Well hello there! It looks like it’s time for Spring in Wellington (although that bit of winter snow was pretty fun!). If you’re like me, you get an itching for Spring cleaning. And if you’re a cyclist, that means a Spring tune-up!
There are many great bike shops in the city, but if you’re keen to learn how to fix or even build a bike yourself, there’s a shop for that too! The Mechanical Tempest is a community workshop where you can come and learn from volunteer mechanics. We’ll help you with your bike, but we won’t do it for you, so that way you learn how to deal with your wheels in an empowering way! If you’re looking for a new project, the shop is full of donated or rescued bikes that are in need of a forever home. So come on by and visit us for some Spring cleaning. And we’re always happy to welcome new volunteers so if you’re mechanically-inclined, drop us a line!
The Mechanical Tempest Workshop is located at 128 Abel Smith Street, Wellington and supports and upholds 128’s Kaupapa.
We are volunteers and the space operates solely on koha or donation.
We are here to share our knowledge of bikes, not fix yours for you.
We offer a space where tools and parts can be used to repair a bicycle (from us or your own) with or without assistance.
The workshop is only open to the general public while there is a volunteer/mechanic present.
You may store a bike here at your own risk. If it is left for more than 30 days or has no name, contact details and date attached it may be given away.
Please respect our workshop, tools and us…. and have fun!
Monday: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Lucien
Tuesday: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Sam
Wednesday: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Arthur
Thursday: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Stephen
Saturday: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm Nathanael