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Wheel building course

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Pottsy, 2 Feb 2011.

  1. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    Location:
    SW London
    Hi.

    Has anyone been on a wheel building course? One they could recommend or even let me know if there's one that they wouldn't.

    I'm in SW London but I'm happy to travel a reasonable distance.

    Thanks.
     
  2. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Would you settle for an e-book on the subject? This is really good value. http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

    The wheels I built with it are still true several large potholes and 150 miles later.
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I think Goo Mason has been on the Edinburgh Bke Co-Op one (not sure if you have a branch near enough to you).

    I'd second Greg's recommendation for Roger Musson's book - really very good, and includes plans to build truing stand from scrap timber.

    The wheels I built with it have done some 2,000 miles plus, commuting & touring.
     
  4. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Thirded...
     
  5. monkeypony

    monkeypony Active Member

    We run a 3 day Wheel building course. May well be just what you're after if you can get out as far as Aylesbury.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    Location:
    SW London
    Thanks all. I'll have a look at that book.

    monkeypony - I'll check out the dates and have a think about that option, 3 days is a bit more than I expected!
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    Location:
    SW London
    Thanks - looks perfect. I have friends in Oxford who I visit occasionally so this could tie-in nicely.
     
  8. pshore

    pshore Well-Known Member