Saturday, October 4, 2014

Manton and Smith Wheel Set

I have finished the Manton and Smith wheel set. The front wheel is similar to the rear with a couple small differences. First, the front hub is a vintage, 36 hole Sturmey Archer hub from a 1970s Raleigh Sports. Second, the front hub had narrower flanges and required the use of brass spoke washers. Other than that, it's largely the same as the back: DT Swiss stainless straight gauge spokes, 12mm nipples, and a Sun CR18 rim in polished aluminum alloy. Tires are Schwalbe Delta Cruiser creme in the ISO 590 (English 26 x 1-3/8) size.