The Bike Workshop’s Saturday morning sessions remain busy. There are people looking for bikes –people with bikes for repair – people bringing bikes to donate.
We’ve expanded to 6 work stations in the car park, and set up trolleys, to make it easy to move tools & equipment outside. The year hasn't been too hot so far, but just in case, we have large parasols so people can work in the shade. An added summer bonus - fig trees nearby - very sweet fruit last…Continue
First Trailer A visitor 'dropped in when passing', looking for a bike trailer. His son or son-in-law played cricket, the ground was within cycling distance, but he had to get his gear there as well as himself. Cricketers sometimes refer to their large…Continue
There were two complaints last week from Hazlehurst Senior Citizens Club, who use the hall after us on Saturday . The issues are basically about how people can share space, and could have been solved earlier, and informally, and in a friendly way. However Hazlehurst chose not to do that, and instead chose to raise them semi-officially, and as OH&S.
The issue was , while Hazlehurst members were arriving, some people were working on a bike, near the back door . The bike was…Continue
I thought people might like to hear, how cyclists are making use of the Workshop these days. This was Saturday, 29th April... morning session.
Refreshments! - tea and coffee, cooled water occasionally, fruit, sticky buns and scones…volunteers and workers can help themselves any time, or stop for a mid-morning tea break and chat..
Helping school bike project get started: We sorted out 6 suitable bikes and parts, to…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
Added by Gus K on June 17, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments