CLOSED Saturday 10/7/17

Due to lack of available volunteers, we will not be open this Saturday, October 7th. Unfortunately, this is the reality of a volunteer-run space. If this makes you unhappy, consider becoming a Volunteer–it’s the BEST!!!

SBK will resume regular shop hours Tuesday, October 10th at 6pm.

CLOSED TONIGHT – 10/4/17

Sorry for the late notice folks, but the Wednesday shift will not be opening tonight, October 4th, due to the manager of the night falling ill and no one else being available to cover.  Unfortunately, this is the reality of a volunteer-run space. If this makes you unhappy, consider becoming a Volunteer–it’s the BEST!!!

Also, as a reminder, due to our monthly staff ride, we are not going to be open tomorrow night, Thursday, October 5th. SBK will resume regular shop hours on Friday, October 6th, at 10am.  

Closed Thurs. 10/5 for Staff Ride

SBK will be closed this Thursday, October 5th due to our monthly volunteer appreciation staff ride.  For this month’s ride, we will be making our way to the annual SABA Velo Ball to support the bicycle advocacy work that SABA does in the Sacramento area.  Tickets for the event are still available so pick some up today and come join us for a great evening at the Sacramento Railroad Museum! 

Upcoming Class: Working with Rim Brakes!

Join us for our hands-on brake maintenance class that will teach you how to perform common repairs and adjustments for rim brakes, including:

  • Installing brake cables

  • Adjusting brake pads and cable tension to help you stop safely and effectively

  • Diagnosing common annoyances with brakes like squeaking and rubbing

No brake-specific experience is needed, though minimal experience using wrenches and pliers is helpful.

Please bring your own bicycle if you have one. Cable brake systems vary a little from bike to bike and we’d like you to learn how to fix the brakes on *your* bike. If you do not have a bicycle, you may use one of our shop bikes.

Class date and location: Sunday, October 8, 10am-12noon at Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen

Cost to Attend: FREE (excluding parts if applicable)

Other things to know:

  • The purpose of all SBK classes is to *teach* you how to perform bicycle repairs. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for any damage your bicycle may incur during the class nor can we guarantee that you will have a functioning bicycle at the end of the class, especially if your bicycle was not functioning properly prior to the class.

  • We have limited experience working with disc brakes and coaster brakes (the kind where you pedal backward to stop). We will be happy to take a look and apply what knowledge we have, but may not be able to answer all questions you may have about them.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org