Mechanical Engineering 101 (or how to rebuild a bike)

youth and bikes
Two of the youth that are rebuilding their bikes in Dawson GA

Greetings and As-Salaam Alaikum! Today was the first day of practicing what I preach since 2012! Man, I can’t believe it’s been six years and I am six years older! This time I am starting out with teaching youth how to rebuild bikes. Today we started disassembling them. We got as far as the sprockets and forks before a pop-up rain storm clobbered us. We will resume next Saturday, God willing. The schedule is every Saturday afternoon from about 1pm to 3pm. The goal is to totally disassemble the bikes, sand them, custom paint them, and rebuild them. Some of the parts will be cleaned and re-used and some will be replaced. Therefore I will need donations for funds to purchase replacement parts.

This is a community project that I initiated. We are in the small rural town of Dawson, GA. I am working with the local NAACP (which mainly consists of one person). I called the director and asked if I can volunteer. We met and I shared my idea with him. Of course, he loved it and now it is a reality, by the grace of Allah (God)!

Bro. Carlton

Bro. Dennis Humphreys saw me parked at the community center. He approached me, we talked, then he returned with a bike that he donated!

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