I'm emailing from La Bikery Co-operative in Moncton, NB.
We're in the middle of some discussions about pricing out our
used/pre-loved parts, and are looking for some feedback from other co-ops
and community shops! What have you done? What works? What doesn't? What
has community reaction been to pricing vs. by-donation vs. free used parts?
Any feedback helps! Thanks a lot.
*Coopérative La Bikery Co-operative *
*Centre de vélo communautaire /Community Bicycle Centre*
*120 boul. Assomption blvd, Moncton NB*
*Jeudis: 17 h à 20 h/Thursdays pm-8pm*
*Samedis 11 h à 14 h/Saturdays 11am-2pm*
The think tank does not allow attachments, :(
here's a link to the wiki
You can also see on our page our previous pricing guide, maybe download
both and see if one works better for you.
On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 8:47 AM, <wormsign(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> At brw we have suggested prices for most items i.e. less than or equal to
> $4 for rear derailleurs in the bin. For fancier parts we look up market
> value (as judged by completed sales on eBay) and generally cut that price
> in half. We have a policy that used parts aren't sold unless being put on a
> bike. He enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of those on hand
> at the shop at the time. We prefer to have parts available for folks we
> know need them to get their bikes working and hoarders/pickers tend to take
> the most needed parts if they can. We have a full sliding scale on used
> parts as well.
> Enzo Loconte
> Board Secretary
> On Mar 10, 2014, at 5:14 AM, La Bikery <labikery(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm emailing from La Bikery Co-operative in Moncton, NB.
> We're in the middle of some discussions about pricing out our
> used/pre-loved parts, and are looking for some feedback from other co-ops
> and community shops! What have you done? What works? What doesn't? What
> has community reaction been to pricing vs. by-donation vs. free used parts?
> Any feedback helps! Thanks a lot.
> *Coopérative La Bikery Co-operative *
> *Centre de vélo communautaire /Community Bicycle Centre*
> *120 boul. Assomption blvd, Moncton NB*
> *Jeudis: 17 h à 20 h/Thursdays pm-8pm*
> *Samedis 11 h à 14 h/Saturdays 11am-2pm*
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We need a new Service Department Lead at The Bike Depot, know anyone that
wants to move to Denver?
Are you an experienced bike mechanic who wants to change the world?
The Bike Depot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community bike
supports Denver communities with a range of bicycling programs,
services and products. We have a full service Bike Shop offering used
bikes, parts and accessories, an affordable Service menu, and a
Fix-your-Bike program where anyone can work on their bike with our tools
and assistance from our expert corps of volunteers.
The Bike Depot is seeking an experienced and motivated professional bike
mechanic to serve as our service department lead. Applicants must be able
to perform quality, high volume service work and refurbish used/donated
bikes for resale while providing support and oversight to our team of paid
and volunteer mechanics.
* Along with other staff, ensure the Bike Depot is maintained in a clean
and safe manner at all times.
* Willingness and ability to explain concepts related to bike repair and
maintenance to program participants and volunteers.
* Assist with the sale of bicycles, components and accessories, including
use of point our of sale system.
* Execute high quality repairs and tune-ups on commercial service.
* Execute efficient and high quality restoration, overhaul and tuning of a
range of used bicycles.
* Provide department oversight and ensure quality of repair and restoration
* Manage service schedule including: service check-ins, service writing,
scheduling work orders, on time completion of work orders, documentation of
repairs and communication with customers.
* Maintain an up-to-date Service Menu.
* With Retail Supervisor ensure that the sales floor is stocked with a
variety of used bikes.
* Ensure that all service related phone calls, requests, and questions are
addressed properly and in a timely manner.
* Manage system to ensure all service customers are contacted regularly for
payment and pickup.
* With Retail Supervisor manage service area inventory.
* Oversight of pricing and management of used parts.
* Train new staff on Service Department procedures and expectations.
* Other special projects as needed.
* Working knowledge of non-profits.
* Minimum of 2 years working in commercial bike
* Minimum of one year working as or with volunteers.
