Apr 12

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is open for Members and Guests every Thursday from 5-9pm and Saturday from 8AM to 4PM. We are located at 14 West Raspberry in beautiful, downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Weather today: 50s, sunny, 10-15mph winds.

Members, Gary Lader and his two sons, visit the BBC to have their bikes checked by the shop mechanic!

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CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

  • Billy Horvath removed the front shock on his mountain bike
  • Lee Poole-Smith worked on the shifters on a Cannondale bike library bike.
  • Joshua Buck cleaned his rims and lubed his chain.  He also discovered that his bottom bracket is loose and needs attention.

Bike Education:

Bike Library Activity

  • Cody and Lee both worked on library bikes.

New & Renewing Members:

  • William (Bobby) Horvath renewed his BBC Bronze Membership
  • Cody Sillman joined as a BBC Bronze Member.


  • Eric Rigler donated a beautiful class Cannondale ST600 road bike formerly owned by local bike legend, Brian Hahl.  Eric also donated brand new Sockguy cycling socks and a variety of bicycle lubricants and cleaners by Motorex


  • Dave Trautmann picked up his bike after work
  • Lee Poole Smith
  • William Horvath
  • Julie Vitale
  • CAT Assistant Director, Joshua Buck

League of American Bicyclists certified Cycling Instructor(s) on duty:

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Scott Slingerland


  • Lee Poole Smith
  • Cody Sillman

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Become a Bronze BBC and use our Park Tool Set from 8am to 4 PM any Saturday! Become a Silver or Gold BBC member and enjoy our Bicycle Library See information about Membership levels here Would you like to volunteer to help on Thursday or Saturday at the Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative? Write the Volunteer Coordinator. Today, the BBC is sponsored in part by Google, Genesis Bicycles and Apex Management .

Opening Responsibilities:

  • Steve

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Scott

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