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Old 03-02-09, 07:05 PM
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Wheelbuilder in Los Angeles

Anybody have a recommendation for a wheelbuilder in LA, particularly in the Hollywood/Westside or Burbank area?
I have an old steel rim and an old SS coaster brake hub I want put together for a forty year old Raleigh, so I don't need a high end performance type builder.
Just someone competent.
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Old 03-02-09, 11:30 PM
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Old 03-03-09, 12:42 AM
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I remember the wheel builder at this shop was super duper experienced competent. Ask him anything, he knows the answer, haha, I love those people.
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I can recommend Urban Knight (once you get over the rather strange `helmet hair' picture).
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Old 03-03-09, 08:33 AM
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Richard Sawiris of wheelbuilder.com is located just east of LA. He does quality work, offers lifetime truing, and is an all around great guy. Check him out.
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Old 03-03-09, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Zeriman View Post
Richard Sawiris of wheelbuilder.com is located just east of LA. He does quality work, offers lifetime truing, and is an all around great guy. Check him out.
++On wheelbuilder.com. Rich even let me do some of the lacing in his shop on an internal-geared hub and rim I brought him for spoking. Gary
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++On wheelbuilder.com. Rich even let me do some of the lacing in his shop on an internal-geared hub and rim I brought him for spoking. Gary
+2 - he produces quality work and stands behind his products, and a nice guy too.
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Old 03-03-09, 06:20 PM
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Thank you everyone for the recommendations, and also for saving me the time needed to find the best person for the job. I do appreciate it.
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