These things are beautiful, we have dealt before with an Italian rim manufacturer, Ghisallo, but these new rims that a good friend of ours has had custom made are head and shoulders better. Our friend Tom, who has been the driving force behind the bamboo frame build, went in search of a craftsman to make these hoops and boy did he find one. They are made of white oak and have been stained and finished in a lovely medium brown that shows the grain.
|The unfinished rim|
|The rim after being stained and laced up.|
|We used the Velo Orange Grand Cru front hub.Just visible are the DT Swiss brass spoke washers that we use.|
|The finished wheel.|