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  • Nirvana ride Posts: 175
    Stock Poster Nirvana ride
    19 Jul 2016 07:23 PM

    Hey guys n gals there's a "public" workshop that is located in Collingwood Melbourne that has fallen on hard times and they need all the support they can get or they will close permanently and a great resource to those who  want to learn to build or have a space to build will be lost. I've taken a few screen shots of their site www.kustomkommune.com.au                                                                                                                                       So you can have an 'at a glance' look to see if it's something that you'd like to get behind and pasted them below as well as an email I received from their mailing list. 

    As I understand it you pay a yearly fee and they have a fully equipped workshop that you can either bring your bike in to fix an issue on or build a full on project from go to woah with or without guidance. What a great place for people to learn to work on their bikes or how to build their bike project and access all the Welders, hoists, hand tools, specialty bike tools - bearing pullers/installers, metal fabricating gear and the knowledge you'll ever need from those who facilitate the place. It's a place that's been created by those in the bike community for those in the bike community for people who wanna work on their bikes but don't have the space or tools, wanna do a DIY workshop/class either free or paid. Great for those that aren't  mechanically minded or youngsters that wanna get their hands dirty and interested in fixing or building bikes from an early age or just watch as mum or dad work on theirs. As I've read you can bring your bike in and either do anything you need to anytime (no booking in) yourself or have one of the mechanics do the job (paid I assume) while you watch em and learn for next time. You can have a beer at the bar after your day's work (a MAJOR PLUS in my book) talk bikes, ideas and the usual rubbish and chill out. 

    So I was going to sign up for a year to the garage and saw an email in my inbox and saw that the whole project is in shit as their lease is running out and I think that people bought in tools and let em be used by whoever needs em to do their thing and need to buy more tools to cover all the work that's going down there. I've pasted that email at the very bottom of the page. I'm gonna do all I can to help em out as its a great idea and as it stands their down to the wire and have 20 days left to raise the last of the funds needed. 

    Hey guys n gals there's a "public" workshop that is located in Collingwood Melbourne that has fallen on hard times and they need all the support they can get or they will close permanently and a great resource to those who  want to learn to build or have a space to build will be lost. I've taken a few screen shots of their site www.kustomkommune.com.au                                                                                                                                       So you can have an 'at a glance' look to see if it's something that you'd like to get behind and pasted them below as well as an email I received from their mailing list. 

    As I understand it you pay a yearly fee and they have a fully equipped workshop that you can either bring your bike in to fix an issue on or build a full on project from go to woah with or without guidance. What a great place for people to learn to work on their bikes or how to build their bike project and access all the Welders, hoists, hand tools, specialty bike tools - bearing pullers/installers, metal fabricating gear and the knowledge you'll ever need from those who facilitate the place. It's a place that's been created by those in the bike community for those in the bike community for people who wanna work on their bikes but don't have the space or tools, wanna do a DIY workshop/class either free or paid. Great for those that aren't  mechanically minded or youngsters that wanna get their hands dirty and interested in fixing or building bikes from an early age or just watch as mum or dad work on theirs. As I've read you can bring your bike in and either do anything you need to anytime (no booking in) yourself or have one of the mechanics do the job (paid I assume) while you watch em and learn for next time. You can have a beer at the bar after your day's work (a MAJOR PLUS in my book) talk bikes, ideas and the usual rubbish and chill out. 

    So I was going to sign up for a year to the garage and saw an email in my inbox 


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    This is the email I received as part of their newsletter 

     


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  • walka Posts: 3384
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    19 Jul 2016 07:27 PM
    Pass
  • Nirvana ride Posts: 175
    Stock Poster Nirvana ride
    19 Jul 2016 07:38 PM
    Not a fan Walka?
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3445
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    19 Jul 2016 09:10 PM
    So they're a business that's been told to move? Do they even say what the 100k is for?
  • walka Posts: 3384
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    19 Jul 2016 09:16 PM
    Nope , I know lots or guys that where members and all have left with bad taste , you know they opened it by fund raising and it never worked . Trying to safe it is a wast of time
  • Nirvana ride Posts: 175
    Stock Poster Nirvana ride
    19 Jul 2016 09:19 PM
    More like a TAFE or one of the maker spaces where the community has access to stuff they can't afford and a chance to learn.
    I think their lease is up and some machines that were loaned for the scheme went back to owners so they wanna make it a permanent deal. I haven't read the details but I'm a fan of helping people help themselves as far as learning etc.
    I look at it like a place that you could go to work if you don't have tools or $20,000 for a dealer to change your oil etc.
    Just like the forum here but with tools to use.
  • Nirvana ride Posts: 175
    Stock Poster Nirvana ride
    19 Jul 2016 09:23 PM
    Really? Why the bad experiences? I haven't been their but am a fan of the idea of like minded ppl
    pulling resources to do what they love. I may be wrong though, did they have parts pinched or bikes wrecked?
    Anything like that? I'd hope not!
  • walka Posts: 3384
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    20 Jul 2016 12:04 PM

    All the guys that I know bailed because the Equipment offered wasn't there , There was no one with any qualification if any tech or welding help was need, there has also a fall out between the 2 owners Richie and Jimmy , Often the place had to be cleaned out to hold events so all the Bikes had to packed away of the tables , and many more resins

    Sure they will raise the money needed and in 2 years it will run out again ,, Jimmy will start crying poor once more and we will be going though it all again

  • robots Posts: 1187
    Performance Poster robots
    20 Jul 2016 02:39 PM
    KK doing a ride to Noojee on Sunday if anyone interested hehehe

    all a bit strange though, moving to bigger premises

  • robots Posts: 1187
    Performance Poster robots
    23 Sep 2016 10:24 AM
    raised 100k from public so far, no new location yet though hehehehe
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