Cycling in Sydney Australia
Quick question: After 5 odd years of loaded commuting on the current bike, I've punched a spoke through my rear rim, and thought it would be a great opportunity to build up a wheel. Does anyone know of a course coming up, or somewhere else I could try it?
I would recommend just giving it a go yourself.
Not knocking taking a course, I'm sure it would be useful, but after looking around for a course myself and not finding one I just jumped in and built some wheels. It was easier than I thought. I read Jobst Brandts book first, but when I actually started building I used Sheldon Brown's instructions. U
Use an online spoke calculator before you buy spokes.
The BIKEHAND jig I got from Cycling Deal for about $100 is perfectly fine (I did read not so good things about the cheaper ones though).