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Bike Commute Diaries: Easy Trailside Repairs

03 Mar

When it comes to bicycle repair I know the basics: fixing a flat, replacing a dropped chain, swapping pedals, adjusting brakes. But knowing how to fix something doesn’t mean I want to mess around on the trail doing it in my work clothes. So when I rolled past a pop-up repair station on the trail today, I pulled right over. After a few tweaks and a test ride, Travis had my Brompton’s internal gear hub down-shifting with ease.

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Many thanks to Calmar Bicycles who will be hosting this bike repair and fit station every first Tuesday of the month in the morning [updated dates] on the Guadalupe River Trail between St John and Julian Streets in downtown San Jose. Stop by to say hello and they’ll even buy you a cup of coffee at Bel Bacio, Little Italy’s finest coffee shop.

About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve seen and learned about bicycling for transportation.

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Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Commute Diaries

 

One response to “Bike Commute Diaries: Easy Trailside Repairs

  1. Johnny Shi

    May 13, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I think this is a really good idea. I am sure that many people found it helpful as well. It would be nice to always have someone on the trail ready to repair your bike. If only that were true everywhere. Thanks for sharing.

     

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