Friday, November 6, 2009

Wheel Building 101

Greg decided that it's about time he made up a fixed commuter bike. As part of a highly negotiated deal, I ended up with another Brooks saddle and a promise to put together his wheel.

Lizzie was all done moving the barbells up to the attic, so I put her to work.

Seriously, though, I am so proud of her. I showed her the pattern, and she put all the spokes in the hub for me. She also put the first couple of sets of spokes through the rim before she went back to her regularly scheduled pomegranate munching.


  1. I thought that was spoke-prep, not pomegranate juice! Thanks for the wheel...Dude.

  2. All the old guys use pomegranate juice for spoke prep. That, and linseed oil as framesaver.