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    Suggest a Shop in B*More Area for Build...

    I've amassed a collection of components, a frame, fork, etc...

    I'm looking for someone in the area to assemble it all for me. I read through the shop reviews, but, well, I was hoping for a few fresh suggestions.

    Thanks. Gonna be a sweet ride.

    Cheers!!!

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    Rather than trusting random strangers with suggesting a shop (and wait here long enough and you'll be suggested every shop in Baltimore), it would be a much better idea to get on the phone and call the local shops and talk to them about the specifics of your build. Then, based on how you feel during and after the conversation, make your decision. Things to consider:

    Were they interested or dismissive?
    Did they give you a timetable to your liking?
    Do they guarantee the build for at least a short period of time?
    Do they sell the brands you are using?
    My other bike is a /7.

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    I'm hitting this question from a few angles. I sent out a few emails last night and plan to make a couple follow up phone calls later today. Pretty much already have an idea where I am going to go. I am not going to get the entire bike assembled at a shop. Just the headset, fork and stem along with Crank and BB. I'll knock the rest out at home. I wasn't too clear on that part.

    Advice well taken.

    Cheers!!!

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    Pretty much any shop that has a service department is going to be able to press in a headset, install a fork, stem and crankset without issue. If you're having them face the frame, then you may need to go to a "good" shop because not all of them have proper tools or the knowledge to use them. I would look at Twenty 20 if you're looking for a good shop.

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    Why not assemble it yourself?

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    I am going to do most of it. I am going to pass on the Headset, Fork, Crankset and BB install. I have never messed with those parts before. The rest I can do.

    Cheers!!!

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    Family Bike in Crofton 21114. Google it to see how close they are for you. Awesome guys

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    Pedal Pushers in Severna Park. They are right on the B&A Bike Path. You can test ride afterwards if you get the entire bike assembled their.

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    I second this. Best bike shop I have been to in the entire state.

    Quote Originally Posted by lumber825 View Post
    Family Bike in Crofton 21114. Google it to see how close they are for you. Awesome guys

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    Twenty20 Cycling Co. is in Baltimore.
    725 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211

    Great shop with a great mechanic.

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    Thanks for all of the input. The build is complete. Took it to Race Pace in Ellicott City. I didn't know a bike could shift so smoothly. Everything feels fantastic.

    Thanks Nick!!!

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