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  1. #1
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    Advice for organizing a local bike co-op.

    So I'm exploring the possibility of organizing a co-op in Buffalo, NY. I've been looking around and haven't found one, so I'm assuming none exists. If you know of one, stop me here so I don't waste any more time...

    I've gotten used to using the co-op at my college, which is across the country. I haven't invested anything in tools because everything is available whenever I want it. Now I'm moving back to Buffalo and I don't even have a bike stand. Instead of investing in all my own tools, I thought it'd be a great idea to try to do something that will benefit others as well.

    The problem is I don't have the slightest idea where to start. But I guess the only way to learn is to jump in head first. Anyone have any experience with this? Know of any resources? General comments? Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you!

    -Dylan

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    Talk/email to others that have done it. In NYC try www.transalt.org, times-up.org/ www.5bbc.org.

    I would start with a local bike club. Then see if you can get government money or resources.

    Be very careful about your own personal liability. I would not loan bikes, or power tools unless I consulted and paid a lawyer. And talked to an insurance agent(s).
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
    Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
    2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
    1996 Birdy, Recommend.
    Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.

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