Bike Maintenance 201 - Wheel Truing - Nov16

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  • Date
    Thursday, 16 November, 2017
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm PST
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Victoria
    1450 Government St
    Victoria, BC


Join us every Thursday evening for a Bike Maintenance 201 Clinic from 6:30-8:00pm. 

These courses are designed for the those wanting to learn how to work on their own bike, and focuses on one of four topics per clinic: Drivetrain Adjustment & Replacement, Wheel Truing, Brake Adjustment, or Derailleur Adjustment (sessions are held on a rotating basis). 

Please note that all of our 201 clinics are only $20, and are limited to 8 people. Bike Maintenance 101 is a suggested prerequisite to this intermediate clinic. 


This course will teach you: 

  • Why wheel truing is necessary;
  • How the three aspects of wheel trueness (lateral true, radial true, and dishing) affects the bicycle as a whole (ie. brake adjustment, frame clearance, tire wear, handling)
  • Why proper hub adjustment is essential for proper wheel truing;
  • How to true a wheel;
  • How to destress a wheel and avoid spoke wind-up;
  • Which tools are needed and which can be purchased at MEC;
  • How to know when to take your bike in for servicing. 

This is a knowledge based clinic, and we will provide you with all of the materials you might need. Come with your questions and a sense of adventure. 

Bringing your own bike is not necessary; there will be one available for demonstrations. 

All of our Bike Maintenance clinics meet in the cycling department.


Please contact our Outrach Coordinator, Caitlin Brown at or call the store at (250)386.2667

*Note: Clinics are non-refundable and non-transferable