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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikewer View Post
    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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    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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    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.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by DGozinya View Post
    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.

    Dream. Dare. Do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    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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