Astral Cycling Staff: Ben Caraglior
Name: Ben Caraglior
Position: Wheel Builder
What are you currently pedaling? Give us the full kit!
Unfortunately my nice MTB was recently stolen from my home so I am currently sporting a sweet Craigslist special Schwinn commuter bike for the time being.
What got you into cycling?
I have been riding consistently since my training wheels came off at two years old. I was interested in exploring and mainly doing mountain bike style adventures.
How did you come to Astral Cycling?
I was a truck driver for almost a decade and I needed a change. I found an open position here and it sounded like the perfect fit. I am glad I did because I am way happier here than I ever was behind the wheel of a truck. Now I just ride bikes and don't even own a car anymore!
What is the one tool you couldn't do your job without?
Tensiometer! With how tight our parameters are for wheel building specs I don't see any other way to get the wheels as dialed in without one.
What do you like to do on your days off?
I spend my days off either gardening, hiking, rock climbing, biking, or playing games on the computer. I dabble in music and trying my hand at any instrument I can get my hands on.
Ok and let's hear some favorites…
Music: Not Picky
Bike: TBD, still piecing together my dream build
What’s an accomplishment you’re most proud of?
Learning to ride a unicycle
If you could take a bike adventure anywhere in the world where would it be?