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3/15/2020 9:04 AM

Given the social distancing guidelines, I was thinking of learning a new skill. For some reason, wheel building came to mind. Anyone know of any resources that can help me get started?

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3/15/2020 9:15 AM

Have fun! It's a good zen activity when you get the hang of it:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

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3/15/2020 9:18 AM

mwolpin wrote:

Given the social distancing guidelines, I was thinking of learning a new skill. For some reason, wheel building came to mind. ...more

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

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3/15/2020 9:22 AM

Awesome! Thank you @w4s and @bturman.

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3/15/2020 9:38 AM

I learned from Jobst Brandt’s book, The Bicycle Wheel- https://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Wheel-3rd-Jobst-Brandt/dp/0960723668

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3/15/2020 10:12 AM

Thanks @Losifer

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3/15/2020 10:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/15/2020 10:35 AM

Losifer wrote:

I learned from Jobst Brandt’s book, The Bicycle Wheel- https://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Wheel-3rd-Jobst-Brandt/dp/0960723668

I theoretically have that book, but I loaned it to an engineering student former co worker and haven't seen it for more than a year. There was a time long ago when I understood all of the equations in that book. Though I'd say it's not so much for a beginner.

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3/15/2020 1:32 PM

Losifer wrote:

I learned from Jobst Brandt’s book, The Bicycle Wheel- https://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Wheel-3rd-Jobst-Brandt/dp/0960723668

Big Bird wrote:

I theoretically have that book, but I loaned it to an engineering student former co worker and haven't seen it for more than a ...more

@Big Bird, I think we ALL have a copy of that book out there somewhere that we loaned out!

I’m actually pretty sure that I have a minimum of 3 that I’ve bought that are somewhere in the wild.

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3/15/2020 2:05 PM

Sheldon Browns method is probably the best one for a beginner that gives some decent tips for proper stress relieving, even tension etc. the Brandt book is good too and gives some good background theory about how wheels "work"

Check out Wheel Fanatyk if you want to really dive in to more theory and tips for wheel building too!

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4/4/2020 1:44 PM

I learnt to build wheels years ago by buying Roger Mussons online PDF book. Once you bought it you have free upgrades to newer versions BUT the best part of it that it's so so easy to understand.
https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

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