Here's a link to one:

On Apr 6, 2012, at 9:46 AM, Chloé Rose wrote:

Hey Everyone

I know that this is very old, but does anyone still have a copy of this zine floating around? The hosting link has expired by now.
Thanks and ride safe

Chloé, Bike Pirates.

On 5 April 2009 00:44, James Moore <> wrote:
Kathleen, we actually have quite a few woman involved with shop; it
was started by 3 woman. What we've been lacking are volunteers that
feel confident enough in their skills to lead others. It's funny
because since I sent my email I think I've found 3 woman mechanics who
are interested in restarting our program. Hopefully it will all work

Holding special trainings for volunteer mechanics is also a great
idea. We're just getting a class curriculum for the public together.
If only we could clone our core volunteers and add 24 more hours to
each day, we'd really get somewhere.

Your point about knowing limitations is a great one for any volunteer
mechanic to follow.


On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 5:36 AM, Kathleen Banville
<> wrote:
> Hi James
> yes its true sometimes its harder to find the volunteers to make the W&T
> hours possible.  the org can ask itself why so few women are involved in the
> shop.  obviously you need to bring more in.  a way to do this could be get
> some of the core female mechanics to have a bike mechanic workshop night for
> women only.  train some new volunteers to do basic repairs.
> also we had a discussion about how we don't have to be able to fix every
> thing that comes into the shop.  if we don't know how to do it, we can look
> it up in the bike mechanic handbook.  if we still don't feel comfortable
> approaching the problem, we should reject it rather than make mistakes.
> that's a smart move, not a failure.
> recruiting is also a good idea.  approach other women or trans
> organizations, offer for them to fix their members bikes for free (if you
> usually charge) or some other trade.
> since we've introduced women and trans hours, we've advertised it but mostly
> its spread word of mouth.  we've had many many new volunteers and customers
> as a result of it.  do you usually have trouble staffing Bike Farm, or is it
> only for W&T hours?
> good luck!
> kathleen
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