The Golden Wrench

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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

joke of the day!

Q. How many bicycle mechanics does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A. 3, one to screw in the bulb and 2 to debate whether is it English or Italian threading.

Monday, June 26, 2017

DIY Shop up and running!!!!

Attention all Do it yourselfers!!!!
 Freewheel Bike located in the midtown bike center right off the Greenway just opened up it's DYI shop!!!



 $16 an hour get you access to a full range of bicycle specific tools, along with lubricants, solvents, cleaners, truing stands, torque wrenches and vises! 
Every thing a mechanic needs to get your two wheel steed up and ruining.
Keep in mind that this is a do-it-yourself area, there will be no professional mechanical assistance given. We do, however, offer various classes ranging from the simply flat fix to the complex overhaul of bearing systems.


So come on by the Midtown bike center and get your hands dirty!

Monday, May 29, 2017

So Much Class!!!!!


Here at Freewheel Bike we pride ourselves on having an overabundance of class!
Starting next month you too can have as much class as your friendly neighborhood bike shop.

Tune Up Class
Thursday  June 15th from 5pm-9pm
Saturday June 17th from 10am-2pm
Saturday June 24th from 9am-1pm

Drive Train Overhaul Class
Thursday June 22nd from 5pm-9pm

Wheel Building Class
Saturday June 24th from 1pm-6pm




Friday, January 27, 2017

4 DAYS LEFT!!!!!!!!

Hey All!!!!!
Just a heads up, only 4 days left to take advantage of Freewheel Bikes' Winter Overhaul Special! Now until the end of the month our Golden Wrench Overhaul is cut in half from $240 down to $120!!! 

Those prices are so low it would be insane not to bring in your bike. 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Keeping up with your chain

Hey Dudes!!!
Just a reminder to change your chain regularly otherwise this might happen to you.
This is a chaining from one of the Freewheel employees who attempted to get through the winter on  his chain, however, the winter have other plans. As you can see, those teeth are worn down to the nub. 
As a chain wears, it will wear out the teeth on chain ring, This can be prevented by simply changing your chain regulatory.
So don't let this happen to you!!!! 
Come on by Freewheel and have your chain checked by one of our skilled mechanics.  



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Overhaul class

Hey All!!!!
Just a reminder that there are still some spots open for this Sundays Bicycle Overhaul class from 10am-2pm. This is a 2 week class, the first week we will be going over drive-train disassemble, cleaning and resembling. The following week we will dive into hub, bottom bracket and headset overhaul. Take both classes or just one by emailing alex.modic@freewheelbike.com.

Monday, January 2, 2017

First class of the year

Start your year off with a Basic tune up class at Freewheel bike. Still a few spots open for Sunday January 8th. This class goes over brakes, gears, wheel truing and more!!!