Top Notch Touring Wheelset


Hand built Velocity Blunt SS rims with Son dynamo front hub and a White Ind XMR rear hub. Built with DT Swiss spokes and brass nipples.

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Discounted 700c Disc Rims

Velocity Blunt SL rims were designed as mountain bike race rims, years ago. The truth is, at 430g with a 25mm width they also make a great disc brake cross/gravel rim for today’s market. With the inner ramped profile, add tape and valves to use them tubeless. Unfortunately their production has been discontinued. I scooped some up on closeout. Get em while they last!

Blunt SL Profile

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Price Matching

I match internet prices on all rims and hubs, from legitimate online bike shops. As a service to parts buying customers I provide free truing and spoke replacement on all wheels I build. Cash paying customers also get free rim tape. I stock 75-100 rims. Mostly from Velocity and Stan’s, some WTB and maybe a few strays. With the variety of colors, cassettes and spacing, hubs are harder to inventory,┬ábut I do have some. Thanks to West Coast suppliers and manufacturers I can get Hope, Chris King, Shimano, White Ind. and dynamos in 1-2 days. Get in touch with me for the best price on your hand built wheelset.

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Phat Bike Wheels Built Here

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Carbon Rims

Why yes, I do build wheels with carbon rims. There are two kinds of carbon rims out there. The high zoot type which are ~$800/rim or the open mold type for ~$300/rim. Carbon molds are super expensive so a company needs to be a big player to have their own molds (ex: Enve, Reynolds). A company that owns their own molds has more control over production, quality, carbon layup, etc. This all adds to the cost of their rims. Everyone else gets their carbon from just a couple factories in Asia. The carbon factory will have a number of “open” rim molds for anyone to choose from. Multiple bike brands could get rims from the same mold, each putting on their own graphics. 

I’ve hand built carbon wheels with both and have no complaints. So, what’s your budget?


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Fulcrum Wheel Repair

The rim bed in the Campy Fulcrum 2-Way Fit rim is sealed. The design is great for tubeless users but adds an extra challenge for the wheel builder. Here I’m swapping out a damaged rim for a new one. A steel insert in the alloy nipple makes it magnetic and then removable through the valve stem hole. Ya, I can fix that.

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Velocity Blunt SL

Velocity Blunt SL rims are great for cyclocross or graveling. 25mm wide, tubeless if you want, and at only 420g they spin up fast! Unfortunately they aren’t being made any longer. I’ve got a few left. A screaming deal at $60 each. Any color you want as long as it’s black.

Pictured are Velocity Blunt SL rims hand built with White Ind hubs and DT Swiss butted spokes.

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24″ & 26″ Cyclocross Tires

I just found some new tires from the guys at Islabikes. Besides other kids’ stuff they are now making an exciting looking tire for the kiddo’s cross bike. The Greim comes in a wire and folding bead with a legit tread pattern. While I’ve been hand building super lightweight wheels for the little rippers’ bikes the pickings for cyclocross tires had been slim.

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WTB Rim Closeout

I’ve got a glut of these so they are priced to move. 27.5 WTB Frequency I23 32 hole only. $60 while they last.

They are great for the mountain bike or for loaded touring. Hand built with your choice of hubs and spokes. I beam construction and tubeless ready too.

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I’m not on Facebook anymore. I’m still hand building plenty of wheels though. If you’re interested in some great hand built wheels of your own, email or call me. Without FB I’ll be posting here more often. Stay tuned to see some of the new wheels I’m building for customers, other repairs I do, discounted parts, rides I go on…

 Braaaaap!” said the tire to the dirt.

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