Over two
Under one
Elegantly weaved pattern
Gently bending spokes around each other
To mate their nipples seated in the rim
A suspension arch tensioned towards the center
The tightening steel bites my hands
Still I test and twist and listen
The wheel speaks less as it matures
Wavers less, becomes strong
And when it is finished
I stand back a little, amazed
At all it’s become in spite of me


building a bicycle wheel in one minute: here’s what i do all day at work

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