Wheel Building Classes?

Who wants to build some wheels?

We are going to offer a class in the theory and construction of fantastic bicycle wheels. It will be split up into a series of 2 classes:

1. Theory and Lacing
We will teach you how the wheel is built and why. The theories of lacing patterns, rim and hub materials and spoke fallacies. We will then measure the hub and rim to get the proper spoke length for the lacing pattern that is appropriate for your wheel. Spokes will be cut. And lastly, we’ll walk you through the process of lacing up your new wheel.

2. The Build and Finish
The next class will teach you to take your floppy collection of metal pieces and build it into a straight, round and robust machine. You will have access to the best tools in the industry to make a wheel that will withstand virtually anything you can put it through on a bicycle.

All this sounds great, but we need to hear from you. What days of the week work best for you. What times? What kind of wheels do you want to build? Do you want us to include some take home tools in the price of the class? (Spoke wrenches, etc)

Let us know what you think and we will announce the dates and prices soon.

Due to the volume of interest we have, we have a form for you to fill out, so we can contact you with the appropriate information.

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19 Responses to “Wheel Building Classes?”

  1. Cory says:

    Yes. Please do this. Weekday evenings work best for me but I will attend whenever.

  2. David says:

    I would love to do this. Weekends work best for me, but weekday evenings could work, too. I would want to build a set of wheels for my fixed gear commuter.

  3. Aron says:

    Weekday evenings would be good. I would like to build a fixy wheel as well.

  4. Finch says:

    YES. This would be amazing. Weekday evenings and weekends are the best. Take-home tools should be an option, I’m sure some people wanting to take the class would already have the necessary. Maybe have a rim/spoke/hub included in the price option?
    Fixed wheelset as well.

  5. Chris says:

    interested for sure.. Also…check out these guys

  6. Scott says:

    Now this class would be sweet. If you plan it, they will come…

  7. Matt says:

    I’m down for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings foh sho.

  8. Miggity says:

    I will attend. Weeknights after 5:15 and Weekends work.

  9. Naomi says:

    Yes, this sounds neat. Weekday evenings are good and so are weekends.

  10. John says:

    This sounds great, I’m very interested–depending on the price I guess. Weekday nights are easiest, mid-week. I’d like to build 3x road wheels, for commuting/cyclocross. The only relevant tool I have is a spoke wrench.

  11. Chris says:

    YES, Weekday evenings work best or Sundays. A package price would be nice but should not be mandatory.

  12. Chad says:

    Weekday evenings sound great! I would like to build mtb wheelset. Take home tools maybe optional but also a great idea

  13. Chris says:

    not sure why the video didn’t post…maybe this link will work. Its pretty much badass

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05uBgnTAgp8

  14. Chris says:

    monday -saturday after 6pm and sunday after 3pm

  15. David says:

    Any time after 5p on weekdays or anytime on the weekend. I have wheel tools already, so would prefer optional-tool-purchase approach.

  16. Bill says:

    I am interested in attending. Days or evenings. Mountain bike wheels – not extreme stuff. Keep cost reasonable in these tough times. Have my own tools – maybe make them optional extras for those who want/need them.

  17. Tom says:

    Would be interested. Weeknights after 5:30 or Saturdays would be best. I’d be interested in road and mountain building. Option on the tool purchase would be best

  18. davis and sally says:

    will definitely be there. road wheels and fixies are our interest. monday, wednesday night or during the day on sunday. tool purchase should be optional. thanks.

  19. Austin says:

    I would love it. Interested in building wheels with flip flop hubs for a single/fixie

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