11.08.2006

bike mechanics making house calls...

years ago I worked in a shop
while in the shop I thought about how I could fit into the bicycle industry...

bicycle tours and bicycle rentals passed through my head
bicycle repairs with pick up and delivery passed through my head
the combination of the two sounded like a winning business model

Better Bikes in DC does some of this

Arleigh has started the Bicycle Mechanic House Call thing
ARLEIGH'S
arleigh at myspace
arleigh's at myspace

through my meeting Arleigh I electronically have gotten to know one of her former employers; Frank of Biketopia
Biketopia
Biketopia Blog
Frank of Biketopia at Myspace

there is a great blog from Ohio from a Nomadic Mechanic; Rogue Mechanic

ALL OF THESE SITES ARE WORTH VISITING
(after your read all of my shit)

4 comments:

Frank Brigandi said...

Arleigh will need a huge staff next spring when the damn breaks.....

gwadzilla said...

out sourcing...


when I was thinking about this
I never had any intention of doing anything more than the most basic repairs

pick up and delivery
with a small shop with all the right tools

was not trying to hang a bicycle from its saddle on a tree limb

although someone could make that work too

RogueMechanic said...

Thanks Quadzilla spreading the word!
-John (RogueMechanic)

gwadzilla said...

ah...

the american dream
owning one's own business

I have a friend who has a gutter cleaning business
it is more than a truck and a few ladders
but
I often think

wow
I could start a gutter cleaning business with a truck and a few ladders
get a few underlings
and bam
soon enough
I too would be living the American Dream
rather than the 9-5 nightmare