Stan’s

Two Unique Wheelsets

Part of the fun of building custom wheels is those odd projects where you get to build something that’s fairly unique, something you can’t just walk into a bike shop and buy or order.  I got to build two such wheelsets recently! Wheelset #1 (on the left) is for Aaron’s new Rivendell Hunqapillar – a rim brake,...

Catching Up on April

The month of April seems to have flown by.  I’ve been super busy all month, and haven’t had time to update the blog very often, so here’s a photo dump of some recent wheel builds, events, and rides.

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...

Jimmy’s King and Arch EX XC Wheels

Rider: Jimmy B. Location: Augusta, GA Hubs: Chris King Rims: Stan’s Arch EX Spokes: DT Swiss Revolutions & Competitions Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,768g Jimmy is a local rider and he wanted some light weight XC wheels, and already had a King rear hub.  He sent the hub back to King for an overhaul, and then brought it to me...

My Any-Road Wheels

Rider: Dustin G. Location: North Augusta, SC Bike: Custom Zukas Cycles Hubs: White Industries CLD Rims: Stan’s Grail Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray, 24 front, 28 rear Nipples: Alloy Weight: 1,623g Woo-hoo, new wheels for me!  These will be going on my soon-to-begin-construction Zukas Cycles ‘any-road’ type bike.  The bike will essentially be a disc brake road bike with room for fat...