I am collecting parts for a MTB bike build that I am going to donate to someone who will use it to ride to work instead of having to pay taxi fares or walk. I am going to document the process here on theHub and on my blog website.
All contributors will be credited, sponsoring businesses will be listed and links posted.
If all goes to plan, this will not be a once-off project and something that I (and anyone else) can run with as a community upliftment project.
This is how I envision the process going:
1. Get donor parts from Hubbers (parts list below)
2. Build Bike
3. Identify suitable candidate to receive bike via theHubSA nominations or other means
4. Donate bike to suitable candidate / charity
5. Encourage bicycle commuting in SA by submitting a press release to all major media on the story....
WIN WIN WIN situation.
I am looking for parts donations for the following:
Tyres & Tubes
Brakes & Levers
Frame & forks (MTB for durability I think would be best for commuting, but road bikes are great for getting guys into racing)
Seatpost and clamp
Lights and reflectors for commuting
Any other parts that might work....
As parts come in I'll update this list with specifics, sizes etc.
I am open to suggestions and comments. I'd like to kick this off as soon as possible. I am already working on a website concept.
Let's get the ball rolling! Let me know what unwanted old parts you have lying around!
Edited by divernick, 25 May 2012 - 02:24 .