The moisture and heat this summer have combined to make it a banner year for harvesting bicycles in Fort Collins. The result is:
 We’re holding a Sidewalk Bike Sale Extravaganza Saturday, August 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! At the Bike Co-op:   331 North College, Fort Collins, CO
 The Co-op will donate 50 kids bikes to Salud Family Clinic August 13;
 We’ll send 450 bicycles off to Ghana in a huge container Sept. 11;
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Here’s a preview of inventory on hand and what you can look forward to at the Sale.
Brand new road-ready commuter bikes from KHS and refurbished cruiser and mountain bikes (20-25 bikes). Prices: $150-$400
Most bikes are project bikes for sale “as is.”
So you’re looking at frames, framesets, framesets with complete or incomplete parts groups, and/or with or without wheelsets, (If you’re looking to make the bike “ride ready”, Co-op open shop hours are always a bargain at $5 an hour Wed, Fri and Sunday.)
Vintage/Retro Mountain Bikes (15-20 bikes)
Brands: Gary Fisher, Lots of Diamondbacks, Trek, Jamis, Schwinn
Condition: Good to great condition frames with original paint jobs.
Some bikes are near complete. Most are just frames, or frames with headsets and seatposts. All frames have been inspected for damage and have had the alignment checked. Prices: $25-$150
Road bikes for sale as-is (10-15 bikes)
Brands: Panasonic, Miyata, Peugeot, Raleigh, Cannondale
Condition: Good to great condition frames with original paint jobs.
Most bikes are near complete. Many have complete component groups, but need significant tune-ups, i.e. complete servicing of all bearings.
All frames have been inspected for damage and have had the alignment checked.
Prices: $50-$250
Cruisers and 3-speeds (5-10 bikes)
Brands: Sun, Electra, Free spirit
Condition: Good condition frames with original or new paint jobs. Most bikes are near complete, but may need bearing system maintenance.
Prices: $50-$150
Fixed-gear project frames (10-15 bikes)
Brands: Puegeot, Schwinn, Bridgestone, Motobecane
Condition: Frames and framesets. All are steel frames with horizontal or semi-horizontal dropouts for singlespeed or fixed-gear projects.
Prices: $25-$75
Tour de Fat Frankenbikes
Looking for that frame, extra wheels, or cranks to build your Tour de Fat bike? Check out our $5 parts from our metal recycling bins!
Regular hours: Visit the Co-op web site: https://fcbikecoop.org/calendar.php
Sale: Saturday, Aug. 21 10 a.m. -4 p.m.