Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dumpster bike 2

Not the best picture . . . recovered a bike from a Dumpster near the tennis courts. Apparently the local pro chucked it due to the rusty drivetrain. But nothing looks bent on it and there are hardly even any scratches. Check out the silver handlebar tape and retro shifters. I haven't checked it out thoroughly; it seems to be some kind of iron Bianchi from the 1980s or 1990s. Interestingly, all the bikes that life sends my way appear in shades of silver.

1 comment:

fridrix said...

It mostly needs a new chain and a tuneup! I'm pretty sure I can keep the cassette. The cables are also rusty and the tires are fairly rotted, though the tubes hold air. It will be hard to keep the budget below $75 if I get all that, probably equivalent to its street value. Still, a nice-looking bike.