West Seattle Spokespeople have been sponsoring free, minor bike repair to anyone and everyone at the Fixers’ Meeting on the first Thursday of every month. Some of the best volunteer mechanics in our area are there to fix flats, lube chains, repair brakes and do other minor bicycle repairs.
My co-worker gave me an old broken hybrid bike to work on. I decided to use the gift certificate that I won from a Tox-Ick event to purchase some parts at Alki Bike and Board to fix the bike. I purchased new front and rear brakes, cassette and a middle chain ring.
I also picked up a new seat, seat clamp, wheel nut, bolts and hand grips for a unusable and unwanted women’s mountain bike. With the new parts and expert help I was able to get both bikes back in service again. The women’s mountain bike is currently for sale at the Tool Library and all proceeds go to the West Seattle Fixers’ Collective.
Our next bicycle repair workshop at the tool library is May 3, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm. If you can’t make it to the workshop you can still check out some bike tools at the tool library and work on your own or just wait until the following month’s bike workshop.