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Old 08-24-20, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by malcala622
cudak888 Oh man that's steep for an ebike. If anything else pops up let me know
It's a fair price, all things considered, but it's what it is that makes it desirable to me - not many Lime-E's out there that either survived initial scrapping. Finding them available for purchase is hard enough - there are some areas where Lime didn't dump their warehouse stock and actually still deploy them.

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Lafayette to Indianapolis - facilitation help

Hello everyone,

wondering if anyone could facilitate a bike thats in Lafayette and deliver to Indianapolis. Once in Indy I have friend who can take it to me in Detroit.
Thanks for any help you can lend, Steve
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Agoura Hills

Originally Posted by cudak888
Looking for anyone who can help facilitate pickup (and preferably shipping too) in the Los Angeles Agoura Hills / Thousand Oaks area.

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I am right in Agoura Hills, will help anyway I can.

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Trek in Lyle, MN Facilitator Help Please

]Trek 750 - $125 (Lyle, MN)

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Can anyone help me get my hands on this one. 23" is hard to find. Can payback in goodies or cold hard cash.

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Not C&V, but Boise Green Bikes wants to donate one of their Social Bicycles 3.5's to the Bike Share Museum - so I'm looking for anyone in or driving through Boise, Idaho who'd be willing to assist.

I think I have about three weeks wiggle room on this one.

EDIT: MAJOR thank you to @Jeff Wills for putting me in touch with a friend. The two bikes are safe and sound at their new home!

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anyone in the vallejo/vacaville CA area able to pick up and drop something off at the greyhound station for shipping to austin texas? or if there is anyone that can contact about this can someone PM me on how to go about this? advance apologies for the noob question but i think i may start looking for more bikes so wanted to get up today speed properly...
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Anyone in Montreal want to facilitate?

I'm after a frame & fork to be sent in Canada.
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Originally Posted by freesafety22
anyone in the vallejo/vacaville CA area able to pick up and drop something off at the greyhound station for shipping to austin texas? or if there is anyone that can contact about this can someone PM me on how to go about this? advance apologies for the noob question but i think i may start looking for more bikes so wanted to get up today speed properly...
One way of doing this is to contact a bike shop that is local to the seller and pay them to box the bike and send it via bikeflights or shipbike. Then all the seller has to do is drop the bike at the shop.
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Originally Posted by malcala622
Bikeflights lately has gotten more expensive. A cheaper shipping option would be Shipbikes.
BikeFlights = UPS
ShipBikes = FedEx

In the last few months, shipping within the eastern US has been ~$40 for a bike box. This varies a bit and I've seen < $30 if it's going from a FedEx hub to another major FedEx city. Crossing the Mississippi or the Rockies seems to get it to $60-$70.
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Originally Posted by alexihnen
BikeFlights = UPS
ShipBikes = FedEx

In the last few months, shipping within the eastern US has been ~$40 for a bike box. This varies a bit and I've seen < $30 if it's going from a FedEx hub to another major FedEx city. Crossing the Mississippi or the Rockies seems to get it to $60-$70.
It used to be Bikeflight/FedEx but I guess contract negotiations fell apart. Who knows. Shipbikes has been reasonable for shippng wheels and frames.

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I have a friend who need help from someone in Houston, TX. He has a frame at a bike shop in Houston that isn't shipping stuff out right now. He is located in Charlotte, NC. I believe the frame will need to be packed but I'm waiting on confirmation on that.

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Anyone in the eastern bay area of california available to facilitate a purchase? A bike in the danville area has piqued my interest. Much thanks!

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Originally Posted by morri869
Anyone in the eastern bay area available to facilitate a purchase? A bike in the danville area has piqued my interest. Much thanks!
You may want to post a state.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
You may want to post a state.
I definitely meant california, and have adjusted my post. I thought the bay area was specific enough, but you a right that the state is better.
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Im in Concord CA. What do you need?

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Im in Concord CA. What do you need?

