I've been a Saturday volunteer at the local bicycle co-op for the last 5 years.
I think I'm hitting around 1000 hours. In that time, I've worked on quite a few Huffy's and other low-end bikes. Of course, I also get to work on some nice vintage steel.
Favorite activity: refurbishing Japanese road bikes from the 80s. They are mostly self-repairing.
Least favorite: if I never saw another grip shifter in my life, I would die happy.
Why do I do it: I'm kind of puzzled about this. Not really sure. Guess I like it.
What about you?
How long have you been volunteering?
What's you worst repair story?
And lastly... why do you do it?