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    Austin wheelbuilder?

    Anyone have a favorite wheelbuilder they can recommend to me in Austin, TX?
    It's just a vintage Shimano 600 36h hub on my old Centurion Comp TA but I'd like to get someone I can trust to do a good job.
    I've had Bicycle Sport Shop rebuild my CrossCheck wheel before but I'm wondering if I can get any other recommendations.

    TIA,
    Lambo

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    Mechanics at 360 Cycleworks build wheels all the time.
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    Spelling Snob Hobartlemagne's Avatar
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    http://youngwheels.com/
    This shop is in Fredericksburg, but Sheldon Brown calls him "a fine wheelbuilder"

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne
    http://youngwheels.com/
    This shop is in Fredericksburg, but Sheldon Brown calls him "a fine wheelbuilder"
    Joe Young is an excellent wheelbuilder with a lot of experience, and his prices are not astronomical, unless you want a Phil Wood hub laced to something else exotic. Definitely someone you can trust to do it 100% right.

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    Dare to be weird!
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    I've bought two wheels built by Discovery Cycle on Anderson Lane. One was from their handbuilt stock, the other was full custom built. Zero quality issues.

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    I've also had two wheels built up by another bike shop not mentioned on this thread, but there were quality issues: one flat due to a protruding spoke, initial spoke tension too low, squeaks and groans from where the spoke heads fit into the hub flange. So no recommendation for that other shop.

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