Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Wheel

We wanted to get a new rear wheel for the Xtracycle this winter, so here it is. Its a Shimano Alfine hub (internally-geared 8-speed) laced up to a Salsa Delgado rim. The Xtracycle accommodates a disc brake, which is why we decided to go with the Alfine hub. Hiawatha Cyclery in South Minneapolis did the work, they did the Xtracycle conversion for us in early 2008. The wheel looks sweet! Can't wait to take out the Xtracycle and fill it with beer, wine, dog food and see how this wheel rolls... and stops.

The picture below is Yooper-Jim of Hiawatha Cyclery lacing up a wheel with one of his students at his wheel building class.


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