November 17, 2011

Trips For Kids #3

Today at Trips For Kids we worked on brakes.

We learned the name of brake parts such as "cable", "housing", and "brake lever".

Nova explaining three common types of brakes.

In groups we disabled the brakes and removed the cable from the brake lever.


Next meeting we will cover replacing cables and housing.
Often problems with brakes and shifting are due to cables and housing.
Cables and housing are usually replaced after a few years of use.

No Bike Club next Thursday (Thanksgiving).

See you December 1 at Trips For Kids!

November 10, 2011

Trips For Kids #2

Another successful meeting at Trips For Kids!

Today we all patched tubes.

Patching a tube is an essential skill and much less expensive than a new tube.

Before getting started at 1:30, we began designing our club logo.





After class we took a short walk to see this new mural at the Canal Alliance.


Next week is another Trips For kids meeting. 1:30-2:30 at 119 Larkspur, St.

See you there!

November 3, 2011

Trips For Kids #1

Today was the first meeting of Davidson Bike Club at Trips For Kids!

nationally acclaimed non-profit "Trips For Kids"

The people at Trips For Kids are super nice and the workshop is really impressive.

Everybody practiced removing and installing a tire on the wheel.
Next week is fixing a flat tube. Very important stuff for cycling.

See you there!