In-depth 2022 Post #6

Hello, my project is coming to an end! In this post, I will discuss what I am going to prepare for In-Depth Night. Progress Report Since the last post, what I have done is I washed an entire bike. Indeed, I scrubbed every inch of it very diligently, including the frame and tires. Video: I also started replacing the brake pads on the purple Nevada bike. Obstacles/Frustrations I would say…

In-Depth post #5

Progress Report Welcome to the fifth post of this project, which I would like to preface by saying that everything is coming together! It has been a wild ride and now I will share what I have been up to these past few weeks. Once again, I’ve had two mentor meetings, each extraordinarily valuable. At the first one (really the seventh), I learned about wheel truing from my mentor. Here…

In-Depth 2022 Post #4

Progress Report Hello! Astonishingly, the last time I posted about my In-Depth Project was in March and now it is April! Over spring break, I have had two more (the fifth and sixth) meetings with my mentor, both extraordinarily fruitful for both of us. To summarize my progress this past month, I have learned a great deal about the two sub-skills of maintaining brakes and maintaining the drivetrain on bikes.…

In-Depth 2022 Post #3

Progress Report I have had two more (the third and fourth) meetings with my mentor since I last posted. I have learned a great deal, including the two Sub-Skills of how to inspect a bike and how to fix a flat tire. Details of each sub-skill that I learned: Bike inspection: I practiced bike inspection with a bike inspection checklist that my mentor provided me, identifying the details of what…

In-Depth Project 2022: Introductory Post

Hello! In this post, I’ll be discussing my In-Depth Project! This post will be answering the following questions/points (the main elements of my contract): what, when, why and how, mentor, process, and timeline. In short, an introduction! What my chosen skill is. My chosen skill is bike maintenance! I will be operating on bikes and learning about how they work and how to maintain them, as a bike mechanic would.…