Tuesday, January 27, 2009

[White is the New Black]

Late last year, DT Swiss started delivering a few select hubs, rims and spokes in white. I have built two wheel sets, one road and one mountain, for customers so far. If you are into white components and wheels, this wheel set option is very cool. Cheap, no. But if you like to set your bike apart from others, this wheel set will do it. As they are saying, white is the new black.....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

[Lightweight Wheels and Campy Super Record]
Right before Christmas, I swapped out a customer's old Record group on his Colnago C50 for the new 11 speed Super Record group. He also upgraded his wheels to the Lightweight Standard Generation 3 wheels. The bike lost about 2 pounds in total weight and now weighs just over 14 pounds.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

[Two Wild and Crazy Guys]

Kevin and I have been riding together on Saturday mornings before work for the past few months. Sometimes we ride our road bikes and other times our mountain bikes. Lately, we have been riding our mountain bikes from the shop to ride a loop around Umstead State Park and then back to the shop. It usually takes us about 2 hours to do this ride at our pace. Well even though it was 11 degrees out this past Saturday morning, we still rode. I think I had almost ever piece of cold weather gear I own on at the time. We rode and we made it. I think it took us a while to thaw out during work on Saturday though. But, we had a great time. Top picture is a self portrait and the bottom picture is Kevin waiting on me and thinking 'why are we doing this'. Looking for to spring already......