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Old 03-16-11, 09:31 AM   #1
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How to dispose of garbage bike frame?

How would *you* get rid of the corpse of a bicycle you unintentionally inherited?

My well meaning friend heard I wanted a bike, told me I could have the one that's been in their basement . . . well, they drop it off and it's a craptacular Huffy, with bent rims, broken bits, and strips of rubber that no longer qualify as "tires" . . .

It's now a slightly rusted heap taking up space in my back yard.

Do I bribe the garbage truck drivers to take it away?

drag it to the Scrap yard?

toss it over a hill down by the tracks? (jk)

Just wondering what others opt to do.
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Old 03-16-11, 09:33 AM   #2
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garbage truck drivers to take it
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Yep, I've had no problem with my hauler. Or...You could find out if your area has one of those "build-a-bike" programs for kids. Donate.
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Drive to an alley, set BSO next to dumpster. Leave. In most cities it'll be gone soon.
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Mine started life a bit like that lol. It might just be in need of a bit of tlc (pictures) but if you really don't want it, donate it to somewhere/someone that does. Always better than throwing it out.
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Yep, I've had no problem with my hauler. Or...You could find out if your area has one of those "build-a-bike" programs for kids. Donate.
It's been several years since I've talked with them but the "build-a bike" program in St Louis used to charge a $10.00 fee to "donate" a bike. FWIW, the vast majority of donated bikes were simply disassembled and sold as scrap metal.
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Old 03-16-11, 11:47 AM   #7
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just set it to the curb with a piece of paper that says free. if i was to set a frame to the curb one of the local scrap guys would pick it up for free.
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5 minutes with a hacksaw=gone.
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Old 03-16-11, 03:54 PM   #9
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stuff it in the re-cycle bin
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Take it part-way apart -- wheels, fork, seatpost -- and pile it up with the trash.
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EBay : )

Seriously, in my neighborhood, you don't have to put a sign on it that says free. Just leave it at the curb and it won't last 2 hours.
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I second the local build a bike for the needy programs. They will always find a use for it.
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I never had a bike that sounded that crappy, but I donated quite a few to the local co-op. Back in the 80's you could donate it to the huffy toss.
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Mine go on the recycle pile. Last trailer full of aluminum I hauled down netted nearly $500

I recycle steel too, but don't get as much money for that.

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Recyclers quickly pick up any scrap metal I leave out with the trash.
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Drive to an alley, set BSO next to dumpster. Leave. In most cities it'll be gone soon.
Gave a bunch of old rimsets the send-off that way. One man's trash, another man's treasure.
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Around here, there's guys that scour the neighborhood for scrap iron and stuff, so you could just leave it out front by the street and it'd get picked up. I set an old dishwasher out there and it was gone the next day. Guess there's some copper wire in it.
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Geez, you guys miss the point!

Keep the bike in the backyard, and when a good friend says they need a bike, give it to them. Your problem solved! Just like your "well-meaning" friend's problem was.

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Geez, you guys miss the point!

Keep the bike in the backyard, and when a good friend says they need a bike, give it to them. Your problem solved! Just like your "well-meaning" friend's problem was.

I got a back yard full of bikes...the ones that go to the scrapper are beyond help. And speaking of help...It would help if I DIDN'T bring them in by the truck load.

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