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    Wheelbuilder recommendations for Davis/Sacramento area?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a particularly savvy wheelbuilder in Davis or Sacramento? I'm relatively new to the area and I didn't want to start calling shops and asking them, "are you guys any good at building up a wheel?" Thanks!

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    Aaron at Apex Cycles in Davis built a solid wheel for me. He seemed to know a thing or two about wheelbuilding. I've also heard of a good wheelbuilder in Winters at Velo City (not sure on a name). There's too many shops in Sac for me to comment. Plus I have no experience with them.

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    Rumor is...Rydaddy just got a bunch of wheel building equipment...

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    Yup, but I have to test a few builds before I go commercial!

    PS - you can use the tensiometer whenever you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    Yup, but I have to test a few builds before I go commercial!

    PS - you can use the tensiometer whenever you want.
    I'll take you up on that offer if/when my wheel parts ever arrive. This hub/rim group buy thing is getting a little out of hand.

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    Gravy- he is a bit further west

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    Aaron at Apex Cycles in Davis built a solid wheel for me. He seemed to know a thing or two about wheelbuilding. I've also heard of a good wheelbuilder in Winters at Velo City (not sure on a name). There's too many shops in Sac for me to comment. Plus I have no experience with them.
    Myke Berna is the owner of Velo City in Winters. Good guy, ex-pro mechanic (still wrenches for teams during the Tour of California though), and built a good wheel for me, cheap.

    Never heard of Apex. Where is it?

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Aaron was going to be my default, but I thought I'd see what sort of recommendations others had.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rushfan View Post
    Never heard of Apex. Where is it?
    Apex is in downtown Davis on D St. between 1st and 2nd streets. They specialize in fixed/ss stuff, but Aaron (owner) seems like a wealth of knowledge of all things bike related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightdiver View Post
    Apex is in downtown Davis on D St. between 1st and 2nd streets.
    His shop is back from the street next to Cafe Mediterranee. It's behind the old Hydroponics store.

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    Apex is just a one man show (plus family). I go to him for any work that I can't do myself. Fast turnaround and good prices. I went to Ken's once and they said 2 weeks before they can even look at my bike. That's when I found Apex.


    Edit: I take that back.. I've seen an apprentice mechanic in there a couple times.

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    Thanks for the info on Apex. I'll stop in next time I'm downtown.

    As for mechanics, I've had great luck with Wheelworks and have them do all my work.

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    The Bicycle Business (www.thebikebiz.com)
    They are soo soo awesome and they have lots of choices for you to customize you wheel with.
    I made mine there.

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