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Bike Oven Hours for March 2013

Chicken Leather

The Bike Oven is trying a 7-days-a-week schedule this month.

Monday 7 to 10 p.m.
Tuesday 7 to 10 p.m.
Wednesday 7 to 10 p.m.
Thursday 7 to 10 p.m.
Friday 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

We are co-hosting the Spoke(n) Art Ride on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6 p.m. with Flying Pigeon LA bike shop.

Our hours are subject to change due to volunteer work and family schedules – but we will keep y’all posted!

Follow us on Twitter @BikeOven or check out our Facebook Page.

Bike Oven Summer School coming this July 2012

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Bike Oven Summer School (BOSS!) is the Bike Oven’s effort help make more LA bike riders self-reliant through a series of hands-on seminars and classes.

The classes are one hour long and cost $20 to attend, covering a variety introductory topics – from Bicycle Anatomy 101 to flat tire fixin’ in our class named Patch Me, Baby.

Take a look at our offering of classes below and email your name, phone number, and which class you’d like to attend to classes@bikeoven.com to reserve a spot in the classes of your choice. Enrollment is limited to eight (8) people per class.

The first round of classes are being held in July of 2012 as follows:

  • HANGING WITH TOOLS
    Monday, July 2, 2012 at 7 p.m.

    Don’t know a spanner from a torque wrench? Ever wonder what all those funny hunks of metal hanging on the walls are for? This is a great way to learn about all the crazy (and everyday) tools used in bike repair and maintenance.
    Facebook Event for this class
  • BIKE ANATOMY 101
    Monday, July 9, 2012 at 7 p.m.

    Freewheel or cassette? Derailleur or internal hub gears? Headset to bottom bracket – this class will learn ya’ the anatomy of the bicycle. This is essential information when it comes to bikes, and behold the gates of knowledge are wide open once you have learned the names of the various parts of your bike.
    Facebook Event for this class
  • PATCH ME, BABY
    Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7 p.m.

    Flat tires are fixable, and this is the class to learn how to patch a tube, boot a tire, and learn a few different techniques to do both. There is more than one way to mount a tire on a rim.
    Facebook Event for this class
  • BIKE CHECK
    Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7 p.m.

    Before you can fix a bike, you have to know how to diagnose what is wrong with it in the first place. This class is all about running through a quick inspection of a bike to determine what, if anything, needs to be done to keep it running.
    Facebook Event for this class
  • FIXIN UR FIXIE
    Monday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

    Ride single speed, or fixed, and have a creaking noise you can’t get rid of? Have your chain too tight, or too loose? Did you buy a conversion, or a low end Craigslist bike, and want to know what the heck is making that clunking feeling every time you brake, turn the bars, or pedal? This is a great entry level class into finding and fixing some basic single-speed bike problems. It is recommended that you’ve taken our HANGING WITH TOOLS and BIKE ANATOMY 101 class before taking this one, but this is our first time around and we’re going to see how it goes.
    Facebook Event for this class

The classes are one hour long and cost $20 to attend, covering a variety introductory topics. Take a look at our offering of classes below and email your name, phone number, and which class you’d like to attend to classes@bikeoven.com to reserve a spot in the classes of your choice. Enrollment is limited to eight (8) people per class.

The Bike Oven is located at 3706 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065.

Bike In Theater, November 29, 2009

americathon-peak-oil-carsThis aint no twilight lucky for you. It is an armwrestle away as to the choice of the movie. Americathon or Idiocracy(i spelled that totally wrong

) which proves the point If Steve doesnt show up then we show Americathon. If he does show up we armwrestle steve for it. Americathon deals with a future with no oil everyone rides bikes and the goverment goes bankrupt and tries to raise money pulling a telethon, this movie was made in the 70′s yes, the precious 70′s where movies were nieve and predicted the future. why didnt our parents listen. Oh and meatloaf eats a whole car. George carlin narrates and Elvis costello is the prime minister. Come take a look at what they thought the future was going to be like in the 70′s.Pretty close. 6pm thankgiving for us and 7pm movie starts. popcorn and bring thanksgiving left overs and you get a burger king crown.

Makai Bikes & Others Kick Down

Big thanks to Makai Bikes of Redondo Beach, CA and Pasadena InCycle for the donated small parts to the Bike Oven this past few months!

They’re going onto build-a-bikes every day we’re open, and everyone appreciates your donation.

A big thanks also to all those who have recently dropped off their old bikes, old parts,  and junk (the recycling guy gets the junque – so nothin’ goes to waste!).

p.s. And thanks to Ted too!

Bike Oven Tech Training – Spring Cleaning!

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Wednesday April 15, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

The Bike Oven presents the class, “Spring Cleaning!”.

Join Chicken Leather and his group of comrades as they navigate the world of bike repair in an effort to get you and yours on the road.

The class will cover basic maintenance of a bicycle (in order to ready it for the Friday night ride of your choice) including: brake tuning, drive train cleanin’, bike washing, and shortcuts, tomfoolery, prestidigitation, and the irrepressible Chicken Leather’ witty banter and effervescent personality and body odor.

Students should bring their own bikes to work on if possible. Limited shop bikes will be available. Birth control optional.

A suggested donation of $10 is requested. Donation fee waived for
current volunteers.

Class is limited to 8 students. Secure your spot by emailing us at info@bikeoven.com.