About Bicycle Repair CostFirst, let’s talk about getting up to snuff and running like it should. You might like it and this is certainly an option but only if it meets a few criteria. We’ll begin with the premise than any bicycle is a simple machine. So, there’s really very few which are beyond repair. However, money is a huge factor.
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.orgWhile just about any bike is a candidate for refurbishment doesn’t mean it’s fiscally viable. For instance, if the bike is ten years old or older, you’re most likely out of luck. This is due to the fact that bicycles over 10 years of age are outdated in that industry. Meaning, you will have a very difficult time finding parts. (It might even be impossible.)
Knightsten Bicycle Disposal Options You can UseFor 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 bike:
- Sell it. If it’s still in good, 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.
- Junk it. Now, if it’s in bad condition, then you’ll need to go another route. One good solution is to lump it together with a bunch of other unwanted stuff and just junk it all at one time.
- Repair it. If the bike is still usable and just needs a bit of work, you could try to repair it yourself. But, this might require specialized skills to pull off.
- 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.