“Why does my chain make that sound every time I change gears?”
“How can I adjust the break levers on my son’s bike so they fit his hands?”
“I have this ‘friend’ who has sort of neglected their bike – what should I … I mean they do?”
These were just some of the questions fielded by our local bike shop owner Graeme Taylor from The Bike Shop on Burwood Road (and now also in Redwood). Parklands Library was transformed into a bike shop last Thursday as fifteen brave and dedicated cyclists left the comfort of their homes on a frigid night to attend our latest Orange Chair event – the Bike Maintenance Evening.
Graeme generously donated his time to host a really informative, interactive and fun 90 minute session. Our guests were full of praise for Graeme and learnt new bike maintenance skills that they are already putting into practice – from changing flat tyres and adjusting gears to altering seat heights.
Our message was spread far and wide through our own efforts and those of the Ministry of Awesome and women’s cycle advocacy group Frocks on Bikes who “exist to help you get on a bike – no stress, no fuss, no need for lycra, just freedom, convenience and fun – in your own style!”
We received great feedback on the night and all guests went home with a free puncture repair kit from Graeme.
Look out for the next Orange Chair event!