The Reanimators, part two

The Reanimators, part twoEarlier this month I became a proto-reanimator, joining Loop Groop’s Build Your Own Bike workshop in Eden Terrace. It’s a learn-by-doing experience in assembling your own ride from the groopies’ piles of recycled bits. My donor bike was a mid-90’s Klein road machine abandoned in the basement of my apartment building. Here’s the second part …
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The Reanimators: Revenge of the Klein

The Reanimators: Revenge of the KleinOur apartment building had a problem: abandoned bikes. Deep in the basement carpark there were loads of them, all flat tyres and thickly layered dust. The miserable things, long since forgotten by their owners, clogged up the bike racks and spilled into the access way. They had to go. But where? When we humans have …
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Tumeke to move – new home wanted!

Tumeke to move - new home wanted!The wonderful “let’s fix it together” volunteers at Tumeke Cycle Space are looking for a new home. Their current location in Newton, shared with the Tangleball makerspace collective on Edinburgh Street, is slated for sale. Tumeke’s Alex Raichev says they’re looking for a space roughly the size of a double garage, preferably with street-level access and a storage area …
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Back in the Bike Kitchen

Back in the Bike KitchenThe Bike Kitchen is open again this Saturday – donations and offers of hands-on help are warmly welcomed. Swing by and find out more about the Bike Kitchen’s mission of getting great old bikes back up and running and into the hands of new New Zealanders. When: Saturday 29 October from 10am – 2pm Where: Roskill Youth …
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Hey, Roskill Bike Kitchen – what’s cooking?

Hey, Roskill Bike Kitchen - what's cooking?It’s been a wee while cooking – but it’s here! Say hello to the brand new Roskill Bike Kitchen, which launches on Saturday 20 August with the first monthly Bike Fix Day (10-3) and invites anyone with mechanical skills to come along and help turn bits and bobs into working bikes. There’s no such thing as too many cooks at the Roskill …
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Getting Your Hands Dirty With Tumeke

Getting Your Hands Dirty With TumekeJust off Karangahape Road, at the bottom of a nondescript commercial street neatly bisected by a cavernous Southern Motorway, is a little hub of community goodness. It’s called Tumeke Cycle Space. It’s where you go when your bike is sick and you want to mend it yourself with the help – for a koha or …
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A bring & buy sale: the Tumeke X Hum Bike Market

A bring & buy sale: the Tumeke X Hum Bike MarketLet there be bikes! The amazing community-run DIY bike workshop Tumeke Cycle Space is combining forces with Hum Salon to host a public bike market in Grafton on Saturday 21 May. This is a free community event, open to everyone. It’s the perfect opportunity to sell those old faithful bikes from your garage, fix them up, …
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