ON YER BIKE: Wheel-building: Cycling’s contribution to Zen Buddhism?

Tues 19th Feb 2013 By James Styring

Who needs fishing or yoga or golf – when it comes to chilled-out antidotes to modern life, what could beat a day of wheelbuilding?

Wheelbuilding has a kind of mythic reputation. Anyone can change a brake pad. It takes a hardier type, tooled up and dedicated, to replace a crank. But to build your own wheel from a pile of raw ingredients is the ultimate badge of honour. more

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