Maintaining your bike day

Sunday, 1st October 2017 at 10am - 5pm

Location: Brewhouse Theatre

This event is in the past.

This is a repetition of the highly successful day we had back in May.

We'll have a gentle, fairly flat, ride to Graham's house at Stoke St. Gregory where some of our bike savvy members will be on hand to show those who aren't so technicaly clued up how to do useful things like deal with a puncture, or check brake pads and change them if needed, check the state of those mysterious bits called headsets and bottom brackets and more.

Even if you'd generally avoid doing the work yourself you'll have a better idea afterwards how to make sure your bike is safe, and be better able to check what the shop is up to when you take your bike to them.

Lunch will be at the Willows and Wetlands centre's café just up the road where we may or may not have a further practical demonstration of dealing with a puncture!

After lunch we'll do the usual Ad Hoc ride bit - route, tea stop and speed to be decided by the riders.


Please bring any parts you'll need, for example rubber brake pads. If you're not sure please use the comments box to give any special requirements e.g. chains, cassettes and the like.

Bring & Buy "Cyclejumble"

As before we ask you to bring along any cycle or cycling related bits and pieces you no longer need, so we can sell them, and some cash so you can buy other people's donations. Proceeds as ever will go to St Margaret's Hospice.


Displaying 4 comments
Jane C wrote
at 7:50pm on Saturday, 30th September 2017
Hi am I ok to join you at Swingbridge tomorrow 10:15?
Graham wrote
at 5:56pm on Monday, 4th September 2017
John/Ross, I have a couple of adjustable stems which could provide an answer - they fit normal fork and oversize handlebars. You are welcome to try them out.
Ross wrote
at 12:36am on Sunday, 3rd September 2017
John, I am guessing this will require a new handle bar stem (with a greater rise) but may be a simple case of swapping around spacers etc. Send me a picture of the stem (with the headset in view) and I will let you know what I think.
John B wrote
at 3:06pm on Saturday, 2nd September 2017
I've always wanted to raise the handlebars on my super galaxy for a more comfortable riding position, but no idea what parts I'd need to do this. Any ideas welcome!

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