* Experience with employee and/or team management.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications
* Extensive technical and mechanical knowledge of bicycles and bicycle
* Knowledge of and interest in refurbishing older bicycles.
* Experience with wheel building, bleeding and maintaining hydraulic brake
systems and overhaul and maintenance of suspension systems.
* Passion for bicycles and bicycling communities.
* Ability to instruct others in bicycle repair procedures.
* Demonstrated understanding of volunteer systems and management.
* Advanced team building skills.
* Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
* Solid knowledge of basic office operating systems, and ability to learn
* Solid oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrated accounting/inventory control experience helpful.
* Access to a personal computer
Physical Effort Required
* Regular lifting of 50+ pounds
Please provide a Cover Letter and Resume and respond with "Service Lead" in
the Subject line to
Applications accepted through 3/7/2014
Executive Director, The Bike Depot
in preparing this i realized that bikecollectives.org has been redone
(which looks great!) and we are no longer on the map, and many of the shops
how do we get on there?
i registered for an account, but cant seem to find out how to get a node on
the map. also, importantly, i would like to get all these nodes on the
map. does that basically mean someone from each site must register? if
so, it should be a little easier, imo. if anyone knows how to get on the
map let me know know. for the purposes of this talk I am giving, I guess I
will have to make our own NYS map, though i hate to reinvent the wheel,
when it looks so good.
Matt in Utica: maybe you and I can work together to get NYS more
represented, or perhaps that is a way NYBC could help?
http://bikeatoga.org/ Saratoga Springs, NY
Electric City Bike Rescue (schenectady; no website yet)
http://www.communitybikes.org/ Hamilton, NY
Also BikeBike Northeast is being planned for August of 2014 in Boston.
IS ANYONE IN THAT WORKING GROUP ON THIS LIST?
or did I just become the de facto liason ;)
Andrew in Troy, NY
On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 9:40 PM, breathingplanet . <breathingplanet(a)gmail.com
> My colleague and I are charged with giving a brief presentation to a big
> cycling club about community bike projects in NYS this coming week. I am
> looking to make contact with as many representatives as possible, and
> mainly am looking for projects in addition to the ones listed below.
> Whats the context here? Well, the New York Bicycling Coalition has met
> with a few of us and is exploring how they can get involved in supporting
> the community bike project movement. For starters, they want to network us
> in some way and profile our work on a part of their website. but for
> starters... *who are we?* (and do we check email:)) The little talk we
> are giving will kind of kick off this endeavour in a way because the club
> demographically represents their 'base' to some extent.
> here is a list of active projects i know of:
> http://www.rcommunitybikes.net/ (rochester)
> Electric City Bike Rescue (schenectady; no website yet)
> -i have heard that there is a project at Vassar college. truth?
> -there used to be Biketopia in plattsburgh. still happenin?
> -there was once something at SUNY Cortland
> -anyone know whats happening in Ithaca these days?
> -Binghamton? Buffalo?
> if you are a representative of an active NYS community bike project,
> please be in touch and send me a brief statement on your current 'status'
> and a link to a picture you think is a good representative for a
> powerpoint. otherwise i will do my best internet harvest.
> Thanks all!
> Andrew Lynn
> Troy Bike Rescue
> troy, ny
> ---(_)/ (_)
> andrew lynn 518-573-7947
andrew lynn 518-573-7947
*ReCyclery Bike Shop Manager and Lead MechanicPort Townsend, WAThe
ReCyclery is a non-profit community cycling center in Port Townsend, WA. We
are seeking a part time shop manager to join our amazing team in April of
this year. Check out our website at ptrecyclery.org
<http://ptrecyclery.org/>. We are looking for a dynamic leader with a
passion for cycling, community, kids, the environment, and leadership.
