With two thirds of the Tatito diaspora settling in New England in the past year, Providence seems like a perfectly natural venue for something of a reunion. Two of us will be making the trip from Chicago, hoping to pick up five more, from three states along the way. We're chuffed as heck to poke around the town's great used bookstores, cafes, and the recently renovated John Hay Library at Brown.
The weekend will also mark the debut of a new line of handbuilt Tativille wheels. Building on the nominal success of the Everyday Wheelset, the Providence will pair the industry-leading Velocity Major Tom rim with more affordable Velocity hubs (rim brake or cantilever) in order to appeal to a wider, more pragmatic, more New England, more hobo audience. And for those of you not quite ready to go tubular, a clincher version is also available. Every Tativille wheelset comes with a lifetime warranty, a crash replacement program (no labor cost on rebuilds), and all the love and appreciation that a rapidly greying, slightly off balance, itinerant cinephile mechanic can offer.
All wheelsets will be hand delivered at the race and include a Tativille gift pack. If you're interested in a wheelset other than the Providence, drop me a line and I'll get it going!
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