All Things Shifting!

Do you move your shift lever and nothing happens? Or does too much happen? Does your chain seem to have a mind of its own, jumping from one gear to the next? If so, come to our next maintenance class and we can show you how to diagnose common shifter and derailleur ailments along with tips for curing them.
When: Sunday, 6/18, 10am-12pm
Where: At the Bike Kitchen, 1915 I Street
Participants should bring their own bikes if they have them, but this is not a requirement. Also, please remember that the primary purpose of the class is to teach and that you may not have time to complete repairs on your bicycle during the time allotted for the class.  As usual, classes are free but donations are welcome.  
If interested, please RSVP at

***Update–CLASS FULL*** Basic Maintenance Class

***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 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.  

Wheel Building Series – June 3, 10, 17 

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. 

2017 Spring Velo Swap & Garage Sale! April 30th

The Sacramento Bike Kitchen will be having a GARAGE SALE and VELOSWAP Swap Meet on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 from 10am – 12:45pm! 

SBK Garage Sale: Bicycles, frames, wheels, and parts will be priced to sell!

Velo Swap: And, at the same time, we’ll have vendors in the parking lot selling all things bicycle. Stop by to buy, sell, or swap! All things cycling related are welcome: parts, frames, wheels, clothes, accessories! Vendor fee is $5. Space is limited. 

Email if you’re interested in being a vendor or if you have any questions.