May 17

Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative eNews – Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shipment of new helmets arrives at BBC North

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.

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CAT members using BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:

  • Scott Slingerland overhauled his dynamo generator hub and his headset.
  • Joshua Buck cleaned and lubed his chain.

Bike Education:

  1. Joshua, Scott and Steve discussed how to fit the new style of helmets that just arrived.
  2. LCIs Lisa Roberts, Betty Kelly and Scott Slingerland presented about bicycle safety at Cheston Elementary with Easton Police Department bicycle officer Joe Arredondo and Community Unit Officers Diego Santiago and Mike Jeanette.
  1. Joshua Buck filled out his TS101 registration form.
  2. LCI J. Dietrich Reisenberger performed Traffic Count surveys in Bethlehem with Lee Poole-Smith, Gary Warren and LCI Steve Schmitt
  1. Steve Schmitt and Scott Slingerland discussed how to tell when bearings need replacing.

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

  • Lee switched out a pair of clipless pedals for flats on the Schwinn Volare.


New & Renewing Members:


Three Bicycles were donated earlier this week.  Two Motobecane mountain bikes and an Iron Horse road bike






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

Volunteer Coordinators:

  • Joshua Buck


  • Lee Poole Smith, Joshua Buck and Scott Slingerland worked together to strip parts off of a cracked frame.

Weather Today:

  • Sunny, high of 73 deg. F, 5mph winds from NNE

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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:

  • Scott

Closing Responsibilities:

  • Joshua

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