Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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The most likely place would be Bicycle Habitat in NYC. Phone them first an ask for Eric S. Tell him I recommended you and he'll give you an honest answer as to their level of experience with Generator hubs. Another possibility is 718 bike in Brooklyn. Both these shops do a large commuter business, and so should be familiar with this type of hub.
In any case divide the knowledge into three groups.
Building a wheel on the hub which is no different than t would be on any hub, so any decent shop should be able to serve you, though some have better builders than others.
Bearing/axle service, which isn't too different from normal hubs, and again any decent shop will be OK, provide they exercise decent care not to mess up the electicals.
Servicing the electricals, which is pretty specialized, and you'll need a shop experienced enough to do it, or one that knows their limits, and seeks out qualified advice, rather than bulling their way through.
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