Thrifty Thursdays catching on at PHEW!

Last night was fun.  Six weeks into our social experiment with Thrifty Thursdays (our version of Open Shop Night), word’s gotten out.  One, that we’re open till 8; two, that you learn to use our tools to fix your bike.brake adjustment

An 11 year old boy brought a friend and introduced him to the floor pump.  A teenage boy came with his younger brother to have his brakes adjusted. Was blown away to discover that not only was the brake adjustment free tonight, but he got a lesson in doing this himself. A teenage girl turned up wanting the same, so the lesson was doubly useful.

The younger brother was frustrated with him limping kickstand, till we pulled out a wrench.

adding kickstandThen there was Steve, refining his newly acquired mountain bike with a kickstand.

And Charles, who learnt how to take off the rear wheel on his 29er for when he had a flat. And Kurt.  And Wally, who met new friends Charles and Kurt, and felt more confident securing bikes onto his car rack.

makin' friendsPHEW! a long fun evening, helping 5 children and 5 men.

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One response to “Thrifty Thursdays catching on at PHEW!

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