Bicycle Advocacy Services

One Street provides bicycle advocacy resources and consulting to nonprofits around the world because the most effective change happens locally. We honor their unique circumstances as they work to increase bicycling in their communities.

International Bicycle Advocacy Services ImageAny bicycle organization can contact us for free basic coaching on management, campaign planning, program development, and resources. We also offer books and components that serve bicycle organizations as well as more in depth consulting services and speaking engagements.

Some of the organizations we serve provide bicycles to people living in poverty. Others are redesigning streets to welcome cyclists. All believe that increasing bicycling will help our world. If you are a leader of such an organization, please contact us. We’d like to help.

One Street Components

Through One Street Components, we are responding to the rapid extinction of basic bicycle parts, especially for our Social Bike Business partners around the world. Most of these programs start by refurbishing used bikes as they move toward manufacturing their own bikes. But without simple, durable, affordable parts, even refurbishing comes to a standstill.

All proceeds from the components we sell support One Street's service to bike programs around the world.

Bike Shift LeverBike Shift Lever

Our first component, our Bike Shift Lever, is now available for purchase through our Store.
Assembling Bike Shift Levers reduced

Of its six parts, four are common items--bolt, nut, hose clamp, and bottle cap--and two are cast out of scrap aluminum using the techniques outlined in our book, Backyard Aluminum Casting. It offers these advantages over sport-only shift levers:Backyard Aluminum Casting front cover

  • Symmetrical – works on right and left sides.
  • Works for all gear ranges.
  • Easily repaired with common parts.
  • Designed for people who depend on their bike, also those with weak or injured hands.
  • Supports upside-down bike during repair.

We are currently seeking license partners who would like to manufacture these shift levers for their area of the world. Licensees receive their own casting mold, finishing jig, production training, network marketing, and support from One Street. After paying an initial fee, they retain all proceeds from the shift levers they produce and sell.

The Bike Shift Lever also works for throttles and chokes on other sorts of machines such as yard
equipment, small motorcycles, and boats. It is designed for easy production and repair by people
bicycle shift lever for web medium who rely on their bicycles every day.

TIPS FOR USE:

  • Tighten the top bolt with a 7/16" or 11mm wrench to increase friction as parts wear in.
  • Install so hose clamp screw is to the the front, to avoid knee hitting it.
  • Choose housing hole that will loop housing to the front of the bike.
  • Keep cable a bit loose to allow lever to rest at convenient position.

The initial production process was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in October 2013. The campaign is still posted at Kickstarter.com.

Upcoming Components

Next priorities on the extinction alarm list:

  • Basic, affordable rear derailleurs made with quality metal (not stamped pot metal) – last sighted in the 1980s;
  • Basic, high quality chains for geared bikes that are affordable and don’t require the pin to be replaced every time the chain is broken – nearing extinction.

Let us know if you're struggling to find other bicycle parts for your program.

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