The Bethlehem Bicycle Cooperative (BBC) is an educational bike shop open for members and guests Thursdays from 5-9pm and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM.
Guest passes are just $5 for an individual and $10 for a family today!
Today’s Bicycle Quotation:
“Bicycling…is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. ”
Louis J Halle
* If you have a favorite quotation or an interesting story about cycling please share as a comment below and maybe next week we will feature it in our post
Members use BBC Tools with mechanic assistance:
Ben Felker Quinn put in a new bottom bracket and some used cranks from the supplies on a bike he is rebuilding.
There was a second half of the basic class this past Wednesday. Scott Slingerland taught Joyce Marin and Amy Wressell the second hour of the class.
Bike Library Activity (See what’s available now!)
Gary Lader brought his Biachi library bike to the BBC. He got help from Lee Poole-Smith re-syncing his bike computer. Gary also cleaned and lubed his chain. He talked to Steve about putting a milk crate on the back of his bike. Steve said it takes about an hour, so Gary said he would come back another day to put the crate on the bike.
Julie Vitale brought her Speacialized library bike in. She told Steve she keeps having flats on the rear wheel. Steve inspected the bike, cleaned and lubed the drive train. He readjusted the rear brakes. The rear tire did not go flat during the time the bike was in the shop this evening.
Today’s 6PM ride is to the Giant to get some drinking water.
.John Hoffer, John Tocado & Family, Barrett Ladd & Family, Frank Pavlick & family/household, Scott Slingerland, Steve Schmitt, Chris Vitalos, Riedy family.
This week’s donations:
The BBC accepts donations of bicycles, bike parts, tools and supplies on Thursdays from 5-9PM and Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM at 1935 W Broad St. in Bethlehem. We provide a receipt for all contributions and we are a 501(c)3 educational charity under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Right now we are also hoping someone will donate a work sink we can install in the BBC.
Julie drops her bike off because of a reoccurring flat tire.
Jamie Blair bought a one-day pass. She had a new front wheel. Lee helped her replace it. Steve found her a used tire that was in a little better shape than the one she was using. Steve showed Jamie how to clean and lube her drive train. Lee Poole Smith trued her rear wheel, and rebuilt the rear wheel hub. We also put a rear brake assembly back on the bike. Quite the bargain for $5!
Derek Vacchino and Lee Pool Smith working on Derek’s bike. Ben Felker-Quinn and Jamie Blair work on putting new parts on her bike and clean the gears.
- Steve Schmitt
- Steve Schmitt
Volunteer coordinator is responsible for the report each time the BBC is open. S/he has everyone sign-in, tracks members, registers activities, records class participation, maintains paperwork and takes pictures. If you think you might enjoy this job email Christin@car-free.org today.
Feel the heat!
86°F at 7PM
Expected Liquid Precipitation: 0.00″
High UV Index: 3 AT 5PM
Average Wind (mph): 3 WSW
High Wind Gust(mph): 15 AT 7:10PM
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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 Genesis Bicycles, Barrett Ladd and Google.