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
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
If you've ever experienced creaking on a modern bicycle, determining cause can be very difficult. If you suspect that your wheels are the cause of the annoying creaking sounds, you'll want to first confirm that suspicion then try these steps to cure the creaking issue. The first step in confirming your suspicion of the wheels…Read more Crikey, there’s creaking!
Race COTR for your chance to win these grand finale draw prizes: Winner: Nyah de Pol DT Swiss 350 Straight pull hubset 24f/28r. Black. Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11 speed compatible. H Plus Son Archetype rims 23mm wide clinchers. 470g. Sapim CX Ray aero straight-pull spokes, front and rear. Sapim 14mm alloy nipples. Black. Nylon rim tape. Ultralight…Read more Cross on the Rock Finale Draw Prizes: 2 wheelsets
The fourth instalment of the Cross on the Rock cyclocross race series took place under unseasonably sunny and warm conditions. My faithful Garmin Edge 500 says it was 21C during the 62 person Masters field. I personally found this course the most demanding yet, requiring the perfect combination of fitness and skills. Even seasoned riders…Read more COTR #4 at Transfer Beach, Ladysmith, BC
Today, the Mayor of Victoria, Dean Fortin proudly declared August 10th Ryder Hesjedal Day! This declaration was just some of the gratitude expressed by the city during the Ryder Hesjedal Homecoming Festival. Zed Wheel's sponsored ProCityRacing road team, along with other local racing and riding clubs were asked to participate in the Ryder Hesjedal Homecoming…Read more Ryder Hesjedal Homecoming
Zed Wheel Works is pleased to offer 5% of the gross sales to HeadCase Foundation Challenge Fund. The HeadCase Challenge Fund is a not-for-profit fundraising cycling challenge organized by Paolo in remembrance of Zed founder Brad's brother Greg Head, and Paulo's cousin Eric Case, who both passed away from cancer. For 2011, 5% of all sales…Read more Donations to Head-Case Challenge
This pencil drawing is a copy of a Picasso drawing and is an exercise from the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. The drawing was done upside down, observing a photo of the original drawing. While not an exact copy, the technique seems to allow a sense of originality to the copy,…Read more Drawing on the Right Side…