Thank you to the middle school youth from Oakdale Park Church for helping us refurbish bikes as they learned about the neighborhood.
Boston Square Community Bikes is hosting a Spring Break Big, Big Bike Sale on Friday, April 1, 11 am – 7 pm and a Family Bike Ride to Reeds Lake on Saturday, April 2, 11 am – 2 pm. The ride will start at 1260 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 and be about 5 miles long.
Bring your bike and helmet. Receive a free safety check and tune-up. Loaner bikes are available for adults that want to ride. Snacks and giveaways afterwards.
Contact Tom Bulten at Boston Square Community Bikes for more information: 616.248.2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I’ve done it. I’ve done it. Let’s back up. Hello, I’m Ryan. I’m a mechanic at Boston Square Community Bikes. I work the Monday and Saturday shifts. I’ve included a photo to get ourselves more acquainted. I’m the bigger one. The one on the right.
I would like to walk you through my latest build. It’s no secret that Boston Square is a great (cheap) place to build up bikes. It’s also a great place to meet others, help others, learn from others; the list just goes on. I’m going to be putting together some videos that hopefully somebody finds useful but also show my latest acquisition. Jo also got a new bike. That’s him on the right. Tom, is on the left.So I hope to have you follow my progress with the new bike. Here’s the right now.
But very soon I’m going to strip it and clean it up. It is dirty. I will be posting reviews and trying some new things out. I’m planning on upgrading certain components to more modern version, don’t tell Jo. I’m even thinking of adding carbon fiber…shhhh. REALLY, don’t tell Jo. 1970 all steel beauty Fuji with carbon? What! Personally I don’t love cottered cranks. You might, I don’t. They are out. I’m thinking a modern stem and handlebars so the bars are a little large diameter for better ergonomics. We’ll see. Plus did you notice the hand built velocity rims? Support your local people right? Lastly the color. Gorgeous. Love it. couple of scrapes and I may do a couple of light touch-ups but I love orange. Not till I got older did I have a favorite color but now that I’m older and wiser…orange is clearly the best. Stop into the shop and talk to me about this or if you need help with your next project I’d love to work with you.
See you soon.
~Ryan aka Velo Saint
We’ll be running a mobile shop @Aquinas College tomorrow. We’ll be doing tune-ups, games, & give-aways. Hope to see you there.
Just came across this film project. Looks very interesting, thought I’d pass it on to any & all interested in supporting something like this. We like women on bikes! Here’s to channeling Susan B. Anthony:
On September 27th 2015 Paris will close its roads to cars. Here’s a link to the article. We should try this.
Ludington State Park is looking for your input on developing a General Management Plan for the park. This is a chance to way in.
The City of Grand Rapids has posted a link to their current bikeway implementation map. (file name mentions Oct 2013)