[TheThinkTank] Reliable ... pump for outside of shop

Kai Addae kai at bsbc.co
Wed Mar 18 08:13:06 PDT 2020


We've found a decent solution using an old Kryptonite chain lock to keep a
floor pump outside-- we've done this for the last few years, and have more
trouble with the pump getting weathered than people stealing it.

Warmly,


On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 1:32 PM Anibal Davila <caffenated at gmail.com> wrote:

> Weve gone through a few iterations of this. From a commercial
> bolted-to-the-pavement artillery piece of a hand pump, to a beater pump
> that only comes out on request during busy open hours.
>
> Our solution was to run a hose from our air compressor inside, put braided
> metal hose over everything but the last foot (this turned out to be
> completely unnecessary). We turn off the compressor every night in case
> someone cuts the hose to steal the chuck, that way we only lose a tank of
> air and the compressor does not run all night.
>
> We just finished refurbishing it for our covid closure. While the air
> chuck still craps out regularly, it's much cheaper and easier to replace a
> little $10 part than to replace a hand pump. Also, while no one has yet
> cut the line, we found that with a hose repair kit, you can just shorten
> the line each time the outdoor end gets damaged.
>
> If you look closely at the photo (sorry arnaud), you can see the braided
> armor hose. The hose clamps from the repair kit at the end of the red hose,
> and a bent spoke clip so that it can be hung back up (no one has ever hung
> it back up). A big part of the damage has been due to everything hanging at
> snow and salt spray ground level.
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2020, 11:46 AM Jeff Potter <jeff at outyourbackdoor.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Is there a plan for a pump like this? And it’s less likely to be stolen?
>>
>> I’m wondering if our shop might be able to fill this need via “beater
>> pumps.” We get a ton of stuff donated. Sometimes pumps. We could request
>> more pumps. Our shop has about 6 pumps in various states of usefulness.
>> Beater pumps seem to be the rule. So I wonder if a beater pump left outside
>> tied to the bike rack with a rope might do the trick. Would it be a hint
>> that locals would respect? Heck we resell donated pumps for $5. Maybe too
>> many street kids would rather steal than pay $5.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>>
>> On Mar 17, 2020, at 11:15 AM, General Manager <3rdwardbikes at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> You guys are clever, from what I can tell, when I was visiting. No reason
>> why you all can't fabricate  a very sturdy pedal powered pump.  Angelo
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2020, 3:09 AM BICAS ADMIN <bicas at bicas.org> wrote:
>>
>>> We just suspended all public services at BICAS in Tucson AZ today. :(
>>> Does anyone have a brilliant design for a pump that can be left outside
>>> that is less likely to get stolen/mangled??
>>>
>>> Sending best wishes out to all our community bikes buddies in these
>>> uncertain times.
>>>
>>> ~Carlyn
>>>
>>> On Mar 13, 2020, at 8:48 AM, Jim Bledsoe <gamesbledsoe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> here is a look at the 1918 'Spanish Flue'
>>> https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journal-plague-year-180965222/
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 7:25 AM William Beasley <wm.a.beasley at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Jeff-
>>>> Our shop is a mess, too, and we'd like to clean up and get ready for
>>>> Spring. But just to be clear -- as of late yesterday, Ohio has 5
>>>> _confirmed_ cases of COVID-19. That 100,000 figure is an estimate from the
>>>> Ohio Department of Health as to how many folks in Ohio might currently be
>>>> carrying the virus, based on statistically extrapolating a rate of
>>>> community spread. Yes, it's serious, and we need to be taking aggressive
>>>> steps, but keeping perspective is important.
>>>>
>>>> William Beasley
>>>> Elyria Bike Education Center
>>>>
>>>> On 3/13/20, 10:07 AM, "Thethinktank on behalf of Jeff Potter" <
>>>> thethinktank-bounces at lists.bikecollectives.org on behalf of
>>>> jeff at outyourbackdoor.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>     Thanks for the idea of leaving a pile of tubes and patches outside
>>>> the door!
>>>>
>>>>     I kinda like the idea of one worker in shop at a time.
>>>>
>>>>     Our shop is a mess and we want to prep for spring here in Michigan.
>>>>
>>>>     We’re still sorting out how to respond. Yes, possible to spread if
>>>> asymptomatic but very very unlikely? It spreads via cough/sneeze. If our
>>>> core gang of 3, say, shows up and nobody is symptomatic it seems like we
>>>> will be fine.
>>>>
>>>>     Ohio has 100k cases: high alert! MI has 2 cases known. Should MI be
>>>> in a diff mode than OH?
>>>>
>>>>     Or should we all go to “stop all nonessential activity” mode to be
>>>> safe? Tubes outside the shop can be done regardless — we have hundreds of
>>>> excess tubes!
>>>>
>>>>     We’re talking 3 at a time — this is not a “big group.” It’s still
>>>> doing social distancing but it’s not total isolation. We can use spray
>>>> bottle w bleach to zap stuff to start. Not get close.
>>>>
>>>>     …Or should we do isolation? There are degrees in the isolation
>>>> mode. Weekly groceries are essential. Keeping grocery open is not total
>>>> isolation. Closing bike shop is not true isolation. So we’d stop all shop
>>>> activity if that’s best. I’m in favor of over-responding now to do all we
>>>> can to put the genie back in the bottle. Maybe for the next week or so?
>>>> Adjust LATER. Go harder on the front end...
>>>>
>>>>     Jeff Potter
>>>>     Lansing Bike Co-op
>>>>     Michigan
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