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  1. #1
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    Olympia, WA
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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!


  2. #2
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    Talk/email to others that have done it. In NYC try,

    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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