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-   -   "The Facilitators" Thread - Post here if you're willing and able! (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/677166-facilitators-thread-post-here-if-youre-willing-able.html)

blaise_f 02-11-11 07:34 PM

Username: blaise_f
Preferred Contact: PM or email (cladnin@hotmail.com)
State(s): AZ
Primary CL City: Phoenix
Secondary CL Cities: Flagstaff, Tucson
Items willing to facilitate: Anything within reason ;)

khatfull 02-11-11 08:33 PM

Thanks to those of you who've answered the call since I last gave a post of thanks. This is an amazing group, asking so little yet providing so much.

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Poguemahone 02-17-11 11:25 AM

Username: poguemahone
Preferred Contact: PM
State(s): Virginia
Primary CL Cities: Richmond
Secondary CL Cities: Charlottesville, Roanoke (via friend, make sure it's real good)
Items willing to facilitate: up to and including bikes. Shipping could be pokey depending on schedule. Pickup from Roanoke will definitely be pokey. If you PM me, I will give you a phone # for contact.

I also attend both the Westminster swap and the Trexlertown swaps, so if you'd prefer to avoid shipment (and I do), we can meet there.

David325 02-21-11 01:37 PM

Username: David325
Preferred Contact: PM
State(s): CT, NY
Primary CL City: Fairfield County, CT
Secondary CL Cities: New Haven, Northwest CT, New York City (for something important)
Items willing to facilitate: Parts to bikes, but bikes will be shipped through an LBS so may be a bit expensive.

deleterious 02-23-11 04:04 AM

Username: Deleterious
Preferred contact: email (jmodell at gmail), then text or phone
CL Regions: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Central Louisiana (aka the Bicycle Rust Belt)
Items willing to facilitate: Anything reasonable, no experience shipping whole bikes though so would probably have to go through LBS (the first time at least)

Onegin 03-16-11 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gbalke (Post 11479254)
Are there a couple of C&V members from the UK willing to step up to the plate to assist forum mmbers on this side of the pond?

I don't know if it is much help, but I live in Nottingham UK for part of the year for work, so if someone is really interested in a part from a shop and needs a facilitator for overseas shipment, I can probably help you out. I'm not a professional bike shipper, so would probably be more comfortable with smaller parts (especially given the requirements and expense for trans-atlantic bike shipping). I can probably pick up from a shop anywhere in the East Midlands or Manchester in person and possibly the Greater London area as well. Otherwise, most UK sellers will ship anywhere in the UK for a reasonable fee.

The rest of the year I live in the Twin Cities area, so I'm happy to help out there as well. Again, I'm not a bike shipper, just an enthusiast, so I'd be happy to get the frame to a shop or whatever and let the professionals take over. Feel free to email me through the site and I'd be happy to arrange something. :)

Also, as a quick FYI to those frustrated with the UK ebay sellers, I do know of a couple shops that will ship to the US if you email them directly.

badger_biker 03-17-11 08:28 AM

Username: badger_biker
Preferred Contact: PM or e-mail through site.
State(s): Western and Eastern Wisconsin, Minnesota
Primary CL City: Minneapolis
Secondary CL Cities: Eau Claire WI, Appleton WI, Green Bay WI.
Items willing to facilitate: small items up to whole bikes

I have sons in Appleton who can do pick ups but they wouldn't ship. I get over there periodically and can retrieve the items and ship from my home.

The Google map is good but doesn't catch everyone for a quick reference. Any ideas on something like a spreadsheet with rows for state/country and columns for cities covered with BF facilitator name? I'm thinking a print out would be nice to deal with on short notice - just a thought.
Great thread idea Khatfull - thanks!

khatfull 03-17-11 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badger_biker (Post 12372808)
The Google map is good but doesn't catch everyone for a quick reference. Any ideas on something like a spreadsheet with rows for state/country and columns for cities covered with BF facilitator name? I'm thinking a print out would be nice to deal with on short notice - just a thought.
Great thread idea Khatfull - thanks!

Good idea, I like it. When I get a spare moment I'll put that together and see what it looks like. It would be an awesome thing to have every state covered. Of course, many states are large but we often know friends or relative we can engage, just as you describe badger_biker.

khatfull 03-17-11 11:42 AM

I added a test list of the volunteers back in my original post on page 1. I'll add to the list as additional folks volunteer. badger_biker, this kind of what you had in mind?

jet sanchEz 03-19-11 10:13 AM

I think it is perfect

ctjohna 03-20-11 06:09 AM

Username: ctjohna
Preferred Contact: PM or e-mail through site.
State(s): Eastern CT, Rhode Island
Primary CL City: New London, CT
Secondary CL Cities: Providence, Hartford, New Haven
Items willing to facilitate: small items up to whole bikes
Other Note: Skilled Wheelbuilder, Vintage through modern

senisbs 03-23-11 08:56 PM

Username: senisbs
Preferred Contact: PM or e-mail through site.
State(s): California
Primary CL City: SF Bay Area
Secondary CL Cities: Stockton/Tracy, maybe Fresno, maybe Sacramento
Items willing to facilitate: small items up to whole bikes (no wall hangers i.e. stuff over $2000), packaging by LBS (to keep us both on good terms)
Other Note: willing to split the loot

top506 03-30-11 01:20 PM

Folks here have been good to me; I'm in!


