The Bike Workshop isn’t just about giving bikes to individuals or families, it can also tackle projects, with more reach.. .
Wednesday this week, we took one “class set” of 35 BMX-size bikes to Augusta Park primary school in Port Augusta. This followed a request from teacher Ben Kitchin, whom I’ve known since 2008.
Schools don't just use bikes for cycling...
Ben, at his old school, Wilsden, organised bike-fixing lessons (with help of the…Continue
As bike rebuilders, we hardly ever run into proprietary components, ie components a manufacturer designs, to specifically fit their type of bike, and no one else’s. It’s worth-while salvaging just about every old bike – because you can use the parts to repair all sorts of other bikes. The other day, though, we struck an exception, with an old Mongoose BMX. …… .
It arrived with parts missing, so I took it to Wiltja College, for the “Scrap-heap Challenge”, bike-building…Continue
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