Kustom Kommune as Beautiful bikies there is a warehouse that is a reputation as a bit of a meeting place of josue in Collingwood streets of inner-northern Melbourne.
Instead of large and hardened scandalous men there are motorbike enthusiasts looking for a place to work on their beloved vehicles in a city often short on a garage space.
When it is suggested Kustom Kommune co-founder Richie Baldwin as affable community, heterogeneous in that it started could be considered “beautiful bikies,” he berms to part of the label.
“I would not say that we are bikies at all. However i would say, we are nice,” according him.
Nice motorcycle is probably the best way to put it.
Kustom Kommune has been unfasten for 12 months or a in year.
Part mechanical workshop, community space part, it was designed by friends Richie Baldwin and Jimmy Goode.
“We kind of came up with the idea that there must be other people out there after a legroom similar to this,” said Mr. Goode.
All who are here ‘s so lovely. There is no attitude at all, everyone is helping others.
Eddie James, the workshop member
Through crowdfunding and other fundraisers they gathered more than $ 50,000 to open the workshop.
The Kommune began with 100 members but now has 320. All pay an annual fee to access the workshop and tools.
First, it raised the interest of the mayor and the police.
“We had a bit of interest at once, just to see what we were doing and make sure the whole thing was in good health,” as said Mr. Goode.
“As they came and met us and saw what was phenomenon, they were very well with it.”
On the morning of the week we visit, about four people tinkering away on their motorcycles, the other for advice and try to solve small problems that are part of owning an old bike.
Eddie James said she had a love of bikes her former boyfriend, was so eager to get involved in the Kommune at its inauguration.
Photo Emelyne Palmer: Palmer Emelyne had no mechanical experience before rebuilding his bike in the workshop. (According to ABC News)
“All who are here ‘s so lovely. There is no attitude at all, everyone helps each other,” she said.
Student Media Emelyne Palmer holds the record for the fastest reconstruction Kommune, take two months to up to a 1971 Suzuki dart she found on the farm of a friend.
She said “He was covered in rust and had not been turned on for at least ten years”.
“I remember wheeling it and the guys were like ‘oh my God’. The whole image was rusted out and yes, he does not look anything like this with the exception of the tank, which is imaginative.
“Sometimes I was here for eight hours a day only is ripping apart.”
Ms. Palmer said it was amazing to play such a big project since it had no experience in mechanics.
“He put back together like a in actuality big conundrum. Yes! It was hard.
For Jimmy Eddie James Goode help maneuver a cotter pin, it emphasizes the sense of community Kommune.
According to Goode “If you drive a scooter or a sports motorbike or a racing bike, a Harley, it does not matter,”.
“It’s immediately for the feel affection for of 2-wheels, I assume, yes!! everyone to welcome.