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    New question here. Wheel builders

    I am getting a set of Stans Flow 29er rims including nipples and spokes. Just curious who are the decent wheel builders in the twin cities areas.

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    No question about it: Reed at One On One. Best in Mpls, one of the better in the nation. He's built 1000's of wheels in his life time.
    Just a regular guy.

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    learn how yourself

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    Last Night I twisted the Biggest Fatty I've ever twisted in Twenty Years

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    I agree with the poster who said DIY.

    Buy Jobst Brandt's book The Bicycle Wheel. Buy a good spoke wrench (Park Tool) a basic truing stand, a dishing tool, and a tensionometer (Wheelsmith if you can find one, or Park Tool again), and build away.

    I have built numerous wheels by myself. With the aid of the tensionometer they turn out surprisingly well. Yes I realize getting into wheel building properly is a sizable investment. But if you want wheels built YOUR WAY this is the way to go.

    I suspect most shops or builders would frown on you handing them a bunch of parts and saying., "Spoke them together." It's like taking your own bacon and eggs to a resturaunt and asking them to cook your breakfast.

    A lot of today's wheels use too few spokes at too high a tension to achieve the finished product. Riders would be better served with lighter rims, a few more spokes, and lower spoke tension.

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    jim and kevin at hiawatha cyclery are puttin on a wheel build session mid Jan '10...

    sign up now...!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
    I am getting a set of Stans Flow 29er rims including nipples and spokes. Just curious who are the decent wheel builders in the twin cities areas.

    pink
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    How about in SE WI? I have two sets of wheels I would like to have retensioned and trued up, I don't want to buy the stuff and learn to do it myself. I'd rather pay someone that is really good at what they do with money I make doing what I am really good at so that I can ride in my spare time.

    Thanks.

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    take a man fishing and he has fish for a day...teach a man to fish and he has fish for a lifetime...

    sorry smith i know no shops in se wi...
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    Try Bens in MKE http://www.benscycle.net/

    They know their bikes and wheelsets there. Highly recommended

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    Thanks Picco.

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    No problem I'm here to help....or....... er watch. Depending on the circumstances I guess.

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