Recycling bikes makes cents saved, Parts from newest curb find used on 2 other bikes, Cycle of savings
I am constantly noticing bikes discarded on the curb.
The latest was a new looking mountain bike discarded by folks moving near my home. The only thing wrong with it was a flat tire.
I saved a Trek 830 mountain bike several years ago. It had a bent rear wheel.
The Trek bike is in my opinion a better bike so I took the rear wheel and inner tube from the newer bike and placed them on the Trek.
I then took the new looking seat and replaced the seat on the 10 speed that I normally ride.
And I have the following parts left over for future repairs:
- Front wheel.
- Inner tube. I found the leak & will repair it.
- Kick stand.
- Handle bar & associated parts.
So the next time you see a discarded bike, look at it with a different light.
Even if you can’t use it now, you may have kids or grandkids who may later.
And you will set a good example.