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Pedal People: Jude Kirstein of Epic Wheel Works


Jude Kirstein in her shop.
(Photo © Russ Roca)

The latest episode of our ongoing Pedal People series features Jude Kirstein of Epic Wheel Works. Jude launched her custom wheel building business back in March of 2009. Since then, her business — which she runs out of a small shop in Southeast Portland — has flourished. Jude now makes wheels for several local custom bike builders and bike shops as well as maintaining a client list that includes adventurers, racers, and other high quality wheel enthusiasts all over the world.

Learn more about Jude’s approach to business, and what wheel building means to her, in the audio slideshow below:

[Publisher’s Note: This is the latest episode from our ongoing Pedal People series created for BikePortland by professional photographer, adventurer, and storyteller Russ Roca. Pedal People takes a closer look at the people who keep Portland’s bike scene interesting and vibrant. We are currently looking for an advertising partner who would like to support this series while gaining some valuable exposure. If you are interested, please contact our sales and business manager Jonathan Reed.]

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