CNN Short Article…’A mountain bike changed my life’

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    • #74287

      Well this must be a 1st having "Mountain bike" in the headlines on CNN. A must read article……

      http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/07/23/he … index.html

    • #74288

      Good article, but I can’t help but take note of the line:
      [i:3b6tch1i]There’s a bike that’s unloved in every garage in this country.[/i:3b6tch1i]

      I don’t know about everyone else, but while my parents certainly have a few old mountain bikes in their garage (I don’t, I keep all mine 😃), they certainly aren’t in the best shape. They’ve talked about getting rid of them, and this Pedals for Progress thing sounds like a good idea…I’m just curious about the bikes they get, what kind of shape they need to be in (ride-able, or just fix-able i.e. no major problems).

      The $10 fee is nothing, especially if bikes are donated "as-is".

    • #74289

      I checked out the web site and it says they will take…

      "All bicycles received should be in repairable condition, relatively rust free, and accompanied by a cash donation. We DO NOT accept "bikes for parts" nor disassembled bikes. Frames or bikes with rusted frames should be rejected, a little rust on bright metal such as handlebars and rims is acceptable."

      It sounds like they don’t care if the shifting is off or little things like that. They said they’d even take the bike with no rubber on the rims. It seems they are mainly concerned about rust on the frame and has most working parts.

      http://www.p4p.org/index.html

      They have some cool t-shirts as well on the site for sale.

      I’m game with stealing my parents junkers in the garage, they never ride them!!!!

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