asleep at the wheel
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes: Custom Richie Ditta Track Bike, Eddie Merckx Corsa, Marioni Custom Pista, Dolan Cyclocross
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For shops, this thread has a bunch of recs for bay area shops
LBS and OBS for Fixed/Track/Single Speed
I would try Road Rage, Freewheel on Hayes and American and see who has what for your budget. Refried cycles in the Lower Haight is good too.
As for wheel building, plenty of threads on that too. Its not hard but you need some patience and IMHO access to a truing stand to get really good results. Pedal Revolution in SF, Missing Link in Berkeley, Freewheel Hayes and the Bike Kitchen in SF all over some form of instruction from time to time. Freewheel Hayes and the Bike Kitchen have stands and tools you can use.
Sheldon Brown's website and a book called "the art of wheelbuilding" are your best bets for easy to follow instructions on wheelbuilding, but it helps to know at least how to true wheels first or at least watch someone lace and build a wheel.