This Space for Rent

40 wheels

And a new wheelset for the kit bike

A new wheelset for the kit bike (the Grand Bois wheelset resists truing with all of its might, and the braking surfaces are slicker than I’d like) made from parts out of my bike mess. Note the straight-gauge spokes, which add about 200 grams to the wheelset weight (~2090 grams as they sit) – if I wanted to chase grams and had the money to afford it I’d be using butted spokes plus a Schmidt dynohub to bring the weight down to ~1850, but under 2100 grams is still pretty nice for not really trying.

And these are the 39th & 40th wheels I’ve built. Maybe I’ll get better at lining up the valve hole & hub labels before I reach wheel # 100?