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Traveling north from North FL to MA

Traveling north from North FL to MA in the near future (2-3 weeks). I may be able to assist someone on some east coast (I'm driving I-95 most of the way), but waiting to see if I'm having a copilot or not. If I'm solo I can help with smaller items or a bike that I can pull the wheels off of (I drive a Mini, but the biggest one) since I'll have a bike with me at the same time. Copilot situation wouldn't give me room for a bike (2 bikes already onboard) and I may not be able to divert from the normal travel plans. Anyways, you can PM me if you think you may have need of help. I should have my schedule set by next week. I enjoy a good local beer, that usually suffices for me as compensation. I won't be going through NYC though. Also, due to traveling out of FL, there may be some restrictions on what State I can drive around in without having to quarantine or provide negative virus test within 3 days; I'll have to q'tine when I reach MA regardless. I have previously provided this service before. You may contact 3speedslow as a reference. Additionally, I work in a hospital OR and practice medical safety precautions, and during this time I must insist that those I meet with do the same for my patient's sake, as well as yours and mine; simply put: wear a mask when near me, thanks!
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Crazy idea perhaps, but maybe this thread could be done differently. Maybe a Google spreadsheet with a tab per state (or non-US country) with rows sorted by city, containing columns for facilitator names and dates added. People looking for purchase facilitation could check there first, only posting a request for help if they can't find someone who can help.

Searching for a potential facilitator would be quicker than pushing back through all 20-something pages of this thread. For the most part, new posts would only be added to look for help.
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Nvmnd, found another source for the part needed

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Crazy idea perhaps, but maybe this thread could be done differently. Maybe a Google spreadsheet with a tab per state (or non-US country) with rows sorted by city, containing columns for facilitator names and dates added. People looking for purchase facilitation could check there first, only posting a request for help if they can't find someone who can help.

Searching for a potential facilitator would be quicker than pushing back through all 20-something pages of this thread. For the most part, new posts would only be added to look for help.
Yes, there are certainly better ways to accomplish the facilitators function, but, I suspect, maintenance is the pinch-point. With the current setup it maintains itself with no daily, weekly, monthly "futzing" needed. With a google doc someone would have to either update the spreadsheet or open up the read-write access to anyone..which means anyone might be able to delete entries also(haven't played with google-spreadsheets in a while..I am(was-pre retirement) an excel power-user and never cared much for community access google spreadsheets. Though, admittedly they did some simple tasks very well. What you're suggesting could work well, in the right environment.

An even slicker approach, and easy to do, is a US map with pins located at each facilitator's location. Click on a pin and get the facilitators contact info, or it would send you directly to your PM page. There's publicly available software (Tableau Public) or Google My Maps that could be used. The issue again though is hands-on management & maintenance.
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the_freewheeler are you still facilitating from our Atlanta area? I'm totally overloaded right now but cocoabeachcrab is interested in a frameset I have available and I'd love to see it find its new forever home. I'm often driving all over ITP/OTP and don't mind dropping it off to be packed and labeled by a trusted BF'er, but I definitely don't have the time or resources to pack for a couple weeks (despite historical rave reviews about my packing )

If worse comes to worst, I can always drop off at my LBS, but it's liable to double the ask price before shipping, so it's not ideal. Or if anyone else in the ATL area is keen to the task? roadscrape leicanthrope ramzilla embankmentlb Spoonrobot Force AngryFrankie mrmw are a few others I can think of (RIP Duane, I know you'd have handled this for me, bud)
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Originally Posted by francophile
the_freewheeler are you still facilitating from our Atlanta area? I'm totally overloaded right now but cocoabeachcrab is interested in a frameset I have available and I'd love to see it find its new forever home. I'm often driving all over ITP/OTP and don't mind dropping it off to be packed and labeled by a trusted BF'er, but I definitely don't have the time or resources to pack for a couple weeks (despite historical rave reviews about my packing )

If worse comes to worst, I can always drop off at my LBS, but it's liable to double the ask price before shipping, so it's not ideal. Or if anyone else in the ATL area is keen to the task? roadscrape leicanthrope ramzilla embankmentlb Spoonrobot Force AngryFrankie mrmw are a few others I can think of (RIP Duane, I know you'd have handled this for me, bud)
Hey, I would if I had packing materials, but I don't at the moment and have no time to source any. Sorry to not be of help.
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Hey, I would if I had packing materials, but I don't at the moment and have no time to source any. Sorry to not be of help.
Hey, replying back with a response is actually quite helpful, thanks for that. I don't think we're in a rush, maybe we'll get lucky and someone within an hour of ATL will be available.

I can get a free box from the LBS but I have zero foam noodle, enough tape to do one more set of bars, somewhere between 5-7 zip ties, and zero hours of free time every day between work and two kids schooling from home
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Looking for someone who can assist with pickup and shipping around the Los Angeles / Santa Monica area.

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Looking for someone who can assist with pickup and shipping around the Los Angeles / Santa Monica area.

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