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Where's Yojimbo's Garage??

Old 06-27-22, 12:42 PM
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Where's Yojimbo's Garage??

So? Gone?

And now where am I gonna get spokes when I need 'em?
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Old 06-27-22, 01:08 PM
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...it was probably those images of a dog running through an alley with a human hand in its mouth...


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Old 06-27-22, 01:16 PM
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They have a brick-and-mortar in Chicago, and they've been posting on their Facebook page the past couple of months. I hope it's just a blip on their online store, because I was planning on a couple of wheel builds. Haven't found any signs that they're closed or closing...

https://www.yojimbosgarage.com/blog/
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There's an older thread that indicates his eBay listings are gone, but contact him directly at marcus@yojimbosgarage.com.
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Posts a lot for sale on FB Marketplace. No indication shop is closed, currently.
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I emailed him and purchased spokes about a year ago without an issue.
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Old 06-28-22, 03:25 AM
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I have an order pending with him, I just need to verify my spoke length calculations.
marcus@yojimbosgarage.com or facebook messenger
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A friend of mine was in there recently to get some spokes cut. Marcus is still there. (Great shop to visit if you're in Chicago, BTW.)
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Old 06-29-22, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
I have an order pending with him, I just need to verify my spoke length calculations.
marcus@yojimbosgarage.com or facebook messenger
The 2022 version is the best spoke calculator EVER ! ! !

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/spocalc.htm
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Old 06-30-22, 05:23 AM
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That is nice and I have used it before, but I am not sure what rim I am going to use. Until I find the right rim then I will be able to compute the right spoke length. When you are dealing with a hub like this you need all the dimensions before you order.
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I have had good luck with https://www.wheelbuildingparts.com/
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
it was probably those images of a dog running through an alley with a human hand in its mouth.


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Marcus is still very active, I just went to Yojimbo's on Friday and hung out with him for an hour and picked up a NOS Chris King 1" headset. Great guy, tons of knowledge and great bikes/parts/tools.

His hours are Friday 12 - 4, Saturday/Sunday 2 - 7, and Monday 12 - 4. I haven't ever e-mailed him, but he's picked up the phone every time I've called. I know he has a website, but I'm not sure how frequently it gets updated. Lately he's been posting a lot of stuff on Chicago Craigslist.

Like others have said, you should stop by if you live in/visit Chicago. He's a top tier mechanic, he's got two of any part you need for your bike, and he makes everyone feel welcome in his shop. He also just got a new shop kitten, which is a great excuse to visit.
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Originally Posted by Steel Charlie View Post
where am I gonna get spokes when I need 'em?
Porkchop BMX has custom length USA made stainless steel 14ga spokes for 38 cents a pop.

I just ordered from them to build up a 20" 48h wheelset for a BMX build I'm working on.

They just added custom length 14ga colored spokes, they run anywhere from 32 cents to 65 cents each.

EDIT: Nipples sold separately.
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