I’m heading to the Hackney Bike Workshop tonight. I have plans of getting this lovely sculpture off my wall and back on the road. I’ve tinkered with many aspects of my bikes. I’ve even built wheels. But I am constantly stumped by bottom brackets. I’ve not even been able to get one loose, let alone had experience of cleaning or changing one. So, I’m hoping to start with this tonight.
The aim of the workshop is to equip people with the skills needed to keep them on the road.
One of the things that stops people cycling is not being able to fix their own bikes. Our workshops aim to help you fix your bike (rather than fix it for you). We supply tools but you need to bring your own parts. Other than that its free (donations for tool and rent costs are very welcome), and run by volunteers.
Workshops are run in two locations.
London Fields: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road (just east of Mare Street and North of Well Street)
Stoke Newington: 2nd Tuesday of every month at St Michael and All Angels Church on Northwold Road (just east of Stoke Newington Common).
More info here.