Life rolls along and boom big changes occur. Hopefully your life changes have been positive ones such as marital status, babies, new job...
As shop owners we observe these changes through our customer's bicycle habits. As one would expect happy changes translate to more bicycle riding. For example, one of loyal Boulder customers moved to the northern reaches of his city a year and half ago. In anticipation of this move he had Ethan perform a longtail, XtraCycle conversion on one of his steel bicycles knowing that he was going to be commuting up and down several hills to get to his office, to shop, and to take his daughter to school.
In due course components have worn and need to be replaced. Meaning he and his family have been riding their bicycles and having fun in their new neighborhood!
|Velocity rim, Phil Wood Hub, IRD freewheel|
The problems started when our friend wasn't able to shift gears properly.
Ethan replaced his shifters better quality IRD trigger shifters. Then during the course of it's tune-up Ethan discovered that the rear rim was cracking and the rear cassette was missing teeth.
After deliberating several options our friend decided to have Ethan build a new rear wheel with double butted spokes, a Phil Wood hub, and an IRD freewheel.
This wheel was built for strength because our customer is still transporting his growing daughter up and down the hills of North Boulder.
|New NITTO seatpost|
a new NITTO seatpost. This seat post is elegant and holds
|One or our favorite custom Surly Long Haul Truckers.|
a rear light was added,
IRD Power Ratchet Friction Thumb Shifter,
Phil Wood rear hub.
Not bad for all the fun that this ride provides.
Keep on Trucking!