Wheel building session

  • Starts: Monday 9 May 2016 9:30 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Mike Edwards
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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.

One reply to “Wheel building session

  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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