These will now be posted in the calendar but are usually the first and third monday of the month from 9:30 until Midnightish. This is a social bike building worshop. We build bikes. We argue about whether one band is metal or not. We might or might not drink beers while building, We often cut out early. I often come 10 minutes late. It is relaxed and there is no stress and none aloud.
There are bikes that require building and maintenance as part of our regular fleet of rides, but we also work on wheel building, repair, customization, full-builds for our regulars. It's a pretty relaxed way to learn a bit about bike repair, maintenance, etc in a social atmosphere.
That lacks heat and plumbing by the way.
Now listen. This isn't hard.
You need to call me to get the location.
Not hard...773-255-6347. Please don't send me a text or a message or an email.
Call on the phone.
Thanks and hope to see you there.
Cheers - Lee
This is a very cool thing and much along the lines of what came to be West Town Bikes.
I lived in a very cool building in the 90's until 2004. I had a great workshop space in the basement with ample bike storage throughout. It was the first respectable shop that I had built and it earned the name Tinker Town. I was building lots of projects and fixing folks bikes from the building and neighborhood. I started opening it up to friends and neighbors and eventually Tuesday night became the scheduled night for others to come and use the shop. It was the first regular Open Shop that I offered and it continues still as Tinker Town Tuesday - Open Shop at West Town Bikes.
Sorry I didn't make it tonight guys! I was having a swell time riding down Belmont when all of a sudden i was skidding down Belmont on my ass! WTF! As I am lying on the side of the road I look at my bike and wonder why the seat is no longer on it. At first I thought I lost the bolt that holds the seat to the seat post. Upon closer inspection(i.e the bus ride home) I realize I had the bolt. well part of it. It appeared to have been sheared off. Im just glad all I got were some bruises and a few minor dings on the bike.