NORTHSIDE Mobile Repair Update by Chris Keidel
Since May 9th, Bike School at Valid Bike Shop has been running every Monday and Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm. We have been looking for talented young students to assist in our Northside Mobile Bike Hub program and to teach them some job skills that they may then use in their search for summer jobs.
I’ve enjoyed the company of Brandon, Hezekiah, and John during these classes. There are a couple others, Essence and her friend, but their schedules didn’t allow them to make every class. Basic bicycle repair has been our agenda for each class, where each part of the bike was shown proper operation and then how to maintain and repair. Tire and tube repair, pedal replacement, new cables and housings installed, brake repair/adjustment, also front and rear derailleur repair/adjustment are just some of the topics we’ve touched on during class.
We are coming into our last week of class and choosing one student for the summer position will be difficult as each of them is excited about summer and this opportunity to roll around their neighborhoods helping everyone get their bikes back in safe and working order.
SOUTHSIDE Mobile Repair Update by Brennan Kreiman
We also taught the students some more advanced skills, like wheel truing and hub maintenance. After working on repair skills in class, students were able to test their skills under our guidance by tuning up bicycles from their friends and family members to ensure they were all safe to ride for the summer season. At the end of the class, all students completed a basic mechanics test to gauge how much they had learnd over the past weeks and see where they still need improvement.
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