Blog: July, 2014

25 Jul 2014

Order book closing

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We’ve sold our house and are moving to the west coast! It’s a big change but we’re excited. Think of the longer cycling season! Note I’ll be closed for relocation/vacation during the month of September. I’m closing my order book on August 1 for new wheels, which will ship by the end of August (cyclocross anyone?). Starting August 1, repair services will be open to past/existing customers only. Spoke sales to shops and home mechanics will continue as usual until the September closure.

Sale

In order to draw down inventory, I’m having a bit of a sale. In stock spokes and accessories are 10% off. I have a few rims to clear out too, namely Stan’s Alpha 400 (24h/28h/32h), Stan’s Crest 29er (32h), Stan’s Iron Cross (32h), and H Plus Son Archetype rims in black (24h/28h/32h). Supplies of sale rims are limited but other models/drillings are still available. Contact me for a quote.

Tnanks for your continuing support and patience during this move!

25 Jul 2014

Vintage but awesome

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I’m pretty attracted to vintage styling but I’m more attracted to things that work well. These ideals don’t always go together but this wheelset says you can have both.

The polished TB14 rims from H Plus Son are very shiny and look great without stickers. Unlike traditional box section rims the TB14 has a modern 23mm width, which is a better fit for wider tires. The quality is really high, which you see in the weld area. Or rather you can’t see any trace of the weld, neither on the face of the rim nor inside the rim channel. Because of the quality level I have no problem exceeding industry standards for tension balance by a factor of three.

14 Jul 2014

Sweet singlespeed

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This is a phenomenal singlespeed cyclocross wheelset. The design is tuned with a lot of coordinated choices specifically for the rider and his needs. I selected 28 spokes for reliability but used DT Revolutions to deliver an attractive weight. Brass nipples for reliability in spite of wet, dirty conditions. The rims are H Plus Son Archetypes, which are a nice width for cyclocross tires and deliver more than enough stiffness at 28h (their sexiness speaks for itself!). Hubs are White Industries ENO, which are a basic sealed bearing design with bolt-on attachment and great finishing. Built right.