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Old 07-31-2019, 12:55 PM
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Bay Area mechanics

Looking for someone who cares about their work. Good attention to detail (cable length, bar tape, proper torque on bolts, that kind of stuff). And familiar working with higher end parts.

Who do you use and love?
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:04 PM
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Adam @ Oakland service course.

He’s a member here but I can’t remember his handle.
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Old 07-31-2019, 01:20 PM
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Anson @ Spoke Easy SF. He’s done 2 impeccable di2 builds for me. He’s a genuinely caring guy too


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Old 07-31-2019, 01:22 PM
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Tom at VeloTech in Palo Alto
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:15 PM
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Second for Adam Schwarcz at Oakland Service Course.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:17 PM
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A Bicycle Odyssey, and Roaring Mouse have been good to me in the past.

Anyone have any experience with the crew at Above Category?
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:20 PM
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Looking for someone who cares about their work. Good attention to detail (cable length, bar tape, proper torque on bolts, that kind of stuff). And familiar working with higher end parts. Who do you use and love?
where/city are you located and how far are you willing to travel?
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:27 PM
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A Bicycle Odyssey, and Roaring Mouse have been good to me in the past.

Anyone have any experience with the crew at Above Category?
AC is very good but very expensive. Not sure if Mike Webber is still there but he was very good. The team at Studio Velo in Mill Valley is the great.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:31 PM
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AC is very good but very expensive. Not sure if Mike Weber is still there but he was very good. The team at Studio Velo in Mill Valley is the great.
Mike's moved on from AC. Just Robert now in the service bay.

Second Andres at Beyond Aero and Adam at OSC.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:55 PM
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Adam, who is... Oakland Service Course.

Cares about his work, actually rides his bikes, and has impeccable taste...
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:29 PM
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Looking for someone who cares about their work. Good attention to detail (cable length, bar tape, proper torque on bolts, that kind of stuff). And familiar working with higher end parts.

Who do you use and love?
4th for Adam at Oakland Service Course. As mentioned above, the shop is just Adam. He can source parts for you or work with parts you bring him (he built a bike for me with parts mostly sourced on the forum). He also builds wheels.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:16 PM
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IMHO things like torque and cable/housing length should be expected at a certain level of build/price.

By attention to detail do you mean things like chris king headset logo perfectly aligned forward? Housing cut so that the word campagnolo is not truncated and length sufficient to allow some spacers up/down? number of wraps and width of wraps of bar tape perfectly symmetrical? tires installed so tire label centered on valve stem? the small details...
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:48 PM
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IMHO things like torque and cable/housing length should be expected at a certain level of build/price.



By attention to detail do you mean things like chris king headset logo perfectly aligned forward? Housing cut so that the word campagnolo is not truncated and length sufficient to allow some spacers up/down? number of wraps and width of wraps of bar tape perfectly symmetrical? tires installed so tire label centered on valve stem? the small details...


Yassssss! Details all day. I want someone as anal as me. That $hit makes me happy.

I’m in SF. Will give Adam a ring to start since there is so much love for him here.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:08 PM
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AC is very good but very expensive. Not sure if Mike Weber is still there but he was very good. The team at Studio Velo in Mill Valley is the great.
webber's gone. mechanical engineering now.

heard whispers of sal in the marina.
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:40 PM
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Yassssss! Details all day. I want someone as anal as me. That $hit makes me happy.

I’m in SF. Will give Adam a ring to start since there is so much love for him here.
Adam is that level of attentive
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