Coasties professionally hand builds wheels in Port Townsend, Washington for the world over. We started because of our love and commitment to and for coaster brakes. Today that commitment stands and has expanded into building all sorts of custom wheels. We’re a small, bike loving, customer service oriented group with an unwavering passion for hand building custom wheels.
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Above are pictures of Samuel’s Raleigh with his new rear Velosteel Super Deep V wheel we built for him. He’s coasting in Hawaii!
What he had to say:
Here is my 1984 Raleigh Grand Prix. With Campagnolo dropouts welded by my brother and I, also the brake bracket removed and welded higher up. The coaster brake works unreal and is so smooth. Nice job on the wheel.”
Kachenchai Lertnimitr in Aumphur Muang Thailand, ordered a Velosteel hub and built the unique and beautiful bike shown above. Nice work and wonderful bike shots! What he had to say:
” Greetings from Thailand! Thanks a lot for your coastie and it works great!!! “
Happy to hear that!
So we’re running a little sale for a week!
Get any color box rim set with SHIMANO hub for $259 regularly $299
Get any color super deep v set with SHIMANO hub for $279 regularly $310
Here is a customer build from awhile back. The gentleman who bought a silver standard super deep v set is Jeff, and he lives in Guangzhou, China. Check out his story and pictures of his amazing conversion below: -Dash
“Dash, sorry it’s taken me so long to get some photos off to you. Hope you remember shipping a set of your wheels to Guangzhou, China earlier this year.
Back in February I finally got them mounted with a set of 28mm Panaracer RibMo tires. I had to take a file to the front fork, but besides that they fit fine on my frame which originally had 26 inch wheels. Most people are familiar with Flying Pigeon as the quintessential China bike, but those are really only sold in the area around Beijing. Shanghai has Phoenix and Forever, and here in southern China it’s all WuYang or “five rams” which relates to an old myth about Guangzhou. I bought the original complete bike brand new for the equivalent of about US $56. Of course, that was just the beginning, and now the only remaining original parts are the frame, fork, and headset.
I’m really enjoying these wheels. They look great and make for a very, very quiet ride. Thanks again for all your help in getting me sorted out. Below is my brand new WuYang bike before the conversion, just home from the very local bike shop here in Guangzhou, China. Not just heavy, but damn heavy. Also, don’t expect those rod brakes to work very well in the rain. The next picture is as it is today.”
Welcome to August everyone! It continues to be wonderful riding weather here in the northwest and I must say I’ve been getting out a lot even though we’re super busy in the shop. To start the month off I thought I’d share this picture sent to us yesterday from Nicholas B. out on Florida. It uses 26″ wheels! Check out his words and picture below and have an awesome day. -Dash
Told you I would send you a picture of my Centurion project once done. It has been a blast riding around town.”
Eric M. just sent us pictures of his ride that he recently converted. I love it and am so happy he’s pleased with the wheels and his build. His words and before and after shots below -Dash :
“Hey Coasties crew, I finally got around to taking a picture of the finished bike. It started out as an old Free Spirit before I was able to overhaul it in to the realm of bad assitude. The wheelset couldn’t have fit or ridden more perfectly. “
“P.S. I never actually took a picture of the bike before I started taking it apart, but i found an almost exact version of it on line.”
Origin 8 from Show Love on Vimeo.
Here is nice video from those at Origin 8 and 718 Cyclery in Brooklyn, NY. We use Origin 8 products and really love their effort to make bike parts that are high quality and affordable. Critical mass is always good too. If your out on rides with your Coasties, and feel inspired to shoot some sort of creative video please do! Send it to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org and get it featured on the site.