[TheThinkTank] THE LIST

Laura Biren birenlaura at gmail.com
Fri May 22 15:39:21 PDT 2015


Thank you again Josh for doing this! If you could please add The BF
Community Bike Project's Facebook we would be grateful. Here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/BF-Community-Bike-Project/514155548620492?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Joshua Hoffman <joshuahof at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is a searchable document
> <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S0FOc6ZJA-wYWo4qZ4yx75SBFq53aD8ELY1JGBt6UQY/edit?usp=sharing>
> if you want to check for your shop.
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> NOTE: So far THE LIST <https://www.facebook.com/lists/792013340883812>
> only includes shops that run cooperatively or at very least include some
> DIY elements. I've done this for a specific reason.... I'm an
> anti-capitalist. I'm interested in how bikes build community and engage
> people in acts of cooperation and self-determination. There are many
> "non-profit" shops that sell used bikes for high prices because they
> believe it will "raise the perceived value" of bikes. There is nothing
> inherently wrong with this approach except that I'm not interested in money
> or perceived value. I'm interested in more people learning to do more
> things for themselves and for others. Cooperatives have the potential to
> lower costs by focusing on mission rather than profit. They can also
> transform the social relationships between humans by substituting hierarchy
> for equality. The benefits of encouraging DIY are obvious.
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> What do you all think? Should I include all "non-profit" bike shop
> regardless of their mission? What are the arguments for/against?
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> On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 6:52 PM, Joshua Hoffman <joshuahof at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Hello,
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>> I've put together a Facebook list of all the community bike shops who's
>> pages I could find. 133 in total from around the world. This list is
>> constantly turning up amazing stories and new insights (lots of job
>> opportunities as well).
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>> https://www.facebook.com/lists/792013340883812
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>> Please let me know if I need to add other shops.
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Laura Biren
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