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.
It’s also colorful, as long as you don’t mind your colors with grease-stains.
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.
Especially when they’re hanging from the ceiling.