We just spent some time and redid the tag we use to track repairs on a
bike. I'm sure your shops are similar to ours in that many mechanics of
varying skill levels will work on a single bike before it's distributed
back to the world for use. This make it challenging to ensure a standard
of quality on any given bike leaving the shop.
As we fleshed out the tag we realized that it could function loosely as a
curriculum. For most mechanics, especially students we suggest starting at
the top and working down the list. I've come to realize that no two
mechanics will do things in the exact same way, everyone has their own
style. We've been suggesting that folks do the first two items in order
and then address the rest of the repairs at their discretion.
Of course we couldn't put everything on a half page so we had to make
compromises. You'll notice as you get closer to the bottom of the tag the
categories are a little more broad and don't get into the finer details.
We're working on a final check list that will include finer details like
checking bearing play, tire wear, fine tune derailleurs and brakes... The
final checklist won't hang on the bike but it'll be around the shop and
part of our training. Stay tuned for this.
We print these double sided, cut them in half and laminate them. We hang
them on the handlebars and fill them out with a Sharpie. When the bike is
done and gone we clean the Sharpie off with 90% rubbing alcohol and a rag.
This allows us to use one tag over and over and over.
We've been using these tags for about 2 weeks now and it's been awesome.
Communication between mechanics is much clearer and bikes are getting done
faster. It's really helped orient Earn-A-Bike students to what needs to be
done next on their bike.
Anyway if you think it's a good idea feel free to adapt it to your shops
Community Cycles is Boulder's only bike shop dedicated to bike commuting.
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I am wondering if bike collectives and shops could share what they are
using for service tickets or slips when a bike is being purchased, when
preparing a bike to sell, when people drop off a bike to be fixed/tuned
and/or a bike that was donated?
Thank you so much for your help!
Health and Wellness Coordinator
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
61 Main St. Suite 218
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-7588 Ext. 16
Thank you Alon!!
We appreciate Freehub very much and are very thankful for it.
If there's any support we could offer, please let us know.
On Thu, Aug 11, 2022 at 12:28 AM Alon Salant <alon(a)salant.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for the heads up and sorry I was not aware of this before you
> brought it to my attention.
> Cert is reissued so you should no longer get browser warnings. Let me know
> if you do.
> It looks like the scheduled job that should automatically renew SSL
> certificates and notify me if it fails was removed in a recent upgrade of
> the server. I'm restoring it now.
> Thanks for using Freehub!
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2022 at 7:59 PM Alon Salant <alon(a)salant.org> wrote:
>> Thanks all.
>> Certs should be automatically renewing. I’ll look at it in the morning.
>> On Wed, Aug 10, 2022 at 9:50 AM Jonathan Rosenbaum <bike(a)bikelover.org>
>>> I observe what is going on. Freehub utilizes a Let's Encrypt
>>> certificate, and it just needs to be renewed. It expired on August 6. I
>>> am copying freehub(a)bikekitchen.org so they know about the issue, and
>>> can resolve it.
>>> On 2022-08-10 04:18, Queen City Bicycle wrote:
>>> Yes, thank you Jonathan, I should have proofread my email - apologies,
>>> The issue we've been having is that the security certificate for
>>> freehub.bikekitchen.org seems to be no longer valid (it expired August
>>> 6, 2022), which causes the web browser (Chrome, in our case) to act
>>> suspicious, and require frequent overrides.
>>> We were wondering if anyone else was having similar trouble and were
>>> hoping to bring the issue to the attention of the folks with the capacity
>>> to address it (if they're not already working on it).
>>> Sorry for not clarifying this in the first place.
>>> For further clarification, our browsers were defaulting to
>>> https://freehub.bikekitchen.org which, because of the expired security
>>> certificate, will throw up a "Your connection is not private" warning page.
>>> Encouragingly, It does seem like using http://freehub.bikekitchen.org
>>> is an effective workaround - Chrome still reports the connection to be "Not
>>> Secure", but it doesn't interfere with its dramatic "Return to Safety"
>>> We rely on freehub, and are very grateful for it, and all of your
>>> Thanks y'all
>>> On Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 1:32 AM Jonathan Rosenbaum <bike(a)bikelover.org>
>>> Freehub is working fine. The correct link is
>>> http://freehub.bikekitchen.org/ .
>>> Freehub has a wiki at https://github.com/asalant/freehub/wiki .
>>> On 2022-08-09 20:16, Queen City Bicycle wrote:
>>> Hey friends,
>>> Just curious if any of y'all are having trouble using
>>> If anyone knows any of the folks involved with the backend, we would
>>> appreciate any info and love to offer any support.
>>> All the best,
>>> Tyler Glodt
>>> Shop Manager
>>> Queen City Bicycle Collective
>>> 35 Elm Street
>>> Manchester, NH
>>> (978) 540-0405
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Queen City Bicycle Collective
35 Elm Street
Hey Tyler, looks like they don't exist (starting up? winding up
trading?) and/or they are, but are working on the website and have
chosen to publish it before it's ready.
Is it website creation/services you're offering?
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Just curious if any of y'all are having trouble using
If anyone knows any of the folks involved with the backend, we would
appreciate any info and love to offer any support.
All the best,
Queen City Bicycle Collective
35 Elm Street