[TheThinkTank] Color Coding Bike parts

eric at bikeerie.org eric at bikeerie.org
Wed Jan 29 10:28:04 PST 2020

Hello Think Tank,

I like the color scheme idea too. It’s one more simple organizational step. We have been working hard at our parts bins and while it’s not quite done but this is where we’re at with this project today. Presently we have the labels and components wired to the bin compartment. Next will be the color coding. 

There are numerous benefits to our efforts. The obvious one is for parts to be able to put away and found easily. The other part of this is educational. So we have the word description and the visual. All of this should help our youth and our community to prosper.

Eric Brozell
BikeErie.org <http://bikeerie.org/>
Erie Recycle a Bicycle

> On Jan 27, 2020, at 2:35 PM, Bk Mk <panamahvac at mail.com> wrote:
> I will share the color scheme we've got with anyone interested.
> Any comments / suggestions are welcome
> The plan is to use stickers and paint for drawers and bins. to make it easy to identify, find, and sort parts.
> It should make it easier for novice volunteers to get involved as well.
> Here are the 9 color categories:
> Red: Brakes (Levers, pads, cables, calipers, springs, small hardware)
> Yellow: Shifters, Derailers (cables, guides, hangers, small hardware)
> Green: Drivetrain (Bottom Bracket, Crank, Chain, Chain links, Cassette, Freewheel, related bearings)
> Orange: Wheels (Rims, tires, tubes, spokes, nipples, hubs, axles, related bearings)
> Grey: Frame and Fork
> Purple: Headset and Handlebars (stems, bearings, cups, headset cap, bar ends, grips, grip tape)
> Brown: Seats (seatpost, clamps, hardware)
> Pink: Pedals (clips, hardware for clipless)
> Blue: Lights and Accessories
> Some parts may have a dual color scheme (like brake/shifter levers) that could be put in a two colored bin.
> Compartiré la combinación de colores que hemos creado con cualquier persona interesada.
> Cualquier comentario / sugerencia es bienvenida
> El plan es usar estickers y pintura para cajones, papeleras, etiquetas para facilitar la identificación, búsqueda y clasificación de piezas.
> También debería facilitar la participación de voluntarios novatos.
> Aquí están las 9 categorías de colores:
> Rojo: frenos (palancas, zapatas, chicotes, pinzas, resortes, hardware pequeño)
> Amarillo: palancas de cambio, desviadores (chicotes, guías, patitas, hardware pequeño)
> Verde: transmisión (eje del centro, multiplicaccion, cadena, eslabones de cadena, cassette / rueda libre, baleros relacionados)
> Naranja: ruedas (llantas, camaras, rines, radios/rayos, tetinas, mazas, ejes, baleros relacionados)
> Gris: cuadro y tijera
> Púrpura: eje de direccion y manubrios (baleros, copas, potencia, extremos de barra, puños)
> Cafe: Asientos (poste, abrazaderas)
> Rosa: pedales (clips, hardware para clipless)
> Azul: luces y accesorios
> Algunas partes pueden tener un esquema de dos colores (como las palancas de freno / cambios) que podrían colocarse en un contenedor de dos colores.
> Mike
> Bicis Disidentes Tijuana
> Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:42 AM
> From: "Bk Mk" <panamahvac at mail.com>
> To: thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org
> Subject: [TheThinkTank] Color Coding Bike parts
> Hi all.
> To help keep the bike shop organized I have been working on a system of color coding parts.
> i.e.: Red for brake related parts
>        Green for drivetrain
>        Yellow for shifter/derailer
>        etc.
> The idea is to speed up finding parts as well as sorting out donations, etc.
> Does anyone already have a system in place?
> If there was/is a "standard" color scheme I would be good to go with an established one.
> I have already started color coding tools with the color scheme on the sheldon brown website
> https://www.sheldonbrown.com/ <https://www.sheldonbrown.com/>colorcode.html
> it is a great time-saver
> Any thoughts/comments appreciated
> Mike
> Bicis Disidentes TJ
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