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Saturday, July 25, 2009

This Week In Wheels by Justin Spinelli.

Though most of my wheel builds are completely spec'd with parts from Svelte Cycles, I do take special orders from customers who want to use my skills but prefer a rim or hub type I may not currently source. As a bonus this gives me the opportunity to experiment with new materials I may have never used and either further secures my stocking choices, or piques my interest into making a phone call or two to various suppliers.

What follows are some (but not all) wheelsets from last weeks queue. To enjoy the pics to their full, high-res beauty, be sure to scroll over and *CLICK*.

Ambrosio Nemesis 32H/32H. 0x/3x-3x. FMB Roubaix Tubular Tires 25mm. Wheelsmith Alloy Nipples. Wheelsmith DB14 Spokes. DT Swiss 240 Hubset. Very strong, light enough, sexy.







DT Swiss R1.1s. 28H/28H. 2x/2x-2x. Wheelsmith Alloy Nipples. Wheelsmith DB14 Spokes. Shimano Dura Ace Hubset. Strong, light enough, classic.




Mavic Reflex Couche Dure (aka "CD"). 32H/32H. 0x/3x-3x. Continental Competition 25mm Tubulars. Wheelsmith Alloy Nipples. Wheelsmith DB14 Spokes/Black. DT Swiss 240 Hubset. Strong, very light, stealth.





DT Swiss R1.1 Clincher Rims. 28H/28H. 0x/2x-2x. Wheelsmith Alloy Nipples/Black. Sapim CX-Ray Spokes/Black. DT Swiss 240 Hubset. DT Swiss Steel Skewers. Very strong, very light, classy and smart.





Edge 1.38 Tubular Rims. 28H/28H. 0x/2x-2x. Pillar Hidden Nipples. Sapim CX-Ray Spokes/Black. DT Swiss 240 Hubset. Very light, very strong, no longer in production (see pic of 1 and 2.45s below for your consolation prize).



DT Swiss R1.1 Clincher Rims. 28H/28H. 0x/2x-2x. Wheelsmith Alloy Nipples. Wheelsmith DB14 Spokes. Chris King Pretty and Strong Hubset. Portland, pink, blingy.



Edge 1.68 "Blem" Tubular Rims. 20H/24H. 0x/2x-2x. Pillar Hidden Nipples. Sapim CX-Ray Spokes/Black. White Industries H2 Hubset. For Team Embrocation. Rock solid, feather light, XXX.



PS: Future Projects...... Edge 1.45/2.45/1.68/2.68. All 20/24 drillings. Call to reserve.


Keith Haring moment.

Fin.

If you would like a pair of Svelte Cycles Tailored Wheels for yourself feel free to drop me a line or give me a ring.

Cheers,
Justin Spinelli
(+1) 603 943-4202
justin@sveltecycles.com
www.sveltecycles.com

5 comments:

PaperThinBen said...

Do you always do your front wheels 0x? Or is it a customer request, always interesting hearing the views of another wheelbuilder.
Thanks.

Chris said...

Justin, I appreciate the way you put the Conti tire label directly at the valve stem. Most of your customers will never notice this touch but I do and it speaks volumes about you and your abilities. Keep up the fine work!

Anonymous said...

He doesn't exactly have a choice as to where the tire label goes for that particular wheelset...

Anonymous said...

LOL!

EyeBob said...

Am I the only one to appreciate the "Keith Haring" moment?

http://hintz.ifrance.com/en/foto/graffiti/pisa/index.html#16

BT