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February 25-26th Workshop – Basics of Wheel Building and Repair

ancient art, or is it science?

At long last, the return of last year’s most popular workshop – Wheel Building! To better cover the topic, this workshop is being extended into a series. The first part is tailored to the very beginning steps of wheel building: theory, nomenclature, materials, measuring, and lacing. The second part covers vertical and horizontal truing, tensioning, dishing, stress relief, and finishing.

The cost for the workshop is $20, unless you bring your own wheel build materials – rim, spokes, and hub.

The first workshop runs from 12:30 to 2:00 on Saturday, February 25th.
The second workshop runs from 12:30 to 2:00* on Sunday, February 26th.
*End time subject to change, as needed

Please register by sending an email to wrenchresource@gmail.com as space is limited.

spoke-length-calc

 

Coaster Brake Workshop – Saturday, November 19th

coaster, kick-back, skidder, etc.

What is a coaster brake? It’s that rear wheel brake that’s built into the hub, needing only to pedal backward half a crank turn to engage. Many older cruisers have them and most kids’ bikes have them, and we’re about to dive in on a pile of kids bikes at the Cycle of Giving next month.

Come on down to the WRENCH this Saturday and we’ll all learn together how to adjust, disassemble, clean, and re-assemble coaster brakes.

The workshop runs from 12:30 pm until 2:00, followed by Volunteer Shop.

Hubs Workshop – Saturday October 29th

Workshop – Saturday October 29th
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Hubs

hub-transparent

Learn what makes your hubs tick, snap, crackle, and jump-jive, plus all the ins and outs and dos and don’ts about hub bearings.

We’ll have hot drinks ready.

If you’d like to stick around and help out, join us for volunteer shop after the session.

The workshop is free, but please register beforehand.
To register, or to get more information about the workshop, please email info@thewrench.ca or call 204 296 3389.

Wheel Building Workshop – January 23

Our January Workshop is Wheel Building.
wheel-building
January 23, Saturday, 12:30 PM.

Handbuilt wheels are much stronger and stay true much longer than factory build wheels. At this workshop, learn to build your own tough wheel! We will cover wheel anatomy and vocabulary, basic theory, lacing techniques and tensioning and truing. No experience necessary!

Build a wheel for the WRENCH or bring supplies to build your own wheel.

The workshop is free, but please register beforehand.
To register, or to get more information about the workshop or obtaining wheel building parts, please email info@thewrench.ca or call 204 296 3389.