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If you are dropping off or collecting servicing there is no need to book.

Wheel Building Courses

Lace, tension, and true
your own pair of wheels

Admittedly wheel building is one the more difficult of skills to acquire, however, our wheel building course is taught on a one-to-one basis for at least 2 hours.

Expert guidance

Within that time you will learn the basics of how to build a wheel
from lacing to tensioning with one of our skilled technicians and with the added value of being able to assemble your very own set of wheels to ride on.

You should allow between 4 to 7 hours total to complete all the work involved for a pair of wheels.

We recommend that you take notes during the course and you can photograph each stage of the process if you like.

Skilled technicians
DT Swiss logo
Roholoff logo
campagnolo logo
Choose any type of wheels
you would like to build...
Although please contact us first to discuss through your requirements and availability of components.

A choice of hubs are available for you to build from road, off-road, tandem or utility internal hub gears.

Rims can be 26″, 27.5", 28" (700c) or 29" high-quality rims from Mavic, Alex, DT, Velocity and H+Son.

We use DT or Sapim stainless spokes in silver or black and single, double or triple butted as they are the very best to use in hand built wheels.

Hope logo
Mavic logo
Shimano logo
velocity logo
alexrims logo
son logo
sapim logo
SRAM
velocity logo
alexrims logo
son logo
sapim logo
SRAM
Plus many more brands

The components do have to be purchased through us, and we will give you a 10% discount* on them, as we are unable to accept responsibility if they are not compatible with one another or warranty on parts from elsewhere if anything goes wrong with them.

We do, however, waiver this if you are using classic or vintage components, although please contact us first to discuss this.

*The full 10% is only applicable if paying with a debit card or by bacs payment. If paying by credit card, a 5% discount will be given. Some parts we can only provide a 5% discount on such as Royce or Chris King.

Alternately, you can borrow practice components from us for the course, however, at the end of the course, you obviously do not have wheels to take away with you to enjoy riding on.

That just leaves the final thing:
when would you like to book your time with us?

Courses can be run most weekdays throughout the year, we are relatively flexible although we are not able to run them on Saturdays and Sundays.

As we are unable to run sessions on the weekend due to the shop being usually quite busy, and a wheel builder is not always available to run the course.

The cost of the course is: £95

So give us a call or drop us an email and let’s work out what works best for you.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available during the course.

Please make your own provision for lunch if required.

A YHA café is located next door, although please check their seasonal opening times or ask us when booking.

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