Hey, I’m Rich Lesnik.

I build strong, long lasting wheels meant to take punishment & carry heavy loads.

My story

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.

This video was made by Jay Ritchey some years back.
Still OK, but a bit dated!

“As of this writing, I now have some 12,000 miles on the wheels Rich built for me and they are still perfect and have never had to be trued or tensioned.”

Tim Seavey
Berkley, California