Posts written by Madcow





Custom Project: Right Part 3

*** The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. Just another quick update on this NAHBS project.  The rear end is coming along nicely.  Rob had this to say, “Jigging the back end of this thing is tricky. With a regular frame the stays are triangulated, and thus don’t move during the brazing process. With … Read More

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174 grams and will get lighter still.

Project: Right Part 2

*** The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. Time for another quick update on Project Right.  Part one can be found here.  Frame builder Rob English has continued machining on the hub, which now is almost completely finished, it’s needing just some polishing, spoke holes, splines and anodizing.  I think an interesting point is … Read More

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Custom Project: Right

*** The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. A big part of what we do here at Fair Wheel involves building one off custom projects.  Not long ago, I realized that we’ve never chronicled a project start to finish.  The timing of this realization was pretty good because we are just starting a new … Read More

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A pair of Park Master Truing stands

Fair Wheel Custom Wheel Program

View our Custom Wheel Program here. I got a visit from my keeper this week and he told me that I needed to update the blog.  So I thought I’d take this chance to talk a little about our custom wheel program.  We’ve been doing custom handbuilt wheels since 1973, but just recently we decided … Read More

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New From Crumpton, EE, Tune, ENVE, and KCNC

Typically at this point in the year we’d keep our Interbike projects under wraps, but I’m particularly excited about this bike. Not only is the frame a new offering from Crumpton Cycles but the bike has a lot of new parts on it from companies like ENVE Composites, EE Cycleworks, KCNC and Tune.  I’m also … Read More

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Custom Parlee Climber

It’s been a while since we featured some of our custom builds on the website, but this one built specifically for challenging climbs certainly seems worthy of being the first of a series of custom bikes to be featured on the website, especially since it’s quickly become one of my favorite looking bikes.   While this … Read More

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Kmc Black on Black DLC Chain

Back during Interbike 2010 we reported on KMC’s new DLC coated chain that was available in black and red.  Now we have the limited edition Kmc X10SL DLC coated chain is available in full black.  That’s right, the limited edition black on red has been revamped for the coming year and is now available in … Read More

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Fair Wheel Crank test #4

Welcome back to the 4th installment of the crank shootout. New cranks that have been added for this round are Ax Lightness Morpheus, Extralite QRC2 and Rotor 3d.  The next round will include the new Tune Smartfoot, Thm M3 and hopefully a production version of EE.

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New Artist Series Fair Wheel Kits

I’m really happy to announce the release of the first in a series of artist designed Fair Wheel Bikes kits.  The first kit comes to us from artist Hunter King.  Hunter is both a friend and a fabulous artist.  Hunter designed the first two kits for us without any instruction, we just gave him a … Read More

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