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|A former member||
At The Bicycle Tree, we aim to be the general bike shop for the community. As a result of our varied voluteers, we have a huge collection of tools and abilities. Our chief clientele are people who can't afford to go to traditional shops, people who hate paying for traditional shops, and people who just want to learn how to be more proficient working on their own bikes.
Because of the background of many members, we work on road bikes, cruisers, fixies, singlespeeds, recumbents, mountain bikes, hybrids, tandems, and sometimes even scooters. Basically, we'll try to get any people powered vehicle rolling.
As for the particulars, on any given workshop we can do and/or teach:
Pad replacement (assuming we have the part you need.. you can bring your own)
Hub overhaul and adjustment
Bottom bracket overhaul and adjustment
Headset overhaul and adjustment
Derailleur adjustment, front and back
Ergonomic/comfort adjustments (headset, stem, seatpost, saddle, grips, etc.)
Basic suspension setup
Random broken part repair (depends on replacement parts on hand)
When it comes to more complex, messy, hydraulic work, i.e. bleeding hydraulic brakes or shock/fork overhauls, we do not generally have the tools on hand for doing all the different makes and models. It's just too much to keep track of. However, some of our volunteers do know how to perform such adjustments so if you have the right tools in your possession, we'll be happy to show you how to do it. Custom wheel builds can also be done, but we'll usually defer that to slow periods or special sessions.
The goal is to eventually open up a fixed location with more available shop time, like the Bicycle Kitchen, Bike Oven, or Bikerowave shops in Los Angeles. The way we'll work will remain the same, we'll just have more availability and capability. Plus we'll be able to create a robust bicycle recycling program that will put more bikes under more butts. Thank you for your knowledge, enthusiasm, time, and support.
Edited by User 9,778,740 on Oct 16, 2009 11:51 PM