Maybe some of the C&V crowd might snub at shopping for bikes at Goodwill but I'm amazed how many neat bikes for pittance are there. Read to the bottom as someone might want a Peugeot gem.
The first acquired was this nice original Raleigh Twenty for under $10. Of course I had to do some TLC and replace the rubber, but once again rides with pride.
Then just this last week picked up an early 90's Schwinn Hurricane ATB for $7.
I initially glanced at it for the low price but soon discovered what a versatile frame. All rigid - perfect, simple and fits a wide range of wheels / tires. Has all the right braze-ons for fenders, racks, bottle cages but more importantly, is a 26" mtn. bike that handles 27" and 700C road. Has the canti studs but also bridged and drilled for a wide assortment of road brakes. I'm trying to restrain myself to minimize the expense going into it but will be a road drop conversion. I'm leaving the simple low-end thumb shifters too. It will be a loaner, something for the grandkids can use plus I'll add two hitches - tow a trailer and a kids 'bike along'. Will also be a winter beater and it won't bother me having constant road salt on it.
Some other misc. bike related from Goodwill: Two trailers, one is an Instep and the other a brand new Schwinn $14 each (all complete with hitches and caster wheels / handle for stroller). A kids 'bike along' for $9. Mounts to seat post and the rider pedals / coast behind. Other: Brand new in the package road drop bike mirror $1, new alloy kickstand $1 (will use on the above beater Schwinn when used with trailers). They had those plastic chain cleaning with rotator brush - NEW for .50 each in the packages (Finish Line knockoff). Cheap but no interest and I passed on them.
OK, so now onto something interesting and true C&V stuff:
shopgoodwill.com - #16487544 - Vintage 58-60's Peugeot 26" Steel Lug Road Bike - 5/18/2014 7:15:00 PM
This is on online bid offering for a 1960?? Peugeot. All original with a bike registration of 1962. The included Coloral bottle and cage is worth at least $100. Shipping is steep but if someone resides near that Goodwill store, could be a great buy.