I just love wearing out parts and then replacing and/or rebuilding them to be as good or better then new. My beloved Surly 1x1 had an aging wheelset that was LONG past due for rim replacement. The rear rim had worn so thin that it was cracking and splitting along the center of the braking surface. I simply cannot explain how it lasted so long under the use and abuse it's been subjected to. Since the wheels have matching 1x1 hubs which also match the frame, it makes sense to rebuild the wheel rather then replace it. I cut the hub out of the old rim and rebuilt it with new spokes and nipples and a new old stock (NOS) Syncros Big Box rim. It looks period correct, rides great and is stout! Just the ticket.
NEAT Bicycle Company is an alternative bicycle sales and frame building business in The Lakes Region of Maine. NorthEast Alternative Transportation was created with the intention of providing a source for sustainable transportation solutions for people living in Southern Maine and beyond. I strive to stock and create functional, fun and practical bicycles for people seeking alternative forms of transportation. Bikes are for more then recreation! They are part of the solution to climate change, reducing our carbon footprint, dependance on fossil fuels, celebrating a healthy lifestyle and fighting obesity. With bicycles, being part of the solution can be fun!
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