2017 is Interlinkx CiC & CC Hackney's tenth year.

Interlinx CiC, is also responsible for CC Hackney's HQ/house and home as well as leading on fund raising & community outreach. It's been ten years since founding in 2007. Our partner organisation (CC Hackney) came into being later in the same year.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Another highly productive session at Fawcett

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One of our youngest members (little sister of...) was even most pleased with the handle bar streamers, they were fitted at the end of her bike tune up. 



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Today was the day that Fawcett regular and general all round good guy Henry Boateng finally got his run around BMX sorted. It only took two months. That rare seat post was a real problem - but at last the part was found; phew!


Abrahim and the gift bike that has kept on giving since 1983. This eighties mountain bike has something about it (rust) Tonight we took several steps to restoring the Pegasus into better shape; an urban horse with history. We upgraded the front wheel from steel to alloy, made a much needed headset adjustment, fitted front and rear reflectors, tuned up the brakes, and had a go at adjusting the bottom bracket. Sadly this last job was not possible during the session due to it being rusted in. We doused the adjustable bearing cup with WD40 penetrating fluid with the hope that it will be free next week.

Not too much oil on chain and see you next week.

 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

It's always nice to see old-time members.

Remel - former Fawcett regular - dropped by to, check his bike and say hello.
Conversation moved from materials for bicycle manufacture, via bamboo, to the reproductive travails of captive pandas; illuminating ideas for dark winter evenings.