So, the new bike bug has been biting and I became enamored of the Jamis Sputnik. Fixed gear, Reynolds 631 steel, Easton Carbon fork and 16.5 pounds!
But, I think I’ve decided to just invest in some really nice handbuilt wheels for the Bianchi, instead.
So, here’s what I’m thinking:
- The gorgeous (and criminally; discontinued) Shimano Dura-Ace 7600 High-flange hubs, 28 hole
- or, if I can’t find the DA’s without shelling out an arm a leg, Suzue Promax High-flange hubs
- DT Swiss Revolution spokes, laced 2 cross (with black nipples)
- Velocity Aerohead rims, silver
This will be cheaper than buying the Jamis and will keep me from having to take my business someplace other than I-Pro. Plus, in addition to essentially doubling the value of the Pista, the new wheels will, of course, be right at home on the new fixed-gear when (not if) it arrives (that Jamis would be well under 16 pounds with these wheels!)