DIY Bikes will be at the West Seattle Tool Library on Thursday, June 5th, offering free bike repair between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.
This week’s theme is BRAKES!
Obviously brakes are important because they help you slow and stop your bike. The state of Washington requires all bikes have brakes – see section RCW 46.61.780 Section 2 (but doesn’t specify the type of brake system, so fixies are ok). But with the hills (and wet conditions) here in Seattle, having hand-operated brakes on your bike and working as best they can is highly recommended!
We won’t be covering hydraulic, coaster, or drum brakes. Here’s a list of what we’ll go over, as these are the most common brake types you’ll likely come across:
The Park Tool website has great information about all types of brake service and repair here, and we’ll follow some of their instruction for this workshop.
This workshop is open for kids as well, with parent supervision.
We’re asking for you to register for this event so we can allow everyone a chance to use the tools and parts we have available. We’ve limited it to ten (10) people, which should give us plenty of space inside the Tool Library.