To formalize my relationship with Broad Street Cycles, I have been operating my consulting services as Zed Wheel Works Consulting. This is my proprietorship offering a part-time contract custom order wheel building services. I work full time in the IT consulting industry as a senior Solutions Architect for Sierra Systems. Prior to that I was VP Technology at…Read more Zed Wheel Works Consulting
Over the past two plus years I built and sold a lot of custom wheels built around the Pacenti SL23 alloy clincher rim. The SL23 purported to be a wonderful new rim from American Kirk Pacenti. Co-developed by Fairwheel Bikes, the SL23 is a wide tubeless ready alloy rim with many attractive characteristics, including weight, braking…Read more Warranty woes
Zed Wheel Works operating as Zed Wheels and zedwheels.com has permanently closed shop. If you'd been following along, you had read about Zed becoming a victim of fraud. That combined with the increased commitment needed to run a shop on his own, Brad decided to close down Zed Wheels. But he's not yet stopped building wheels! Zed has…Read more Zed is dead, but lives on at Broad Street Cycles
Short answer: small businesses, like mine. There are two types of credit card fraud. The first is the classic one that we all think about. Someone has stolen your card, or your identity or both, and goes on a shopping spree buying up everything in sight until the real cardholder contacts their issuing bank. The…Read more Credit Card Fraud: who is the real victim?
As a cyclist, if you've been paying attention at all, you'll have figured out that in British Columbia under Section 183(2)(d) of the Motor Vehicle Act, an operator of a cycle must not ride abreast of another person operating a cycle on the roadway, You may have learned this rule having been on the receiving end…Read more Is side by side cycling unlawful?
After 5 years of use, my Park Dial Indicators (Park TS-2Di) started to show their age. They no longer moved smoothly across the range, but jerky and the dial shaft would stick. This would cause incorrect roundness or trueness readings. I had to replace them. When I started looking into precision dial indicators, a Japanese brand…Read more TS-2Di Truing Stand Hack