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Can someone recommend a good builder in the Twin Cities area(8 posts)

Can someone recommend a good builder in the Twin Cities areaMel Erickson
May 28, 2003 9:38 AM
A buddy of mine just mangled his rear chain side drop out and needs to have it replaced. He's got a LeMond 853 frame and wants a quality job and someone who can do a good paint job too. He would like to keep it in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to avoid shipping and keep his repair time to a minimum. Any suggestions? (Madison, WI area would be OK too.)
Osell? (nm)Spoke Wrench
May 28, 2003 9:59 AM
I don't know if he does that kind of work or not, but he sure can produce a nice paint job.
re: Can someone recommend a good builder in the Twin Cities areaabelson
May 28, 2003 1:28 PM
Another option that is a little further away is Waterford in Wisconsin (near Milwaukee). They do frame repairs but I don't know if they repair all brands of bikes.
mpls buildersctisevn
May 28, 2003 4:55 PM
mark zeh makes (made?) pretty nice stuff. I havent heard much of him lately but 4 or 5 years ago he was still around. his websites down though so maybe not. theres a coule builders in the warehouse district that could handle that job too, check with freewheel, theyve got some names for you Id guess.
re: Can someone recommend a good builder in the Twin Cities areabiker
May 28, 2003 4:55 PM
Try Chris Kvale.

He is in Minneapolis.

He replaced my down tube and repainted the bike.
Top quality work.
ditto Kvale - nice bikes... Is Croll in mpls?nmjaybird
May 29, 2003 4:31 AM
Croll was in mplsctisevn
May 29, 2003 7:55 AM
but I have been told theyre no longer in business.
re: Can someone recommend a good builder in the Twin Cities areaScot_Gore
May 29, 2003 4:22 AM
I too was going to recommend Chris Kvale. I have no personal experience, but the bikes I've seen remind me of Rivendells.
http://www.velostuf.com/chris_kvale_cycles.htm

Another option is Salsa Cycles, AKA QBP. I think they build out of their Bloomington warehouse.
http://www.salsacycles.com/fyi/fyi_index.html

As mentioned, Waterford's another good idea.

Hope that helps

Scot