There are cemeteries for shredded bicycles on vacant lots throughout China. Local governments have long pondered how to dispose of millions of abandoned bikes: the result of an initial oversupply to support the country’s bike-sharing scheme.
Bikes, broken or not, have great recyclable value here in the US as their scrap metal and tires can still be reused. But there are other clever ways to repurpose your old bike, especially if you’re one of those cyclists who thinks bikes have a special, sentimental value.
Do you have an old bike that has been sitting in your garage for years? It’s time to take it out – but not for a ride. You can breathe new life into it and turn it into something functional and beautiful.