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 four Sundays in October and November, 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 four 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 - €130
Wheebuild options* - €250 - €450
*This is optional, you may also chose to build using "class equipment", then the cost is only €100 but you will not be building your own wheels.
Coffee and cake - Free
Dates and times:
21 October 17h - 21h
28 October 17h - 21h
4 November 17h - 21h
11 November 17h - 21h
To enrol fill in the form below. Students will be chosen via lottery.