The Wheel Deal: Wheel Anatomy & Building

It’s almost time for our two-part Wheel Deal workshop!

Session 1: Wheel Anatomy
October 6, 2018 from 9 am to 2pm

We will spend the first session discussing hubs, rims, spokes, and nipples; diving into the history, anatomy, how to overhaul hubs, measure the components of a wheel, and learn how to true a wheel. We will also spend time discussing and learning how to use the specific tools that are designed for wheels.

Wheel Deal photoSession 2: Wheel Building
October 13, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm

During the second session of this course we will apply the knowledge gained from Session 1 to learn how to properly build a wheel. Each student will be provided the materials needed to lace, tension, and true a wheel from beginning to end.

Students will have the opportunity to purchase their completed* wheel at a discounted price. Any unwanted or incomplete projects will be kept by the Bike Kitchen.

*Please note: depending on the efficiency and skill level, the student’s wheel may not be completed during the time allotted. If the student chooses, they may come to the Bike Kitchen to complete their wheel for sign-off. Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning of each session, short breaks and a 1 hour lunch will happen during each session.

Bike SLO County will provide all the materials for this course to ensure that all students are receiving an equal experience. Students who complete the wheel building course will be given a one-time discount to purchase materials or products through our wholesale account.

Registration is $40 per person.

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