Get London Bike Kitchen a 2nd Classroom!

by Jenni Gwiazdowski in Hackney

The London Bike Kitchen teaches you how to fix your own bike. We need a 2nd workshop so we can reach more people & get #morebuttsonbikes!

by Jenni Gwiazdowski in Hackney

We did it
On 31st March 2016 we successfully raised £18,249 with 358 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Let's STRETCH!

Stretching is good for you and for LBK

We still need money to reach our real goal of £18,190. We recently found out that we need an actual shopfront replacement and not just a door installed. This has raised our costs by at least £1500 :/

Here's a short breakdown of our major costs. Some of these are estimated costs and some are variable costs (e.g. dependent on how many rewards we sell)

Deposit £2250

Legal fees £1320

Waste disposal £300

Lighting/Electricals £700

Birthday Party Event Costs £300

Clean up/decorating/hardware £300

Tools/Vice/Truing stand/Workstands £4000 

CHANGE :( New Shopfront £1500 New Door £700

Volunteer expenses (covering lunch and travel for 5 volunteers at £10/day, 3 days/week, 8 weeks) £1200 

Project manager to oversee and work (reports to the director, 3 days per week @£10/hr, 8hrs/day for 8 weeks) £1920

Fulfilling Rewards (costs will vary based on uptake but estimated) £2800

Crowdfunder fees 6% of total so £900

Credit card / debit fees (will vary by usage, est. £700) 

If you add this all up you get approx £18,190, which is more than the £15k we were originally asking for. Fulfilling rewards and credit/debit card fees will also be a variable cost, based on how many rewards we sell. 

Help us help you fix your bike! 


Who are we?

The London Bike Kitchen is a not-for-profit in Hackney that teaches you how to fix your own bike through classes and drop-in sessions. We also run a Women and Gender-variant (WAG) Night for people who aren't generally encouraged to pick up tools from a young age. We believe that the more you understand how your bike works, the more likely you are to ride it - and we want to see more butts on bikes!

Why are we crowdfunding?

We're celebrating our 4th birthday this March, so we know we're doing something right. But the winter season is still a financially difficult time for us (as it is for most bike shops), and we are looking to diversify our income streams in order to thrive during the colder months.Our landlord has offered us a second shopfront a few doors down from our current space. It's an offer we can't refuse but we can't do it without you. A second workshop would help us teach more classes, including our very popular Build Your Own Bike classes, as well as start doing repairs for people, and sell more parts and accessories. We also have plans to start doing parent/child classes, as well as OAP drop-in workshops. 

What do we need?

We need to raise at least £15,000 to make sure we cover the majority of our costs. LBK is a not-for-profit and doesn't have this kind of money in our savings! We're conservatively estimating that it'll take us 2 months to get the shop cleaned out, refitted, and up & running. 

Here's a short breakdown of our major costs. Some of these are estimated and are variable costs (e.g. dependent on how many rewards we sell)

Deposit £2250

Legal fees £1320

Waste disposal £300

Lighting/Electricals £700

Birthday Party Event Costs £300

Clean up/decorating/hardware £300

Tools/Vice/Truing stand/Workstands £4000 

CHANGE :( New Shopfront £1500 New Door £700

Volunteer expenses (covering lunch and travel for 5 volunteers at £10/day, 3 days/week, 8 weeks) £1200 

Project manager to oversee and work (reports to the director, 3 days per week @£10/hr, 8hrs/day for 8 weeks) £1920

Fulfilling Rewards (costs will vary based on uptake but estimated) £2800

Crowdfunder fees 6% of total so £900

Credit card / debit fees (will vary by usage, est. £700) 

If you add this all up you get approx £18,190, which is more than the £15k we're asking. Fulfilling rewards and credit/debit card fees will also be a variable cost, based on how many rewards we sell. We're going to aim to get more than £15k but want to start somewhere reasonable that would still cover the majority of our costs. 

Help us help you fix your bike - pick up some LBK swag today! 

NOTICE: it has been brought to our attention that you can't choose multiple rewards :( If you would like to combine rewards, contribute to one of them with the total monetary amount, and then message me to let me know what you'd like - we're more than happy to combine for you! xx

 

NEW REWARDS!

Meet the Team:

Jenni Gwiazdowski

Seb Achaibou

Zooey Miller

Chris Nelson

WAG Volunteers

Monika Zamojska

Juliet Chard

With special thanks to Laurie Garnons Williams for filming our rad video! 

 

To find out more about us visit our website: www.lbk.org.uk

You can get in touch with us via email: fixit@lbk.org.uk 

LBK is open for drop-in on Thursday 1 - 9pm, Friday/Saturday 11 - 7pm, and Sunday 2 - 7pm. Come by anytime! 

 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

NEW! Donation box for the kids - pledge £1 or more, any denomination is welcome! This is a fund to cover the cost of parts for the local kids. They usually need innertubes, new tyres (they love to skid), and brake pads. Occasionally they're gonna need a new bottom bracket or chain. 

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Donate £5 (or more!) and we shall bestow upon you our everlasting gratitude!

