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Old 04-30-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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has anyone heard of this?
apparently there is, or will soon be a ge garage in houston, on the rice campus, where you can come in and work on stuff and learn skills.
there was a discussion on this topic a few weeks ago, but i had not heard of the ge garage until now.
http://www.ge.com/garages/
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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I don't think the GE Garage has anything to do with motorcycle repair
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I don't see the relation
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Yeah this is not a "garage" its more of a technology development lab and incubator for young entrepreneurs who want to develop their ideas. The name comes from the term "garage inventor."

Wish it were like the OP thought, but alas it is not so.
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May be if you are working on a bike that uses one of GE's turbine engines...
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Ok, lets get this straight...You want a Motorcycle repair shop to open its doors, pay rent/payments on a location, buy tens of thousands of dollars in specialty tools, pay a mechanic to be there to teach you, buy insurance, pay taxes, keep inventory (for you to try on and then go order off the internet), and all of the other incidentals, all for an "enthusiast" to come in, break tools, mess up the shop, steal inventory, learn all they need to know about maintaining a bike, so they won't come back and then bad mouth the establishment? Is that the shop you guys are wanting opened up?

Gee, it sounds like a recipe for a permanent viable investment to me

That is almost as bad as buying tires from Ebay and carrying them in to a shop and asking them to mount them for you
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So you're saying there is a chance? LOL
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Ok, lets get this straight...You want a Motorcycle repair shop to open its doors, pay rent/payments on a location, buy tens of thousands of dollars in specialty tools, pay a mechanic to be there to teach you, buy insurance, pay taxes, keep inventory (for you to try on and then go order off the internet), and all of the other incidentals, all for an "enthusiast" to come in, break tools, mess up the shop, steal inventory, learn all they need to know about maintaining a bike, so they won't come back and then bad mouth the establishment? Is that the shop you guys are wanting opened up?

Gee, it sounds like a recipe for a permanent viable investment to me

That is almost as bad as buying tires from Ebay and carrying them in to a shop and asking them to mount them for you
I see how you got that from this.

has anyone heard of this?
apparently there is, or will soon be a ge garage in houston, on the rice campus, where you can come in and work on stuff and learn skills.
there was a discussion on this topic a few weeks ago, but i had not heard of the ge garage until now.
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Ok, lets get this straight...You want a Motorcycle repair shop to open its doors, pay rent/payments on a location, buy tens of thousands of dollars in specialty tools, pay a mechanic to be there to teach you, buy insurance, pay taxes, keep inventory (for you to try on and then go order off the internet), and all of the other incidentals, all for an "enthusiast" to come in, break tools, mess up the shop, steal inventory, learn all they need to know about maintaining a bike, so they won't come back and then bad mouth the establishment? Is that the shop you guys are wanting opened up?

Gee, it sounds like a recipe for a permanent viable investment to me

That is almost as bad as buying tires from Ebay and carrying them in to a shop and asking them to mount them for you

Ummm it happens. These types of places exist all over the country. Just not in Houston (to the best of my knowledge).
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I see how you got that from this.

has anyone heard of this?
apparently there is, or will soon be a ge garage in houston, on the rice campus, where you can come in and work on stuff and learn skills.
there was a discussion on this topic a few weeks ago, but i had not heard of the ge garage until now.
As I said before GE garage is NOT an open shop for people to rent out space and tool for automotive repairs. Its a place for people to put their technical concepts into a reality and serve as a sort of incubator space for the development of them


Direct from the wesbite:
"This manufacturing co-lab celebrates technologists, entrepreneurs and everyday people with a one-of-a kind opportunity to discover modern prototyping and manufacturing processes, collaborate in hands-on workshops, participate in specialized manufacturing training and education, and learn from guest speakers."
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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As I said before GE garage is NOT an open shop for people to rent out space and tool for automotive repairs. Its a place for people to put their technical concepts into a reality and serve as a sort of incubator space for the development of them
I guess my sarcasm was lost on you.

To me it seemed the OP new what the ge garage was all about.
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I saw this on a motorcycle blog and remebered the topic from a few weeks ago, then after I made the post here, I read more of the ge website. Oh well.
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agreed w/ post above w/ having all the liability etc. but whats wrong w/ buying tires and having a shop mount them? if they're willing and you pay, i dont see the problem.
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I guess my sarcasm was lost on you.

To me it seemed the OP new what the ge garage was all about.
Yup it was. I think a colon following the "this" would have made me realize it.

I thought you were simply restating what the OP had said. And yes I agree then with your sarcasm.
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