Archive For The “DIY” Category

HOW-TO: Bicycle Repair courses at Central Tech and Leaside

By | March 8, 2014

Bicycle Repair courses at Central Tech and Leaside are about to begin on the 31 March. Date:  Monday, March 31, 2014 – 18:30 – Monday, May 26, 2014 – 21:30 For people interested in learning to undertake repairs on their bikes, this is a great course. This is a totally hands-on course and you will [...]

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Saturdays in June: Evergreen Biking Basics Workshops

By | May 29, 2013

Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat to troubleshooting gears and brakes. Bring your bike and we’ll provide the rest! JUNE 1 | Flat Fix: Learn how to fix a flat at this hands-on workshop. By the end of the two hours you will be able to confidently fix your own flat. [...]

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Saturdays in June: Evergreen Biking Basics Workshops

By | May 29, 2013

Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat to troubleshooting gears and brakes. Bring your bike and we’ll provide the rest! JUNE 1 | Flat Fix: Learn how to fix a flat at this hands-on workshop. By the end of the two hours you will be able to confidently fix your own flat. [...]

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On Sundays, Bike Pirates is Women and Trans Only

By | November 1, 2011

Great article from The Grid TO about Sundays being women and trans-only at Bike Pirates, a small remedy to the male-dominated cycling scene: For the last three years, Sunday access to this non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women [...]

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Speed Vest is not what you think

By | October 6, 2011

Initially I assumed a “speed vest” was a vest that magically made you speedier. Thankfully, the actual speed vest is much different. Connecting to an off-the-shelf bicycle computer, the speed vest displays your current riding speed to drivers (and other cyclists) behind you. The idea is that motorists unfamiliar with driving around cyclists often misjudge [...]

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How-To: TRON-ify your bike

By | September 28, 2011

NOTE: This is a guest post by Emma Jenkin, who like most of us, craves a TRON LightBike, and set out to make an affordable one!   Learn more about Emma at the bottom of this post. Yes, all you need legally for your bike is a white light up front and a red rear [...]

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Nona Varnado shows us how to get reflective

By | July 12, 2011

Visit Nona Varnado
and The Bird Wheel

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DIY Milk Crate Pannier

By | December 14, 2010

A quick DIY on turning a milk crate into an affordable pannier for groceries or beer

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Urban Repair Squad Questions Harbord’s Missing Bike Lanes

By | September 23, 2010

Toronto’s anonymous group of activists known as the Urban Repair Squad are no stranger to Harbord Street. They’ve installed bike boxes, comically expressed the sensations of cycling along the street pre-repairs and now they’re questioning why, with fresh pavement laid, the Harbord bike lanes do not extend between Bathurst and Spadina. City Councilor Adam Vaughan [...]

Related posts:

  1. Urban Repair Squad – Le Depart
  2. Let the Learning Begin; Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. George
  3. Shoppers Support Bike Lanes on Bloor; Merchants Resist

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CYCLOPS DIY Bike Trailer Workshops

By | August 20, 2010

Via CYCLOPS:
DIY Bike Trailer Workshops

You’ll hardly notice that you have a trailer following you!
Join us at CYCLOPS Studio for Clay & Paper’s Bike Trailer Building Workshops, where we’ll teach you how to build your very own bicycle cargo trailer.
Workshops will be held on:

Wednesday, August 25
7-9 PM

Thursday, August 26
7-9 PM

Wednesday, September [...]

Related posts:

  1. Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule
  2. Mariclaro Re Cycle Design Event
  3. I hear it’s "pants optional" – Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party

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DIY Bike Trailer Workshops

By | August 8, 2010

You’ll hardly notice that you have a trailer following you!
Join us at CYCLOPS Studio for Clay & Paper’s Bike Trailer Building Workshops, where we’ll teach you how to build your very own bicycle cargo trailer.
Workshops will be held on:

Wednesday, August 25
7-9 PM

Thursday, August 26
7-9 PM

Wednesday, September 1
7-9 PM

Thursday, September 2
7-9 PM

Just $200 [...]

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LGRAB Summer Games (2-1)

By | June 10, 2010

An afternoon of wrenching and reading up on some old bike lit.

Related posts:

  1. LGRAB Summer Games (1-1)
  2. LGRAB Summer Games (1-2)

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