Read all about the annual board meeting, plans for 2017, and more in the Grease Rag.
On Monday night, January 23, 2017 FCCB volunteers had a Bike Fix ‘Em Up Night to double our inventory of complete bikes ready-to-ride for Spring 2017! Twelve volunteers worked in small groups to take inventory of project bikes, make necessary repairs, and clean and polish bikes after a safety-check and test-ride. Our soundtrack for the […]
Click on the photo or here to read the last issue of the newsletter for 2016.
On November 5, mechanic Nate Pinney, assisted by Samantha Rivera, led our final workshop for 2016 on wheel building. The size-limited class had five participants who built a 27″ front wheel, 700c front wheel, and 26″ rear wheel. The hands-on workshop was designed for avid cyclists interested in customized stronger and lighter wheels built from scratch. […]
As the days get shorter and long, hot summer days slip into cool, crisp fall days, change is in the air at FCCBikeworks. Fond farewell First, we say goodbye to one of the longest-standing members of FCCBikeworks, Seth Short, who will be moving to Seattle soon to take on a Program Coordinator position at Bike […]
Here’s an interesting bike that was donated to FCCB last year, a Dahon Stowaway Folding Bike from the 1990’s. Dahon started in 1983, and is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of folding bicycles, By 1995 they were producing 400,000 folders a year! While it rides like a full size bike, it can break down […]
Click on the photo or here to read the newest edition of the “Grease Rag”. Please note that the location of the “Le Ride” documentary filmed mentioned in “Upcoming Events” is at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., rather than on U of L’s campus.
This past weekend was a great one for Falls City Community BikeWorks. On Saturday, we attended the Flea Off Market and were able to find new homes for five bikes. The weather was perfect for a community event (mid 70s and a steady breeze FTW!) and we enjoyed talking about the shop to many passersby. […]
Apparently, every mechanic has a favorite thing or two to work on. Nad is all about brakes and bearings. On a rainy Saturday morning, Nad was on hand to help a few folks practice & perfect their brake maintenance skills. He’ll be back for bearings on 10/22, rain or shine! Our Fall Workshop Series is rolling! Bring […]
On a balmy September evening, FCCB hosted our first women-only open shop night. Participants were encouraged to bring their own bikes in for repair or maintenance, and lots of questions. Desiree Kuhn, who formerly wrenched at Bardstown Road Bicycle Co., was our expert mechanic for the evening. She ran through some basic maintenance tips such as […]