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    Wheel Building - Spoke Cutting in Denver

    The guys at Mojo told me where to go, but of course I forgot the name of a place that can cut some spokes down and re thread them for me. It was near Colfax and Wadsworth, but wasn't West Side Bike. I was planning on just calling Mojo again, but I figured I'd ask here too in case people had other suggestions.

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    I would imagine Cycle Analyst on S. Pearl could do it.
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    Schwalbe is near there.

    Bicycle Village in Aurora also has a Phil Wood spoke cutter.

    You can't find the right length to buy?

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    I think it was Schwable, that sounds familiar, thanks.

    Well, Mojo had the other 128 in the lengths I needed and they gave me 32 that were too long and said I could go get them cut.

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    I'd return the 32 long ones and either order what you need from them, or go buy 32 right ones somewhere else.
    Even with best intentions, cutting 32 spokes to the exact length one after another can be a little tougher than it sounds. You may end up with a few that are a mm short or long which might become a headache when doing your build. YMMV, just my semi-professional opinion.

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    Littleton Cyclery

    We have a Phil Wood spoke cutter ready to go.

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    I just swung by Schwab, they did all 32 in 10 minutes, no problems

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    FWIW Schwab is the best wheel-builder around. They have a machine that pre-stresses the wheel and stretches the spokes. Never had one fail.

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    I didn't know there were shops that couldn't cut and thread spokes, not exactly a hard or skilled task.

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    Where's Schwab located? I'm looking for a new wheel build.
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    They're on Pierce just north of Colfax. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um...num=1&ct=image

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromedToast
    I didn't know there were shops that couldn't cut and thread spokes, not exactly a hard or skilled task.
    Its not the task. Ever price out a nice Phil Wood spoke cutter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron
    Its not the task. Ever price out a nice Phil Wood spoke cutter?
    Yes, and used it many times. 3k isn't really that big of a hit to a good shop, some just like having the right tools for the job.

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    If anyone needs some spoke cutting and threading. I have a Kowa Spoke Machine that is available most of the time. Here is a vid if anyone is curious:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1afy0J4S_Y

    FYI, I am in Louisville...
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