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Old 09-04-10, 01:54 PM   #1
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Let us weep at the PX10 on the dump pile...

Sometimes the recycle/dump is not friendly. Sometimes they abide by all the rules and one is no picking...

I tried...they said no. I said "can't I just take it down to the recycle center down the hill and pay for it"

"No picking"

So there is a PX10 with an original Brooks Pro...small rivets sitting on top of a dump pile of scrap. Please don't cry.

I don't want to get arrested but I'm tempted to climb up the pile and pick it. To hell with liability.
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Old 09-04-10, 02:00 PM   #2
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Kurt your a freaking genius! If I can't steal it I'll lie to steal it!
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Old 09-04-10, 02:06 PM   #3
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Old 09-04-10, 02:16 PM   #4
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I'd just Jump the fence after close time in this situation, sooner than later, you know before it gets mangled by any heavy machinery, thats just me though (;
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Old 09-04-10, 02:25 PM   #5
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I drop by the scrap yard all the time and give the guy $10 or $20 for a bike that can be fixed up. I am sure you will find someone there who will happily take $20 for it, it is worth only about $5 to them as it is now.
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I made a lot of after dark raids at my local recycling place. I just couldn't watch the carnage any more.
Here's one that I was too late to save, can you spot the Brooks sticking up from behind the bundle of concertina wire and razor blades?
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Come on, go get it. What kind of idiot dumps something like that, and what kind of idiot that works at the dumping station lets it get that far? There's no way that Brooks wouldn't fetch $50 on any Craigslist anywhere.

The bike gods will forgive any property crime involved. But yes, I second the recommendation of bribing with beer.
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I had to let a 88 Schwinn World SPort go the same route. Not quite as much of a tragedy, but still........
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Just do it.

Where are you located? I'll do it.
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No reply? He's either hawking the dump right now, or he's clapped in a jail cell with a PX-10 for company

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I hope he gets it. I can't say that's something I would walk away from in the first place though.
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Just do it.

Where are you located? I'll do it.
Yeah - let the kid do it. He's not an adult yet, so they'll go easier on him.
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Have some friends follow you with a camera and tell the scrap guys that you are from American Pickers.... Might work. Beer is the almighty equalizer with blue collar workers though. Good luck and perhaps consider a tetanus shot
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Old 09-05-10, 12:01 AM   #16
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Yeah - let the kid do it. He's not an adult yet, so they'll go easier on him.
Plus I'm semi-sneaky and a track runner - fleeing is my specialty.
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Two years ago my sons and I were taking some cut branches to the local land fill. Inside the dumpster beside us was a Raleigh Carlton Criterium complete with Brooks saddle and pump.
I went to the shed and asked if my boys could retrieve it or maybe they should retrieve it and at least donate the thing to the city bike yard.
I was told no. And nobody cared or was interested. I still think about that bike.
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all the best heists involve a getaway van.

Few involve a getaway convertible coupe.

+1 for beer. Its a universal currency, and oddly enough, generally worth more as a bargaining tool than what you spent on it.



Don't risk your life too greatly...Its just some french crap.
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bump for bail donations.
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bump for bail donations.
Yeah, what the heck is going on right now? It's probably covered/crushed/stolen by now.
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Ah, the bikes that got to the Dump too soon for me to salvage...

I did get lucky this weekend and managed to pull a decent old Shields out of the dumpster. Normally, the bikes are put aside for me, but someone had just tossed the Shields. A landfill site attendant helped me pull the bike out of it resting place. I might add that it was tangled up with a Sekine SHC270 that was in similar condition.

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At least you know where the dump is. I have no clue where ours is.
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I'm starting to worry about SoreFeet...

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