Posts written by Madcow





Shimano 2013, Part 3, Wheels

This will be the last segment for now on the new 2013 Dura Ace and we’ll cover the new wheels. There are 4 models of rim each one coming in a couple different versions.  There is a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 75mm.  The models are split into two groups. Group 1 has its focus as … Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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