Wheel Lacer and Truer

Lace and true-up motorcycle and bicycle wheels.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wheel Lacer and Truers do?

Laces and trues-up motorcycle and bicycle wheels according to specifications, using gauges and handtools or power tools: Hooks wire spokes onto perforated hubs and screws nipples of spokes onto rim to lace wheel, using special hand wrench. Measures diameter of wheel, using fixed gauge. Grinds protruding end of spokes from inside surface of rim, using portable hand grinder. Mounts tires on wheels [TIRE MOUNTER] and clamps wheel in fixture. Positions dial indicator against tire and rim, turns wheel, and notes points at which wheel needs alignment as indicated by needle deflection on indicator. Turns spoke nipples with wrench to adjust tension of spokes at indicated points to align wheel.


Should I be a Wheel Lacer and Truer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Wheel Truer

    How to become a Wheel Lacer and Truer

    Wheel Lacer and Truers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Wheel Lacer and Truer-related education!
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