Conundrum: underhoused people need to be able to fix their bicycles (which are often primary transportation) but COVID restrictions prevent the community shop from letting anyone in.

So far we've been exchanging bikes and doing some work on their behalf but that's not sustainable or scalable.

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I'm interested in stories about how communities are dealing with this. If you're willing, you can email me (khm at sdf org) or share your story here

@khm I thought those public tool / work stands were a good idea but a/ they’re expensive and b/ usually in affluent areas. Are there any kind of cheap bike tools that you wouldn’t mind losing? Some kind of tool library comes to mind

@phred Yeah those things are great and cost about as much as a small car...

A tool library is a good idea, and would make a good start. I'll bring it up!

The other half of the question is how to teach the repair skills etc -- knowing what tools to use to start with.

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