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Gift ideas for the bicycleman of Chebeague Island?

Old 07-21-04, 11:11 AM
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Gift ideas for the bicycleman of Chebeague Island?

My wife and I know a gentleman who resides on Chebeague Island, population a few hundred, near Portland, Maine. He maintains a fleet of some eighty or ninety bicycles which he lends out for free to anyone who wants to borrow one.

These are just-plain-ordinary family-type bicycles.

He has specialized tools for repairing 3-speed hubs and the like.

After spending a pleasant day enjoying the hospitality of him and his wife, I'd like to present him with a suitable gift. Any ideas? There must be something that someone maintaining eighty bicycles would be bound to need and appreciate...even if it's just something like a gallon of hand-cleaner... Thoughts?
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Old 07-21-04, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Smith
There must be something that someone maintaining eighty bicycles would be bound to need and appreciate...even if it's just something like a gallon of hand-cleaner... Thoughts?
Giant jug of the hand cleaner "Goop" at Costco was really cheap.

Couple of boxes of plastic/latex gloves?

Bottles of good lubricant or grease suitable for packing bearings with?

Several chains for the bikes he is loaning out?

Find a good internet sale and buy a case of tubes?
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Hand cleaner, chain lube, bearing grease, or just some extra cash.

Another chain tool never hurts.
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