PROFESSIONAL WHEELBUILDING COURSE: MECH1400
Wheel building is not an art. It is scientific and repeatable. $749.00
Here at Winterborne Bicycle Institute we take the mystique out of building bicycle wheels and teach our students a step-by-step methodology that results in a wheel that meets the tolerances of the bicycle industry.
Over the 2 (20 hours) days of instruction students will gain an understanding of how to select components for compatibility and specific usage, how to select spokes and calculate the lengths you’ll need, how to select and use purpose designed wheel building tools. You will also be able to discuss the merits of different materials and lacing patterns, and the impact they have on performance, reliability and serviceability.
During the course students will build 3 wheels. Using our methodology students will prepare the rim and spokes, lace up the wheel, take the wheel through lateral and radial truring, while keeping the centre line perfect through dishing. Layers of tension will be added until the wheel is up to tension specification and the ideal tension is balanced and true.
The cost of this course includes a copy of the WBI Wheel Building Course Book, all the materials for students to build up their own set of wheels. Successful students will receive a WBI Professional Wheel Building Certificate.
If you would like to learn more about this course, have a look at our hub, rims, and spokes packages to get an idea of the components you will be building with. These components can be substituted to suit what you want to build, occasionally at additional charge. When you are ready to register, click on the MECH1400 Registration link at the top which will take you to the Conestoga College on-line registration area.