surly old man
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlisle, PA
Bikes: IRO Mark V, Karate Monkey half fat, Trek 620 IGH, Cannondale 26/24 MTB, Amp Research B3, and more.
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A machinist? I can imagine how one might be useful, but hardly seems necessary for a bike store or co-op. Do you mean a mechanic?
Good luck. I wish there were more bike co-ops in the world. I wish my town had one. I wish I helped run it.
Is a whole lot of money required to start one? Seems like in many towns it would not be too hard to rent a cheap garage off the beaten track. Tools are expensive, but I would think that the bare bones requirements for tools might only be several thousand dollars. One could wait to get a spoke threader and such.
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