Category Archives: Bike Clinic

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.

Thrifty Thursdays begin at PHEW…BYOB!

Bring your own bike.  Use our tools, space, and know-how.

Bike Fixing Stations

Don’t know how? Learn from each other. Like what? how to shift gears, adjust brakes, fix a flat tire, get to work safe & dry, and more. And share your cycling stories about the more enjoyable routes.

Thrifty Thursdays provides our neighborhood a weekly opportunity to maintain their own bikes and share cycling stories, with guidance from our staff and friends.

When? Every Thursday 6-8pm, starting this Thursday

Where? at PHEW! the bike shop at 7153 Sprague St, 19119

Cost? Sliding scale of $5 – $15 to cover cost of tools & supplies

Questions? Reach us at 215.821.9266 or

So, don’t be shy, come on by for Thrifty Thursdays at PHEW!, your neighborhood bike shop!

Free Bike Clinic at Creekside Farmers Market

Free Bike Clinic this Sunday at Creekside Farmers Market. Read all about it at Citizens Call – Local News & Community Connections for Cheltenham.

We’re also offering a free bike clinic outside our shop on 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 5-7pm.