What do we do? Well some are given to Robin to strip down so that they can go into the scrap metal bin with maybe a brake adjuster or even a saddle being reclaimed. That leaves 6, which are a Saracen road bike, GT childs bike , Raleigh ladies bike, a shockingly bad Raleigh 1980s mens racing bike, some random kids bikes and another that escapes me.
To get these up and running would take us about 2 working days which we spend on maintenance jobs. Next week somebody else will clear out their garages and 4 more bikes will magically appear and the problem gets bigger.
Some creative solutions could be:
- To spray paint a complete bike a primary colour, place a spindles advert on it and lock it in town. Advertising is something we are not good at and this sounds like a good start.
- Create a hanging basket installation out of bicycle frames. The idea is not as mad as it seems. Tim has the welding equipment, there are loads of frames, build a good base for it and bolt it down. Place a community notice board on it for local events. Oh yes and find a gardener who will supply and tend the plants. It does need considerable artistic input which could be supplied by Bath University Arts dept. who are resident in Corsham.
- Make a Dome out of the wheels. It's been done before so its not very original but it uses the wheels.
- Sell some bikes.... maybe.