Learn how to fix a flat, check your brakes and derailleurs, and clean your bike and drivetrain. The class format is mostly lecture but feel free to bring your own bike to do hands-on flat repair! Practice tubes are available for anyone who does not have their own flat to bring. We are not doing a pre-registration for the class this month; just show up February 17th from 6pm-8pm and learn about your bike!
This class is 100% free; donations are not expected but are always welcome. Any questions can be directed to clas…@sacbikekitchen.org.
Posted in Classes.
– February 12, 2014
A general overview of how to measure frame and fork alignment using the specialized tools for it, as well as various methods and tools for correcting misalignment of both frame and fork, as well as brief introduction to wheel dishing issues that might affect bicycle handling.
The old timers string method for alignment will be demonstrated, as well as the use of the Park fork alignment gauge and Park dropout alignment tools.
This is not a class for beginners. You ought to have at least some knowledge of basic bike repair in order to profit from the instruction.
Contact mlarm@hotmail to preregister or if you have a question.
Preregistration, while not required, will assure you a place in the class, which will be limited to eight people (and their project frames, if so desired.)
Classes are free, though if you can make a donation to help us keep the lights on, we appreciate it; cash only.
When: Sat, 1/25/14, 2-4pm
Where: 1915 I Street
Posted in Classes.
– January 9, 2014
SBK is starting off the new year with a new electronic waiver system!
The good news: Less tree killing and lost waivers!
The bad news: EVERYONE has to fill out a new waiver.
To save time and avoid the initial rush on the waiver kiosk in the shop, you can scan the QR code below or click here to fill out a waiver online from your PC or smartphone. Then, on your next visit to the shop, you can just let the clerk know that you signed the waiver online and they will be able to pull it up and add you to our new client management database to complete your new and improved member profile.
Posted in Announcements, Organizational, Shop Ops.
– January 8, 2014
Here’s to a 2014 filled with friends, fun, and bike rides!
Here at SBK, we are still working on our super secret shop upgrades but they are coming along nicely and we are excited to share them with ya’ll when we open back up on Tuesday, January 7th at 6pm!
See you soon!
Posted in Organizational, Shop Ops.
– January 2, 2014
As all you hardcore SBKers know, we close the shop each year for the two weeks around Christmas and New Years. This year we will continue that tradition with our last open shift of 2013 being Friday, December 20th.
Over the closure period, we will be cleaning, organizing, rearranging, painting, and generally making the shop more awesome, if there is such a thing…
The shop will reopen on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 6pm. Happy Holidays!
Posted in Announcements, Shop Ops.
– December 3, 2013