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    "LOGIC!" lopek77's Avatar
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    Looking for WHEEL BUILDING CLASSES in Oakland County, MI

    Did online search, and I can't find anything near by. Anyone here in central OC that is doing that? I found 2 places in SE MI. Ann Arbor was one, but it's little too far, and one in Detroit, but I can't stand that area, and info was very outdated anyway. I will appreciate any info. Thank you!
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    Good luck, in a county where less than 20 people ride their bike regularly!
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    lol Oakland County is among the ten highest income counties in the United States with populations over one million people...You right...It's easier to see Rolls Royce, Lamborghini or Maybach standing next to each other on the lights than a bicycle commuter I still hope to find a place, or I will learn somewhere and open one myself lol
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    There are only 41 counties in the US with more than a million residents. Being 10th out of 41 for per capital income at under $56K is hardly a bragging point. (Oh, and it's in 15th place for total personal income, 3 spots behind its neighbor county to the south where they have a class on wheelbuilding.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishtoes2000 View Post
    There are only 41 counties in the US with more than a million residents. Being 10th out of 41 for per capital income at under $56K is hardly a bragging point. (Oh, and it's in 15th place for total personal income, 3 spots behind its neighbor county to the south where they have a class on wheelbuilding.)
    Great tip...
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    Luke, Have you checked with Jeff at Kinetics for any recommendations. Maybe check with Assenmachers in Schwartz Creek. Interesting question since I've never asked about wheel building. I think it's another one of our dying crafts. Easier to just buy another wheel than re-lace an old one. I've replaced rims before but only by taping the new one onto the old one and taking six years and a day to get the wheel trued and spoke tension right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhinoDave View Post
    Luke, Have you checked with Jeff at Kinetics for any recommendations. Maybe check with Assenmachers in Schwartz Creek. Interesting question since I've never asked about wheel building. I think it's another one of our dying crafts. Easier to just buy another wheel than re-lace an old one. I've replaced rims before but only by taping the new one onto the old one and taking six years and a day to get the wheel trued and spoke tension right.
    I should be ashamed that I never asked Jeff about that lol Good tip. My back was bothering me a lot for the last few weeks, so couldn't do yoga and rides...Can't wait to be back on my mistress ...I mean bike. Will check Assenmachers in Schwartz Creek. Thank you!
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    Where did you find a wheel building class in Ann Arbor? Great Lakes Cycles?

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    Try calling the following bike shops, as one of them might teach or know of a wheel building class.

    American Cycle & Fitness, Royal Oak 248-542-7182
    Bicycle Doctors (formerly Continental Bike Shop), Hazel Park 248-545-1225
    KLM Fitness, Birmingham (248) 645-2453

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    If you don't find the class that you're looking for pick up a copy of "The Bicycle Wheel" and build your own. It's not that hard and helped me build a couple sets of wheels over the years.

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