|Fix it on the cheap at the Bike Oven.|
The Bike Oven in Los Angeles is a much needed space in our city. It strives to serve the community and improve the quality of urban dwellers by promoting and aiding the use of bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation. As the threats of global warming are now more real than ever, and as our city can take no more cars, the Bike Oven is an excellent space to get started on a culture change.
From the Bike Oven's site: "The Bike Oven provides all the tools and supplies you will need to do most minor or major repair jobs. Volunteer mechanics are available to assist you if you need guidence or instruction. We have a large supply of used parts available at low cost for replacing damaged parts, building up your bike, or doing that one speed conversion you’ve been planning. We keep a small stock of basic new parts (tires, tubes, cables, etc.) in most common sizes. We often will have complete bikes available for purchase, but almost always have a variety of used bikes and frames that need a little work and TLC to bring them back to life. Bring in your own bike, or start off with one of ours, and we’ll help you get back on the road."
A donation of $5.00 per hour is requested (plus any parts, cash only).