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.
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.
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.
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.
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.