Originally Posted by spad4me
I cant even find a bike in the local thrift shops.
The economy is so bad here.
Wally world did not discount any bicycles after Christmas .
They went up in price . Last year I picked up a brand new roadmaster for $39.00 This year $89.00 and way up.
Not even yard sale bikes anymore.
When I stop to ask about any bicycles the person usually willl ask me to install a motor...
But no money for me. for free .
I have done a few freebes.
Take a trip down to Phoenix. The thrift stores usually have 1 or 2 all the time. The "Barbie Princess" seems to show up a lot though. I am still holding on to the Gary Fisher Mamba I got at a garage sale I can't even seem to get $100 for it.
I got a Bontrager Camino rim for $2 the other day at Goodwill, beats the heck out of the carppy Roadmaster rim from wally world. Tomorrow is 1/2 price day, I think, at Goodwill. Bring a donation and get a 20% off coupon.
Proof I am a cheap bastid: Bought a bag of things for $2 only wanted a couple things in the bag, so I immediately donated what I did not want and got 20% off coupon. LOL