July by the numbers

July brought us some wicked hot weather, forcing us indoors a couple of times to escape the heat. As in June, some people are return visitors, working on new or extended issues over multiple visits. Our voluntary donations were down, only $40 this month compared with $151 in June. Donations are used so that we can be sure to keep up our supply of consumable supplies such as chain lube, grease, and a small supply of parts. Please let us know if you are interested in helping out! Open hours:…

08/11/19 Open lab log

08/11/19 (LEO, AL, ROMAN, MARTHA) Weather:  Sunny, nice, 70’s-80’s – outdoor operations Name of visitor – Reason for visit – Action taken – Notes Justin – Loose accessory,Saddle adjustment – Tighten loose accessory,Adjust seat – Justin’s rear rack needed a couple of bolts, also seat was too low. Charlie – Wheel issue(s),Gears – Other – Ongoing issues of shifting problems and possibly mismatched components Caryn – Pedal/crank issue,Low tire pressure-  Crank/pedal adjustment,Pump up tire(s) – Caryn is from AZ but was here and about to ride up through Canada! Her…

08/04/19 Open lab log

08/04/19 (LEO, ROMAN, MARTHA) Weather:  Sunny, 80’s – indoor operations We decided to set up indoors again this week. It turned out to be a super-busy time. Most of today’s visitors had multiple issues and a lengthy stay – great day! Name of visitor – Reason for visit-  Action taken – Notes Gideon and Vivian – Brakes,Wheel issue(s),Gears Brake adjustment,True wheel(s),Derailleur adjustment – Lots of miscellaneous and interesting work on a kid’s bike Nina – Bike check – Pump up tire(s),Chain measure/discuss,Overall bike check- Nice Bianchi from Craigslist, several adjustments,…

07/28/19 Open lab log

07/28/19 (LEO, AL, MARTHA) Weather:  Sunny, 80’s. We decided to set up indoors again this week. It turned out to be a super-busy time.   Name of visitor – Reason for visit – Action taken – Notes John and Molly – Bike check – Tighten headset,Pump up tire(s),Adjust seat,Brake adjustment Charlie – Gears – Derailleur adjustment Front derailleur – very hard to get into gear on largest chainring – not entirely resolved yet. Unknown – Gears – None – Unfortunately, unclear what the exact problem was. He’s been here before,…

07/21/19 Open lab log

07/21/19 (LEO, AL, ROMAN, MARTHA) Weather:  Wicked Hot, 90’s Too hot to stay set up outside today, so we moved inside and enjoyed the cool air of the stone mill building. Name – Issue(s) – Action taken Michel – Chain issue – Chain measure/discuss David – Gears – Other – Returned with box of clusters; seems to be able to take apart now.` Trevor – Bike check – Overall bike check Unknown – Brakes – Brake adjustment – Noisy front brake Unknown – Gears – Derailleur adjustment

07/14/19 Open lab log

07/14/19 (LEO, AL, MARTHA) Weather: Hot, sunny, 80’s Hot day today, but we decided to set up outside.  Not too much traffic, but most bikes that were brought in needed a fair amount of time and work to resolve issues. Name of visitor Reason for visit Action taken Notes Justin Gears,Bike check Derailleur install,Brake adjustment Rear derailleur all bent out of shape on a recently-acquired used bike. Lots of time working on it, eventually able to use. Also, brakes adjusted. Aaron Brakes Brake adjustment Needed tightening Hannah & Mike Chain…

07/07/19 Open lab log

07/07/19 (NATHAN, LEO, ROMAN, MARTHA) Weather: Hot, sunny, 80’s Not super-busy today, but lots of people out riding, and several stopping by with questions. The owner of the yellow Serotta in the photo has been happy with her bike for decades! Leo and Martha enjoyed talking with her while her companion worked with Nathan to look into a couple of issues. Leo and Martha used to know Ben Serotta way back in the day in Saratoga Springs, NY, where Ben ran a bike shop called – The Bike Shop –…

June by the numbers

Our first full month this season was off to a great start! Because of our great new indoor space, we’re able to keep working even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Some people are return visitors, working on new or extended issues over multiple visits. Please let us know if you are interested in helping out! Open hours: 17.5 Volunteer open lab hours: 49 Encounters (an encounter is often multiple people, friends, family, a cycling group): 36 Issues worked on during these encounters: 55 Donations for tools and supplies: $151