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Old 03-17-08, 04:38 PM
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Wheel truing/rebuild cost at LBS

What should I expect to pay at my LBS to have them true a front and rear wheel, and check to make sure everything is okay?
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Old 03-17-08, 04:54 PM
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Around here they charge $10 - $20 to do that.
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Around here they charge $10 - $20 to do that.
I would agree if it is a simple truing job. The title of the post mentions building though and you should expect to pay $50 - $70 labor for a professional rebuild.
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You might want to find out what the definition of "rebuild" from the OP before venturing any labour costs. Truing costs really depends on the shape of the wheel and/or if stuff is seized/rim bent.
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I have two spare sets of rims. One is a Bontrager set and the other could be Maxxis? I think they may be fine as they are but I am looking to get all my bike stuff together this year and have it set right, adjusted, repaired or whatever. I want to start paying attention the things I love like my girlfriend, my bikes and my fountain pens. I have taken them for granted over the past several years and I need to get back to what I use/need the most.
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You might want to find out what the definition of "rebuild" from the OP before venturing any labour costs. Truing costs really depends on the shape of the wheel and/or if stuff is seized/rim bent.
Point well taken. For clarification, I would define a wheel rebuild as a build using the rim and/or the hub with all new spokes - completely trued and tensioned. I would expect to pay $50 to $70 plus the cost of parts.

Truing only would of course depend on the amount of work needed but fall within the range suggested above.
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Instead of rebuilding the current ones, should I just buy a spare set? I want to have a set of rims for commuting in bad weather (snow/studs or knobby) and good weather (Slicks/reverse tread).
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Point well taken. For clarification, I would define a wheel rebuild as a build using the rim and/or the hub with all new spokes - completely trued and tensioned. I would expect to pay $50 to $70 plus the cost of parts.

Truing only would of course depend on the amount of work needed but fall within the range suggested above.
$50 - $70? Whoa. Our full wheel build charges are usually only $35
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