The Golden Wrench

A blog about bicycle repair and maintenance by the mechanics at Freewheel Bike.

Monday, August 14, 2017

get some class at Freewheel Bike

Hey lovely bicycle rider!!!
There are still spots open for the Bicycle Tune Up class this Saturday from 10am-2pm at Freewheel Midtown. This class is perfect for new and experienced riders. You get to work on your own bike at the Freewheel's DIY shop, cost is $100 and will go over brakes, gears, tries, drive-train upkeep and much more. Take your bicycle education in you own hands sign up now before the last spots fill up!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Get a clean buttery drive-train

Nothing is better than having a clean drive-train on a bicycle. When the chain, cassette and crank are clean the bike rides like butter. Now is your chance to learn how to overhaul your own drive-train at freewheel Midtown on Saturday the 26th of August. Cost is only $100 for this four hour class. Come with a dirty bike and leave with a buttery bike!!!!

Monday, August 7, 2017

The best bike I've ever owned

I've owned a lot of bikes in my life from ranging in style from mountain to road, hybrid and even fixie. Out of all those bikes, there is one that holds a special place in my heart. This bike is nothing special, just an Orange steel single speed that I named Star-buck after a character from Battle-star Galactia.  I've ridden Star-buck in the rain, the snow, the heat and the wind.  I've ridden Star-buck up hills and down mountains. Together, we have zipped wildly thorough busy Manhattan street, traversed down country roads and lazily followed the Mississippi river. Star-buck has seen me at my best and worst: cross country moves, broken collar bones, brake ups, the makings of new friendships and new lives. All this time, my little orange Star-buck has been by my side. I've never owned a bike that made me feel more alive and happy. When I am riding Star-buck, I feel like a biker. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017