Bike Equipment & Tune-ups
If you need a helmet, stop by the TranSComm office at 710 Albany St.! We have helmets in a variety of sizes for both adults and children. These well-priced ($5) helmets are provided by the Boston Public Health Commission. Protect your head while cycling!
Need a bike light? We give away free lights as our office year round!
Forgot Your Bike Lock?
We can loan you a bike lock for 48 hours for free! Come to our TranSComm office at 710 Albany St. during business hours to borrow one.
Bike Safety Tune-ups & Maintenance Workshops
TranSComm hosts multiple free bike tune ups and maintenance workshops throughout the year. Safety bike tune ups normally include bike assessment, chain lubrication, correct tire pressure, handlebar and seat adjustment, brake and derailleur adjustment, head and tail light check, and an individual consult with a bike mechanic. Please note: these are safety check-ups, NOT major repairs.
Each cyclists will receive about 15 minutes with the mechanic to discuss your questions/concerns about your bicycle.
Tune ups are set up as a RSVP system. Cyclists will need to come to our office to sign up prior to the event. This is first come first serve when selecting time slots. We ask for a $5 deposit to secure your time slot, but will be returned at your tune up workshop. If you do not come to your appointment, the $5 will be forfeited.
Check the News section and Calendar for updates on bike clinics!
While many types of property theft have declined in recent years, bicycle theft is on the rise on most campuses according to FBI statistics. The increasing popularity of bicycling as a healthy sport and a means of transportation has made bicycles an easy target for thieves.
- Lock your bike in a secure bike cage or at a bike rack. Do not attach your bike to parking meters or street furniture as they are easy targets for thieves and also may cause hazards to pedestrians.
- Your first line of defense is a good lock, properly used. Be sure to lock your bike at ALL times. The best choice is a strong, reliable U-lock or a heavy cable. After you secure your U-lock to the bike rack, thread a cable or chain lock through your tire spokes to secure both tires to the frame. Lightweight cable or chain locks are easily cut and offer little protection.
- If you have a multi-speed bike, leave it in highest gear. This makes it that much harder for a thief to shift quickly and get away. Always secure your components and accessories especially those that can be easily removed.
- Do not use a lock larger than needed for the job. The extra space between the lock and the bike might help a would-be thief. Before leaving your bike, always give the lock a tug to ensure that it is secured.
- Your best ally is the bicycle professional who sells you a locking system. Don’t leave the store without a thorough demonstration. Inquire about warranties and guarantees.
- The National Bike Registry database is accessible to law enforcement throughout the country. There is a fee for this comprehensive service. For more information, visit: www.nationalbikeregistry.com