Used Bicycle Disposal and Bicycle RepairFirst, 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. —iBikeOf course, the cost of repair is a huge deal because it can exceed the cost of replacement. If this is the case, it’s just not financially feasible or realistic. Even if the cost isn’t all that much, it’s important to note any bike over ten years in age will really be problematic due to the fact those parts are practically impossible to find.
Used Bicycle Disposal in Vacaville and Well BeyondIf you’re wondering about your used bicycle disposal, you’re likely ready to let it go. So, here are a few suggestions for what to do with that old 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.
- Repair it. If you believe that it’s just too expensive to go with the repair, you should get a professional opinion. (That is, if you really like the bike and would prefer to keep it.) Price new models and compare the costs.
- Donate it. One option (and perhaps the best one, if in good condition) is to donate your old bike. There are different charities which gladly accept used bicycles. Of course, the bike must be in usable condition and it should be fairly generic. (In other words, not over customized.)