We recently told you about a local entrepreneur trying
to raise money online for a new bike line for his
made in America
Today he gives us a look at how he puts one of his
Photographer John Schmidt shows us in tonight's News
8 Eye Piece.
Start with the wheels.
Right now I am truing the wheel.
First I am losening the tension on these spokes.
By having your spokes tensioned properly, the wheel
is much stronger as well.
I want it to be perfect every time, so it usually
takes me about a half an hour out of the whole bike
So it's a significant portion of the build.
Right now I'm just going around the tire, letting
it sit in that bead.
Once the rims are both trued, it's time to start on
One of the first processes we do is make sure all
of the sand is out of the frame.
The next step in the process is to actually start
assembling the frame.
We have to put the headset onto the frame itself,
install the fork, install the handlebars, install
the brake levers, and after that we install the grips.
This is a little trick to getting the grips on the
handlebars using an air hose.
Usually the next step is putting the bottom bracket
And then, from this point, we install the brakes.
We start with the rear brake and then we'll also install
the front brake.
After the handlebars are installed, we install the
Then we move on to installing the rear wheel.
The next step is to actually install the chain onto
the bike itself.
Install the front wheel, make sure its centered in
the fork and you can tighten down those axel nuts,
turning a little bit on each side.
One of the final steps in the whole process is installing
the decals on the bike.
We'll adjust the seat, so we have the proper angle
And, one of the last steps in the process is the pedals.
Once the bike is assembled, we'll actually put it
in our showroom if it hasn't been sold.
But if it has been sold, we will actually wrap it
up with foam, we'll box it up, and we'll ship it out
to the customer.
Wyatt makes a handful of custom bikes.
If you would like to check out their bikes.
head to Wyatt Bikes dot com.