BikeFest this Saturday!

This Saturday, June 23rd Bike Sauce will be CLOSED because we are all going to the big event of the year: Bikefest!

-When: Saturday, June 23rd 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
-Where: the Distillery District
-What: we set up tents with stands and tools and fix people’s bikes for free, as the heart of a larger event
-Who: all Bike Sauce volunteers, of all mechanical skill levels
-Why: we like fixing bikes and this is the big event of the season…

SauceLabs 2, custom carbon-aluminum bike

andrew working wearing a respirator and working on his aluminum bike

One of our Sauciers just made a a custom carbon fibre – aluminum bike.

The gist of it is:

1. You design your whacky bike on the computer.  Print lugs using a low-end 3d printer, buy off the shelf aluminum tubing, snap them together like lego.

2. Now 3d print molds that fit closely around your lugs. use the molds to shape carbon fibre and epoxy around your first lugs and the tubing. …