Rider: Becky L.
Location: Augusta, GA
Bike: Fuji Somethingortheother
Hubs: White Industries Eno
Rims: DT Swiss TK540
Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14
Nipples: Brass
Weight: Doesn’t matter

Becky and her husband both commute by bike almost every day, using the awesome Augusta Canal Towpath as their route from Evans, GA into downtown Augusta GA.  The ride is flat, so to keep things as simple as possible they both ride single speeds.  Becky’s bike isn’t a SS specific frame, so she’s been using a tensioner.  When it was time for new wheels, she wanted to lose the tensioner if possible, so we used the White Industries Eccentric Eno rear hub – the axle is eccentric, so it allows you to adjust chain tension without having a moving dropout, or moving the axle in the dropout.  It allows vertical dropout frames to cleanly convert to SS without using a tensioner.  An Eno front hub was used as well, and we paired them to a set of stout DT Swiss TK540 touring rims.  These wheels are built to take lots of abuse and neglect and will see thousands of miles of use along the canal!

Also, these were the first wheels to be built in the new Southern Wheelworks shop!

White Industries Eno hubs, DT Swiss TK540 rims.  Simple, solid.
White Industries Eno hubs, DT Swiss TK540 rims. Simple, solid.
The eccentric axle on the Eno rear hub allows you to adjust chain tension without needing a tensioner on vertical dropout frames.
The eccentric axle on the Eno rear hub allows you to adjust chain tension without needing a tensioner on vertical dropout frames.
Eno front hub.  "Eno" is "one" backwards.  Nitrile gloves keep the shiny hubs shiny.
Eno front hub. “Eno” is “one” backwards. Nitrile gloves keep the shiny hubs shiny.
New Southern Wheelworks decals!  Small and subtle.
New Southern Wheelworks decals! Small and subtle.