Wheelbuilding is a skilled craft, and the best way to learn any trade or craft is by doing. Even better is to have someone with an expertise who can guide you along, and so for three Sundays in November and December, Parallel Handbuilt will be offering a wheelbuilding course.
With this course, you will be able to learn basic wheelbuilding by building off of theory and practical instruction. Starting on day one we dive into terminology, basic construction, and tool usage. Day two, three, and four you will begin to build your wheels. Ideally by the end of the fourth day you should be able to go home and throw your wheels in your bike and ride, but if that doesn't work out, there will be loaner truing stands to finish things up later on.
Class size is limited to six people, so if you're keen, sign up quickly. There will be a wait list in case anyone drops out, or just to wait for the next round. Classes will be given in Dutch, with probably a little English in between.
Costs are outlined below but the short story is... With this course you can choose to build your own wheels and take them home at the end of the course, or you can choose to build using parts from Parallel that will stay at Parallel for the next course. For those that would like to build and keep their wheels, there are a number of options for wheel use, brake compatibility, colours, etc., but the options are limited to DT Swiss, Hope, and Duke components.
Class and tool loan - €80
Wheebuild options - €250 - €450
Koffie en taart - Free
Dates and times:
26 November 18h - 21h
3 December 18h - 21h
10 December 18h - 21h
17 December 18h - 21h
To enroll send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org