Hey, I’m Rich Lesnik.
I build strong, long lasting wheels meant to take punishment & carry heavy loads.
My name is Rich Lesnik. I have a BA in US History from the University of Pennsylvania (College ’68), have worked as a cab driver, short-order cook, substitute teacher, left-wing political activist, librarian, recording engineer, jazz musician (alto saxophone, clarinet and flute), typesetter, aircraft mechanic, and now, a bicycle wheelbuilder. I’ll be posting more information about my “other” life as time goes by, elsewhere on the website.
I’ve been building my own bicycle wheels for 25 years. I worked as a mechanic for a major airline from 1986 to 2002 — and used to ride with my co-workers. Many complained about their wheels, and the difficulty of finding a wheel specialist. I figured if I could help out, why not? So started repairing and building wheels for others.