American Classic

Valentine’s Wheels

Rider: Molly M. Location: Washington, DC Bike: Specialized Safire Hubs: American Classic Rims: Stan’s Crest Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1442g This set of wheels was a Valentines day gift for Kevin’s wife!  Kevin bought a set of wheels from me a while back, and he knew his lady deserved a set as well, so here we are.  She’s...

Climbing Wheels for Jose

Rider: Jose M. Location: Jacksonville, FL Hubs: Bitex Rims: American Classic, 2218 Spokes: Wheelsmith DB14 Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1394g Jose lives in FL but heads to the mountains fairly often to ride and he wanted a set of light weight climbing wheels, but didn’t want to break the bank either.  So the recipe was simple – keep rotating...

Light Weight Any Road Wheels for Anne

Rider: Anne G. Location: Dimondale, MI Bike: Custom Seven Hubs: White Industries, CLD Rims: American Classic 101 Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution Nipples: Brass Weight: 1,515g Anne is building up a new go-anywhere disc brake road bike that will use on all paved rides as well as lots of mixed surface riding and even some light trail use here and there....

Aaron’s Disc ‘Cross Wheels

Rider: Aaron P. Bike: Custom Zukas Cycles SS ‘Cross Hubs: American Classic Rims: WTB Frequency i19 Spokes: DT Swiss, Competition, 3-cross Nipples: DT Swiss, alloy Weight: 1,642g Aaron is a friend who I met while he was stationed at Ft. Gordon.  He’s STRONG and fast.  He has a custom steel Zukas Cycles (built right here in the...

Cathy’s Light Weight Road Wheels

Rider: Cathy B. Location: Fort Worth, TX Bike: Trek Emonda & Giant Aeryn Hubs: American Classic Rims: Pacenti SL23, 20H front, 28H rear Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, radial front, 2-cross rear Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,400g Cathy is a triathlete and she was looking for a better wheelset than her current SRAM S40 & S80 combo, and she plans to use them on...