Username: Top506
Preferred Contact: PM or e-mail through site.
State(s): Maine, Central Maine.
Primary CL City: Maine
Secondary CL Cities:
Items willing to facilitate: I'll do the lot. Bikes/frames through Fed EX ground via their Augusta hub.

khatfull 03-30-11 02:04 PM

States Left To Cover!!!

All,

The following are the states left without a facilitator listing the state as a primary location. Some folks close to borders have mentioned other states but I'm leaving the list to their primary location just to ease keeping up with it. If you're in one of the states below think about tossing your hat into the ring. Obviously there's no hard commitment here or anything...just a willingness to entertain the possibility of helping someone out.

Thanks for the consideration and for all of you who have made yourselves available already.

BTW, the list on the first post IS current with top506's addition.

Thanks!

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Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Florida
Hawaii
Idaho
COVERED! Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Mississippi
Montana
North Dakota
New Hampshire
Nevada
New York
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Utah
West Virginia
Wyoming

sethplate 03-31-11 12:39 PM

Username: Sethplate
Preferred Contact: e-mail through site
State(s): Tenn
Primary CL City: Nashville
Secondary CL Cities: clarksville, bowling green (KY), Huntsville
Items willing to facilitate: Bolts to Bikes.

demanding work schedule, so might need extra time.

stevenc 04-06-11 02:27 PM

Username: stevenc
Preferred Contact: stevencuypers@gmail.com
Country: Belgium (yes, Europe that is)
Primary City: Ghent (Gent, Gand)
Items willing to facilitate: small parts to full bikes. They say I do pack well.
Other Note: €50 - 90 fee depending on distance. Packing material included, shipping is not.

jet sanchEz 04-07-11 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenc (Post 12468871)
Username: stevenc
Preferred Contact: stevencuypers@gmail.com
Country: Belgium (yes, Europe that is)
Primary City: Ghent (Gent, Gand)
Items willing to facilitate: small parts to full bikes. They say I do pack well.
Other Note: €50 - 90 fee depending on distance. Packing material included, shipping is not.

I should probably post this in the 'Transaction Feedback thread' but it is in the subforum---I can vouch for Steven's packing ability, he's shipped 3 bikes to me and there has never been a problem, the bikes are packed as well as if they had come from the factory. The communication is fantastic too.

septacycles 04-11-11 03:01 PM

I will facilitate as well as keep my eye open for c&v parts and bikes that bf are looking for.

Username: septacycles
Preferred Contact: PM through BF... then I'll give phone and email contact
States: CO
City: Fort Collins... I will occassionally go to Denver, Boulder and place in between but not often
Items willing to facilitate: parts to bikes

Pay seller direct or paypal payment to me to give to seller.

I'm specifically looking for facilitators or somone interested in a partnership in the LA- California area... near city of industry or santa ana.

wtgrantham 04-18-11 07:52 PM

OK I have used facilitator services twice now, can't continue to take without the offer of giving back!
My area is not well known for a great selection of vintage bikes but I am willing to help and will road trip for something "special"


Username: wtgrantham
Preferred Contact: PM or e-mail through site.
State(s): Indiana
Primary CL City: Fort Wayne
Secondary CL Cities: Indianapolis
Items willing to facilitate: Any ,have experience shipping complete bikes, parts and frames.

khatfull 04-18-11 08:24 PM

Atta boy, you added an uncovered state too! Thanks! :)

23skidoo 04-21-11 03:37 PM

Mr. Facilitator Himself, khatfull just did a nice solid for 23skidoo;)

khatfull 04-21-11 05:21 PM

...and another member did he same for me last night as well! Funny how that works, Karma out, Karma in. I love it!!!

knoregs 05-10-11 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 12525211)
Atta boy, you added an uncovered state too! Thanks! :)

Add Vermont to the list also...

Username: knoregs
Preferred Contact: PM (initially)
Primary CL City: Burlington
Items willing to facilitate: Small parts to full bikes (experience with full bikes)

~kn

Bianchigirll 05-14-11 04:09 PM

we don't have any TarHeels here? bummer :(

blaise_f 05-19-11 01:58 PM

Needing facilitation in the Knoxville area. Contacted dwellman, but if anyone else is in the area, I'm hoping to purchase a bike or two this weekend. Thank you in advance.


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