Sunday, May 08, 2011

Bicycle Repair - Spring Tune Up Workshop

Another wonderfully practical workshop this weekend was basic bicycle tune-ups.  Our yard was transformed into a make-shift bike repair shop with buckets of tools, cleaning supplies, bike stands, pumps and more! We had Jesse from Recycle Cycles here to walk participants through an introductory session of how to get a bike ready and safe for spring riding.  He covered changing flat tires, adjusting breaks, oiling chains, checking gear shifters, general maintenance and cleaning (and looking for things like broken spokes, wearing tire treads, worn down break pads), then spent a good deal of time answering questions specific to each person's bike. Useful, empowering knowledge, to know how to fix and maintain your own bike!

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