[TheThinkTank] Thethinktank Digest, Vol 185, Issue 4

Donna Price donnalynnprice2 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 19:08:13 PDT 2022


cyclista Nicholas

 Pedals for Progress looks like it is still filling shipping containers and
sending bikes abroad.

They are located in New Jersey and their website is: *https://www.p4p.org/
<https://www.p4p.org/>*

I haven't had any personal experience with them but am local to them and
can find out more if that is helpful.

Let me know if you need more info.

Best regards,

Donna

Donna Price






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> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 15:48:28 -0700
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Wholesale account
> Steve,  We are applying with JBI,  They are asking for  occupational
> license for sale or repair of bicycles,   I don’t know what that license is?
>  Business licenses, check.  Resale license, check. Insurance, Check….
> Thanx for the feedback.
>
> On Mar 22, 2022, at 11:47 AM, Stephen Andruski <swandruski at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Until recently, the Rockville Bike Hub in Rockville Md has been operating
> as a pop up shop with some storage from the City of Rockville. We were able
> to get an account with JBI.
> The big concern most distributors have is with community shops buying
> stuff at wholesale and then selling stuff well below what
> commercial shops are selling stuff at. That undercuts their other
> customers. We only buy tools and consumable parts and almost all parts are
> for
> fixing bikes, not direct sale to our customers. We will sell things on
> occasion, but we make sure we are charging what commercial shops are
> charging.
> We also want to maintain good relations with the commercial shops in our
> area because the donate bikes to us.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Steve Andruski
> RBH President
>
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 2:38 PM BikeConcord <Smitty at bikeconcord.org>
> wrote:
>
>> 
>> Hello everyone,
>> We operate a small community bike shop out of a shipping container.  We
>> would like to get a wholesale account to buy parts.  Since we do not have a
>> showroom and don’t fit the norm for a bike shop, it is difficult. Any
>> suggestions.
>>
>> One of the wholesalers is asking for a occupational license for sale or
>> repair of bicycles. What the heck is dat. I think it is a DMV License.
>> Thanks for any help y’all can provide.
>> 
>> Best regards and Happy pedaling!
>> “Smitty”    (S. M. Ardrey)
>> Community Outreach & Bike Kitchen Coordinator
>> a.k.a. The Instigator     [image: image1.png]
>> BikeConcord.org <https://bikeconcord.wordpress.com/>    Facebook:
>> BikeConcord <https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikeconcord/>
>> Bike Concord's nonprofit 501(c) 3 sponsor is Bike East Bay
>> BikeEastBay.org <https://bikeeastbay.org/>
>> 
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> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 15:50:42 -0700
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Wholesale account
> Thanks Greg, if JBI doesn’t work out, we will give midway and cyclone a
> shot.
> Smitty
> Bike Concord
>
> On Mar 22, 2022, at 11:49 AM, Gregory Ferguson <gregferg2 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> 
>
> Hi Smitty
>
> We have had a good relationship with Midway Bicycle supply in St. Paul, MN
> for some time
> https://midwaybike.com/
>
> Also cyclone
> http://www.cyclonebicycle.com/
>
> The wholesalers want you to have a storefront to make sure you aren’t just
> buying stuff to sell on eBay.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Best,
> Greg
> Brookhaven Bike Co-op
>
>
>
> On Mar 22, 2022, at 2:38 PM, BikeConcord <Smitty at bikeconcord.org> wrote:
>
> 
> Hello everyone,
> We operate a small community bike shop out of a shipping container.  We
> would like to get a wholesale account to buy parts.  Since we do not have a
> showroom and don’t fit the norm for a bike shop, it is difficult. Any
> suggestions.
>
> One of the wholesalers is asking for a occupational license for sale or
> repair of bicycles. What the heck is dat. I think it is a DMV License.
> Thanks for any help y’all can provide.
> 
> Best regards and Happy pedaling!
> “Smitty”    (S. M. Ardrey)
> Community Outreach & Bike Kitchen Coordinator
> a.k.a. The Instigator     <image1.png>
> BikeConcord.org <https://bikeconcord.wordpress.com/>    Facebook:
> BikeConcord <https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikeconcord/>
> Bike Concord's nonprofit 501(c) 3 sponsor is Bike East Bay
> BikeEastBay.org <https://bikeeastbay.org/>
> 
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> Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 06:55:12 +0000
> Subject: [TheThinkTank] looking for current info on orgs that move/donate
> surplus bikes
> Hi all,
>
> Back in the day at RIBs we used to periodically ship excess bikes we had
> to Ghana. I don't remember anymore what the entity that did the shipping
> and organization for that was, only that last time I checked five or so
> years ago, they had long since ceased operation. I even contacted one of
> the organizers directly and they had no connections to share or interest
> in resurrecting their past project. It was a total dead end, and I never
> had the extra bandwidth to create a new effort on my own or
> deepen/broaden my search.
>
> So what I'm hoping to hear from people is whether they know of, and have
> contact info for, any current entities doing this kind of work. Loading
> up shipping containers or tractor trailers with bikes and shipping them
> off to places in the world with both a shortage *and* a capacity to fix
> them.
>
> One thing I heard from people when I was doing the rounds last time was
