As a practicing mechanic I enjoyed this course and gained more knowledge and experience than I had. My skills went to a whole new level.
At Winterborne Custom Bicycles we also offer high quality wheel-sets customized to your cycling specifications. All wheels are built in house by a DT Swiss Certified Wheel Technician, so you can rest assured that every wheel-set will be built to the tightest of tolerances. Each and every wheel is built for the intended cyclist in mind, as weight and strength are critical for wheels. Choices include Road, MTB, Touring, Track, and commuter wheels.
WE USE DT SWISS DOUBLE BUTTED COMPETITION SPOKES. After you select your hubs and rims, all wheels are assembled with double butted Dt Swiss Spokes. Why double butted? Mostly because double-butted spokes offer superior strength to a straight gauge spoke. The weakest part of a spoke is at the bend, where the spoke enters the hub flange, typically this is where a spoke will break. Because a double-butted spoke has a smaller diameter around the middle of the spoke stresses will be relieved in this area, which translates to less stress at the bend. There are some weight savings in using a double-butted spoke as well, however that's more of a co-benefit of using a double butted spoke.
Every wheel is built using the most modern tools available to wheel builders, including tension meters, dishing gauges, and a wheel truing jig.
For customers looking for TECHNICAL ASSURANCE, all wheels are dished repeatedly through out the build. Each wheel is calculated to optimal spoke tension, and each spoke is tensioned to within 10% of every other spoke. All wheels are checked with a dial gauge and are straight (true) to within 0.2 mm both laterally and radially.
Pricing is $50 per wheel, and an additional $10 if the customer decides to have the option of spoke head washers installed.