Club Talk by Rod Hann on wheel building

For our club night on the 23rd of November Rodney Hann gave a well-attended talk on his wheel building history.

Rod learned and took up the discipline as a retirement activity, he covered the history of his involvement and also covered the technical aspects of what makes up a traditional wired wheel.

The difference between beaded and wired edge rims was discussed with examples of each type provided for attendees to examine.

Finally, a demonstration of the lacing of a full-width Norton hub to a traditional steel rim was provided. There were plenty of questions from those present and we’re sure all came away more informed on the technicalities and all were encouraged to have a go at lacing their own wheels at least once!