UPDATE: Bicycle wheel building is being rescheduled due to lack of interest at this time. Email clas…@sacbikekitchen.org to get on the list for the class which will be scheduled when a minimum of 4 people sign up!
Amaze your friends, attract members of the opposite sex, put people to sleep at parties, finally get to be one of the cool kids.
The possibilities for both nerdiness and Fredness are limited only by your imagination.
Each participant will be expected to purchase the hubs and rims to complete one standard, old school, 32 or 36 spoke wheelset (i.e. front and back wheels). You can use a rear hub with internal gearing if you want to, but at least 32 spokes. We will also spend some time singing The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
If you miss a Saturday, or come in too late for that Saturday’s lecture,you’re pretty much expected to dig out that information for yourself from books or the internet. There are some handouts with a lot of the pertinent information on measuring hubs, rims, and calculating spoke lengths using an online Spoke calculating program.
This is not a cheaper way to get wheels. It is the way you get the best quality, strongest, and most durable wheels for your bike.
It is also the only way you can get some specific hub and rim combinations.
NOTE: DUE TO THE SPECIAL NATURE OF THIS CLASS, PARTICIPANTS NEED SOME TIME TO UNDERSTAND THE REQUIRED ITEMS AND TOOLS TO BUY PRIOR TO THE FIRST MEETING. THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS LOCALLY AVAILABLE, AND MIGHT NEED BE ORDERED ON THE INTERNET. ACCORDINGLY PREREGISTRATION OR SOME OTHER CONTACT WITH THE TEACHER IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO JANUARY 17TH, 2013.
Contact us at clas…@sacbikekitchen.org to secure your spot!