, or Southwest bikes are the only shops I use when I can't get it done myself. My preffered is Cactus because of Fish and his guys there. Top notch quality work with a smile! (you know the one that says Dude, why are you still here? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    ...the only person I let work on my bikes other than myself is Fish @ cactus.
    Agreed, I can / try to do most things myself but if I have to go somewhere I head to cactus.

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    whos the best in down with wheels?

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    sixsixtysix<<<<<<< worked some magic on my vintage fork.

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    maintenance?
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    me me me. with 2 exceptions: fully rebuilding rear shocks and building wheels up from scratch.
    PUSH and fish at cactus respectively handle those duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix
    Anyone but KavuRider, I've seen what he considers "tools"....

    Actually, if I'm not doing the work on my own rig, or its something that needs some Ninja wrench ability the only person I let work on my bikes other than myself is Fish @ cactus.
    Just never going to let my homemade crown race tool go, huh?
    It worked great...until it exploded.
    I still find pieces of it around the kitchen.

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    whos the best in down with wheels?
    Dave Thomas. Or so I've heard. No personal experience myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2metoo
    sixsixtysix<<<<<<< worked some magic on my vintage fork.
    Thanks, and I don't even work there

    Quote Originally Posted by 88mustanggt
    whos the best in down with wheels?

    As for best wheel builder, Dave Thomas in Fountain Hills is pretty much one of the best in the business, but it comes at a premium.

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    who would you recomend down in the valley

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88mustanggt
    who would you recomend down in the valley
    Dave Thomas is in Fountain Hills, which is in the Valley.

    http://www.speeddream.com/dave_built.php

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    ok sorry i ment like east valley ish, fountain hills is kind of a drive.

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    do it all myself, unless its something like spraying a frame, facing a bottom bracket etc, which i would probobly send to a shop to get done, but i'd like to try myself

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    I let the trails do my maintenance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88mustanggt
    ok sorry i ment like east valley ish, fountain hills is kind of a drive.
    Daves wheels are worth the drive...

    Just look under the reviews section for "Daves Speed Dreams"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry-daddy
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    You forgot "I do, but take to bike shop to fix my mistakes."
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    I just completely tore down and rebuilt by bike last weekend, no way I'm paying a shop $100 to do that.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Mostly my self or Justin at Landis is pretty good. Plus they will let me use any tool I want as long as they are not busy.

    As for wheels, Chad at Red Barn builds fantastic wheels but not local!
    Currently at Mayo Clinic being tested for a kidney transplant. Donors welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88mustanggt
    whos the best in down with wheels?
    I'm a wheel builder in Scottsdale. I just went commercial this past June, but have been building wheels since the mid 1970s. I've got competitive prices and am eager for new customers.
    Hey everybody, ride my wheels! They ride good, real good.
    I'm a wheel builder. SRLPE Wheel Works. Send me a PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88mustanggt
    ok sorry i ment like east valley ish, fountain hills is kind of a drive.
    He does ship them.

    Besides, you just need to call to place the order and if you have to drive 1hr total round-trip to pick them up that doesn't seem like a really big deal for locally built wheels by one of the nations top respected wheel builders. Aside from that give Fish at Cactus (Ahwatukee) a call. He sure was quick to point out all the crappy things about my 819 wheel build that I got online, lol. Seems to know what he's talking about.

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    I do my own unless I lack a specific tool. Then Fish does it.
    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

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    I always start my maintenance... but inevitably end up carting my bike to the LBS to get my "repairs" repaired. It truly amazes me that I can put a computer together from scratch, install a local network, and pub an entire website within a few hours... but I can't even replace a set of brake shoes without mucking it up.

    My LBS is awesome. I have found they do most everything for free if you purchased your bike there.

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    Yetisurly. Best wrench and seamstress in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinny-tire
    You forgot "I do, but take to bike shop to fix my mistakes."
    Rats, where were you this morning?

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    most that know me know that maintenance rarely happens. But I keep myself on the trails for the most part.
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    I build all my stuff. And all the maintenance is done by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JrockFeltaz
    Yetisurly. Best wrench and seamstress in town.
    Thats a good one
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
    arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body.

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    Asking "who does your maintenance?" is, to me, the equivalent of asking "who wipes your ass?"

    Unless I'm so busted up I can't reach my ass, or there's something seriously wrong with my ass, I'll deal with it myself, thanks.
    Last edited by Paul B; 09-13-2009 at 07:43 AM.
    Don't be that guy! Read the forum guidelines.

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    Fish tells me that he will keep fixing my bike as long as I keep breaking it. Posh busdrivered my bad rim in the wrong way and almost siezed the cassette on the hub. Fish got it off with a blow torch, chainwhip, and impact wrench.

    Lesson, ask Fish for help and throw stones at Posh.

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    sheesh, I'm embarrassed to say, I'm that girl - the one that has her bf make her bike repairs...........

    Going to go hand in my girl card right now.......

    Tiff

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    The bike is a very simple piece of mechanical equipment with very simple components. It may not be "girl-like", but I guess I'm not your typical girl. I've had great fun over the years figuring it out and doing all maintenance/building/rebuilding myself. Beer helps

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