Category: Updates and News

2012

03

May

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Smart Enve System Clincher Rims

For the last several months there has been lots of anticipation about the Smart Enve System (SES) clincher rims.  Now that we have them in stock we have had a chance to play with them and form an opinion.  In short they’ve surpassed my expectations, which honestly were quite high. Since the tubular versions of … Read More

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08

Mar

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Rear Hub Noise Comparison

One question we get asked a lot about is the rear hub noise. Especially with some of the different engagement types.  So we made this quick video that will give you a bit of insight into how a few of our different hubs sound. The hubs we showed are: Chris King R45 :: White Industries H3 :: Extralite HyperRear :: Extralite … Read More

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08

Feb

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Road Bike Trials Video

Well, a couple days ago the internet caught us off guard and we scrambled to post our Road Bike Trials video that we’d been working on for a bit now. The short story is that we were forced to publish a copy of our video that wasn’t the final version our editor was working on … Read More

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08

Feb

Geoff hand painting Project Right.

Project Right gets painted

***The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. While we’ve been busy putting together our road bike trials video things have not stood still here at Fairwheel on all our other projects.  The Right Project moved from Rob English’s workshop to CoMotion for initial painting and then onto Geoff McFetridge for hand painting. We … Read More

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17

Jan

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Custom Project: Right Part 6

*** The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. Working with Rob English is always a tremendous pleasure, not only is he a talented builder but delivers what he says he will, when he says he will.  That’s a true rarity among custom frame builders.  So now I get to present the completed, though certainly … Read More

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2011

21

Dec

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Custom Project: Right Part 5

*** The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. Mostly a pictorial update today.  The axle has been finished for the righty hub, and put into the nearly completed fork.  The 514 gram fork will use an inverted headset with the attachment point at the crown which means the steerer tube will be integrated as … Read More

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14

Dec

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Custom Project: Right Part 4

*** The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. Part 4 of Project Right.  The frame is coming along nicely, not done, but lots of progress.  The rear hub is finished.  3 steel pins were placed between the axle and the carrier to transmit the torque and an endcap holds the whole thing in the … Read More

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07

Dec

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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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02

Dec

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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