Winter Project: Tom’s Rear Wheel

by Steph

Tom, our mechanic, is a wheel master. I would even go as far as saying he’s the Cesar Millan of wheel builds. I’ll spare you some mediocre photoshop meme-ing and get straight to Tom’s new project.

Tom is reinforcing his spokes with copper wire, to make a stiffer and therefore more durable wheel.

After reinforcing pairs of spokes with a tightly wound copper embrace, he soldered the metallic hug together.

Almost done…

Finished!!! This wheel is STIFF.