Rheicel’s Budget Bling Tubeless “Clinchulars” – Velocity A23 on Velocity Sport Hubs!

Classic HED Track and Fixed

Knowing we appreciate retro bicycles, Rheicel got in contact with a challenge. He had just purchased a nice used titanium road frame, and was in the process of a retro inspired build. Everything was to be as shiny and silver as possible.

Image of XLR8 custom alloy bicycle wheels Velocity A23 tubeless on Velocity Sport hubs. Rims and decals.Now you might think that’s an easy one, however (having spent all his money on the frame) Rheicel had a limited budget for new wheels that would suit his ride better than the modern factory built wheelset he was riding.

Most mid end components are painted black these days (it is cheaper than polishing), so finding a set of quality hubs at the right price could have been problematic.

We have a habit of working tightly with our customers and suppliers to ensure that we can put together great wheelsets, perfectly suited to the riders needs. In this case, our friends at Velocity helped out with not only their great 23mm wide clinchular rim, the A23; but a set of economy hubs as well.

Picture of XLR8 custom alloy road wheels Velocity A23 on Velocity hubs with Sapim spokes, all silver.Laced with the obligatory double butted stainless spokes, the whole wheelset comes in a very competitive weight, is as shiny as a polished thing from the planet Bling – and fit the budget.

Oh, did we mention that the wheels are “Tubeless Ready”? Let’s say we have “futureproofed” this retro ride!


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