CANCELED – Spring Bike Sale!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO RAIN AND VIRUS CONCERNS. WE HOPE TO ANNOUNCE A NEW DATE SOON.

All bikes under $200 will be priced half off Saturday, 3/14/20 ONLY! Select AS-IS bikes will be $10 and select frames will be $1! Deep discounts will be given on parts! Car racks, trainers, and other things we need out of the way will be practically given away!

Come buy a bike or two and help us clear up some space in the shop! Please!!!

Bikes are in varying states of repair and sold AS-IS! All sales are final. No holds or trades. This will be a sales only shift; no shop time will be available. KIDS BIKES ARE FREE (kid must be present).

CANCELED-Upcoming Class: Drive Trains, Part 1

UPDATE: This class was canceled due to the current shop closure and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Join us for our hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to adjust your bike’s gear shifting system to improve shifting reliability and diagnose common problems like chain skipping. The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Learn key steps to adjust your rear derailleur*
  • Check how worn your chain is and how to replace it if needed
  • Diagnose common issues that relate to sluggish shifting, chain skipping, and rubbing noises coming from the drive train.

If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but we will provide shop bikes for students to practice repairs on.

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 3/23/2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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 experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.
  • *Front derailleur adjustment will happen in a future class, likely in April. Stay tuned for more information!

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Mon. 2/17/20 Class: Fixing Flats and Routine Maintenance!

Join us for our entry-level, hands-on maintenance class that will teach you how to fix flat tires and perform routine maintenance procedures to keep your bike’s parts in top shape! The skills you learn in the 2-hour class will help you:

  • Fix a flat tire via tube replacement or patching, along with learning the tools you need to fix a flat on the road (and avoid getting stranded!).
  • Clean and lubricate your drivetrain to extend its life
  • Know which key areas to periodically check on your bicycle to catch potential problems before they leave you stranded.

No experience is necessary. If you have your own bicycle we encourage you to bring it, but you may also use one of our shop bikes. 

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 2/17/2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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 experience working with a variety of bicycles, but not all of them! If you surprise us with some exotic machine we’ve never seen before we’ll be happy to take a look at it and may even want to take some pictures, but we can’t guarantee we’ll know what’s best for it mechanically.

Interested?

Great! Please RSVP to classes@sacbikekitchen.org

Annual Winter Closure!

Holiday Decorated Bicycle

SBK will be closed Saturday, December 14th through Monday, January 6th for our annual winter closure. During this time, we will be working behind the scenes to clean, organize, decorate, and generally improve the shop and shop operations.  The shop will reopen to the public on Tuesday, January 7th at 6pm.

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year from our SBK family to yours!

CLASS FULL – Upcoming Class: Working with Cable Brakes!

UPDATE: This class is now full but you can still RSVP for the wait list.

NEWLY SCHEDULED CLASS ALERT!

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

Participants should be familiar with basic maintenance, like fixing a flat tire, using a wrench/screwdriver, etc.

While the class will use shop bikes for demonstrations and practice, we recommend you bring your bicycle if you have one. Brake systems vary from bike to bike and we’d like you to learn how to fix the brakes on *your* bike.

Class location and date:

Sac Bike Kitchen
Monday, 11/18/2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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.
  • This class’s focus is for braking systems. If your bicycle has an issue that is not brake-related (e.g. trouble shifting, bent wheel, etc.), please either bring it in during normal shop hours or when we hold a class that covers that issue.
  • We have limited experience working with disc brakes and coaster brakes (the kind where you pedal backwards 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