Donna and I drove back from Denver in some pretty dramatic conditions. Snow, vast landscape, suddenly broken windshield, hours of serenity. Some decisions were made.
Wheel Fanatyk will no longer sell Ghisallo wood rims. Note: we have no issues with the makers, the Cermenati family; we have no issues with their pricing or quality.
Wheel Fanatyk will concentrate on wheel building tools, advice and support, spokes, and wheel building memorabilia.
All future orders for Ghisallo product, technical questions, spoke lengths, pricing (retail, dealer, OE, etc.), warranty, distribution; for North America will go through their Eshop.
In the meantime, we have about 220 rims to sell. Best to sell them at once, but second best is a discount. We are marking them at landed cost. There’s no wholesale/retail difference. Just cost. These will be gone soon, so please don’t waste time getting what you need.
Check the Wheel Fanatyk webstore for details.
We look forward to NAHBS and Denver’s 2013 edition was no exception. Why? So many reasons. But best is the family atmosphere that overcomes inconvenience like 9″ of snow.
For Wheel Fanatyk, Donna and I were joined by daughter Kristina and brother Jon. We worked hard, met a zillion folks, and had a great time. Same as Portland, Austin, and Sacramento.
The whole show resonates a family theme. Builders are a clan without bias towards seniority or skill level. There’s an embracing attitude that includes 40 year veterans and first-timer’s. Some formerly young pups now play grandfatherly roles, mentoring another generation of recruits: Tom Ritchey, Steve Potts, Carl Strong, Paul Brodie, Craig Calfee, Richie Sachs, Steve Hed, Andy & Steve Hampsten, Henry James, wow and that doesn’t scratch the surface. Read more →