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Wheel-building and Generator Hub Lighting Class


Wheel-building and Generator Hub Lighting Class

Time: February 8, 2014 from 10am to 6pm
Location: Bubbly Dynamics
Street: 1048 W. 37th Street, Suite 301
City/Town: Chicago, IL
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Phone: 7732342453
Event Type: workshop, class
Organized By: Legacy Frameworks
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2014

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We had such a successful time at our first class, that we are doing it again. It would be appreciated if we could get some feedback through this form regardless if you want to take the class.


At Legacy Frameworks, we include hub generators and lighting on many of our bikes and want to share this great technology through a wheel building class. Hub generators are a fantastic way to build in extra safety and convenience into your bike riding experience - with front and rear lights fixed to your bike that are consistently powdered by rolling down the road, and never need batteries.

In a one-day, hands-on hub generator wheel building class, you'll receive all the components you need, build a new front wheel and install lights and wiring on the bike you bring to class. Learn practical techniques including:

• An Introduction to Generator Lighting

• Building a New Front Wheel: Lacing and Truing

• Light Mounting and Wire Routing on your bike

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014 10am–6pm, Signup deadline, EOD Sunday February 2.

Location: Legacy Frameworks studio in the Bubbly Dynamics Building (1048 w 37th street)

Class Cost: $260 per person, includes components, instruction and lunch

Supplied component includes:

• Sanyo 6V Generator Hub

• Busch & Muller LED Headlight and Taillight

• 14 gauge stainless spokes and brass nipples

• Weiniman double wall rim (26" or 700c Sizes, 19 or 24mm widths)

• New Cloth Rim Strip

Optional Accessories: 

Tire Package: $80

• Pair of Schwalbe Road Plus PunctureGuard tires (26" x 1.75 or 700c x 28, 32, or 35)

• Pair of new Schwalbe tubes

Additional upgrades can be discussed and quoted separately. Including:

• Disc Brake Hubs

• Brighter Lights for non-urban environments

• Device Charging Gizmos

• Premium components, inc. Rims and Hubs 

Limitations include:

• 26" or 700c Wheels Lacing and Truing on a 32 spoke, 3 cross pattern, Symmetrical laced wheel

• Light Mounting locations include either Calliper, V-Brake or Cantilever Mounts in Front and Fender, Rack or Seatstay Mounts in rear

Class will take place in the Bubbly Dynamics building (1048 w 37th street). We will start at 10:00 am and break for lunch at 1:00 pm (lunch provided). We will start back up after lunch and continue until about 6:00 pm. Prior knowledge of wheel building or bike maintenance is not required.

For this class on February 8, we will have spots for 4 students, but will have a minimum of 2.

Email with questions and a survey will be sent to determine what component and mounting options will be needed, and if they fit within the class parameters.

I have chosen the components to built a very strong and durable wheel, with quality lights that are recommended for visibility in an urban environment. Upgrades to these components can be made within reason, such as stronger lights and alternate rims, Legacy will quote on a case by case basis. Supplying your own components is not encouraged as all parts will be checked, sized and ordered to work together.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


owner/builder Legacy Frameworks

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