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Old 04-09-2010, 04:36 AM
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Default Re: Just looking for an opinion from bicycle lovers out there!

Originally Posted by rockhopper View Post
Hi Damien,

I've read your post several times. Am still confused. Could be the beer.

But how would saving old bikes help the environment? Wouldn't melting them down and reusing the metal be better for the environment than sanding, bead blasting, chemically stripping, repainting, adding an engine, filling it with petroleum products, and riding it around actually be worse for the environment?

Why do you hate the environment?
*shrug* and melting old bikes to make new is any better than jus' cleanin' em up? I doubt it... "melting them down" isn't "green" either heh

sanding: little effect on environment, the stuff was already here - yer jus' moving it.
bead blasting: is glass usually, inert & the stuff yer blastin off? Same as above.
chemically stripping: K- now that's kinda nasty, and also not the easiest way to restore a bike - I'd be surprised if it's common.
repainting: new bikes get painted too = moot point.
adding an engine, filling it with petroleum products, and riding it around: every mile rode ona motorized bicycle is one less in a car FTW

Sorry lol, it's just a pet peeve of mine how little "recycling" is truly well thought out - no offense mang

Sure, keep "green" - it sells and no one understands it anyway *shrug*
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