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Wheel Building Class

February 15, 2011

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:

Dates – February 15th and February 20th. If this works, please read on!

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.

If these dates won’t work, 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.

Email phillip at salvagetti dot com to sign up.


February 15, 2011
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