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    stunna shades on slabby's Avatar
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    SF wheelbuilder suggestion?

    A common theme that comes up in wheel-build threads is the importance of a quality wheel builder. The time has come to pimp my ride. So, SF kids, I ask your advice, who builds your wheels? Who's the best?

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    I've never been there but I've heard good things about Freewheel.

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    Ever think about building your own?
    If so, check out Bicycle Kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ready to Ruck
    Ever think about building your own?
    If so, check out Bicycle Kitchen.
    eventually. but for now, going the trusted wrench/shop route. ... thanks for the kitchen tip. i actually live nearby and have always wanted to volunteer, but sucky work hours limit my options.

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    I build my own now, I'm still learning, so they may not be the best, but you have to start somewhere.
    that said, I used to get mine built at American (when I lived in SF). They did a great job, nice tight tension and stayed true over a lot of miles and bumps. I've heard good things about Montano Velo in Oakland too, a lot of people I ride with have wheelbuilds from there, nice work.

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    If you're gonna farm it out, go to Freewheel on Hayes. Check out their work here.

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    damn those are some pretty wheels.

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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    I'm sure SF has some good wheelbuilders, but it really isn't that hard to do a very good job yourself.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

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    get ahold of john igei, he's on here and builds wheels on the side. and you get your wheels built by a pro skater!

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    If you're willing to deal with someone across the bay I do lots of wheelbuilding in Oakland. PM if you're interested in details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    I'm sure SF has some good wheelbuilders, but it really isn't that hard to do a very good job yourself.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html
    I just used Sheldon's writeup to build my first wheel (and first ever road wheel) in about eight years. Definitely easy enough to do by myself, with a borrowed truing stand of course.

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