[TheThinkTank] Mobile Bicycle Repair

ryan jenkins ryan.t.jenkins at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 16:37:32 PDT 2011


Ross Willards Bike Bike presentation was extremely informative and
inspiring! I would definitely give him a call.

the phrase you used during the presentation of, "Retired older men will be
the wrenchers for your revolution", gets repeated around here a lot!

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Ross Willard - Recycle Bicycle <
recyclebicycle at verizon.net> wrote:

>  Recycle Bicycle Harrisburg, Pa  - we started out being strictly mobile -
> trailer was cheap - recycled plywood and rubber roof added - no rent - no
> utilities - no building insurance - only $6 for a license and when being
> pulled - the car towing covers the insurance - I did a power point at
> BikeBike in Toronto last year - cannot find it but there are still older
> pics in the pic page of our web site www.recyclebicycle.info and if you
> need more pics, I can direct you to another web site that hosts thousands of
> pics of our rig in action.
>
> Answers for Sam
> *- tool list    -*   2 types of tool boxe  (1) basic flat & brake repair
> for kids (2) more comprehensive tools for city & commuter bikers
>
> - *cargo bike vs. trailer vs. both*   -    One volunteer is cargo bike
> oriented - but if you go into the projects - you need a trailer of parts
>
> - *consumable parts list (tires, tubes, lube, et al)*   Tubes some 12"
> &16"  lots of 20"( 40 at some street carnivals and patch when we get home )
> dozen 24" & 26" some 27"   Tires 4-12" 4-16" 10- 20"  4-24"  4-26"  4-26"
> wheels (unfortunately people steal wheels because they have a flat)  front &
> rear wheel of each size plus extra 20"   cables   housing  and lots of brake
> parts   -   we never fix anything on a kid's bike until the brakes work  -
> chains  -      grease and crankbearings - everything is recycled except for
> cables
>
> -* what advocacy stuff to include (banners, stickers, brochures, and how
> to carry them)*  -  The trailer and the work is happening speaks louder
> than any banner - but banners are nice - we have safety handouts and contact
> info- plus a folding table
>
> - *booth, tent, other*  10x20 carport tent and some chairs
>
> - *other issues I'm short-sighted on...----*The mobile repair thru out the
> city is what build our credibility and probably why we now have a free
> building
>
>  Sam - call and we can discuss,
>
>
> Ross Willard
> recyclebicycle at verizon.net
> 717-571-2008 cell
>
>
>
> -----Check out the bike Metrofiets of Portland Oregon built last year that
> was presented in the LAB magazine about three months ago.
>
>
>
> *Andy Greif, Executive Director*
>
> *Community** Bicycle Center*
>
> *Shop: 284 Hill Street, Biddeford*
>
> *Mail: P.O. Box 783, Biddeford, ME 04005 *
>
> *207-282-9700 (shop)  207-229-8199 (cell)*
>
> *www.communitybike.net*
>
> http://communitybicyclecenter.blogspot.com
>
> http://www.facebook.com/CommunityBicycleCenter?ref=ts
>
>
>
> *"Providing Opportunities for Youth to Grow"*
>
>
>
>
>  *Subject:* [TheThinkTank] Mobile Bicycle Repair
>
>
>
> I am interested in discussing mobile bicycle repair with other cooperatives
> who currently own or operate them.  The Bozeman Bike Kitchen will
> begin fund-raising toward this goal starting in two weeks and I'm very
> interested in seeing or hearing about the mobile rigs other cooperatives
> have set-up.
>
>
>
> -Thanks,
>
> Sam
>
>
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