[TheThinkTank] Rubbing alcohol substitutes, spraying grips with bleach, etc.

Cyclista Nicholas cyclista at inventati.org
Fri Mar 20 23:07:28 PDT 2020


no need to apologize for anything! I'm sorry if I made you feel that you 
did something wrong

On 2020-03-21 06:00, Emily Summerhays wrote:
> I really didn’t mean to encourage him; I felt like his insights may
> have grown. I’m sorry if I made you feel I was being encouragable. Em
> 
>> On Mar 20, 2020, at 11:43 PM, Cyclista Nicholas 
>> <cyclista at inventati.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Emily don't encourage him
>> 
>> 
>>> On 2020-03-21 05:38, Emily Summerhays wrote:
>>> Hi Kevin,
>>> Last week you were very vocal about your opinion that all of us
>>> shutter down. Can you share your insights about how we can and should
>>> continue to operate?
>>> Thank you,
>>> Emily - Boise Bicycle Project
>>>>> On Mar 20, 2020, at 11:18 PM, Kevin Dwyer <kevidwyer at gmail.com> 
>>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks, I agree it attacks some plastics, though it does come in a 
>>>> plastic bottle which seems to hold it well without deterioration for 
>>>> more than a year. Citrus should always be rinsed off with water and 
>>>> diluted for economy and protection of plastics (up to 10:1). Simple 
>>>> Green attacks metal and causes hydrogen embrittlement which can 
>>>> cause cracking and catastrophic failure. This is a known problem for 
>>>> chains soaked in Simple Green. I have also seen SG destroy bearing 
>>>> retainers. I've never had a problem in 12 years using citrus 
>>>> dilution on all kinds of bike parts and accessories, followed by 
>>>> rinsing with water.
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 10:59 PM General Manager 
>>>>> <3rdwardbikes at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Citrus attacks plastics.
>>>>>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 11:39 PM Kevin Dwyer <kevidwyer at gmail.com> 
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> You should contact your county health department with your 
>>>>>> questions, including inquiring about the shared use of helmets. 
>>>>>> Our group had questions regarding our operations and they were 
>>>>>> very helpful.
>>>>>> Citrus solvent, available by the gallon at Home Depot for about 
>>>>>> $8, can be diluted up to 25/75 while still making a great solvent. 
>>>>>> Don't use Simple Green.
>>>>>>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 9:56 PM Andrew Shaw-Kitch 
>>>>>>> <andrew at b4hpdx.org> wrote:
>>>>>>> Thanks for the lively conversation on how to ride the line 
>>>>>>> between serving our community and doing our part not to spread 
>>>>>>> covid-19. This is an unprecedented situation from all angles, so 
>>>>>>> it's nice to have this group of like-minded folks from all over 
>>>>>>> looking at things from this one.
>>>>>>> Here at Bikes for Humanity PDX we have postponed all classes, 
>>>>>>> in-person programs, and open hours. We are doing bike adoptions 
>>>>>>> on an appointment basis: (1) bikes are posted online for folks to 
>>>>>>> browse, folks referred to us from partner organizations describe 
>>>>>>> what they are looking for (2) a time is set 30 mins+ away from 
>>>>>>> another appointment, and the adopter is asked if they'll need 
>>>>>>> helmet, light, and/or lock. (3) We meet in the parking lot behind 
>>>>>>> our space with a couple bike options, and any other items they 
>>>>>>> might need. We feel this is a satisfactory means toward meeting 
>>>>>>> the needs of people trying to access bikes as either a diversion 
>>>>>>> or way to get to work, as well as our own needs of revenue and 
>>>>>>> the fulfillment of our mission.
>>>>>>> Does anyone have insight on how to maximize social distancing and 
>>>>>>> minimize shared contact of surfaces? I am also interested from a 
>>>>>>> mechanical perspective, what the effect of watered down bleach is 
>>>>>>> on grips, saddles, bar wrap. Since we only have so much rubbing 
>>>>>>> alcohol, and it won't be easier to acquire anytime soon, we are 
>>>>>>> looking for a way to ensure contact points are sterilized going 
>>>>>>> forward. Spray bleach-water on grips and wipe with rag designated 
>>>>>>> as the touch-points sanitizing rag?
>>>>>>> And since rubbing alcohol is now prioritized for non-bike 
>>>>>>> purposes, what is another means of cleaning bearing systems, rims 
>>>>>>> and disc rotors? I will be taking the crisis/opportunity 
>>>>>>> ("crisitunity" in the phrasing of Homer Simpson) of having the 
>>>>>>> doors closed to catch up refurbishment of the 100 bikes in our 
>>>>>>> basement...
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Andrew Shaw-Kitch (pronouns: he/him/his)
>>>>>>> Executive Director
>>>>>>> andrew at b4hpdx.org
>>>>>>> Our mission is to increase access to safe and affordable bikes 
>>>>>>> while empowering self-sufficiency in bike maintenance and 
>>>>>>> commuting.
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>>>>>> Kevin Dwyer
>>>>>> 801.647.0797
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