E.C. P
E.C. P
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  • Raleigh, NC
Asked on Feb 18, 2012

I have a couple of old bicycles that I would like to dispose of.

James AE.C. P3po3
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Is there a charitable agency or individual or repair shop in Raleigh area that takes such bikes?
8 answers
  • I'm not in the area, but I imagine that pretty much any charity/Goodwill type store will take them off your hands.

  • 3po3
    on Feb 18, 2012

    Here are a couple of links for you: http://www.1304bikes.org/ http://www.durhambikecoop.org/ Bike co-ops are great community centers that provide space for us cyclists to fix our gear and for needy kids and others to get bikes for free or cheap.

  • Yes, give it to Re-store, Freecycle.com or a local charity in your area.

  • E.C. P
    on Feb 18, 2012

    No,.. have checked with Goodwill, 1304 Bikes an Vietnam Vets. They only accept bikes that are in "good shape."

  • E.C. P
    on Feb 18, 2012

    Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because the suggested agencies only accept bikes that are in "good shape."

  • 3po3
    on Feb 18, 2012

    Did you check with the Durham Bike Coop. I know it's not super-convenient for you, but they should be able to fix it up.

  • E.C. P
    on Feb 23, 2012

    Yes, I checked with the Durham Bike Coop...it is a good alternative but as you say not too convenient. However, I haven't found anything more convenient in the Raleigh area. Thanks for your help.

  • James A
    on Feb 28, 2012

    If they have little rust, the wheels do not wobble from bad bearings, the tires are OK and will shift, then some old bikes are in demand. I have had luck selling them as "Classics" on Craigslist. Cobwebs, dust and flat tires (most go flat after a while) do not necessarily make it a "bad" bike. It's also a good/fun project to restore these bikes, plenty of info on UTube. Also, Craigslist has a "free" section".

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