Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wheel building

This week was really busy. I received the referee reports for the last paper Len and I wrote and was told I had about three weeks to get all the corrections done. Since the paper is over 100 pages and the corrections mostly involve suggested changes to the edited text, everything has to be double checked against the manuscripts. Also, there are a number of suggested changes that need to be done globally and with care that every instance has been changed. Moreover, since I will do all the changes and then send the text to Len for a final once over, I really only have a couple weeks.

In order to take some breaks throughout the day from these kinds of academic details, I started to build the wheels that will go on the frame Nagasawa is making. This will be the fifth or sixth pair of wheels that I've built but the first with such well made parts.


Tonight, I finished truing the front wheel. It's has radial lacing and spins forever. I think that purple will really look sweet with the light blue frame.

4 comments:

Aiyana said...

Did you bring your truing stand with you? That's commitment!

Anonymous said...

I wanna see some pics of your new bike! JR

MindOverMatter said...

Is it really true that you chose not to use colored nipples (I think they're called) on these wheels. I remember you mentioning them in one of your earliest posts...

Conic said...

Yeah, unfortunately the purple nipples that I have are the wrong shade...