Sunday, February 8, 2015

More wheels built and a look at my 'snatch

I've been working on a couple more wheelsets. One is a set of Shimano M629 hubs with Pacenti DL31 rims and the other is Shimano M675 hubs on WTB Frequency i23 rims. Both use Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples. They were built up with tension being checked and rechecked along the way to get all spokes per side within 5% of each other.



I also sold my Origin 8 frame and replaced it with a Vassago Bandersnatch. I've admired the Vassago bikes for quite some time. They are well built and have a long stable geometry that I enjoy for stability. Built up with the parts off the Origin 8, it loses almost a pound in the frame.