Idle bike Tech-hands, seeking work on playa

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Idle bike Tech-hands, seeking work on playa

Post by Pr0ffesser » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:00 pm

After a hiatus of several years I am able to once again make the trek to black rock. In that time I have acquired skills that I would like to put to use if at all possible. I remember there being a camp that repaired and did minor fixes on ailing playafied bikes. Is this a BM organized camp or participant generated, and if so how would I go about contacting the right people to find out how I can put in some time getting my hands dirty.

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Post by Atar » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:41 am

My camp, DeMaTerial used to do this (perhaps even when it was Dematerialiasation (sp?)). We've switched over to other projects though. Ow! And there is the fact that BM takes about 2 containers full of bikes out of the desert each year, maybe drop them an email.

OR! You could strap your kit onto yourself and help people wherever you find them.
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Post by wedeliver » Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:46 am

Pr0ffesser wrote:After a hiatus of several years I am able to once again make the trek to black rock. In that time I have acquired skills that I would like to put to use if at all possible. I remember there being a camp that repaired and did minor fixes on ailing playafied bikes. Is this a BM organized camp or participant generated, and if so how would I go about contacting the right people to find out how I can put in some time getting my hands dirty.

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Post by fatcog » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:26 pm

ByB repair camp will be doing things a little differently this year.
It would be a VERY GOOD IDEA to MAKE SURE YOUR BIKE is 100% mechanically functional prior to taking it to BRC in August, ie not having to rely on a bunch of drunx at the playa to get your bike playa ready.
You wouldn't want to be surprised that there are no public bike repair services......

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Post by mdmf007 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:52 pm

Proffessor -

Thats a great gift - I had to visit the 3 O'clock promenade twice during the event for some bike repairs.

Just a guess here - but with a population of 40,000 I bet at least 1 in 3 have a bike, so thats gotta around 13,300 bikes. ( I bet its more)

Lots of opportunities for flats, bike chains broken, bent rims, loose bolts, etc.

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