I am conducting a survey to determine the viability of a small business. What would you pay to use the following facility.
This is NOT an LBS. Our intent would be NOT to sell bikes or compete with the local LBS core business. It is also not roadie or MTB specific. Anything with pedals is cool (nothing motorized please)
We want to open a "wrench shop" where you can bring in your bike and rent a private booth/workspace with a high-end bike stand, a complete set of Park Tools, an Internet equipped PC, and high-quality lighting. Also, an on-site "trained" bike technician would be available to rent, to assist with those especially tough problems. You can take your bike home each day, or pay to leave it in a secure bike vault for as long as you want.
The business will stock a variety of common parts, and offer the ability to order parts online and have them delivered straight to your home or to the business. Our intent would be to stay open at least to 11PM each night, or later if the market dictates, to facilitate wrenching that doesn't conflict with 9-to-5.
Finally, there would be some type of regularly scheduled educational program each month, and local bike affiliated groups would be encouraged to use the site for meetings. Vendors and factory reps would be welcome as well.
I would appreciate any input you might wish to share. Specifically, I need to know:
-Would you use it?
-How much would you pay for the booth?
-How much would you pay to rent an expert?
-What other services would interest you?