10-Speed Bicycle Repair CostBefore we get into how to offload a bike, let’s first take a cursory look at the repair route. As mentioned, because this is an uncomplicated machine, if the frame is in good, usable condition, it can be completely revamped. You just need the parts and some paint to make it look new again.
If you are an individual with a bicycle or two, or bicycle parts and accessories to donate for repair, reuse and recycling, it is usually most practical and cost-effective to donate them to a local program. In some areas you have a choice of directing you bike to an organization that will use it internationally or to a domestic program. —iBike.orgNow, if you’re concerned about cost, this is where disposal becomes a lot more attractive. Bikes generally last about 10 years before it’s time to trade up. Oddly, this isn’t due to the actual, physical condition, but the availability of parts. Once a bicycle is 10 years of age or older, parts are super-difficult to obtain.
10-Speed Bike Disposal Options for Oroville Residents and BeyondFor bikes that are ten years old or older, you can strip off everything and sell the metal for scrap. (That is, if there’s no rust or corrosion.) But, that’s a tall order for anyone because it involves a whole lot of work. So, here are a few more suggestions for getting rid of a 10-speed bike:
- Sell it. If it’s still in good and working condition, you can sell it or sell it to a local shop for parts. A local bike shop might well be able to give it a little TLC and sell it off. Or, sell it directly with a local, online ad.
- Repair it. Okay, if you know what’s needed to get it back in working condition, then you can opt to repair it and continue to use it for at least a few years.
- Donate it. Another option is to donate it, if it’s relatively new and in fairly good condition. A local church or other charity might accept it as a donation.
- Junk it. Should the bike be in rough condition, take the opportunity to put it together with a bunch of other unwanted stuff. Then, junk it all at once to be free of it all.