Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: DC area
Bikes: Marin San Anselmo, old Mountain Bike, real old schwinn road bike, and Birdy folder
You're really a hero to do what you are doing; the cynic in me hopes that you can translate "a beater bike is good" mindset so that you can foster basic appreciation. Setting aside the mechanics, which IMHO is the least of your concerns, how do you get the kids to appreciate 'beater bikes?' I don't know how to do that, in today's thinking, except maybe get bike couriers, and their pretty cool persona, energy, and function, involved. After this I see you are from Quincy, ILL, (old home of World Freefall Convention!!!!) near St Louis no? Some couriers there interested?