We are not a for-profit bike shop, instead of repairing your bike for you, what we do is teach you how to repair your bicycle.
It is. If you know what you are doing, please feel free to come in and use our tools.
Our mechanics are volunteers who have varying levels of knowledge. Some simply know the basics of repair which is everything you would generally need to know for a basic tune-up, others may be more experienced. Most of us work part time at bike shops in the city. We all also have our areas of interest, some of our more experienced mechanics know everything about disc brakes while knowing next to nothing about wrapping handlebars for example.
We have every tool needed to work on most bikes. We have repair stands and a basic tool kit for each but also have tools such as a headset press and rotor tuning fork. We do not however, have tools for working on hydraulic brakes, welding, ect. The largest piece of machinery we have is our air compressor. Also, tools sometimes get stolen; if we are missing something that you feel is important for us to have, speak to the mechanic and we will consider making a purchase.
It depends how much room we have in the shop and if the lead volunteer allows it.