Archive for June, 2011


How to buy a used bike — slides available!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

On Wednesday the 22nd of June we ran our first full-length workshop on buying a used bike. Here is a PDF conversion of the slides, for anyone who attended and wants to refer back, or who is just looking for this information. Check back here, I’m sure we’ll run another workshop soon!

Buying a used bike slides (warning: 12MB)

 


 

One Speed Is All You Need: Installment 4 – Installing Brakes, Handle Bar and Seat

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The final steps in building the single speed bike are straight forward.  The first one I will talk about is the handle bar installation…

Click here to read the entire post!

Below, please find a list of all of the installments:

  1. finding and preparing the frame,
  2. installing/overhauling the bottom bracket, crank set and chainring,
  3. building/overhauling/modifying the wheel assemblies, and
  4. installing the brakes, handle bar and seat.

 


 

Learn how to buy a used bicycle…

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Email ubc.bikecoop@gmail.com to RSVP!

If you forget – feel free to just show up!

 


 

Cycling Resource Centre

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The Cycling Resource Center is coming to a Farmer’s Market near you. We will be at Kitsilano and UBC Farm markets on alternating weeks (with possible expansion TBA).

We will be attending the following summer markets:

Kitsilano Farmer’s Market 10am-2pm

  • June 5th, 19th
  • July 3rd, 17th, 31st
  • August 14th, 28th
  • September 11th, 25th
  • October 9th, 23rd

UBC Farm Markets 9am-1pm

  • June 25th
  • July 9th, 23rd
  • August 6th, 20th
  • September 3rd, 17th
  • October 1st, 15th, 29th

Other events:

  • BEST Bicycle Wash – Dunbar June 25th 10-3pm

For more information have a look at the CRC page.