Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wheels soon!

Tyler from The Clean Machine is currently lacing up my wheels! He had one done as of last evening. They look SWEET. Pics as soon as they're in my hands.

I had to change over from Michelins to Kendas, because pretty much every tire supplier I could find was sold out on the World Tour model tires. I ended up going with the Kenda K40 instead, which is another classic gumwall design. I also upsized to 27X1&3/8, to give myself a bit more rubber on the road.

Next month I get driveline and steering squared away! This thing is going to start looking less like a pile of parts, and more like a bicycle! Details and photos as they come, folks.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Soon to have Wheels!

I have ordered 27" X 1&1/4" polished rims, and am in the process of ordering 32-Hole Fixed Track Hubs. (I'll be taking measurements this evening and placing my order.) The Michelin World Tour gum-sided tires I want are currently out of stock at most of the major suppliers. It'll be a few weeks before I get my hands on some, alas.

Once I have the hubs and rims, my friend Tyler (go by and say "HI!" to him at The Clean Machine) will be lacing them up for me in the traditional 32-hole double-cross pattern. More updates on the way!