I'm starting this blog, to show the kinds of things we do at the Adelaide Community Bicycle Workshop - 34 Long St Plympton. All types of activities go on at the Workshop - so why not call in and visit? Or bring your bike along and do some work on it?
Sat 18th Feb
Don Nairn ran a Punctures and Tyres workshop - teaching skills every cyclist needs, on the road, to know how to swap tyres over with confidence. Much interest, plenty of time for questions/demonstrations, real coffee from Don's coffee machine.
BMX design enthusiast Ashley visited - did a swap with "Bikes for Refugees", taking an 80's BMX lacking chain and tyres, in exchange for donating 2 mountain bikes. Ashley brought to show us, a renovated 80's BMX, anodized aluminium frame red, anodized wheel rims blue, cabling, grips and saddle to match. Ashley also used the Workshop to replace a brake cable, and adjust brakes.
Bikes for Refugees (Mike and Tamba) serviced, safety-checked and test-rode two donated bikes - a Diamondback needing gears and disc brakes cleaning and servicing; & a hybrid, which needed little more than micro adjustment on front V-brakes, and front derallieur .
Angus K dropped by, to catch up
John brought 2 historic steel-frame racers, to donate to Bikes for Refugees, plus a generous donation towards running costs
Andrew dropped by with his carbon fibre frame road bike, and used stand and tools, for some micro-adjustment of gears. Andrew recently completed the 200 km Audax Alpine Classic on the bike.
Margaret rang , to arrange to collect a bike for a recently arrived refugee family from Iran.
One of Adelaide's W African community, dropped by, to collect for her son, the bike he had chosen last Saturday. Tamba and Mike safety checked the bike earlier, & made sure the bike was set up correctly and comfortable for him to ride. The car-park behind teh Workshop, is ideal to test-ride bikes and get them adjusted correctly.
Finaly a phone call to arrange return of a family trailer-bike, borrowed last week.These are so parents can take young children (3 to 7) along on rides . The trailer is basically a kids bike without a front wheel: attachs to the saddle stem of virtually any standard bike. Children can help pedal, or just sit back, and enjoy the ride - which they certainly do! Trailer-bike will be at the workshop, for the next few week ends - on loan from "Bikes for Refugees" . If you're a keen cyclist with young children - feel free to drop by and try it out.
NEXT SATURDAY - Saturday 25th Feb - workshop open, 9-12
All welcome , drop in with your bike, fill your water bottle with cooled water from the refrigerator.
Mike Brisco, 0435 02 16 81.
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