One our SBK volunteers adopted this old Cannondale road bike and has restored it to single-speed glory. Made with 100% locally-sourced SBK parts! Highlights: 53cm aluminum frame lugged steel fork […]
People have been asking us, and we’re happy to report we now have a Venmo account for SBK. You can Venmo us at @SomervilleBikeKitchen for donations, memberships, or parts purchases. […]
While it’s been cold and snow lately, spring starts tomorrow! It’s time to clean off that winter gunk (or drag your bike out of storage) and get ready for the […]
We’ve put together some mobile tool kits here at SBK to make working outside the main shop space easier and simpler. We’re also hoping to use these at local events. […]
As many of you know, we’ve had a bit of a clutter problem at SBK for awhile. This past weekend however, staff got together and did a little winter cleaning, […]
We’re glad to announce that working outside at SBK will be a lot brighter from now on. We recently purchased some flood lights to better illuminate our outdoor workspace.
Somerville Bike Kitchen is growing and looking for 2 additional staff members to help us in our mission to help the local biking community. You don’t need to be a […]
Our one-man racing team racked up its first 1st place finish. Tom, one of our staff, won the Men’s Novice 30-39 category at the Freetown 50 this past weekend, one […]
We’re proud to announce we have our very first batch of Somerville Bike Kitchen T-shirts! Available in multiple unisex sizes in either black or red for $15. These T-shirts are […]
Busy night here at SBK! Some bike tear downs and tune ups. Truing a wheel. Fixing a flat.
We will soon have SBK T-shirts available. They will be available in black and red. Details to follow!
Mid-summer is always a great time to upgrade your ride. One of our staff switched out their old 3×10 drivetrain for a new 1×10 setup. Want to do your own […]
One of our staff mechanics rebuilt this 1998 Specialized Stumpjumper from a mix of used/new parts. It was built mostly from donations to SBK from community members and local bike […]
A couple of us dropped by Seven Cycles, one of the oldest and most revered custom bike manufacturers in New England, one day and were given a tour of their […]
For a while we were passing by Paramount Bicycles and wondering why it wasn’t open during normal hours. Turned out the owner/only employee, Tyler, had been in a hospice center […]
Last time he was in Colorado Luis visited the Fort Collins Bike Co-op, which has been around since 2003. They also started in a small garage – maybe we’ll grow […]
Luis visited Austin Yellow Bike, a collective that’s been around since 1997. We have a lot to learn from their processes and accomplishments!
Troy and Val decided to move a couch one day without a motor vehicle. Believe it or not they survived the experience!
Tom, one of our staff, rebuilt this classic ’98 Marzocchi Z3 Bomber suspension fork tonight. Take a look! Restoring life to old parts and bikes is just one of the […]
We’re starting to document Sam’s generator-hub-powered bike light. I’ve been using an earlier version for the past few years and this new design is ah-mazing. We’d like to get folks […]