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Old 09-05-21, 01:28 PM
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Donating bikes

I have a Cannondale 3.0 that has been ridden. I put at least 10,000 miles on it. It has dura-ace components. I can't face the thought of getting back on this bike after riding less rigid bikes for a while, so it hangs in my basement with spiders living in the wheels. I don't really want to go to the trouble of selling it, so I am thinking of donating it. Are there any charities that are capable of dealing with a bike like this?
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I donated a couple of desirable vintage bikes to a local bike charity, thinking they could make money selling them on line. They didn't want to be bothered, apparently. They were gathering dust, just in a different place. It's pretty easy to sell bikes locally on CL if you just want them to go to a new home. Set a price low enough to be attractive but not so low as to bring in the flippers. It feels good to know you've given someone more than their money's worth. Lagniappe.
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In my area, bikes sell better on Facebook marketplace , CL is pretty much dead around here.
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I don't really want to go to the trouble of selling it, so I am thinking of donating it. Are there any charities that are capable of dealing with a bike like this?
Bike co-op or bike collective. Whatever they are called near you. Nonprofits that do various good things with older bikes, depending on location.

Pittsburgh has a few for sure.
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Do an internet search with these words: donate a bicycle to charity
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PinkBike then donate the money
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I have a Cannondale 3.0 that has been ridden. I put at least 10,000 miles on it. It has dura-ace components. I can't face the thought of getting back on this bike after riding less rigid bikes for a while, so it hangs in my basement with spiders living in the wheels. I don't really want to go to the trouble of selling it, so I am thinking of donating it. Are there any charities that are capable of dealing with a bike like this?
I donated a number of semi-desirable bikes to a local charity who serves the refugee community. They appreciated that the bikes were a step up in quality from the department store offerings. Like you, I didn't want to bare the hassle of haggling price over a bike for which I had a sentimental attachment.
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