"I've been riding bikes since I was a kid, and always had an affinity for the mechanical side of bicycles themselves. I think that's probably why I gravitated towards being a shop-rat and wrench-hand during my time in university and graduate studies. I've also always been very particular over my own set-up, and I think that spilled over into being pretty obsessive and analytical over the work I do for other people. Truth be told, I enjoy tinkering with bikes as much as I like riding them.
I've been lacing wheels for myself and other people for the better part of two decades. I've built for several shops and as a privateer mechanic. I've always enjoyed building wheels; it's one of those jobs that I get a good deal of satisfaction from and enjoy doing for other people. I've put a lot of time into study and research early on, and I have developed a pretty proven process for building strong wheels that is now subject to constant refinement. In addition, I use only the finest wheel building tools available. I'm very confident that everyone I lace a set of wheels for will be happy with the end result.
I relocated to the GTA in 2015, from Newfoundland. I've been pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and community I've found in mountain biking here, and that's really what has driven me to start building as a gig - the people. For me, it's an outlet to get to know more about the people here and to be a part of Ontario cycling, and that's really exciting for me. I'm constantly impressed by the quality of riders around Ontario, and I hope I can add value to their cycling experience in return."
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