Like today for instance when, out of the blue, I see an old, but still serviceable Nishiki that looked to be just about my size propped on a pole along side the street at a house in my neighbourhood.
That is usually a signal that the item is free for the taking, but just to be sure, I rang the bell and spoke to the nice lady, who assured me, that yes, I was free to help myself.
Turns out I've been keeping an eye open for something exactly like this for a planned project, for which I have already amassed most of the major components.
It's going to be a back burner project for now, as I already have 2 winter projects lined up, but I expect it will be ready to roll out come spring in it's new form, which if I stick to the current plan will be a 3 speed with bull horns.
Here's a little look at the bike.