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    I am looking for suggestions for a good southern Califonia bike shop (preferable near Redondo Beach or L.A.) that can competently put together a DH bike. I am having the bike sent to me from a friend and would like to take it to a local shop to have them put it together. I would prefer going to a shop that is knowledgeable when it comes to DH bikes. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    The Path,, in tustin?? i believe.. or H&S in burbank.

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    the path...go there!

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    if you drive 1/2 hour I will build it for you
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    you want a drunken pirate wrenching for you? theyre only good at pillaging and plundering..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddy_ryder
    you want a drunken pirate wrenching for you? theyre only good at pillaging and plundering..
    damm it......it is a noob...


    seriously.......I will teach you as we do it
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    Thanks for the suggestions. The bike should be arriving at the end of the week. I have been riding cross-country for 10+ years, but am new to DH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salguod
    Thanks for the suggestions. The bike should be arriving at the end of the week. I have been riding cross-country for 10+ years, but am new to DH.
    iit is the same as putting together an XC bike....just stronger components
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    If you are looking for a good shop in socal to put together a downhill bike you should definatly try The Bike Company in Lake Forest, CA 877-4-bikeco. They have a full selection of all the latest high end products in stock, plus everyone who works there rides what they sell. They also sponsor a Proffessional DH team turner iron horse. I got 4 bikes from them.

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    go to Cycle World in Northridge (818)349-6900 ask for Josh

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    ones that haven't been mentioned yet

    Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica.. ask for Monty, he does all the pro builds.
    Bikecology in Marina Del Rey.. ask for John, he does all the highend builds there.
    Bike Company in Lake Forrest.. these guys only deal highend stuff, so they know their $hit.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. Can't wait to get the bike together and ride. Got to go - I hear Whistler calling me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    iit is the same as putting together an XC bike....just stronger components
    i'm pretty sure it would be hard to figure out how to set up a chainguide and a DC fork (fine, mabye not the DC fork) if you have not had any experience doing it.


    I'm pretty sure any bikeshop could do it if you asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blender
    ones that haven't been mentioned yet

    Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica.. ask for Monty, he does all the pro builds.
    Bikecology in Marina Del Rey.. ask for John, he does all the highend builds there.
    Bike Company in Lake Forrest.. these guys only deal highend stuff, so they know their $hit.

    Monty is a cool guy
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    Why doesn't mtbr have bikeshop reviews?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetroBoy
    Why doesn't mtbr have bikeshop reviews?
    too many and biased opinions
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    +1 helens (maybe im a little biased, though)

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    helens santa monica go there best place or any other helens id good but they have the most mtb stuff

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    Im for Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica.. ask for Monty they did right by me

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    Where are you going to ride the DH bike in Redondo Beach?!?! I am DYING to find out! Seriously though, PM me when it's built, I show you around some stuff near you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salguod
    I am looking for suggestions for a good southern Califonia bike shop (preferable near Redondo Beach or L.A.) that can competently put together a DH bike. I am having the bike sent to me from a friend and would like to take it to a local shop to have them put it together. I would prefer going to a shop that is knowledgeable when it comes to DH bikes. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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