Friday, July 10, 2009

A New Class!

Building Bicycle Wheels

When: Sunday, July 19th and July 26th,
6:00pm - 9:00pm (the 26th might run a little longer, depending on student progress)
Fee: $75, plus cost of whatever parts you choose to use for your own wheel.

Learn how to build and true a traditional, spoked bicycle wheel from scratch. In the first session we will cover parts selection based on intended use, then discuss several methods of determining spoke lengths. I will demonstrate these steps and then the process of lacing, tensioning, and truing a wheel at that time. In the second class (a week later, so you can gather parts), you will build your own wheel. It may also be necessary to offer some follow up time, in case folks don't get as much done as I hope. $75, plus cost of parts. You can either track those down yourself, or we are happy to order them for you. Please come prepared with at least a general idea of what use you intend for your new wheels.

If interested, please email, call, or come by. We ask that folks pay in advance, so we know you'll be there. Class size is limited to the first four people who register and pay!

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