December 15, 2011

Trips For Kids #6

Today was a review that ended with games.

I was too busy playing games, here's a stock photo!

Next Meeting Jan 5th at Trips For Kids.

All Davidson Bike Club members meet Jan 12th at Davidson (room 81).

December 8, 2011

Trips For Kids #5

Today we removed and installed cranks!

Chain-ring, crank arms, washers, bearings, race, and locknut.

Cone wrenches in hand, I was impressed that everyone made this look easy.

removing the cranks

greasy bike guts

Before I knew it the cranks were back in and Nova showed us the final adjustment.

not too loose, not too tight, just right

Any bike club member is welcome to attend, even for just a few sessions.

Next week we meet again at Trips For Kids, then winter break.

December 1, 2011

Trips For Kids #4

Today at Trips For Kids we replaced brake cables.

brake cable and housing

If you're having a problem with brakes or shifting, often it is bad cables.

Nova demonstrates installing the new cable

One student has already used store credit from the classes to purchase and install new tubes for bicycles.

I'm happy to announce that we have three students who will be halfway through the entire program (10 sessions) next week!

A few extra sessions will ensure that students who have missed a few days can still obtain a bike. Beyond that, Trips For Kids allows students to earn extra credit.