So, here’s a shopping list of resources that we constantly need to remain sustainable. Anything you can do to help will be very much appreciated.
Most of all, we need people. If you know how to fix bikes, we need you to teach people. If you don’t, we need you to learn.
We also need people to:
- greet newbies to Bike Club, explain how it works and how they can contribute
- find out what newbies to Bike Club need and to direct them to the area where they can find assistance
- sort through our piles of donated parts
- put parts back in the correct bin
- tidy up the workshop and work space areas
- improve signage and systems
- pick up and deliver stuff in their utes / vans / trailers
We can use any donated tools you might have lying around.
We especially could use:
- Chain tools and Crank pullers ( they get broken if used carelessly or incorrectly, so we always need super strong fool-proof replacements.
- Esoteric freewheel removal tools (Suntour and old Shimano)
- Allen / Hex keys (metric).
- Screw drivers (small Phillips head and slotted).
Here are parts we often need:
- wheel axles and bearings (solid and quick release)
- working or fixable (i.e. not bent) rear wheels (solid and quick release)
- Bottom bracket sets
- Decent bicycle chain lube
- Good quality pairs of brake blocks
- Puncture patches and glue
- Degreaser, WD 40, RP 7
Here are some random bits we need:
- Lots of plastic tubs/big ice cream containers for people to keep tools and nuts and bolts in while they work.
- Thick textas for labelling and masking tape / label stickers
- Lighting ! Best are tall, freestanding lamps, as we can use those immediately without installing anything. Also good are clip on lamps that we can clip to our existing freestanding lamps. NO HALOGEN fittings. Bayonet or screw-in only, so that we can put in power saving bulbs.
- Reflective vests ! Maybe a council or construction company could regularly give us their old vests ?