Friday, April 12, 2013

Wheels and bikes oh my...

It's a good thing I don't set myself a regular schedule for posting to the blog.  I would have failed miserably seeing that the last post was about 2 weeks ago.  That's not because I've been sitting my hands, not doing anything.  On the contrary, it seems that the addition of the custom wheel page has sparked quite a bit of interest in handbuilt wheels.  Several sets have gone out the door and more are in the queue.  This is in addition to the bike builds that are going on.  I've also got some rims coming into the shop that seem to not be available anywhere else.  

On the bike front, a 62cm road bike with a SRAM Apex/Rival build went out as well as a 65cm cross bike that was built with parts transferred from a 63cm Bianchi Vigorelli. 

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59cm Cross
 And this 59cm cross bike was wrapped up today for a weekend of fun on Bay Area roads and trails.  The bar tape is a nod to Guitar Ted.

And I'll end it with a couple of wheels.  The new rims showed up today, but I'll leave that for another blog post.  Spread things out a touch.  

White Dyad
This White Industries T11 hubset built into Velocity Dyad rims was one of those wheelsets that turns out so right that I just wanted to keep them for myself.  But alas, they should be tearing up the terrain in Austin, TX this weekend.  

HED/King
One does not automatically associate the HED Belgium rim with a 29"er.  However, the HED rim is a perfect candidate for a rim brake 29"er.  The width of the rim will support a 2.1, it has a nice tall brake track, and the overall quality and build feel is perfect for a 29"er with rim brakes.  This single-speed wheelset built with King hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes will see many miles around Marin's trails.

(What's playing:  KWMR Friday Funkfest with the Fairfax Funkateer - check this out for a great funk radio show  http://kwmr.org/show/57)

1 comment:

Andy Stockman said...

Mike,
What rims do you speak of?
Andy