[TheThinkTank] DIY Bike Repair Station

Eric Brozell brozells at verizon.net
Thu Nov 13 13:15:08 PST 2014


Bike Erie has had a good relationship with our local health department 
for years.  This year they decided to buy 5 Dero stands 
<http://www.goerie.com/bike-repair-station-unveiled-at-presque-isle?sp-tk=D7735A288DEB029DD9D7AA669CB3D225433957441CAF1FCE0C23CAEB7C7439909A474451FF32588D9889187A05C1F02D85AC92CADB92ED0CB749F53086F7FA5DE6E68777CF53D0365014E73C01A052F651040D4BCD3DA13578105E1F37FAE2CFAA329598A6680A512A94DEC13E217CCC9A38DBD66363DEF031CC1D4109AC48BAB53DDC5B8FFFAA8E8B47FD345AC5E986A8EAD163>.  
So far there is only one installed.  It was installed in a prime spot on 
Presque Isle State Park.  It is one of our hot spots with a great 13 
mile loop.  The remainder will be installed around the County.  We have 
not had any issues that I know of as yet.  The cables for the tools seem 
pretty heavy duty.  It is very near the park ranger station, the main 
road around the park and a multipurpose trail.

Eric Brozell
BikeErie.org


On 11/11/14 9:37 PM, sheldon mains wrote:
> I love do-it-yourself repair stands but being about 2 miles from Dero 
> world headquarters, two years ago they donated a complete repair stand 
> (version 1.0--no longer available) to us. It's been great. In over two 
> years-- in an area where you'd expect vandalism--the pump 
> (version1.0--also no longer available--kit 2 and kit 3 much better) 
> still works and we've only lost two of the tools.
>
> sheldon
>
> ..............
> Sheldon Mains
> SPOKES Bike Walk Connect
> www.SpokesConnect.org <http://www.SpokesConnect.org> 
> www.fb.com/SpokesConnect <http://www.fb.com/SpokesConnect>
> Minneapolis, MN 612/618-7149
> Three ways to donate to SPOKES:
> 1. Volunteer.  2. Donate repairable used bikes. 3. Financial donations 
> always welcome. Check www.SpokesConnect.org 
> <http://www.SpokesConnect.org> for details.
>
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 5:21 PM, Bob Giordano <mist at strans.org 
> <mailto:mist at strans.org>> wrote:
>
>     Several exist here in Missoula, Montana, and work well.  We've been an
>     advocate for manual pumps instead of the ones run by an air compressor
>     (noise, fuel, space, etc).
>
>     But- many of the initial manual (floor) pumps broke.
>
>     Now, they are made much stronger and worth the investment I
>     think.  Like
>     this one:
>
>     http://www.dero.com/products/air-kit-3/
>
>     A challenge but doable to make your own.
>
>     --
>     Bob Giordano, Director
>     Free Cycles Missoula
>     Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation
>
>
>     Natasha B wrote:
>     > Wondering if anyone one has experience building a simple bike repair
>     > station. Looking at setting something up (not near our bike
>     space). Things
>     > that have worked, things that didn't work so well? Approximate
>     cost of
>     > materials? What's a realistic life span?
>     >
>     > Thanks for your feedback!
>     >
>     > -Natasha
>     > 56a Bikeroom
>     > London
>
>
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