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    I pulled it out of the trash...

    Does this make me a weirdo? My wife thinks so.

    Last night my neighbor was throwing away 2 crappy Schwinn MTB's with flat tires and totally rusted chains. I took them home and plan on stripping off anything worthwhile like cables, housings, QR skewers, etc. and then taking them to the dump for a proper burial.

    Would you have done the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by probable556 View Post
    Does this make me a weirdo? My wife thinks so.

    Last night my neighbor was throwing away 2 crappy Schwinn MTB's with flat tires and totally rusted chains. I took them home and plan on stripping off anything worthwhile like cables, housings, QR skewers, etc. and then taking them to the dump for a proper burial.

    Would you have done the same?
    I would have dug them out of the trash, but then I would have a different plan of action. Our local bike club, and boy scout camp have a deal worked our with Lansing correctional facility. we take old bikes in, they refurbish them and then they are donated to the boy scout camp.

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    Rebuilding them myself actually a pretty good idea. That would give me two fairly simple projects that wouldn't cost too much and could go for a good local cause...
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    Yeah the Kids at camp just tear them up, but they have fun and the bikes can be recycled again! With the cheap dept store bikes, breakage is a fact of life so if they need 10 bike, they try to get 15 refurbished.

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    I pick up bikes from the trash all the time or get them from yard sales for 20-40$. Every weekend I ride around the neighborhood only for this reason... Depending on the frame eather I rebuild them or use them for parts. I love working on bikes( sometimes more then riding).

    Now does this makes me a weirdo??? Don't know, don't care... but what's for sure is that I have lots of fun and I think that is what counts the most...

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    If it was anything that could be ridin i would have kept it, alot of my friends dont have bikes so It would be great to have a couple extras plus if i remember correctly schwinn has a lifetime warranty on the frames so how crappy could they be?

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