Monday, September 14, 2009

Building Wheels

I've got the week off work, the plan being that I'll do some training and I'll get my bikes and all my gear sorted for this weekend's opening round of the National Trophy Cyclocross series. The training part is going ok, and this afternoon I spent a few hours finishing off a pair of wheels I laced up months ago. Wheelbuilding is pretty dull, so to keep myself entertained I made this this timelapse video of the proceedings. I'm not the world's most proficient mechanic so there's about two hours of labour crammed into the 60 seconds you see here. Next job is gluing fours pairs of tubular tyres to four pairs of tubular wheels; it's going to be an exciting week...

Wheelbuilding Timelapse from Andy Waterman on Vimeo.

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