> that some of the entities that took the bikes either sold them for
> scrap, or dumped them off without knowing what was done with them after
> delivery, which ultimately turned out to be to sell them for scrap. The
> obvious worst case scenario for such an effort. So I'm also hoping to
> hear about any vetting that has been done, or firsthand experience with
> the downstream of such a project.
>
> Thanks for any leads or info, cyclistas!
>
> Hope y'all are doing well,
>
> ~cyclista Nicholas
>
>
>
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> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 11:38:02 -0700
> From: BikeConcord <Smitty at bikeconcord.org>
> To: thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org
> Subject: [TheThinkTank] Wholesale account
> Message-ID: <41896CE1-B9DB-485B-BEB9-A3B957DEB658 at bikeconcord.org>
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> ?
> Hello everyone,
> We operate a small community bike shop out of a shipping container.  We
> would like to get a wholesale account to buy parts.  Since we do not have a
> showroom and don?t fit the norm for a bike shop, it is difficult. Any
> suggestions.
>
> One of the wholesalers is asking for a occupational license for sale or
> repair of bicycles. What the heck is dat. I think it is a DMV License.
> Thanks for any help y?all can provide.
> ?
> Best regards and Happy pedaling!
> ?Smitty?    (S. M. Ardrey)
> Community Outreach & Bike Kitchen Coordinator
> a.k.a. The Instigator
> BikeConcord.org    Facebook: BikeConcord
> Bike Concord's nonprofit 501(c) 3 sponsor is Bike East Bay
> BikeEastBay.org
> ??
>
>
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> From: Stephen Andruski <swandruski at gmail.com>
> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Wholesale account
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> Hi,
>
> Until recently, the Rockville Bike Hub in Rockville Md has been operating
> as a pop up shop with some storage from the City of Rockville. We were able
> to get an account with JBI.
> The big concern most distributors have is with community shops buying stuff
> at wholesale and then selling stuff well below what
> commercial shops are selling stuff at. That undercuts their other
> customers. We only buy tools and consumable parts and almost all parts are
> for
> fixing bikes, not direct sale to our customers. We will sell things on
> occasion, but we make sure we are charging what commercial shops are
> charging.
> We also want to maintain good relations with the commercial shops in our
> area because the donate bikes to us.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Steve Andruski
> RBH President
>
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 2:38 PM BikeConcord <Smitty at bikeconcord.org>
> wrote:
>
> > ?
> > Hello everyone,
> > We operate a small community bike shop out of a shipping container.  We
> > would like to get a wholesale account to buy parts.  Since we do not
> have a
> > showroom and don?t fit the norm for a bike shop, it is difficult. Any
> > suggestions.
> >
> > One of the wholesalers is asking for a occupational license for sale or
> > repair of bicycles. What the heck is dat. I think it is a DMV License.
> > Thanks for any help y?all can provide.
> > ?
> > Best regards and Happy pedaling!
> > ?Smitty?    (S. M. Ardrey)
> > Community Outreach & Bike Kitchen Coordinator
> > a.k.a. The Instigator    [image: image1.png]
> > BikeConcord.org <https://bikeconcord.wordpress.com/>    Facebook:
> > BikeConcord <https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikeconcord/>
> > Bike Concord's nonprofit 501(c) 3 sponsor is Bike East Bay
> > BikeEastBay.org <https://bikeeastbay.org/>
> > ??
> >
> >
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> Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:48:19 -0400
> From: Gregory Ferguson <gregferg2 at gmail.com>
> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Wholesale account
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> Hi Smitty
>
> We have had a good relationship with Midway Bicycle supply in St. Paul, MN
> for some time
> https://midwaybike.com/
>
> Also cyclone
> http://www.cyclonebicycle.com/
>
> The wholesalers want you to have a storefront to make sure you aren?t just
> buying stuff to sell on eBay.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Best,
> Greg
> Brookhaven Bike Co-op
>
>
>
> On Mar 22, 2022, at 2:38 PM, BikeConcord <Smitty at bikeconcord.org> wrote:
>
> ?
> Hello everyone,
> We operate a small community bike shop out of a shipping container.  We
> would like to get a wholesale account to buy parts.  Since we do not have a
> showroom and don?t fit the norm for a bike shop, it is difficult. Any
> suggestions.
>
> One of the wholesalers is asking for a occupational license for sale or
> repair of bicycles. What the heck is dat. I think it is a DMV License.
> Thanks for any help y?all can provide.
> ?
> Best regards and Happy pedaling!
> ?Smitty?    (S. M. Ardrey)
> Community Outreach & Bike Kitchen Coordinator
> a.k.a. The Instigator    <image1.png>
> BikeConcord.org <https://bikeconcord.wordpress.com/>    Facebook:
> BikeConcord <https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikeconcord/>
> Bike Concord's nonprofit 501(c) 3 sponsor is Bike East Bay
> BikeEastBay.org <https://bikeeastbay.org/>
> ??
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> Having run a community shop in a couple of locations, a storefront is what
> most distributors require.
> J and B is our go-to source, with quick delivery, (IF they have what we
> want).  They up their flat-rate shipping minimum from $300 to $400
> recently, and $500 to $600 for free freight.  Orders below $400
> can carry prohibitive shipping costs at times.  We've been forced to go to
> Amazon for some item that are always out of stock.
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