Blog: December, 2016

22 Dec 2016

Year end 2016


Thanks for your support in 2016 and happy new year.

For the next week I’ll be doing year-end stuff like inventory and accounting. I’m also planning some downtime and will finish out the year with a couple sweet rides. The shop never closes and will happily take your orders but they won’t hit the post office until January 3.

My final offer

If you’re thinking about a wheelset project, let me throw in a little incentive: order any pair of White Industries or Paul Component hubs and receive a 10% store credit for spokes. Not enough? We’ll pay the tax on your hubs. Want to take advantage of this offer in conjunction with wheelbuilding instead? Ok. For pricing, see each manufacturer’s website. Convert USD pricing to Canadian dollars by adding 36.5% but assume free shipping and all taxes included.

Email me before 2017 to get this deal rolling.

16 Dec 2016

Use the Sapim Force


I added Sapim Force spokes to the spoke weight calculator.

Sapim Force spokes are triple-butted 2.18/1.8/2.0mm. This is very similar to Sapim Race (identical stiffness) but with more material on the vulnerable elbow section. I like Force for touring, heavier riders, and to reduce risk of elbow breakage. As we can see the weight penalty is very small.