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What ideas do you get when looking at this bike. What can I make out of it?

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Old 04-18-15, 10:38 PM
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What ideas do you get when looking at this bike. What can I make out of it?

I have this bike, Tried to sell it but no one wants to buy for $20.
Back rim needs tightening.
I was thinking about making something out of it. I do have a headlight off a older real chopper maybe I could make a work bend lamp?
What do you see?
 
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Old 04-18-15, 10:42 PM
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Ok heres what it looks like

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Old 04-18-15, 10:43 PM
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Tighten the back rim and give it to a needy kid.
 
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Old 04-19-15, 02:52 AM
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You'd need to be an orangutan to ride that thing. Look at the distance from the seat to the handlebars
 
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Old 04-19-15, 04:18 AM
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I'd take it to a few Bike Shops and the first one that showed any interest could take it and sell it keeping 50% of whatever they could get for it.

Bike Shops because they just may have the traffic which would/could include a Buyer for it; and the right Buyer will pay over $100 for it.
 
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Old 04-19-15, 05:32 AM
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If you're willing to sell it for $20 and no takers, then junk it. It's not worth the effort to fool with it.
 
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Just for kicks I'd take to a custom motorcycle shop and see if one of them would want it for there kids, they would think that poor design was cool.
 
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If you're willing to sell it for $20 and no takers, then junk it. It's not worth the effort to fool with it.
Looks too nice to junk but with no takers at $20, I wouldn't think twice about giving it to a kid that would value it.

Tighten the back rim and give it to a needy kid.
I agree
 
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Old 04-19-15, 06:31 AM
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In my area most kids want it brand new or not at all. Park it in front of store and walk away. Guaranty it will be gone within the hour.
 
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Old 04-19-15, 06:32 AM
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Although I hate to junk stuff as I usually can find someone who likes my stuff and my free sign at the end of my driveway, one even took my sign, but that bike has problems. The recumbent position means you can't stand up on the pedals to absorb big bumps or, as kids like to do, jump a curb. A small child might not damage the rear wheel, being lighter, but there doesn't look to be a front brake, unless I'm missing it.

For those who have never tried a recumbent style bike, I found then a bit of a challenge, especially around traffic. Not something I would have wanted my liks to be riding around on. Virtually all of the recumbents I encountered were being ridden by adult commuters or exercise buff and being ridden on nicely paved roads.

No, that one, IMO, needs to go for scrap metal. Hard to see where any amount of work would result in a safe and enjoyable bike for some kid. Lots of other project bikes out there are free and would end up making someone happy for the same cost and effort.

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Old 04-19-15, 06:44 AM
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Although I hate to junk stuff as I usually can find someone who likes my stuff and my free sign at the end of my driveway, one even took my sign, but that bike has problems.
That my friend is my laugh of the day.
 
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Old 04-19-15, 11:09 AM
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I have yet to have my recumbent bike in "traffic" yet. Of course it is stationary I sort of like the way it sits. Really helped with knee surgery recovery, as opposed to a straight over bike set up.
 
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