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    Default Where should I go for shop recommends?

    Hello!

    I just found these forums, and didn't see a clear place for this, and I know r/bikedc doesn't allow talking about shops either. I'm relatively new and have to find a place that takes the DC commuter bike checks and can rebuild a wheel on a pedelec. Are there places in this forum where I'm missing that folks use to discuss shops? Other forums/blogs in the area? Thanks so much - don't want to ask if it's against the rules here, but I'm a bit desperate after a few busted spokes during my commute

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    Any bike shop should be able to replace the spokes and true the wheel for your ebike. I had it done at bike@vienna for less than $20 with my ebike rear wheel with a hub motor but I bought the tools needed and do it myself now.

    edit: You should call ahead first though and see if they have the tools to do custom spoke lengths. Most shops (but not all) will.
    Last edited by Brandon; 02-12-2018 at 11:24 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennifergerbi View Post
    have to find a place that takes the DC commuter bike checks and can rebuild a wheel on a pedelec.
    Regarding the commuter checks here's a shop finder:
    https://commuterbenefits.com/where-can-i-use-it/
    Some of the locations are out of date eg District Hardware has moved to a new location down on the Southwest Waterfront. Bikes@Vienna is on the list, but call ahead to be sure.
    Last edited by Dewey; 02-12-2018 at 12:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Regarding the commuter checks here's a shop finder:
    https://commuterbenefits.com/where-can-i-use-it/
    Some of the locations are out of date eg District Hardware has moved to a new location down on the Southwest Waterfront. Bikes@Vienna is on the list, but call ahead to be sure.
    Thank you so much! Super valuable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NovaEbike View Post
    Any bike shop should be able to replace the spokes and true the wheel for your ebike. I had it done at bike@vienna for less than $20 with my ebike rear wheel with a hub motor but I bought the tools needed and do it myself now.

    edit: You should call ahead first though and see if they have the tools to do custom spoke lengths. Most shops (but not all) will.
    Thanks - I actually have a full set of spokes to do a full rebuild (and a new marathon tire while I"m at it). Juiced had an issue with very crappy chinese spokes, and they sent me a full set of actual decent EU ones to replace them all. It's a hazard. Will use the locator from the other poster, and I'll make sure to ask about the above as well.

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