Wheelbuilding is without a doubt one of the most interesting & involving areas in my profession and it’s been a pleasure to utilise this skill in the restoration of Rita – Joao’s vintage Sangal. As per the original bike I’ve rebuilt his wheels in a four cross pattern which is possible due to the high flange design of the Maillard hubs. This, along with the double butted spokes, should result in great durability and give Rita a responsive and very supple ride.

Rims – Ambrosio 19 Extra 700c (original)
Hubs – Maillard high flange, 36 hole (original)
Spokes – DT Swiss Competition double butted (new)
Nipples – DT Swiss 2.0mm nickel plated brass (new)
QR skewers – Maillard Spidel (original)
Freewheel – Suntour Perfect 5 speed, 14-24t (original)
Tyres – Clement Strada LGG folding, 700 x 25c (new)
+ new rim tape & inner tubes

Part 8 – Saddle
Part 6 – Components