May 10

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thursday, May 10, 2012

Faith's library bike gets headlight & rear blinking light.

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.

This Saturday is the Bethlehem Bicycle Jam!

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CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

Steve got a replacement bottom bracket thanks to J. Reisenberger with an assist from Lee.

Elliott got his bottom bracket overhauled and brakes adjusted by Lee and Joshua.

Faith and Elliott Warren got lights for their library bikes installed by Steve.

Faith got her brakes tightened by Steve, too.

Joshua Buck lubed and cleaned his chain.  He added reflective tape to his rear fender.  Joshua also weighed his bike.  It weighs 22 pounds, lock and everything included.

Barry Shook got his tires pumped up and his brakes adjusted with Steve’s help.  Steve and Lee cleaned Barry’s chain.  Barry cleaned his frame.

Bike Education:

Steve talked to Faith about letting someone know when her brakes need tightening

Bike Library Activity (See what’s available now!)

  • Faith and Elliott Warren renewed their library bikes.

New & Renewing Members:


Two bikes donated by Ben Giracilo a trek 1200 and a schwinn le tour.

Lee Poole-Smith donated two triple batteries for Elliott Warren’s red blinking light.


Deirdre Kwiatek stopped in and picked up 300 copies of the PA Bicycle Drivers Manual.  These are going to be handed out at the Patrick Ytsma Safe Tour

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


Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Steve Schmitt
  • Joshua Buck


  • Lee Poole Smith overhauled the bottom bracket on Elliott Warren’s library bike.
  • Faith Warren helped Janneke fill water bottles and take care of Gwen.
  • Gary Warren circulated among the crowd at Tunes at Twilight distributing posters for the Bethlehem Bicycle Jam and pre-registering families.
  • Joshua Buck also worked the crowd at Tunes at Twilight, too.

Weather today: 59 degrees, mostly cloudy, 10 mph NW wind, 41% humidity


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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:

  • Steve

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