£10 or more

27 of 25 claimed

£10 Reward

EARLY BIRD Party TIX - only 25 available, once they're gone, they're gone + name on wall + reflective patch

£10 or more

£10 Reward

LBK Reflective Sew-on Patch, pick up free in the workshop (our preferred choice!), free shipping within the UK. Outside UK please add £2 postage and packing

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Big Birthday PARTY TICKET + name on wall + reflective patch - pick up free in workshop (our preference!) or free shipping within the UK. Outside UK please add £2 postage and packing to your contribution.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

LBK Member GOLD Personalised Dog Tag + 1 year membership, pick up free in workshop (our preference!) or free shipping within the UK. Outside UK please add £3 postage and packing to your contribution.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

LBK GOLD water bottle - pick up free in workshop or free shipping within the UK. Outside UK please add £5 postage and packing to your contribution.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

LBK Reflective Bandanna - pick up free in workshop or free shipping within the UK. Outside UK please add £3 postage and packing to your contribution.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

LBK Acid Maths Cycling Cap - pick up free in workshop (our preference!) or free shipping within the UK. Outside UK please add £3 postage and packing to your contribution.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

LBK Reflective T-shirt - pick up free in workshop (our preference!) or free shipping within the UK. Outside UK please add £5 postage and packing to your contribution.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Reflective Bandana + Gold Water Bottle

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Acid Maths Cycling Cap + Gold Water Bottle

£45 or more

£45 Reward

Reflective Bandana + Acid Maths Cycling Cap

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Medium Repair Service

£50 or more

£50 Reward

GOLD Water Bottle + Reflective T-shirt

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Reflective T-shirt + Reflective Bandana

£50 or more

3 of 6 claimed

£50 Reward

NEW! Women's History Cycling Tour - Dr Sheila Hanlon leads a 2 hour ride through London. There will be long-gone bicycle shops, underground women's cycling schools, death defying escapes from Victorian traffic, suffragette scouts, hilarious Beatrice Webb cycling antics, and celebrity gossip from 1890s park cycle rows. There will be cake.  Will be on a Sunday in June (TBC)

£55 or more

£55 Reward

Acid Maths Cycling Cap + Reflective T-shirt

£70 or more

£70 Reward

NEW! Drop In Hours - Get a set of 6 hours for only £70 - hourly prices will be going up this year, get these at a discount and save!

£70 or more

£70 Reward

NEW! LBK at your Workplace - Intro to Maintenance Level A class We bring the LBK experience to YOU! Great for Team Building :D £70 per student, Minimum 4 students, up to 8 students - pledge the total amount for all students (so for 4 students, you must pledge £280, 8 students £560) A six (6) hour class for you and your workmates. Intro Level A covers 1) Names of common bike parts 2) Essential tools: names of and how to use them properly 3) Fixing punctures 4) Using the M-check to check what's going on with your bike 5) How to clean and lubricate a bike 6) How to fit your bike to your body.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Large Repair Service

£100 or more

£100 Reward

THE WHOLE SHEBANG: t-shirt + bandana + cap + water bottle + party ticket + name on the wall + reflective patch

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Name our new vice!

£100 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£100 Reward

Name a new workstand! We'll have 3 of these in the new workshop and you can name one of them.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Name our new Headset Press!

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

Name our new Crown Race Puller!

£100 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

NEW! Emily Chappell - What Goes Around London, a storytelling ride - "Come and join me on a behind-the-scenes tour of London. I'll show you some of the hidden corners I described in What Goes Around - and some others that were too good to put in the book!" The ride will be 2-3 hours, somewhere between W1 and E1, and ending in a cafe or pub depending on people's preferences. Date TBC, depends on the group and Emily's availability. 

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

NEW! Name our Crown Race Setter!

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

NEW! Name our Truing Stand!

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

NEW! Name our Tool Carriage! The thing that will hold all our tools nicely and neatly.

£250 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£250 Reward

NEW! Custom Pyrographied Brooks Saddle - Makes a great gift! People will think of you every time they go for a ride.  We have one B17 Brooks Saddle left in Apple Green, ready to get customised by our in-house artist Nelson (Instagram: @sonofsonofson). Nelson does pyrography, and can either burn initials or a bit of art onto your saddle.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

NEW! Lifetime membership black tag - We are now offering Lifetime Membership with a black tag for those of you not into tattoos. This tag is stainless steel with a special hard coating, designed to last longer than you do. 

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Hire LBK as your Cheerleaders!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Buy a class for the neighbourhood kids!

£300 or more

£300 Reward

TATTOOED LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP

£800 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£800 Reward

New! BYOB 8 Ball Bikes - only 1 available! Raspberry mixte frame. Check out this lovely lovely ride from our friends at 8 Ball Bikes! This raspberry baby is made from Columbus Zona tubing and comes with all parts and accessories. Here you see it as it could potentially look, but it will come in pieces, ready for you to build in one of our BYOB classes. This frame will fit most heights, but probably not over 6ft tall. Comes with your choice of black, brown, or white finishing kit. Please specify if you'd like a rear coaster brake or rim brake. 

£800 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£800 Reward

BYOB Cinelli Gazzetta Class - only 2 available! One in size 52cm and the other in size 56cm. All parts and class included.


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