Back in the dead of winter Mavic issued a recall on their R-Sys wheelsets, after discovering an issue that could cause failure of the front wheel. Especially prone to side-force damage, the carbon spokes of the R-Sys wheels had a risk of failure. (In fact one of our local shops had his wheels fail–a slow sort of crumbling of a spoke–months before the recall.)
Shops that sent the R-Sys wheels in right away are starting to see them return. My own front wheel just came back from Mavic, and it looks dandy. Mavic gave all users a set of Askium wheels to use during the repair, which we were able to keep, so look for a flood those “loaner” wheels on eBay soon.
Do you ride at lunch? Let us know in the comments. We’ll bring a GoPro wearable video camera with us, ride, and eat (not necessarily in that order).
Trek doesn’t make a bike bigger than that. It’s Godzilla size.
Matt has ridden one thousand mile so for this year. As we finished up the ride, Matt took this photo of the moment.
Brown Bag and Bikes
Next up is a lunch with people from Microsoft, Novara, and more. See the related post on TechFlash: In search of Seattle cycling geeks.
I’ve posted before about my own travel bike, a custom Sycip with S&S couplings. I designed the bike for maximum versatility. By changing out handlebars, rear wheels, and other peripheral components, the bike can become a road fixie, a TT bike, a touring bike, or a road racing bike. Someday I’d like to do a cyclocross race with it, just to say that I’ve done it all with that bike. I’ve been almost 20 countries with it, and it’s outlasted two relationships. It’s a great formula that inspired Byron’s Davidson Modal bike, but my bike did have a predecessor.
Here’s my current Sycip in front of the predecessor, just yesterday.