RyanBuildsWheels Evening (7pm)
RyanBuildsWheels is home to a team of three; their founder, Ryan, spoke bloke Pete, and apprentice builder Joey...not forgetting Kip the elderly dog! Our mission is to shed light on the world of the hand-built wheel showing that the skill of the wheel builder is not some dark art as many would have you believe but instead a scientifically led craft.
During the course of the evening Ryan will give an in-depth demonstration of the methods that he and many other of the UK's leading builders have developed, alongside specialist tools, tips, and techniques aimed at either getting you hooked on the wondrous world of wheels or to help and inform those further along the path. We'll also be exploring the pros and cons of hand-built versus factory wheels for the public and the pro-peloton alongside prising open the odd closet that some manufacturers might prefer were left closed! At the end of the evening Ryan will field any questions you'd like to prepare in advance or have after the talk. There'll even be the chance for brief instruction and a 'have a go' session around truing wheels for those that may not be too confident doing so yet.
This is your chance to spend an evening with someone who many have called 'Bristol's Black Belt Wheelbuilder' as he unveils why such a title could very well belong to anyone with the time, patience and knowledge to build wheels well.
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