Blog: October, 2013

28 Oct 2013

Shiny rims for vintage rides

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People get stuck choosing between the H Plus Son TB14 and the Pacenti PL23. Both look great on vintage-inspired bikes. The PL23 has a tubeless profile, which is the deciding factor for most of my customers. If you need tubeless, go PL23. Otherwise, and this is most people, go TB14.

Here are some photos so you can compare side-by-side. The PL23 polish is a little rougher but looks good. The TB14 is very bright when new but develops a terrific patina through use and cleaning. It’s a matter of taste — both rims are in stock today so choose according to your preference.

14 Oct 2013

Power meter on the way

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These are 24h HED Belgium rims laced to DT Swiss 240S front and PowerTap G3 rear hubs. With a 24h PowerTap you would be correct if you guessed the rider is a super lightweight.

As usual the rider supplied the power meter. For the record I have explored offering PowerTap products but access is locked up in a fearful distribution model. The result is people acquire their PowerTaps from online discounters and that works fine too. Inquire for advice.