Workshop: how to fix a flat
Friday, 5 December 2008 at 5:30pm.
Sure there are web articles, videos, probably even books about coping with a flat tire on your bike. But nothing beats hands-on instruction and practice in a clean, well-lighted place full of vulcanizing fluid fumes, right across the street from a brewpub.
First in a planned series of free bike maintenance workshops at Clever Cycles, our focus will be, ironically, on the low-maintenance kinds of bikes we sell: ones with internally geared and generator hubs, bolt-on axles, full chaincases, hub brakes, and horizontal dropouts. For as much flat-fixing advice as there is out there, very little of it applies specifically to these kinds of bikes. As a result, we often encounter ridiculous claims about our bikes being ill-suited to real transportation use, because, the story goes, “if anything goes wrong, you’re s
crewtuck!” You know who you are. Come get your white gloves dirty with us.
Space is limited to ten participants, so RSVP to hold a spot. When or if we fill up, we’ll announce it here, so you shy, spur-of-the-moment, non-RSVPing types, check before heading over!
We’ll give you all a patch kit, free.