Custom Rolling Darryls

I didn’t set out to build the coolest set of Fat-Bike wheels in the world, but this is how I did it.


2 Parts Surly Rolling Darryl Kawasaki Green rims. (Very Limited Edition. One of 33 pair!) Because Greg thought I had to have them!

2 parts Hugi Hayes hubs, the rear salvaged my skinny tire bike after years of faithful service, the front in opposite colors was provided John Trusky after years of faithful service for him on multiple bikes. (More with the limited edition. Forgot how many sets were made but 100 or less. You may have seen them at EuroBike or InterBike but probably not anywhere else.)

64 parts DT Swiss Champion Spokes, Black. Because white spokes were 4X as much!

64 parts DT Swiss Brass Nipples, Black. Because nobody builds with alloy anymore, do they?

Purple tape found in Greg’s shop. Because we didn’t have anything cooler!

Duct tape found in Greg’s shop. Because it works!

30 some odd parts Miller High Life. (Cans, not bottles!) Because it’s a damn fine beer for the money!

Pepperoni, Gyro Meat and Onion pizza from Pizza Shuttle. Because they delivered to the Nut Factory in no time flat! (414-289-9993)


Drink a lot of beer and lace in a 3 cross pattern and because it wont fit into your stand at home, haveĀ  Aristotle at Cory the Bike Fixer tension and true, install on bike and be the coolest, out of two, FatBikes in the Tour of Tosa.

Maybe I should just let the pix speak. (Click on any pic to enlarge)

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8 Responses to Custom Rolling Darryls

  1. Spinner November 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Mine didn’t come with Pizza – WTH Surly? They did however, come with High Life.

    • puck December 5, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

      Surly didn’t supply the pizza, Pizza Shuttle did.

  2. chrisgardnerss December 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Nice! I really hope that the custom red Darryl’s are all gone so that I don’t get myself in trouble! That pizza looks pretty damn good too!

    • Puck December 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

      The pizza was awesome! There might be one set of red rims floating around….

      • chrisgardnerss December 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

        No! You’re supposed to tell me no! They’re all gone and your S.O.L….

        • Gomez December 9, 2011 at 7:06 am #

          One pair of red ones, ready to be laced!

  3. Dana March 8, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    will surly make any color a customer wishes?? for a nominal fee me thinks but……….

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