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 –…

06/30/19 Open lab log

06/30/19 (LEO, ALAN, ROMAN, MARTHA) Weather: Cool, 70’s, rain in forecast Great day at the bike lab today. The threat of rain kept us indoors, but that didn’t people from coming out to learn how to keep their bikes running.           Non-stop action included: Name of visitor Reason for visit Action taken Marc Flat tire,Bike check New tube and/or tire,Chat about local biking resources and customs,Derailleur adjustment,Brake adjustment; Marc had emailed ahead, purchased new tire and tube. Claire Gears,Low tire pressure,Chain issue Derailleur adjustment,Pump up tire(s),Lube…

06/23/19 Open lab log

06/23/19 (LEO, MARTHA) Weather: Sunny, hot, 80’s Pretty busy time today, met a lot of fun people of all ages with all sorts of bikes and bike questions. Everyone is always super-enthusiastic about riding and what they’re learning when they stop by. Emmy had emailed ahead to ask what might be needed for a flat tire on a child’s bike, and arrived with a new tube of the right size. We tried patching it, but then learned there were other holes, and moved on to install a new tube. Both…

06/16/19 Open lab log

06/16/19 (LEO, ROMAN, MARTHA) Weather: Light rain, 70’s Not a very nice day outside today, but we have lots of great space indoors, and knew of at least two bikes headed our way.           Erin crashed into into a tree last fall (he was okay), and he wanted to check it over before riding it again.               Carol hadn’t used her bike in a while, and was pretty happy to stop by and get some help readying it for riding….

06/09/19 Open lab log

06/09/19 (LEO, ALAN, MARTHA) Weather: Sunny, low 80’s Nice summer weather today, with a nice variety of issues to work on. See below for an overview. Name of visitor Reason for visit Action taken Chris and Kara Brakes Brake adjustment Ryan Low tire pressure Pump up tire(s) Unknown Gears Derailleur adjustment Jay Bike check Overall bike check, will be back Jacob Gears Other Paul from Malden Local biking guidance Chat about local biking resources and customs Cary Low tire pressure Pump up tire(s) Emily Chain issue,Lubrication Lube Laura Gears,Lubrication Derailleur…