[TheThinkTank] Wheel sizing system?

Marissa Pherson marissapherson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 09:29:37 PDT 2020


>From my time at the Columbus, IN Columbus Bike Co-op:
2  2 x 4s mounted to a wall in a V-shape. Between the 2 x 4s, the axle
location for each size noted and labeled in paint.
Wall was cinder block in a basement, so no concern about damage from the
axles hitting the wall.


Marissa Pherson


On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 12:17 PM Katheryn L <katherynloewen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Katheryn from the Bike Kitchen in Windsor, Ontario here! Question for the
> community shop hive: does anyone have any ideas for effective and accurate
> systems for sizing wheels in your shop? We’ve got piles of used wheels with
> no markings or tires to identify them with that often get mislabelled (most
> commonly a 700c and 27x1 1/4 mixup) which is causing issues when we resell
> them.
>
> Does your shop have a sizing system that is easy to use for students or
> volunteers without much technical knowledge to size and sort wheels with?
> Pictures would be appreciated if you’ve got a physical setup.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Katheryn Loewen
> Program Director and Lead Mechanic
> The Bike Kitchen
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