Ian Oestreich, founding father of Curbside Bicycles, is out change the best way folks take into consideration bike repairs. When he was laid off from his job at the beginning of the pandemic, he based a cellular bike upkeep firm providing a number of pop-up bike tune-up occasions throughout city each week. In every neighborhood he visits, he groups up with residents, who publicize the occasions via neighborhood social media. For $75, he’ll do a full tune-up and security verify, together with tightening bolts, pumping tires and tuning the gear, and he’ll substitute issues like inside tubes and chains for an additional price.
About 15 months after launching the corporate, he estimates he is personally achieved effectively over a 1,000 tune-ups. Now he is employed a second mechanic and having fun with only a bit extra free time.
“Final yr I used to be very busy getting different folks on their bikes however not a lot myself,” Ostreich mentioned. “Now I can follow what I preach.”