Wheel Building


Our advanced maintenance course covers wheel truing, but if you’re serious about your wheels, then this £75 one-day course at our Greenford workshop is for you.

The class revolves around building a wheel from scratch, so you will learn about spoke choice and tools as well as truing, dishing, and tensioning. Student numbers are kept low, and you’ll be given the chance to build a wheel from our own resources without any need to buy that wheel from us once it’s built.

The first wheel-building course for 2020 is on February the 8th, followed by May the 9th and December the 12th. There’s lots of hands-on time, as you would expect from one of our courses, as well as supervision and information to take away with you at the end of the day. We also have refreshments to help keep your brain focused on this tough but rewarding skill.

Students are welcome to return and pay a small fee to use our wheel-building equipment after the initial course, or for refresher sessions when the main wheel-building course is not running.

Please note – we’re now asking people to pay the full course cost of £75 to secure their booking, as we’re finding a number of people have been booking places and then not showing up, which is unfair on those others we have to turn away once a class is fully booked. This payment is returnable in full if you cancel your place no later than two weeks ahead of the class date. Otherwise, we can roll the payment forward to the next class date, if you can no longer make the date of your original booking. If London Bike Hub cancels the course, your payment is refundable in full.

Payment of the deposit can be made by Paypal (to sales@londonbikehub.com), or via bank transfer to London Bike Hub, sort code 08-92-99, and account number 65441099. Please use your first initial and first few letters of your surname, along with the first few letters of the course title, as your payment reference. We can take the deposit as cash or a cheque as well, if you drop it by the workshop at least a couple of weeks ahead of the course. Cheques should be made payable to London Bike Hub, and either handed in, or posted through the front door in an envelope marked for the attention of Jon Marks at London Bike Hub.

To book a place, please use the form below: