Bike theft seems to rise and fall with the temperature in Salt Lake
City -- and the temperatures are rising.
At the SLC Bike Collective, when we tell someone the vulnerability of
"affordable" chains, cables and older locks with cylindrical keys and
the advantages of u-locks with flat keys -- we have wasted their time
(and ours) if they can't afford it.
Would anyone be interested in doing a big group order?
If you are interested, please let me know what your actual budget is,
and your ideal price point. This isn't a sure thing, but I need to
know some realistic numbers before I start shopping manufacturers.
Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective
2312 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
The mission of the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective is to promote
cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as
a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Bicycle
Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to
the community, focusing on children and lower income households.
We have lots of pictures- some too large to scan- and various instruction
handouts. We try to spark ideas and let people run with them. We just
supply endless bike parts.
The main design, easily modified, is:
-2 wheels, same size, in bike forks, with bike fork parallel to ground
-stem comes out of each fork, with a top tube joining stems
-another stem comes out of top tube on left side
-another piece of bike tubing extends forward
-another stem attaches to extended bike tubing
-a seat post goes in stem and contains hitch to chain stay
-hitch can be piece of tire (bead left in) that wraps around chain stay
and is anchored with a bolt and wing nut, or a shopping cart wheel caster,
-hole can be drilled and pin inserted where twisting may occur at stems
Other trailers have been made with crutches, bed frames, shopping carts,
haywagons, and so on.
Free Cycles Missoula
> Hey Bob,
> Care to share the instructions for trailer building? We'd like to teach
> workshop on how to build a trailer from bike parts, and are looking into
> few different designs.
Chris or I have mentioned in the past that re-Cycles has always kept
track of certain stats. And these past couple of years it has really
paid off in showing how much growth we've had to cope with.
As an example, in the old, windowless basement that we occupied until
early 2008 we had about 1,500 people use our shop. This includes
volunteers, folks doing DIY repair, and people buying stuff.
In 2008, in our most recent location, that number jumped to 2,500.
In 2009 that soared to 4,400! No wonder we felt a bit constrained
and needed to move AGAIN.
So we are now ensconced in our new digs (right beside the previous
place) and we'll see how things add up this year. We also know that
last year we took in at least 1,200 bikes! Many were scrapped, some
donated away, and the rest built up for sale. And the last of those
are selling fast. We'll exhaust our inventory of ready bikes in the
next week or so, then back to our usual game of bikes going out the
door as fast as we get them ready.
Mark Rehder - General Manager
re-Cycles Bicycle Co-op
I am looking for grant funding (or any other source of funding) for Worcester (MA) Earn-A-Bike, Inc. Is anyone aware of such. I'm on the list of a number of the usual RFP postings but as of yet not come across anything even worth submitting a request to.
Worcester Earn-A-Bike, Inc
34 Cambridge St
The New Busy think 9 to 5 is a cute idea. Combine multiple calendars with Hotmail.