Implicit in the Maker movement is a Fixer movement, and that’s what Our Community Bikes is. They’re right round the corner from us, and my 14-year goes there to patch up his commuter vehicle.

Last Saturday, he went down to replace a hopelessly-busted inner tube, and when he hadn’t come back after a couple hours I strolled over and helped out a little with some brake readjustments.

The space is intense.

Inside Vancouver’s Our Community Bikes

It’s also colorful, as long as you don’t mind your colors with grease-stains.

Tools at Vancouver’s Our Community Bikes
· · ·
Tools at Vancouver’s Our Community Bikes

Hammer time!

If you followed the link above, you will have noticed the unsubtle inclusiveness: Gender, ethnicity, able-bodied-ness, you name it. And indeed, the crowd was every shape, size, and color; a slice across Vancouver.

Anyhow, the shapes that make up bicycles please the eye.

Tools at Vancouver’s Our Community Bikes

Especially when they’re hanging from the ceiling.

Hanging bicycle frames at Vancouver’s Our Community Bikes


Comment feed for ongoing:Comments feed

From: Jarek Piórkowski (Nov 13 2013, at 18:31)

Our Community Bikes and the Pedal Depot location at 2nd also accept donations of old/used/unneeded bicycles, fix them up, and sell them reasonably cheap. Great place all around.


author · Dad
colophon · rights

November 11, 2013
· The World (144 fragments)
· · Places
· · · Vancouver (157 more)
· Arts (11 fragments)
· · Photos (975 more)

By .

The opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.

I’m on Mastodon!