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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. (Do It Yourself) 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.
COVID Protocol for DIY benches:
- limited hours: Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm (closing 2 hours before the shop closes, CLOSED WEEKENDS)
- one party/bubble in the space at a time
- please come into this space with clean hands (sinks, sanitizer, and nitrile gloves are available)
- we will clean the tools between DIY space users
Please check-in with our sales staff if you would like to utilize our D.I.Y. space.
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.
At this time, we are requesting that you reserve a work stand online due to limited space and tools to use. Attendees and facilitators are required to wear masks that cover your nose and mouth. Cleaning stations and nitrile gloves will be provided.
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 (and possibly dirty). The shop has nitrile gloves and shop aprons for your use.
This bi-monthly event is free and open to all FTW cyclists.
New Hours & Location for 2020
The Hub/Grease Rag Open Shop for FTW folx (previously hosted at The UMN Bike Shop on Thursdays) is moving to our Longfellow location.
These changes were made in hopes to better serve the community who has been utilizing these services!
DATE: 2nd & 4th Thursdays
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
WHERE: The Hub @ 3020 Minnehaha Ave Education Space
WHO: FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-Binary, Two-Spirit) cyclists
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.