We are SO THRILLED about this new Wheel Building Class at the Portland Gear Hub Bike School. You too can build a wheel, power your own lights, and have the trustiest winter light set-up around. 😁
Build Your Own Dynamo Hub Wheel
Ride all through the winter with strong and dependable self-powered lights! In this 2-part class, learn to lace, tension, true and build your own dynamo hub front wheel. Taught by our Gear Hub Service Manager, Tucker Smith, we'll set you up with a high quality Shutter Precision dynamo hub and measure out the proper spoke lengths and rim to match your bike. In 2 nights, you will learn to lace and true a wheel you can ride AND you'll be forever equipped with a light charged by your own pedal power.
This class is limited to 5 students. Each student will have access to their own truing stand and will receive hands-on help along the way.
Sign up before November 27th for an early-bird registration discount!
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 - 9 PM: Lacing, Tensioning, Light options
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 - 9 PM: Building, Truing, Light installation advice
View more information and all the parts specs here:
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Good morning! Cranksgiving Portland Maine begins at 10am outside the Gear Hub at 155 Washington Ave. See you soon!
We will start at 10 am at the Portland Gear Hub. Please bring a bike and $15-20 for food purchases. At 10 am you will be handed a shopping list and a list of stores to visit. Then it is off to the races. The goal is to bike have fun while biking around Portland and buying items to donate to a local food pantry. There will be prizes for the 1st people to complete the shopping, most pounds of turkey purchased and a bunch of other reasons that are tbd.
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Ever dream of bike touring Europe? Alicia Pulsifer Heyburn biked the length of the Rhine River and learned a few things along the way... Check it out TONIGHT at 7:30 at the Portland Gear Hub Bike School! Thanks to Village Vitals for co-hosting 😁🚲Looking for something to do tonight? Check this out! Coalition member Alicia Heyburn rode the length of Rhine River, from the source to the sea, on her bicycle. But this was no casual joy ride. Come hear more about the purpose behind the pedaling. You might be surprised at what you learn. ow.ly/WHtn30gCYo0 ... See MoreSee Less
Today our Youth Apprentices learned how to overhaul a hub! #greaseboogers ... See MoreSee Less
Hehehe... greaseboogers 🙂
There are 5 Thursdays after Thanksgiving and before New Years Eve, and every one of them could be about you learning about your own bike. We're pretty excited to fit in our 5th Be Your Own Bike Mechanic class series to wrap up 2017 at the Portland Gear Hub Bike School. There are just a few spots left! Brian Danz will be holding it down at the instructor's bench. 🔧
Be Your Own Bike Mechanic December Class
The class runs for 5 weeks on Thursday nights starting November 30, from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Portland Gear Hub Bike School. The Bike School is a dedicated program and class space with 5 benches, stands, and bike-specific tools. There will be about 30 minutes of class time and 2 hours of bench time to work on your own bikes!
Week 1: Overall Bike Evaluation; Wheels & Tires
Week 2: "Make It Stop!" The Brakes
Week 3: "Shifty Characters" The Drivetrain
Week 4: "Make it Go" More Drivetrain and Bearing Systems
week 5: Putting it All Together; Group Ride!
Class fee is $150 for the series. Class size is small with only 5 students. Students will receive access to high quality bike-specific tools and one-on-one instruction from one of Portland's finest bike mechanic instructors!
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The Bikes for All Mainers Program teaches basic bike maintenance and traffic safety to adults who do not have financial access to bikes, are recent American immigrants, or live in communities under-served by public transportation. Graduates earn a bike, helmet, lights, lock, and repair kit. In partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. (more…)
Alternative Fuel: Pedaling the Rhine River
Friday, November 17, 7:30 – 8:30 at the Bike School
In this month’s Alternative Fuel, listen to Alicia Heyburn’s journey pedaling from the source of the Rhine River in Europe to the sea. With a background in fisheries management and river restoration in Maine, she chose to travel the Rhine River by bicycle to explore the navigational challenges that migratory fish face.
Ketcha After Dark Group Bike Ride and Mini Bus
Saturday, Nov. 18th. Ride and Bus leave at 4:30 PM
Ride or bus down with the Gear Hub crew to Camp Ketcha’s 11th Annual Fall Fundraiser and Silent Auction. This year we’ll be outside roasting marshmallows, playing games and offering tractor rides at “Adult Summer Camp!” (Read more…)