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Colby was proud to finish the nice 20″ Trek mountain bike he has been working on. Trips for Kids furnished the helmet he got after he finished the bike, and posted this picture I sent them on their national Facebook page. Congratulations Colby!


When it’s time to remove stuck seat post from a classic Lotus mountain bike, it’s good to have some strong guys from the MapleStone school.


The seat post was clamped in the vice, and the crew grabbed each end of the frame and twisted side to side. It took a lot of twisting,  penetrating oil, and the sacrifice of the seat post, but the frame was saved!

MapleStoneMapleStone School students finished their first bike rebuild at the Nasson Bike Center on Wednesday. The MapleStone students ( are part of the Mechanical Science program at the school. Instructor Jeff Goodwin brings the students every week to learn how to overhaul a bicycle. The Bridgestone mountain bike was part of half dozen classic Bridgestone bikes donated to the Nasson Bike Center.

Just a reminder, the Nasson Bike Center will be closed when Sanford Schools are closed for snow days. We do open during vacation weeks, except for the actual holidays, like Thanksgiving.

Chelsea completed her second bike yesterday, a rebuild of a Mongoose BMX bike. Have fund with the bike, Chelsea!


Full Shop!

Posted: October 10, 2017 in Youth and Community Bicycle Center


We have been having some busy days this fall. Dylan  to your left has been coming with his Dad Don to fix up some bikes. Devin in the back with the cap has been volunteering to work with our kids. Sanford’s Bridge program and the Maplestone School have also been participating. We are getting busy!FullShop

One of the fun things  we can do at the Nasson Bike Center is create a custom bike out of donated bits and pieces. The banana seat came from a donation of bike parts from years ago, and the Mongoose BMX bike from another source. The bright yellow handlebars came from another bike. It all came together for Travis to have some fun.


The Sanford (Me) Junior High Bike Club hitting the trails


The Sanford Junior High Bike Club has had a great turnout this fall, and some great weather. The club visited our shop today to learn about the Nasson Bike Center, and how they can earn a bike, or fix their own bike.


The Four Leaf Clover Ride continued this year in a downscale version. We had 5 riders start the ride in a fog early Sunday morning. We all made it at least 50 miles, with 2 of us completing the whole ride. Bill Hetzel passed the 100,000 mile mark on his bike during the ride and completed his 100+ miles by riding to and from his house. We were able to raise $80 in voluntary contributions. Thanks to all who rode and have helped with the ride over the years.


Often our Nasson Bike Center participants will rebuild “community bikes”. Most of them will go to Spurwink Services, a social service agency to be given to deserving clients. Last week 10 bikes went to their office in Biddeford. By day’s end 4 were with families in York County. Below are some of the bikes I dropped off. The adult sized bikes are going to teenagers to use to get to work and school. Spurwink1.jpg