Wonderful Wheels Workshop 5/25

By : Lowrah · May 16, 2013

Wonderful Wheels

Grease Rag, SPOKES and Beeyond a Bike are coming together to bring you this workshop for WTF (Women/ trans*/ femme) cyclists.  Read below for information on how to register!

Join us for a wheel-building and hub overhauling workshop: No experience necessary.  Register for Wheel Building, Hubs and Rims, or BOTH!

This workshop will be taught by our guest, Brenna, mechanic and traveler extraordinaire representing Beeyond a Bike, a project aimed at empowering women and underserved communities worldwide with the knowledge of bicycle maintenance and repair as a means to increase efficiency, strength, and health. 

1915 E 22nd St, Minneapolis
(1/2 block West of Minnehaha on 22nd)

Saturday May 25th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Schedule of Events

8:45 – Snacks and coffee

9:00 - 10:45 – Wheel Building: Learn how turn a hub, a rim and some spokes into a beautiful wheel just for you! Bring your own, custom parts* or use components available at SPOKES.

10:45 - 11:15 - Break!  Snacks provided

11:15 - 1:00 - Hubs and Rims: Together we will shatter the mystery of what’s inside your hub.  After opening and cleaning the hubs, we will repack them with new bearings and grease and learn how to make a proper hub adjustment. Finally we will head to the truing stands and discover how to straighten our wheels using spoke tension.

Cost: By donation to Beeyond a Bike (suggested $5-10) plus new parts 

Registration: Register for Wheel Building, or just for Hubs and Rims by emailing info@spokesconnect.org by May 24.

If you are building your own wheel, this is important information:

If building your own, custom wheel, stop by SPOKES before May 20th during open shop hours (or schedule to meet up with a SPOKES staff by emailing info@spokesconnect.org) to order your hub, rim and spokes. Visit a spoke length calculator such as http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator/ to determine the proper spoke lengths for your wheel! 

* It is possible for participants to rebuild a used or new wheel from SPOKES to learn the process at no extra cost. You must register and let staff know that you are choosing to rebuild a wheel.

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I am SO sad to be out of town for this workshop. I actually need to build two wheels so if there is another one coming up I am down to learn!
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