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    Good wheelbuilder in Renton/Seattle?

    I noticed my wheels (700c disc commuter/touring wheels) are pretty far out of true with several spokes that aren't very tight. I'd like a good wheel guy to spend some time truing and tensioning them. Any recommendations? Renton area would be even better.
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    R&E Cycle in the U District used to have a couple of good wheel builders. There was also one on Roosevelt Way about NE 70th that was an awesome builder, can't remember the name of the shop though, sorry
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    Perfect Wheels is the place on 70th & Roosevelt.

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    "Perfect Wheels"... I like the sound of that!
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    I called Larry Naylor at Perfect Wheels and it sounds like he will true and tension... price seemed reasonable, even to a stingy Nashbar-shopping Missourian...
    I don't even use the offensive term "Fred." -- Sheldon "All Cyclists Are My Friends" Brown (1944-2008)

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    Mountain Bike Outfitters on Central Ave in Kent (take 516 exit off hwy 167).

    The owner Gary built me a great set of Velocity Deep Vs for my commuter. I've got over 2000 miles and have barely needed a truing. He loves hearing about word of mouth referrals and might cut you a deal if you mention a happy customer sent you.

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    another vote for Larry at PERFECT WHEELS.
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    I had the wheels trued and tensioned by Larry at Perfect Wheels; a co-worker lives nearby, so he dropped 'em off for me. It's nice to think that they were worked on by a skilled wheelbuilder rather than some random nosepicker... no offense to nosepickers... I thought the price was very reasonable, too. So far, they have held up pretty good, it's hard to tell trueness on a disc wheel.

    I was also able to get some brake boss plugs that I had been having a real hard time finding. So thumbs up to Larry!
    I don't even use the offensive term "Fred." -- Sheldon "All Cyclists Are My Friends" Brown (1944-2008)

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