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The first interested person to contact me in the comment section of this post can have this bike for free. It's a dark blue 12- speed Firenze in almost-new condition with no mechanical problems. I've only owned it three days.
The blog took me for a walk Saturday and insisted we bring this one home even after I told him we already had too many. Like several of my bikes, this one was picked up at the curb after being set out for trash.
I've often wondered why someone would toss a perfectly good bike. Either they're moving, the bike needs more repair than they care to give it, or they just grew out of it. Maybe the kids moved out of the house? Many of the bikes I find, including this one, needed just minor repair. I do understand tossing out good stuff. Often it's done with knowledge that someone like me will recycle it before the trash haulers get to it. But now? With gas prices past $4.00 a gallon?
Check out Waukesha County Freecycle if you have items you don't need but don't want to throw away.
If you'd like this bike, be sure to add an email address in the "your URL" area of the comment section so I can contact you
Two days and no takers? Everybody OK with gas prices? It's a decent bike. We just don't have room for it. Is it because it's a men's bike? OK, the first person to contact me can take their pick; I also have a nice women's Schwinn 10 speed with full fenders that's also taking up too much space. Hey, what can I say? I'm a collector. We have a dozen rideable bikes here. Need to make room for more!