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how much would a shop charge, on average, to build a set of 26" UST wheels, if i brought them all the parts (rims, spokes, hubs, tires, etc)

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It depends...

how much would a shop charge, on average, to build a set of 26" UST wheels, if i brought them all the parts (rims, spokes, hubs, tires, etc)

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It depends on the shop and level of expertise of the wheel builder in that shop. A hungry kid with little or no experience will charge you a meatball sandwich. A retired mechanical engineer who is an artist in building light, strong wheels could charge at much as $150/wheel.
 

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Call your shop. There is an unbelievable amount of variation in prices between shops which makes it hard to quote. I'd hate to hear that some back room shop in a tiny town was charging $20 a wheel to build when my big town prices means I'm getting charged $150 per wheel because they're the only game in town. If you need wheels built then you need them built no matter what the shop is charging you. I think you're just lining yourself up for sticker shock, call any shops in your area or even better ask the question of where to get wheels built in your regional forum. I'm sure people in your area would have an opinion of what shops are good or bad at wheelbuilding.
 

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^^Great Advice^^

Call your shop. There is an unbelievable amount of variation in prices between shops which makes it hard to quote. I'd hate to hear that some back room shop in a tiny town was charging $20 a wheel to build when my big town prices means I'm getting charged $150 per wheel because they're the only game in town. If you need wheels built then you need them built no matter what the shop is charging you. I think you're just lining yourself up for sticker shock, call any shops in your area or even better ask the question of where to get wheels built in your regional forum. I'm sure people in your area would have an opinion of what shops are good or bad at wheelbuilding.
This is really good advice.
 
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