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Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« on: March 08, 2012, 11:07:46 AM »

Looking to find an individual or shop that has solid experience in wheelbuilding. After two less than pleasant experiences at a couple of prominent LBSs a year ago (Hey, let's not use the wheelsmith spokes the customer specifically brought in!) (Let's mount one of these hubs backwards so the wheelset doesn't match, and add some heavy scratches on these rims for good measure!), I'm hoping to find a wrench who can properly lace/dish/tension a set of wheels for me.

Any help is appreciated!

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 12:13:04 PM »
Matt (I think that was his name) at Olivers on BBD did a great job on my wheelset.  A few people here spoke very well of his work.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 12:17:34 PM by Alan »

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 01:12:29 PM »
Eric at Native Bikes
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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 01:18:21 PM »
Yeah i am that guy with the socks

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 01:44:54 PM »
I haven't had a wheel built by Eric at Native but he has fixed just about everything else on my bike over time. If he builds wheels I would use him since he has never done me wrong.

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 03:22:52 PM »
Richard at Bicycle Outfitters in Seminole FL, probably one of the best wheel buildlers in the South East.
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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 10:03:34 PM »
Best I know is Michael Davis who used to run 66 Fixed in St. Pete. But he's pursuing other ventures right now and probably isn't available. I know he kept all the wheel building supplies when he liquidated the rest of the shop.

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 08:30:11 AM »
Anyone at Bikes and More, Gainesville.
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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 08:35:18 AM »
Matt (I think that was his name) at Olivers on BBD did a great job on my wheelset.  A few people here spoke very well of his work.
Matt is solid

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 11:38:06 AM »
Excellent. I really appreciate you guys chiming in and providing positive feedback.

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 08:23:09 AM »
I've only had one set of custom wheels ever.  They were built by Casey at AJ's... if you are on facebook, you can view the whole set of wheels he has built.  Must be a reason why he builds so many.  At any given week, he has several to do.
 
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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 08:46:43 AM »
I've only had one set of custom wheels ever.  They were built by Casey at AJ's... if you are on facebook, you can view the whole set of wheels he has built.  Must be a reason why he builds so many.  At any given week, he has several to do.
 
https://www.facebook.com/SandPine#!/media/set/?set=a.1400062284043.57758.1306866856&type=3

A number of my friends have had their wheelsets built by Casey and have absolutely loved his work.  I am looking to do the same thing in the next month or two and will quite likely be going to Casey at AJ's.

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 08:53:41 AM »
Eric at Native Cycles in Riverview Florida.is awesome.The shop is has a great staff.
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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2012, 04:20:48 PM »
Just as a follow-up, I took my XC717's, XT 750 hubs and wheelsmith double-butted spokes to Bicycle Outfitters. Within a week, I had a killer pair of wheels built up. They were very accomodating in regards to my whinging about past shop nightmares, and assured me everything would be done to my liking. The fact there was nary a scratch on anything shows me they took great care during the entire process. Kudos to the entire staff!

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Re: Anyone Know of a Good Wheelbuilder/Shop?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2012, 05:42:09 PM »
Just as a follow-up, I took my XC717's, XT 750 hubs and wheelsmith double-butted spokes to Bicycle Outfitters. Within a week, I had a killer pair of wheels built up. They were very accomodating in regards to my whinging about past shop nightmares, and assured me everything would be done to my liking. The fact there was nary a scratch on anything shows me they took great care during the entire process. Kudos to the entire staff!

Adam, the owner, is a pretty cool guy.. pretty far of a drive though...

 

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