We have upgraded our clamping capability with a new larger vise. And we decided to give it its very own custom built stand. No stubborn freewheel or stuck seatpost will […]
A few of our staff members decided to do some July 4th shop improvement. We took down the hung ceiling and added some new storage space. We will continue to […]
Our second bike-in movie of the year was Radical! Thanks to everyone who came out. Looking forward to seeing you for the next one on July 28th!
We’ve cleared out one wall of the shop, to add some improvised shelving and organization. Our bike repair library, small parts bins, and mobile tool kits will now exist in […]
The ‘Cannonsnail’ a bike lovingly built entirely of SBK donated parts, was sold today. Enjoy that sweet ride!
One of our staff did an oil change for their fork at SBK the other week. Here are some shots of the process. Nothing like some clean fork oil to […]
A great Cannondale single speed is for sale with all funds benefiting SBK! It was built with great care and attention to detail by one of our volunteers. Have a […]
One our SBK volunteers adopted this old Cannondale road bike and has restored it to single-speed glory. Made with 100% locally-sourced SBK parts! Highlights: 53cm aluminum frame lugged steel fork […]
People have been asking us, and we’re happy to report we now have a Venmo account for SBK. You can Venmo us at @SomervilleBikeKitchen for donations, memberships, or parts purchases. […]
While it’s been cold and snow lately, spring starts tomorrow! It’s time to clean off that winter gunk (or drag your bike out of storage) and get ready for the […]
We’ve put together some mobile tool kits here at SBK to make working outside the main shop space easier and simpler. We’re also hoping to use these at local events. […]
As many of you know, we’ve had a bit of a clutter problem at SBK for awhile. This past weekend however, staff got together and did a little winter cleaning, […]
We’re glad to announce that working outside at SBK will be a lot brighter from now on. We recently purchased some flood lights to better illuminate our outdoor workspace.
Somerville Bike Kitchen is growing and looking for 2 additional staff members to help us in our mission to help the local biking community. You don’t need to be a […]
Our one-man racing team racked up its first 1st place finish. Tom, one of our staff, won the Men’s Novice 30-39 category at the Freetown 50 this past weekend, one […]
We’re proud to announce we have our very first batch of Somerville Bike Kitchen T-shirts! Available in multiple unisex sizes in either black or red for $15. These T-shirts are […]
Busy night here at SBK! Some bike tear downs and tune ups. Truing a wheel. Fixing a flat.
We will soon have SBK T-shirts available. They will be available in black and red. Details to follow!
Mid-summer is always a great time to upgrade your ride. One of our staff switched out their old 3×10 drivetrain for a new 1×10 setup. Want to do your own […]
One of our staff mechanics rebuilt this 1998 Specialized Stumpjumper from a mix of used/new parts. It was built mostly from donations to SBK from community members and local bike […]
A couple of us dropped by Seven Cycles, one of the oldest and most revered custom bike manufacturers in New England, one day and were given a tour of their […]
For a while we were passing by Paramount Bicycles and wondering why it wasn’t open during normal hours. Turned out the owner/only employee, Tyler, had been in a hospice center […]
Last time he was in Colorado Luis visited the Fort Collins Bike Co-op, which has been around since 2003. They also started in a small garage – maybe we’ll grow […]
Luis visited Austin Yellow Bike, a collective that’s been around since 1997. We have a lot to learn from their processes and accomplishments!
Troy and Val decided to move a couch one day without a motor vehicle. Believe it or not they survived the experience!
Tom, one of our staff, rebuilt this classic ’98 Marzocchi Z3 Bomber suspension fork tonight. Take a look! Restoring life to old parts and bikes is just one of the […]
We’re starting to document Sam’s generator-hub-powered bike light. I’ve been using an earlier version for the past few years and this new design is ah-mazing. We’d like to get folks […]