WELCOME TO THE SACRAMENTO BICYCLE KITCHEN
The Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen (SBK) is a community-centered bicycle shop serving the residents of Sacramento. The organization was formed in order to promote cycling as a low-cost, alternative form of transportation; enable self-sufficiency through knowledge of bicycle maintenance; and promote bicycle safety through education and classes.
SBK wants to improve bicycling in Sacramento by making bicycle maintenance, repair, and training more widely available to everyone, regardless of skill level. To this end, we provide the space, tools, and staff necessary to help patrons learn how to perform any bicycle repair need they may have, all in exchange for a minimal cash donation. Besides running the bike shop, we also try to offer maintenance and safety classes and community outreach projects.
SBK relies on volunteers and donations to keep our doors open; visit our volunteer page for info on volunteer requirements and our donations page for the why, what, when, hows of donating!
Look for the Ivy near the intersection of 20th & I streets!
SBK’s doors are open during shop hours to anyone who loves and respects bicycling and their fellow cyclists as much as we do!
Sacramento is one of the most diverse communities in the nation. SBK is an organization that is committed to creating an environment that is free from bigotry and hate. Discrimination will not be tolerated and we try hard to maintain an open and safe environment for all. If you encounter someone that goes against this policy, please bring it to one of the core volunteers’ attention.
Prerequisites: Must be familiar with hub maintenance and wheel truing techniques.
June 3, 2017, Saturday, 0900-1200
Orientation (mandatory attendance, no exceptions)
- Why build your own wheels
- Wheel lacing patterns
- Spoke and nipple types
- Wheel building tools
June 10, 2017, Saturday, 0900-1200
- Spoke length calculation
- Rim and spoke prep
- Wheel lacing techniques
June 17, 2017, Saturday, 0900-1200
- Spoke tensioning techniques
- Dishing, achieving equal tension
- Finalizing wheel build
No RSVP required. All questions regarding sessions will be addressed at the orientation.
We only have three truing stands so, unless attendees bring their own, allocation will be determined by lottery. Attendees that do not have a stand to use are still welcome to watch, listen, and learn during these sections.
Because of the logistics of these seminars (checking participants in, security and safety of demo props, etc…), once the session begins, no late comers are allowed to join the session.
***UPDATE- This class is now full but another will be announced shortly so stay tuned!***
June 4th 10am-12pmish
This class will cover bicycle part and tool terminology, flat repair, and brake adjustment (as time allows). Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes, if they have one.
As this is a hands-on class, it is limited to 6 participants; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
There is no fee for this class. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow for the sign in process and to ensure you don’t lose your spot to a waitlister.
Please note: Given the limited class time, we cannot guarantee that bikes will be rideable by the end of the class.
SBK will be closed this Thursday, May 18th, to accommodate our monthly volunteer appreciation ride. Regular shop hours will resume Friday, May 19th at 10am. … Continue reading