Author Topic: Fake coops.  (Read 790 times)

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Offline zerodish

Fake coops.
« on: September 02, 2013, 01:54:16 pm »
Just went through Cincinnati there is a "coop" there http://mobobicyclecoop.org/

Offline bogiesan

Re: Fake coops.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 08:19:56 am »
Statements are easy to make.
How did your experience convince you this is a bogus operation?
I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline zerodish

Re: Fake coops.
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 07:48:49 am »
No experience is necessary here is one of the wiki  links http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=Community_Bicycle_Organizations&Itemid=100015 it states three lines down a community bicycle shop must be accessible to those with no money. You need to read way into the mobo site to find out they want $20 from you before you can use any of their services. Few people will ever read the whole site but will read the hours of operation and show up disappointed when they can't get their bike fixed. 

Offline DaveB

Re: Fake coops.
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 06:31:43 pm »
AFAIK these are called "Co-Ops", not charities.  They are there to make low cost bike repairs and parts available, not free ones.