We are back to normal walk-in hours!! Our open shop hours are: 6-9pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. No appointment needed. Masks are required to be worn at all times while indoors or within 6 feet of other people.
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 now be safe from our new shop vise! Thanks to Zack and Troy for making the time to design and build it!
Our second bike-in movie of the year was Radical! Thanks to everyone who came out. Hope we can have more of these soon!
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 a more accessible location, and our tabletop workspace is a lot larger! Thanks to our staff member Luis for putting this together!
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 keep your suspension parts supple!
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. Cash is still welcome too, of course!
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. Each kit comes with a basic set of tools that should allow you to do a basic bike tune up and any minor adjustments: Allen wrench set Chain checker Tire levers Chain tool Screwdrivers Cone wrenches Box wrenches
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.
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 of the toughest XC races in New England. He is also the winner of the Eastern Fat Tire Assocation New England Championship Series (EFTA NECS) in his category, as he placed 3rd at The Treasure Valley Ralley and Wallum Lake races earlier this year. Congrats Tom! And good luck with your Cyclocross season! Want to learn about bike racing in New England or great trails to ride? Stop by SBK and ask around!