The only down side is that locals have been slow to adopt Craig's list. There is already an active FreeCycle list in town. Plus, there's much less play and parody on our local hub of Craig's List than I'm used to—but you know, things can take a while to catch on.
Anyway, something awesome is going on
on our local hub of Craig's List.
I'll call it a restoration arts project, and what I particularly like about it is that the project focuses on the surplus of trashed and abandoned bicycles all over town.
Rusty old quick-release skewers like this one (rusted to an abandoned wheel)
are being refurbished by the artist to look like this:
Similarly, this rusty old pedal
has been refurbished to shine grandly as:
The ads, which you can find by looking at the entries that read REFURBISHED, all stipulate that the bikes are not owned by the refurbisher (totally clever!), but by paying twenty bones you get a map to the abandoned bike and a framed photo from the project.
Yes. Yes yes yes.