Donations

Here’s a shopping list of resources constantly needed to remain sustainable. 

Anything you can do to help will be very much appreciated.

In a nutshell, we need anything bike related.

 

PEOPLE

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

TOOLS

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).

PARTS

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

CONSUMABLES

  • Decent bicycle chain lube
  • Good quality pairs of brake blocks
  • Puncture patches and glue
  • Degreaser, WD 40, RP 7

EQUIPMENT

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 ?

Can people drop off donations only on Opening hours?

Saturdays from 12 to 4pm are used to catch up on work and tidy up the workshop. You can bring in your donations during these hours as well.  If you can think of another system, do let us know.

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38 thoughts on “Donations

  1. I have about 10 bikes and both reflective vests and fluorescent shirts, and new tubes etc.
    Can anybody pick them up and travel the 15 kms to the bike workshop?

  2. hi i live in Matraville and have a box of parts seat posts brake parts pedal reflectors shifters detailers. I can’t get over there when you meet is there anywhere closer i could drop them off or anyone live over this way who would liker pick them up – if ,that is, you are interested in them? I am a bit loathe to just chuck ’em
    Perry

  3. Hi Guys. I have 3 bikes in fair condition – they’re good bikes but they need some TLC. Would you take these – happy for you to disassemble for parts etc or use as project bikes to fix up. Let me know and I can drop them off. Thanks!

  4. Hi Mariel
    I have posted above your comment. do you still have the bike you would like to donate?

  5. HI any and all who may visit this page.

    I work in a Mental Health Program called PHaMs and I looking for a free bike for a low income client of mine to help him become more socially engaged and to participate in exercise.

    Would anyone out there have a mountain bike you might be willing to donate me via the ‘bikeclub’ here?

  6. To Karen Anderson:
    What area do you live in for a pick-up of your bike?

  7. I FOUND ANOTHER 3 WHEELS LAST NIGHT ON THE NATURE STRIP NEAR LEWISHAM.
    SORRY MOTHER EARTH,FOR TAKING THE EXCELLENT ALUMINIUM RACING PEDALS TO THE SCRAP MERCHANTS,BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE ‘NUNNERY’ BIKE RECYCLING ETC.
    BUT I STILL HAVE MORE THAN 10 BIKES AND 5 TYRES ETC FOR THE NUNNERY.
    ARE 2 LAPTOPS MAYBE NEEDING SIMPLE REPAIR WANTED?

    WHY IS IT CALLED THE NUNNERY?

  8. Do you still want 10-20 plastic 25L/40L/65L crates?
    Screwdrivers,kerosene,engine oil,2 freestanding lightS,1 FREESTANDING FAN,ELECTRIC BBQ,3 GAS BBQ’S(NO CYCLINDERS),fluorescent bulbs,2 REFLECTIVE VESTS,7 BIKE HELMETS,DBLE BEDS,SINGLE BED,NEW QUILTS/DOONAHS,TENTS,SLEEPING BAGS,NEW SHEETS,CHAIRS,BLANKETS,1 SMALL FOLD-AWAY TABLE…?
    Gunky chain lube is your problem…did you know that chains might be best with oil put only onto the SIDES of the chain(and so with no oil on the centre rollers)?
    And then work the oil in, by back-pedalling for a few minutes,and then wipe the excess oil off with a rag?

  9. Have two mountain bikes in good condition but no longer needed. Do you have anywhere on the Northern beaches where they could be dropped off?

    1. Hi Anne,
      Sadly we have yet to get a location on the North side of the Harbour. If you cant make it to Waterloo on a Monday Night it might be possible to arrange a pickup for a few bikes with a trusty bike trailer, contact olivercashman(at)gmail.com

      cheers,
      ollie

    2. Hello Ann – i’m on the northern beaches & in need of a bike – have you still got yours available? 🙂

  10. Hi Nerissa,

    we don’t have weekend workshops. At present we are only open on Mondays from 5pm.

    Cheers,
    Mark.

  11. I have a kids bike, and another one that needs tyres to work…. how far are you from the trainstation as I can drop them in and maybe someone can help me sort out the brakes on mine, please?

    can you tell me WHEN your next WEEKEND workshop is please?

  12. Just throwing it out there, Newtown is bloody close to the lower north shore, either by bike or car.

  13. Does anyone know of a similar organisations to Nunnery Bike Workshop on the lower north shore, or northern beaches? Or would you be interested in helping me start a similar organisation based in affluent Mosman NSW 2088, where here seems to be a lot of unloved bikes just waiting to be united with a needy future bike owner

    1. Hi John,

      I am currently living in Artarmon, which is about 40 minutes ride from Mosman. But a bike club (or clubs) in different areas at more times would be more convenient.

  14. I regularly go to Reverse Garbage in Marrickville (www.reversegarbage.org.au) which you have probably heard of… but they have a heap of bike tyres in there at the moment, and the Bower next door has tools and bike parts. It might be worth asking if they could donate them to you…

    I’ve only just found your website… i was looking for an adults bike suitable for a tall lady… me!

  15. Hello,

    May sound like a silly question but do you want/need a spare bike? Sitting unloved in our courtyard and would need some TLC before it is road-worthy. Would be happy to deliver it to you guys on a Monday evening.

  16. Hey there,

    I would be able to help with the installation of a lockable shed door. Just let me know when I can meet someone on site to discuss the requirements etc. Unfortunately I dont have any of the materials but I do have to the tools and skills.

    Cheers,

    Luke

  17. I have some tools, wheels, etc but needs to be picked up from Marrickville.

  18. Hi Shane and Jeni,

    Jeni has sent the stuff to the nunnery already (Thanks Jeni!). We’re still waiting for a non-rainy Monday to get them out of their boxes and find somewhere in the chaotic shed for them, as well as telling the workshoppers that there is the opportunity to hold some bike skills courses with Jeni.

  19. Hey Jeni,

    Do you still have these things? You could send them to my house and then I could take them to the Nunnery workshop or alternatively you could come down, check us out, fix up your bike, and drop them off?

    Peace,

    Shane

    1. CAN YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS POSTED IN AUGUST 2009?

      1. Hi Jsmith. Perhaps releasing the CAPS key would help, its the online equivalent of shouting. If you have many specific questions you may wish to contact one of the email addresses on the home page. regards, Dylan

        1. INCLUDE THAT 1 PHILLIP ST IS NEXT TO CORNER OF RENWICK STREET SO AS TO HELP FINDING THE ADDRESS.

  20. Hi, I am Jeni Bindon from Sydney South West Area Health Service, I have some cycling maps and fliers you might like, if you do wher would you like me to send them to. Cheers Jeni

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