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Wheel Building

–a three part class–

Saturdays from 9am-11am

February 11th

February 18th

February 25th

plus one private planning consultation

Swift Industries

558 1st Ave S, 2nd Fl. Seattle, WA 98104

Pricing

$175 +parts, including a 10% discount on parts

$250 if you purchase parts on your own

Build your own set of bicycle wheels with Jason Goodman, expert mechanic and co-founder of Swift Industries.

Not only will you walk away with a new set of your hand-built dream wheels, you will have an understanding of wheel theory that will make you a more confident cyclist. Have you ever found yourself needing to true your wheel on a ride? Been stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken spoke? Do you like knowing how things work and want to have the confidence to fix stuff on your own? Well then! Swift’s educational branch, Get Lost Academy, is here to teach you how with our new wheel building class.

Join Swift Industries’ co-founder Jason Goodman for this hands-on class. Jason has been a professional bicycle mechanic for 18+ years, and has a particular knack for teaching wheel building. He is delighted by components, sensitive to precision, and is committed to safety–all critical elements of the perfect wheel build. 

You will begin the course with a scheduled one-on-one consultation to determine what kind of wheels you would like to build. Jason’s expertise includes both generator hub and disc break wheel building!

Over the course of three weekends, you’ll spend 6 hours working in a small group to make your own set of wheels. You’ll be patiently guided through the process from start to finish and you’ll come away with much more than a set of new wheels.

What will you gain from this course:

  • Understanding of how wheels work
  • Skills in truing and repair
  • Confidence in knowing how to tackle wheel issues while on your own adventures
  • A take-home wheel building Tips and Tricks Worksheet

Class schedule:

Pricing:

$175 +parts, include 10% discount on parts.

$250, if parts purchased outside of class.

Email Jason@builtbyswift.com for inquiries and to signup

Swift Industries proudly serves Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s pour-over to get the morning going!