DIY Benches Temporarily Unavailable
Due to the closure of our Minnehaha location, we will be unable to offer DIY benches to our customers starting September 30th.
We really value do-it-yourself repair and are working on finding a way to offer DIY workspace in the future. We will share updates as they are available.
D.I.Y. (Do it Yourself) Repair
The Hub Bike Co-op strives to empower people to take control of their own repairs and maintenance, and that's why we offer multiple ways to Do It Yourself!
If you want to work on your own bike, but don’t have the tools or the space, you can come to The Hub to take advantage of our D.I.Y. space at our Minnehaha location or our various Open Shop nights.
D.I.Y. Benches at 3016 Minnehaha
Our 3016 Minnehaha location is set up with 2 work stands and a collection of general and bike-specific tools to help you get your bike in the best shape possible. The D.I.Y. space has repair manuals on hand for reference. We do not have staff to go through every step or finish your repairs, but if you find that you need some parts while you’re working we are only a few steps away.
Please check-in with our sales staff if you would like to utilize our D.I.Y. space.
The Hub hosts a free Grease Rag Open Shop on the 2nd Thursday at our Oak St/U of M Bike Center location. This is a FTW-only, do-it-yourself, facilitated bike repair and use of the space is free and bike tools are available for you to use.
WHEN: the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6-8pm
WHERE: The Hub's Oak Street location
Grease Rag attendees get a 10% discount on purchase of components/parts. Parts can be purchased ahead of time.
The Hub Grease Rag Open Shop has 4 stands/benches available to use on a first come first serve basis. Single stall, gender neutral, ADA compliant restrooms are available for your use. Feel free to bring in a project to work on, come to help, or even just to hang out. You do not need prior mechanical knowledge to attend. You will be doing all of your own work, so be prepared to get in touch with your bicycle. Remember to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! Cleaning stations and nitrile gloves will be provided.
Types of projects that you may work on
- Flats & Tires
- Shifting adjustments
- Tube and tire change
- Brake adjustments
- Safety checks
- Minor adjustments
- Chain replacements
- Accessory Installations
- Lube & oil
Attendees and facilitators are encouraged to wear masks, but not required. See our updated Covid Guidelines here.
What is Grease Rag? Grease Rag's mission is to encourage and empower FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-Binary, Two-Spirit) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights, and educational seminars in a Safer Space.
Interested in DIY at home?
We sell the right tools for that! Both of our shop locations have a variety of tools and other resources available for purchase, so that you can work on your bicycle on your own! Check out our web store to browse shop supplies--you can utilize free in-store pick-up at our 3016 Minnehaha Ave location, or have your order sent to your home!
If you are not sure which tool is the correct one, we recommend you come to our shop and get advice from our mechanics.