Today, the Jeff's are making their final preparations for the trip to Richmond, Virginia for this year's North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Jacobi has put together a pretty sweet batch of wheels and rims for everyone to check out. From the looks of it, this year's show should be as good if not better than years past. Stop by our booth #231 and say hello, pick up a catalog and check out our stuff.

Around a month ago, I started a project partnering with Michigan Awesome in making a custom one-off Michigan themed wheel, in hopes for having it done by the Handmade show. Using all 3 sticker designs they have, I cut out and covered the rim with: 'Isn't for Sissies', 'Smitten with the Mitten' and my personal favorite 'Bi-Peninsular and Proud' goodness. Then lacing up one of our limited edition gold, solid flange, hollow axle track hubs to a B43 rim with blue spokes and green nipples as a slight nudge at our great state's flag.

Overall, the wheel turned our great and from a distance it is exactly what I was hoping the project could be. Unfortunately, as the time crunch became apparent we had to make certain calls on what wheels could or could not make their way to Richmond, the Michigan wheel did not make the cut. It will most definitely be making plenty of appearances around Grand Rapids and the Midwest, along with on our Twitter/Facebook pages.

Michigan Awesome is a great company, started by some guys here in Grand Rapids, that simply strives to celebrate our great state. Please take time to make it over to their site, check out their shirts and hoodies. If you Twitter, show some Michigan love and tag it with #michiganawesome. Because we all know it... 'it's good to be where you're from'.

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