Wheel building session

  • Starts: Monday 9 May 2016 9:30 am
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Wheel On BenchNearly 70 years ago, when I was about 16, two club friends showed me how they built cycle wheels. Hardly a course, but I watched and then practised at home.

I have noticed that very few members build wheels and I have set aside a date when I will show any interested members how to do it themselves. I have never done anything like this before but I feel that I can give about three members hands-on experience plus another three or four the chance to watch. If you are interested let me know. It will be at my house; Ann will provide tea and coffee but bring your own lunch.

Changing rims, if you are keeping the same hubs and spokes, is a simple and quick job. I will also show the slightly more difficult task of building wheels from scratch.

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  1. For those who might not make it to Mike's wheel building session, or would like a good reference to follow after Mike's teachings, I can thoroughly recommend a book by Roger Musson called The Professional Guide to Wheel Building - it costs £9 and is only available from his website - http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

    Apart from showing how to build wheels in a very clear and concise manor, there is also a section on how to build your own truing standard out of wood and a couple of other handy tools. I read the book and undertook my first wheel build about 4 years ago and have done maybe 6 new wheel builds/re-builds since then. It's great fun and a worthwhile skill to have.

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