Applicant should have at least one year of shop experience or equivalent,
have a work ethic that values showing up on time and working hard, and
should be able to work efficiently in a multifaceted and complex
environment. Port Townsend is a beautiful seaport with a colorful history
and an amazing community. Check out ptguide.com <http://ptguide.com/>. View
the job description below and send a cover letter and resume with "Shop
Manager application" in the subject line to Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear
(CBO), to chauncey(a)ptrecyclery.org <chauncey(a)ptrecyclery.org>. Thanks for
taking the time to apply and good luck!Position Summary: The Bike Shop
Manager assumes primary responsibility for leading The ReCyclery Bike Shop
in fulfillment of its mission and vision, which includes managing daily
operations, ensuring outstanding customer service, overseeing shop
finances, managing and developing staff, and leading shop development and
growth. The Manager Reports to the Executive Director (E.D.) and we ask for
a minimum commitment of at least 1 year.Employee Classification: Salaried,
average 34 hours per week, $1,667 per monthBenefits: 10 days paid vacation,
7 Paid Holidays, 7 days sick leave, 4 weeks leave without pay with E.D.
approval of timing, wholesale price + sales tax for bike parts, 1 whole
free bike per year using used parts with E. D. approval, up to $800 for
education, 2 days paid training, 2 hours per week of paid cycle
coaching/riding with our middle school mountain bike team "The Killer
Whales".Primary Responsibilities:1. Manage daily Bike Shop operations (20%)
- Oversee the scheduling of work (repair, maintenance, walk-in, and bike
building); supervise a part-time Mechanic Oversee the ordering of supplies,
parts and equipment; Oversee the procurement and processing of bicycle
donations- Help develop and supervise an inventory system for the shop,
including warehouse inventory, back stock, and donations processing;-
Oversee the pricing of bikes, parts and accessories- Ensure a clean and
organized work environment in the shop, attic and shipping container-
Ensure an organized and attractive shop front, including new and used
merchandise displays and educational information 2. Perform bicycle repair,
maintenance, and walk-in services on customer bicycles of all types and
conditions (20%) - Communicate with customers about their bikes, diagnosis,
estimate of repair costs, and what can fit their budget- Ensure a clear
understanding by reviewing repair tags with customers and/or shop staff 3.
Recondition/overhaul used bicycles of all types and conditions for resale
(20%) - Assess bike for damage and/or wear; determine a course of action
according to parts availability and cost- Repair bike to yield a safe,
fully functional, and clean product 4. Help oversee the fiscal operations
and monitor the financial health of the Shop (10%) - Work with the E.D. to
develop annual shop budget, sales goals, and resource allocations- Monitor
revenue and expenses according to budget, reporting monthly to E.D.- Train
and supervise shop staff in maintaining accurate records in our Point of
Sale database and Close of Day transactions 5. Help oversee shop staff
management and development (10%) - Recruit, hire, and schedule shop staff
as needed, in collaboration with the E.D.- Train, motivate, supervise, and
evaluate shop staff- Maintain the Bike Shop as a safe place for local youth
by setting a high standard of behavior for employees- Supervise, motivate
and develop the capabilities of youth apprentices working in the shop 6.
Help guide Bike Shop business strategy, growth & development (10%) -
Oversee the development of the Shop business plan and annual work plan-
Oversee Shop capacity building projects and supervise staff and volunteer
work on these projects7. Support youth programs and volunteer activities
(5%) - Supervise of Bicycle Leadership program apprentices- Collaborate
with Program Director and Lead Mechanic to develop curriculum and
evaluations for Bicycle Leadership program- Supervise Recycling & Reuse
Coordinator to keep programs supplied with bikes and parts from donations
8. Participate in strategic thinking process, to develop a long-term
mission driven strategic plan, and to create annual operational plans. (5%)
- Participate in staff, leadership team, shop and board meetings*
Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear (Executive Director)
1925 Blaine St. STE #500
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-643-0734 (personal cell)
"Health and Sustainability through Bicycles"
this is just another plug for the Southeastern conference, if you know of
fledgling organizations or interested people who may be off our radar,
please help us get them plugged into this event. also, the invite is
definitely extended to anyone interested outside of our region. its going
to be a great time with great people. we just got confirmation from one of
the people at the local maker space and he is going to bring a makerbot and
have a little demo of how the machines work and then make some cool open
source bike stuff for people at the workshop. its a little outside the
realm of our normal workshops, but its going to be a great fun addition.
there will also be some bike rides, bike polo playing, karaoke and a dance
party Saturday night!