Airborne Ti Upright, Raleigh M-20 beater, Peugeot Folding
Need cheap parts
My kid wants to learn to ride a bike. He wants something with gears, but he needs to learn to ride first. We got a Mongoose beater and I stripped it to lube and clean and inspect all the pieces. It needs a seat, a post, and a pair of brakes. Is there a place to get all 4 pieces new or used ubercheap? After he learns to ride this thing for a few weeks, I am giving the bike to charity when he gets something better for x-mas. At the price of new Tektro brakes, a new seat and post, even off ebay, I could buy a new beater BMX bike for him. Its a shame not to give this bike to someone who could use it since I rebuilt it. I didn't see anything in the pay it forward threads.
Ask around at local shops if they have "Take-offs" or a bin for commando repairs. You might also try a local BMX track. And if you have to put a few bucks into a bike you'll give away quickly, just remember, it's good karma.