The Door 3 Gallery is pleased to present new works by the local artist, Lillian Harden in September. Harden’s sculptures find an appropriate home within the Broadway Bicycle School as they tease out distinctions between the decorative and the functional. Traces of the human form reveal themselves as astheticized allusions to the memory of work, now to be regarded as fetish objects or perhaps institutional relics. Join us for an up-scale blue-collar opening reception on Thursday, September 4th, from 7 to 9 PM.
There are still spaces open in our Basic classes starting next week! Sign up and learn how to fix a flat, adjust your hubs, adjust and change your brake pads and cables, change your chain and gear cluster, adjust your rear derailer and how to true your wheels! Classes start Sunday September 7th and Wednesday September 10th.
What, you may ask, is a worker-owned collectively-operated bike shop doing open on Labor Day? Well, we didn’t force anyone to be here today, but when we asked each other if we wanted to work, we said, “Yes!” …because we love bikes and we love you! So we are open today until 6 PM.
This Saturday and Sunday is tax free weekend! Come down and grab a new bike or parts and skip out on the tax man.
Meet Tommy’s bike! Tommy is a new mechanic here at Broadway. Since he has started in April he has purchased about 6 new bikes- insane!
Today we meet his usual daily rider.
Hi Tommy- What kind of bike do you ride?
I ride the Salsa Fargo. It’s a bit of an unusual bike- It has a 29er wheel set on a road bike frame. It’s designed for touring on places where there are no roads.
You updated it recently with some new bars I heard? Yeah I put on drop bars with bar end shifters. It cut a solid 10 minutes off my commute.
What do you like about your Salsa? Probably the best part about it is its versatility. I mean I ride it every day about 15 miles for my commute and this past weekend I went mountain biking with it.
Looks like you could fit really fat tires on it. Yeah I have 2.1s on it now but they definitely could be bigger. Actually in the front I have the enabler fork that is spaced at 135mm to fit in a rear wheel with a gigantic fat bike tire.
Now most people here at the shop ride skinny tire bikes, how come you ride a bike with relatively fat tires on your commute? It’s way more comfortable!
The Door 3 Gallery is pleased to present new works by the local artist, Laura Quincy Jones in August. Her show, “Watercolors and Wheels,” features a series of limited edition reproductions of watercolor originals documenting the beauty and ephemerality of moments from the artist’s life and travels. Lush colors and sensuous line-work convey the personal and emotional impact of her unique journey through the world. Join us for an opening reception on Thursday, August 7th, from 7 to 9 PM.