Hey Jonny,

 This bicycle repair checklist doesn’t contain info about who donated but it’s the checklist that we use to determine the bikes state. First we triage the bike to determine what’s the matter with it. We circle every box which needs work.  We’ll put the checklist in a clear plastic sheet, remove the pedals and zip tie them to the bikes handlebars (which we’ll turn to the side) to save space. 

When a volunteer is learning bicycle mechanics, we encourage them to focus on one component at a time, i.e. properly adjust 8 brakes one day, rather than trying to true a wheel, then brakes, adjust the derailleurs, and bearings.  We believe they become proficient faster that way.  They can look at the checklists to determine specific components which need work.



Velocity Bicycle Cooperative

Alexandria, VA


From: Bayley Vanderpoel [mailto:bayley.vanderpoel@velocitycoop.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:39 PM
To: Vanderpoel, Bayley
Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Bike Tracking Tags


On Monday, January 19, 2015, jonny b <jonny@goodlifebikes.ca> wrote:

Hi Friends,

Do any shops have examples of tags that they use to track who donated  bikes, who's worked on the bikes, bike's state of repair, etc?  We're working on creating something simple and effective to facilitate donor recognition as well as getting bikes effectively prepared and sorted for our youth programs.



John Barrett
The Good Life Community Bicycle Shop / Two Wheel View / Barrett's Organic Berries
www.goodlifebikes.ca / www.twowheelview.org / www.facebook.com/localorganicbarrettsberries