Bike Repair CostBefore we get into how to offload a bike, let’s first take a cursory look at the repair route. As mentioned, because this is an uncomplicated machine, if the frame is in good, usable condition, it can be completely revamped. You just need the parts and some paint to make it look new again.
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 the most practical and cost-effective to donate them to a local program. In some areas you have a choice of directing your bike to an organization that will use it internationally or to a domestic program. —iBike.orgNow, if you’re concerned about cost, this is where disposal becomes a lot more attractive. Bikes generally last about 10 years before it’s time to trade up. Oddly, this isn’t due to the actual, physical condition, but the availability of parts. Once a bicycle is 10 years of age or older, parts are super-difficult to obtain.
Bradenton Old Bike Disposal OptionsIf you’re considering how to get rid of your used bicycle, you’re probably ready to go. So here are some tips on what to do for old bike disposal:
- Sell it. You can sell it at a local store as parts. Or, if it is still in good condition, you can sell it as-is. A local bicycle shop can help fix it up nicely. Then, you can sell it. Or just sell it to a repair shop.
- Keep it. If you think the repair might be too expensive for you, you should seek as much information as possible. (That is, if you like cycling and decide to keep it.) Price new models and cost compare. This will give you an idea of how much you will spend to get it fixed versus buying a new bike.
- Give it away. One option to consider, and perhaps the best, if it is in good condition, is to give out your old bicycle to those who truly need it. Several charities accept used bicycles. However, they must be in good condition and work properly.
- Junk it. If the bike is just too old, out of date, and needs too much work, then it’s time to get a new one. So, call a junk removal service to pick it up and haul it away. Plus, you can use the opportunity to offload more unwanted junk.