Public shop use

Written by Jim Sheehan
Saturday, 25 March 2017 09:44

OCBC's shop is open to the public for DIY (do it yourself) repairs during open hours, except 10am - noon on Saturday, when the shop is being used for Shop Class.

The $5/hour cost to use the shop (which can be paid with volunteer credits) includes a workstation and stand, all supplies, and a professional assessment of the work to be done, if needed.  Tools for a tune-up are included, but must be checked out with staff by leaving collateral like keys, ID, or a phone. Shop users are responsible for tools while in their possession. Other tools can be used with staff supervision. Shop users may bring their own tools, but OCBC can not be responsible for them.

We have most parts needed to get most bikes running: wear parts like cables, chains and brake pads are available new for standard bike-shop prices, and used parts are generally $5 for derailers, brakes, bars, seats, etc. and $10 for cranks, stems, or micro-adjust seatposts.  

To keep track of their time shop users clock in to "work on your own bike" on our computer system, but should do any "shopping" for needed parts before clocking in or checking out tools.

If a project will take more than one visit it can be stored in our Project Room by pre-paying 2 hours of shop time, returning to work on it within 2-week periods, and finishing it within two months.  OCBC can not be responsible for projects stored there.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 25 March 2017 12:12 )