Our community bike shop, SantroVélo will hold its annual spring Tune-Up event next week.
When: Saturday, May 11th from 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: In the alley next to the Roulant at 111 Roy East
At this event, volunteer bike mechanics offer a basic check-up (brakes, shifting, bottom bracket, headsets, wheel axles, and tires) and will do repairs on two or three things that need a bit of love. “Things” include, for example, brake/shifter adjustment, tightening of loose bearings, lubing chains, or changing tires.
Here are the costs for the tune-up:
Basic Tune-up: $20; purchase of new or used parts costs extra
Basic Tune-up + 1 Year Membership to Santrovélo: $30
Please note that the tune-up day is the only time of year when mechanics will do the repairs for you. Normally, SantroVélo invites people to learn how to do the repairs themselves, with guidance and support from those who are more experienced.
Also note that if you need major repairs, it is best to get a membership and come to the shop during regular hours for help. Annual membership costs $15.
Regular bike shop hours:Monday – Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm.