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Blog - Tag: Road

Wheel House Refurb - Recumbent: Velocity Rim on Well-Ridden Rohloff Hub

Lightweight 26" Rear Wheel for Recumbent   Intended use: Road riding   Features: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 gear hub, lightweight   rim   Recommended rider weight: <200 lbsWheel build details   Rim: Velocity Aerohead   Rear hub: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 (32H)   Spokes: Sapim Race   Nipples: Sapim Brass   Lacing: 2x   Extras: Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 overhaul,Destination: Plymouth, MN

Wheel House Refurb - Commuter: Alex Rims on Shimano Alfine Hubs

Fitness Riding & Commuting Wheels   Intended use: transportation, fun, fitness   Features: Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear hub offers reliable       all-weather shifting performance; Shimano Alfine dynamo      hub to power lights; sturdy enough to handle road hazards      without being too heavy for fitness riding   Recommended rider weight: <250 lbs   Wheel Size: 700cWheel build details   Rims: Alex DA22   Front hub: Shimano Alfine Dynamo (36H)   Rear hub: Shimano Alfine 11 (36H)   Spokes: Sapim Race   Nipples: Sapim Brass   Lacing: 3x // 2x                                         

Wheel House Refurb - Road: Velocity Rim on White Industries Hub

All-Around Road Wheel   Intended use: road riding   Features: 23mm wide rim offers better tire support than traditional     19-20mm wide rims; off-center spoke bed improves spoke tension     balance between left and right sides   Recommended rider weight: <200 lbs   Wheel Size: 700cWheel build details   Rim: Velocity A23 O/C   Rear hub: White Industries H2 (28H)   Spokes: Sapim Laser/Race   Nipples: Sapim Alloy   Lacing: 2x/3x   Extras: Velox cloth tapeDestination: Oakland, CA

Road: ENVE Carbon Rims on Alchemy Hubs

Ultimate Road Wheels   Intended use: racing, training, everyday use   Features: light, aero, stiff, durable   Recommended rider weight: < 200 lbs   Wheel Size: 700cWheel build details   Rims: ENVE Composites 45C (45-mm tall carbon clincher)   Front hub: Alchemy ELF (20 hole)   Rear hub: Alchemy ORC (24 hole)   Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray   Nipples: ENVE Hidden Alloy   Lacing: Radial front // 2x rearDestination: Berkeley, CA

Rohloff-Equipped Bruce Gordon Rock N' Road Tour Commuting/Touring Bike

This project included a very involved Rohloff conversion on a Bruce Gordon Rock N' Road Touring frame for a customer in San Francisco, CA. The project revolved around building up a reliable commuter and occasional touring bike using the Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 and the Schmidt SON dynamo hub.


Rohloff-equipped Independent Fabrication Touring Bike

Independent Fabrication, one of our partner frame builders, recently built this rugged touring bike for one of their customers.  They were commissioned to build the bike to be as strong as possible to carry the rider safely and reliably through many thousands of miles of unsupported, heavily loaded touring.  IF contacted us to build a wheelset around a Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 that would complement the frame.For the wheels, we laced the Rohloff rear hub and a


Schlumpf-Equipped Airnimal Chameleon Folding Bike

After struggling with a troublesome front derailleur on his Airnimal Chameleon folding bike, Bruce Metras of B. Metras Company (San Rafael, CA) upgraded his bike with the installation of a Schlumpf Speed Drive.The Schlumpf system simplifies the drive train by using a single chain ring in the front that is connected to a two-speed internal gear system encased in the bottom bracket.