Category: Open lab
News flash: open through October
We’ve been so gratified to see so many bikes get back on the road that we’ve decided to keep on with the open labs through October. See the museum’s announcement, and we hope to see you soon.
August 22 – closed due to weather
It probably comes as no surprise, but we will not be open on Sunday, August 22. Stay in, stay safe, and we hope to be able to see you next week!
July 25 afternoon update
Sunday afternoon update: we are open until 3!
July 25 morning update
Sunday morning update: we will not be opening at 11:00 today, July 25, due to on-and-off-again showers. IF we see that the weather will hold for a couple of hours, we will open for a couple of hours. This is unlikely before 1:00. Sorry for the inconvenience. Stay tuned.
Back in the saddle
Wow! It was great to be back doing open labs this month – our first time since October, 2019. We had 16 different parties stop by with well over two dozen different issues. Some people came by themselves, and some came in groups of varying size. People were of all ages and experience with their bikes, but everyone was excited to see what could be done to fix their bikes. Only one bike was really beyond help for our operation and might not even be worthwhile for further investment at…
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