Saturday, March 9, 2013
We are finally ready to have 6-week courses at The Bike Cave. We have worked hard to put together interesting and intelligent courses for you to learn more about bicycle repair. Classes begin the first week of April. We are offering three different maintenance and repair classes:
In this course you will learn the correct bicycle terms, knowledge of basic hand tools, how to adjust brakes and derailleurs properly, emergency repairs, and routine maintenance. This class is geared towards people with very little to no knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance. Begins April 2nd and ends May 7th. This class is every Tuesday 6:00pm to 7:00pm. $30 for the course plus you will get a patch kit and tire levers. Must be registered by March 21st. This class is limited to 15 people so register early.
In this course you will learn how to remove a drive train, bearing adjustment, wheel truing, how to install cables for brakes and derailleurs. At the end of the course you will be able to give any a tune up. This class begins Wednesday April 3, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This class is $60 for six weeks and you will be receiving a complimentary Park Tools 2nd Edition Big Book of Bike Repair.
In this course you will learn how to remove overhaul bearing systems and index shifters. At the end of the course you will be able to overhaul a bike. This class begins Thursday April 4, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This class is $60 for six weeks and you will be receiving a complimentary tool kit with the completion of the course.
Also, April 1st will be the very first Wheel Building Class. This class will be offered monthly on the first Monday of every month.
Please call or stop by for a more detailed description of each class! Space is limited, so register today (316)530-2283
Sunday, November 11, 2012
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Friday, June 29, 2012
"I like the people that I work with, the people that are able to help, I like the positive vibes that it sends out to the community, that we get more people on bikes, excited about bikes."
"My hope [for the Bike Cave] is that we get more volunteers and [people] that want to be part of it. If Mike and I aren't around, they will be able to sustain it."
Charli's interest in bikes spurned long before this when she, Michael, and a small group of friends built bikes for commuting and then formed a riding group called Riders of Rohan. Friends of theirs in Springfield, Missouri as well as many cities all over the states had been seduced by bicycle culture; the feel of nature around them, the pride and euphoria that comes with lowering one's carbon footprint, the savings in gas money, the exercise, and especially in Wichita, the welcomed alternative to needing a car. After a woman ran a red light, hit Charli's car, and totaled it, she opted to commute primarily by bicycle.
"I enjoy working at the Bike Cave. It's a great way to spend my time."
Charli is a member of the board for The Bike Cave and is its sitting Vice President. She is essentially the central element to the organization and dealings of the shop.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Bike Cave is excited about our new merchandise; freshly printed graphic tees and bandannas by Phil Ross of Straight Printing. Check out the company's Facebook to learn more about what Straight printing can do for you.
The T-shirts are available in Green Teal, and Periwinkle. They feature a "skull and crossbones" made from cogs, chain parts, a wrench, and a bike polo mallet. 15.00
Pick up a bandanna for only 5.00. Fly them from your bike, get your dog to model them, or simply pocket them to wipe that hot afternoon sun from your brow.
Since opening The Bike Cave also carries various other products such as spoke cards by Ian Stewart, Aftermass and Never Give Up posters, Yehuda Moon comic books, used clip-less shoes, and the Chainbreaker Bike Book. We also carry a variety of free literature, patches, and zines from Microcosm Publishing. We also have one free helmet to give away, courtesy of Bike Wichita. In the future, we hope to provide the public with free bicycle helmets on a regular basis.
Fancy wheels you got there, buddy. Wish I had that sweet looking spoke card.
SPOKE CARDS, 1.00 by IAN STEWART, bigmention.blogspot.com
I don't know how to fix anything on my friggin' bike
and not even God knows where I should start.
CHAINBREAKER BIKE BOOK, 15.00
Excuse me, I need to satiate my love for bicycle riding
as well as my love for comic books
without the two being mutually exclusive.
YEHUDA MOON COMIC BOOKS, 15.00