Spoked Wheel Lacing (SWL)

SPOKED-WHEEL LACING IN A NUTSHELL

This program is a supplement to Bicycle Assembly & Maintenance (BAM) and enrollment is limited to those who are enrolled in Bicycle Assembly & Maintenance.

This course supplements Bicycle Assembly & Maintenance (BAM) so that home mechanics and fleet maintenance personnel can lace their own wheels instead of having to rely on a bike shop. Since taking BAM enables you to true wheels, after a professional helps you select the right equipment and spoke length, this program is all you will need to build your own wheels—one the most satisfying tasks for the home mechanic!

The material in this program is included in Bicycle Repair & Overhaul (BRO), so if you are enrolling in the BAM and BRO courses together, this program is unnecessary except for the purpose of getting extra repetition with this skill.

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COVERED?

  • Spoke-thread preparation
  • Assembling the spokes, hub, and rim
  • Establishing base tension and base dish
  • Preparing the wheel for truing

HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?

Spoked-Wheel Lacing takes three hours to complete.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A TEXTBOOK?

No. All of the necessary material is included in the tuition price.

HOW MUCH HANDS-ON WILL I GET?

You will have the opportunity to lace one wheel from scratch to the point that it is ready for truing.

WHAT DOES IT COST AND WHEN IS IT OFFERED?

Since this program is only offered as a supplement to the Bicycle Assembly & Maintenance (BAM) program, no enrollment deposit is required. See the Schedule & Prices form for the dates.

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