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    Mechanic Recomendation for Relacing Rear Wheel

    I have had a problem with my rear wheel on my Trek 7300. Last year I broke two or three spokes had them replaced and again last week I broke another. I am wondering if anyone knows of a good mechanic in the Western Suburbs around Elmhurst that would do a good job in a timely manner on a wheel rebuild.

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    aka Phil Jungels Wanderer's Avatar
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    Ashton, at Pedal and Spoke, in North Aurora, built a rear wheel for me, and have ZERO problems in 6 years. Not even trueing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstrauch View Post
    I have had a problem with my rear wheel on my Trek 7300. Last year I broke two or three spokes had them replaced and again last week I broke another. I am wondering if anyone knows of a good mechanic in the Western Suburbs around Elmhurst that would do a good job in a timely manner on a wheel rebuild.
    My recommendation is Neil McNamara (BikeWorx - Westchester, IL | Yelp). He's a mobile mechanic, he comes to you with all his gear in his van, and does the work on-site. I've had him do a couple of bike assemblies, several tune-ups, and some repair work. He's a super-nice guy, does excellent work, and less $ than the LBS mechanic (lower overhead).

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    It's easy to true a wheel. Turn your bike upside down. Use the brake shoes as a reference point. Turn the wheel, and look where the wheel touches the brake shoe.

    Let's say it touches to the left. (Remember rightie-tightie, leftie-loosie.) Loosen two spokes on the left, tighten two spokes on the right. Do 90 degrees at a time. Piece of cake. Maybe there are YouTube videos on it. Maybe I ought to do a YouTube video on it.

    Of course it you have the ability to spread the wealth, do so.

    I turned wrenches on Mazdas, Toyotas, and others for 6 years.

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