Hey there. My name’s Dan, I live in Portland, OR and I help people and their bikes as I dole out small-moderate fixes and sound advice free of charge on N Williams near Tillamook, generally from 4pm-7pm on nice days. I try to show up at least twice a week, but sometimes it’s 3 or 4 times a week.
WHY: I have the time/freedom and expertise to help my neighbors with no agenda other than to be kind and helpful. I often see bikes that need small adjustments to make them safe, dependable, and quiet. I’m here to help you and your neighbors ride around safely at no cost. Additionally, I know how much it hurts to trade 2 or 3 hours of your labor at a slave-wage job that you hate to make your bike dependable enough to commute to said job. And besides, if everyone did something at which they’re good for free, fewer folks would have to work awful jobs in the first place. Doing what you love for people with no strings attached is a beautiful thing. I will help anyone who is kind and appreciative. My services aren’t exclusive. And if you just want to stop by and talk about bikes, free economy, socio-economic issues, music, primitive skills, wildcrafting and such, I’m glad do that as well.
TIPS/DONATIONS: Nope. Free is great and money makes things sticky, though I will accept fruit, veggies, and beverages! Barter is good.
WHAT: Fixes generally include tightening brakes, adjusting seat position and seatpost height, tire inflation, chain lube, headset and derailleur adjustment, diagnosing weird sounds, and giving a rundown of what your bike needs doing and where you can get it done.
I don’t sell parts or change tires, but you’re welcome to use my tire levers and pump. If you don’t know how to change a tube, I’m glad to give a demo.