November 04, 2019 2 Comments
It’s the beginning of The Big Dark here in the PNW. Every year someone turns off the lights until about March. Some days we practically need flashlights to get around!
Down under, it’s reversed and in Colorado all bets are off. The CX season is in full swing, gravel riding is balling. What adventures do you have planned?
For a dose of wheelbuilding motivation, check these two shorts:
I'm envious of this setup
Nine Special 250 truing stands from P&K Lie are at work in the impressive wheel building program at ENVE in Ogden, Utah.
Cody Albretsen (Wheelbuild Supervisor) says, "Building a quality wheel on the P&K stand is awesome...the confidence we have putting a wheel in a box to a customer has grown. The second guessing is over with. The dials on the stands make it easy to read and know where you are at with the wheel...we really enjoy building on them."
Remember, all wheel builders are part of a planetary community, playing a huge role in human mobility. We often have more in common than the industries and places where we work. With that in mind, you'll find following clip immensly soothing. Watch how wheels are built for a 20 mule team wagon. Tires are 1” thick X 8” wide (2.5cm X 20cm), steel bands that encircle 5’ (1.5m) front or 7’ (2.1m) rear wheels, 800 and 1,000lb (364, 465kg) respectively!
Lastly, as this image looks like dessert, let's end on that note!
November 02, 2021
I’m going to San Diego for a couple weeks at Xmas. Will ride the Silver Strand every day. Great winter training. I have a new DA 7850 hub – best ever – that I’m going to build for this event. I’m with Corey at Enve – the PKLie stand gives you more confidence in your wheel building result – and faster time to completed, ready to ride wheel. It’s a great tool.
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November 02, 2021
Thank you for the big dark. I especially enjoyed the planetary community . Solid