I’ll remember Spring 2014 because we received our first all-green and all-black P&K Lie stands. We missed NAHBS this year but the optical feast of these stands is keeping our aesthetic batteries charged!
I grabbed one black model before shipping and took a few glamour shots. As with frames at NAHBS, these stands are built first for function and second, to visually wow users. Fabulous function combined with artistic elegance go a long way to inspire wheel building. Soon, riders believing wheels built on P&K stands are better will request we keep a public list of P&K equipped shops. Of course it’s still about the builder, not the stand.
Thanks to a play on words, at least in English, the pursuit of truth in cycling (via truing stands) assumes an almost philosophical importance. Celebration of beauty is, likewise a hallmark of great cultures. The two come together in a black P&K Lie stand. Like an historic timepiece, this level of device is as close to immortality as cycling junk gets.
By the way, Peter and Kerstin’s last name, “Lie,” is Swedish and pronounced “Lee.” Interesting that, in English, it means opposite of truth.
Build great wheels and go have great rides!