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    Berkeley area wheelbuilder

    I need to have a pair of wheels built on my hubs. Can someone recommend a builder who is both good and reasonable?

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    http://www.wheelgirl.com/

    check this place out. Right down on 4th street!

    I guess they have been in there for a few years but just opened to the public within the past year or so.

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    That website needs work. It shouldn't be so hard to find the products for sale. It's interesting, though. I have a feeling that a boutique shop on 4th street is going to be expensive.

    I thought about Hiroshi at Jitensha Studio, but I don't think he works cheap, either.

    http://www.jitensha.com/eng/e_index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
    I thought about Hiroshi at Jitensha Studio, but I don't think he works cheap, either.
    As well he shouldn't. A skilled craftsperson should charge what he/she is worth.

    If you want "cheap", may I suggest you buy a book and figure out how to do it yourself.

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    I learned how to build wheels 30 years ago. It's tedious, but not difficult. I never enjoyed it, so I never got very good at it.

    I'm looking for reasonable prices. You don't normally find reasonable prices at boutique shops in trendy areas like 4th st in Berkeley.

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