Not far from El Centro is the spacious new location of Monkeywrench. A quick jaunt down Q Street and we met up with co-owner Eric, who gave us a very thorough demonstration of bike maintenance.
He's been wrenching for 20 years, so it was laden with bike-speak and seemingly facile manipulation of bike components. Above, he shows the boys some finer points of brake calipers.
He had the brilliant idea of working on the kids' bikes, so the three in question are now running like butter. Afterward, everyone got a bell or a tail light, courtesy of Latino Bike Tour funds.
Thanks, Eric! Nice ride!