[TheThinkTank] extra bikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help!!!!!

breathingplanet breathingplanet at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 15:48:31 PST 2018


Our city does not have such an auction. In fact they are trying to give us
all of the police auction bikes because it is easier than doing the
auction. The bikes I speak of are not in repaired condition so that is
another bit of important information.
Thx
Andrew

On Dec 1, 2018 6:03 PM, "Jack Murphy" <jack at bikewalkwichita.org> wrote:

> We've been taking extra bikes to our city's weekly auction. We don't get
> much for each bike have been raising anywhere from $40-$70 a week on bikes
> we wouldn't be using in ReCycle. Slow process, but I can now see some empty
> floor in our shop! Used bikes are a never ending supply.
> Jack Murphy
> Jack at BikeWalkWichita.org
>
> On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 1:41 PM breathingplanet <breathingplanet at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> hi all,
>> Ive been mostly a lurker on this list in the past few years.    but
>> chiming in now because Troy Bike Rescue needs to unload a bunch of stock,
>> and we hope the ThinkTank can help!
>>
>> This is a deep storage collection that has gone through several culls
>> over the years, so there is not much in there that should be scrapped. We
>> are at a point now where we are not able to penetrate the backlog because
>> of limited volunteers and hours, and a continual income of donations.....
>> it is cramping our style - literally.
>>
>> We are located in Troy, NY about 3 hours from Montreal and NYC and 4
>> hours from Boston, and Philly....   We want to give between 50 and 100
>> bikes to a good home where they will be refurbished and used.  We would
>> consider splitting the cost of a Uhaul or something if someone is
>> interested.  We are very open to suggestions of how to redistribute these.
>>  We want to help fledgling projects, but if a capitalist outfit can use
>> them, we could work with that too.   If an oversees distro project could
>> use them, thats cool too.  Just dont want to scrap them if at all possible,
>> and we need to figure this out.
>>
>> Whadda Yall think(tank)??  Thanks for any feedback.
>>
>> PS.  we also have a million wheels too.  all aluminum (most steel has
>> been culled).
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Andrew Lynn
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>>
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