Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cool Website

A website with a lot of common fixes...


The Old Elastic Around the Break Pad Trick

Here is a little trick that we tried out and found to be a lot easier than using a piece of cardboard when toeing in the break pads...

You will need:
1. Break pad
2. Elastic
3. Allen or socket wrench

Step 1: Ensure that your current break pad is okay to use-- it is not to worn and it is the correct break pad for the particular bike that you are working with.

Step 2: Wrap the rear 1/4 of your break pad with an elastic (see image)

Step 3: Set break pad in designated break arm
Step 4: Press break pad against rim ensuring that the pad is aligned flush to the rim.
Step 5: Tighten break pad in place and remove elastic.

If the installation is done correctly your break pads will be properly toed in (see image)

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Special Thank You!

The last few weeks have been "crazy busy" at the CBC. We often find ourselves saying hello to each other as we are walking out the door at the end of the day due to the fact that there is just so much going on. It is crazy to think that we are almost halfway through 2011 and nearing the Trek Across Maine.

That said, recently we have had a large number of volunteers that have been putting in overtime at the CBC! From getting forms filed, data into the computers, working in the shop, filling in for staff, and training for the Trek-- all of your work is greatly appreciated.

To all of our volunteers we would like to extend our warmest thanks for all of the work that you do in creating a safe, fun, and meaningful experience for all of our participants! Your work is what helps keeps this place open!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Not so cuddly and cute...

<-----This guy won’t think twice about bothering you while riding your bicycle as he's to worried about what’s for dinner and to busy chasing skunks, but should you run into a curious dog here are a few links that may help out...



3. http://www.suite101.com/content/cycling-and-animals-a27707