Elephant Bikes-This is a custom steel frame built with a shorter front center to fit my shorter torso. It’s got a 68 head tube with the 120mm Fox fork on it. With the 650 wheels it’s a lot of fun to ride. Like my cross bike below this has a fair share of American made parts, Sram components and time pedals. The wheels are Stan’s Crest rims with DT Swiss hubs. Of course I run them tubeless.
Gunnar Cycles-This is also a custom built frame. The seat tube measures 56cm, the top tube is 54mm. The fork is also a custom steel bend from Gunnar to fit the frame without any toe overlap. Being cross I have a couple wheelsets both with Velocity A23 rims. Since I have rim brakes I like the same rims so the brake setup stays the same. I have White Ind hubs on one set and Velocity hubs on the other. I keep one pair set up tubeless. The other I have tubes in to make changing to different tires easy.
Other Stuff-Lake shoes, Uvex helmet, Ospray pack, wool socks, thrift store clothing.
New wheels are the best upgrade you can make to your bike. If you think I’m being biased ask around. I hand build stock and custom wheelsets for all kinds of bikes. As a dealer I have new parts in stock or I can build wheels using your new or used parts. Sometimes my hand built wheels can be expensive or exotic but they don’t have to be. Heck, I even have some hubs for as little as free right now. Hand built wheels with traditional spokes ride better, are lighter at the rim and more serviceable. Contact me for your personal quote.
I find it exotic that Son hubs come wrapped in German newspaper. I recently built up another wheel set for a tour divide rider. This pair is with 50mm wide carbon rims and a Son dynamo 135mm front hub. Which is a pretty rare hub itself. With a USB port attachment Dynamo hubs are great at powering all kinds of devices as you ride. I can hand build wheels with carbon or aluminium rims and a dynamo hub for your next trip.
The annual Spokane Bike Swap is coming up but you don’t have to go to get a great deal on hand built bicycle wheels from me. All in stock rims, hubs and built wheels have been discounted. Some hubs for as little as free. All wheels come with free wheel truing if ever needed. Local customers who pay cash also get free rim tap.
The Spokane Bike Swap is coming up on April 13. I’m taking the year off from displaying my products there though. You can still get a great deal on some wheels from me though. I’ve got some deep discounts on Shimano hubs, some random used hubs for as little as free and lots of rim profiles in stock to choose from. As always locals get free rim tape with new wheelsets and can take advantage of free truing and spoke replacement if ever needed.
I hand build wheels for all kinds of bikes with both aluminum and carbon rims. Most wheels are made to order within a few days. I ship finished wheels to riders everywhere. These wheels don’t have expensive but sometimes they are. Prices start as low as ~$400.
Here are a couple discounted wheelsets built up right now.