The Workshop is a community project, where members of the public can come, to work on bikes .. talk about bikes .. help others work on their bikes .. get bikes! It's run with support from BISA, Conservation Council of SA, and State government.
Since opened, we had a lot of great donations, of bikes and parts & recenty got a 6 m shipping container for storage.
At the moment everything's in piles on the floor, and We desperately need to fit it out properly, so stuff is properly stored, easy to see and easy to find.
The plan: floor-to-ceiling storage shelves down one side; Other side, a rail, 20-25 bikes hung from their front wheels, pedals off, handlebars turned sideways. Leaves a wide walk-way for access.
Buliding these, is where the Adelaide Cycling Community, can help. We've designed the fittings to be built from recycled timber, and offcuts. Would you like to be part of this? If you've some offcuts in your shed, or unused bits -- we can make you a solid part of the Adelaide cycling scene.
We're Looking for the following donations>>>
-to make shelf supports: “4 x 2” structural timber or similar (actually more like 70 x 35 mm) – min 1.8 m long.
-to make shelves: plank, chipboard, (melamine coated or plain), MDF, thick plywood, even T&G floorboard - strong, solid, at least 60 cm in one dimension, can be cut to 60 cm broad. Doesnt need to be all the same! Salvaged Chipboard / veneer board from wall units or cupboards is fine.
-for bike hanging rail: solid steel or iron bar. Wooden pole, min 30 mm diam would also do. Min length 2 m; total length, 8-10 m.
Post a reply here, or email me via AdelaideCyclists.
If lots of people give a little - we will get there. If one person can give a lot – we will get there faster!
i think i can get you some plywood sheets mike. will post again later.
So far out of 2200 members of Adelaide cyclists, precisely two offers of help.
Yours is one. I'm very grateful.
You Can also email me on email@example.com or call 0435 02 16 81, or home on 8365 7489.
I was walking behind bunnings at modbury today, they had a huge skip full of chipboard and melamine pieces and another empty skip nearby, maybe they have another load to do.
maybe they might be open to you scabbing a bit, or they might donate a few pieces of other stuff.
Would places that renovate kitchens be a potential source of materials to scrounge?
Softwoods at Modbury also often have a lot of pine offcuts in their bins, may be good for 4x2. They also seem to dump stuff from jobs they do , so old decking etc.
I'll offer some recycled timber (pine) possibly for shelving. Formerly known as the eighties pergola/ screen. Will be available ~ end of march/easter. anygood to you?
mike , my work bench at home was a lift packaging crate from otis -they bring in crates of stuff from overseas all the time -you could aprpoach both otis and kone (the lift companies ),and see if they can help,pedro
Now 3 weeks since the appeal
Thanks to generous offers from Clive, Greg, Brian, Brad, and the guy who dropped off chipboard 2 weeks back - and a few judicious purchases - we have the materials we need.
Stig & Peter - thanks for your suggestions, I didnt take them up but will keep them in mind.
are you ok for screws mike???