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2015-05-02 Ross Bike

A Ross Eurotour in excellent condition for the age except for the weirdly rotted gumwalls. No matter, two new tires and it is almost ready to go. It will get a little cleaning of the chrome for extra shiny effect.

Ross Bike
 

2015-05-02 Peg Perego Aria

Yet another Peg Perego Aria pushchair. These are pretty good if you want a very light and compact offspring carriage device. They seem to have fallen out of favour with the public a little recently but somebody will want it.

Peg Perego Aria
 

2015-05-02 Rucksacks for Offspring

A couple of different items in this category, a nice Kelty Pathfinder offspring carriage rucksack in perfect condition. Ready to go and high quality.

Kelty Pathfinder

Also a Bush Baby something or other. Again, seems pretty high quality and in excellent condition. It was slightly dusty so we sprayed it off with the hosepipe. Lovely.

Bush Baby Rucksack
 

2015-05-02 Maclaren Strollers

Some number of Maclaren strollers were dealt with on this day. Here are some of the ones we grabbed pictures of.

A random newish Volo, reason for discard possibly a bent axle. Fixed with replacement from spares inventory.

Maclaren Strollers

Another newish Volo, reason for discard possibly a small chafe in the fabric. Does not really need fixing. This will be transported to another continent to be deployed in a future offspring transportation situation. Plus grandmas like wandering round town with a kid in a stroller, gives them something to hang onto.

Maclaren Strollers
 

2015-05-02 Inglesina Zippy

This Inglesina Zippy pushchair is really a fancied up Peg Perego Pliko. In the same way that an Acura is a pointlessly adorned Honda. Not a bad device though, useful enough.

Inglesina Zippy
 

2015-05-02 Graco Stroller Frames

These things are perenially super-abundant but people seem to be happy to take them off our hands so we keep picking them up. Graco stroller frames, possibly the shopping trolley of the infant carriage device world.

Graco Stroller Frames
 

2015-04-25 Scotts Mower

This Scotts reel lawn mower is in more or less unused condition. In fact when we tried it the reel blade was nowhere near the static blade, so had probably been badly set up and never used.

Scotts Mower

Update: We shuffled our available mowers around and made this is the primary mower after we adjusted the blade set. It is disturbingly new compared to mowers we have had in the past but I guess we will get used to it.

 

2015-04-25 New Home Sewing Machine

A friend who was with us at the time snagged this New Home sewing machine, there apparently being a need for one in their household. It seems to be basically functional so hopefully they are able to use it and have fun.

New Home Sewing Machine

Next stop, making clothes out of curtains for the kids and learning to sing.

 

2015-04-25 Lenovo Monitor

This is a random 24 inch or so Lenovo monitor with DVI and VGA in and seems to work fine. No apparent reason for discard, though we suspect the lack of HDMI might have something to do with it.

Lenovo Monitor

Looks like it is about to get washed up in the kitchen sink here, an essential step in maintaining good network hygiene. Make sure you use lots of bleach when cleaning monitors.

 

2015-04-25 Combi Stroller Frame

This Combi Coccoro stroller frame is pretty fancy and folds super small. It only works with Combi brand car seats or some such but presumably there is someboy out there who has one of those and would like one of these to go with it for a very reasonable price. We hope to meet them via the list of craig.

Combi Stroller Frame
 

2015-04-25 Bike Seats

A selection of devices for securing one's offspring to one's velocipede. First, yet another pair of Topeaks...

Bike Seats

Next up a Weeride seat that goes on the crossbar. Requires the rider to be a little bowlegged but they do work.

Bike Seats

Good stuff.

 

2015-04-15 Raleigh M50

This Raleigh M50 mountain bike was abandoned at REI by it's owner after they informed him that it required 600 USD of work. We put air in the tires and it rides fine.

Raleigh M50

It does look like it needs some drivetrain work but I have not felt it hook or skip at all yet.

 

2015-04-10 Bob Stroller

A random single BOB stroller, a couple of holes in some fabric and a little bit weathered but a functional device for transporting offspring. Handy dandy

Bob Stroller

Also, no picture as yet, a Baby Jogger Ciry Elite missing one rear wheel. Otherwise in pretty good shape.

 

2015-04-04 Phil and Ted

A random Phil and Ted stroller complete with the second seat. Seems in OK condition, we will investigate. Flat tires all round will not deter us.

Phil and Ted
 

2015-03-28 Mountain Buggy

Once really nice Mountain Buggy Urban stroller. Tires are a little worn but still had some air in them. Everything seems to work fine.

Mountain Buggy
 

2015-03-28 Metro Wire Shelving

4 pieces of heavy duty genuine Metro Wire shelving, funny size at 21 by 24 inches, but there you go. Not sure if we will use this or make it available.

Metro Wire Shelving
 

2015-02-28 Cast Iron Cookware

This Lodge 12 inch skillet is nearly new. It has the lodge brand text on the loop handle and has a very coarse sandy texture on the surface. We have already found a home for this so we sanded down the bumpy surface and recured it with delicious bacon grease. Mouseover for the before and after comparison.

Cast Iron Skillet

Also found at the same place and time, but as far as we can tell, entirely from a different source, is this Wagner double loaf pan. As you can see it is a bit rusty. Investigations are underway as to whether this can be rehabilitated.

Wagner double loaf pan
 

2015-01-19 Bob Jogger

This BOB Sport Utility jogging stroller is in near perfect condition, including having air in the tyres. It shall be used for the short while that we continue to require an offspring moving device. Then sold.

Bob Jogger
 

2014-12-13 Printer Ink

No idea if this is useful but you never know with printer ink whether it is more precious than champagne per unit volume or not. Take this off our hands if you need it.

Printer Ink
 

2014-12-06 iMac G4

A random G4 iMac with a fresh never booted install of some version of OS X on it. Pretty random. We have no use for it, and maybe nobody else does. But we would be quite happy for somebody to do something with it.

iMac G4
 

2014-11-22 Keyboards

We have all of a sudden run out of generic USB keyboards, so we had to go find some more. These two will do for some inventory for now.

Keyboards

We have a pile of old mac keyboards but they cause problems when you show up and plug them into random windows machines.

 

2014-11-22 Circular Saw

This random Rockwell circular saw works fine and is all complete, we got this for a friend setting up house. It has the weird short power cable pigtail thingy on it, presumably that is either some safety or corporate cheapskate thing.

Circular Saw
 

2014-11-15 Wheels

From the friend's garage, some spare wheels and such. Those road 559 tyres will make a nice hybrid at some stage.

Wheels
 

2014-11-15 Stihl 025

A friend who is moving away is clearing out the garage and we went to scavenge. This saw runs fine once we got it cleaned out and warmed up.

Stihl 025
 

2014-11-08 Schwinn Impact

This Schwinn Impact ladies style mountain bike came with huge flabby knobbly tyres on it. They had rotted gumwalls and were generally unsatisfactory. We swapped on some semi knobbly replacements and cleaned the thing up and now it is a really nice bike. Available for such high impact activities as shopping, as you can see from the handy dismountable basket.

Schwinn Impact

So why is that? Gumwall tires will have the sides rot out and become useless? Some of them from the 1970s even get all super nasty like some eruptive fungus or some such. We have dealt with black tires from the 1960s, of a Raleigh for example, that have been perfectly fine 50 years later. And yet somehow the bike makers insist on imposing crappy gumwalls on us. End rant (for now).

 

2014-11-05 Spalding Blade

This rather dashingly named Spalding Blade is dated but in good shape and perfectly functional as a means of transport. We hope somebody else shares our sentiments on this matter and takes it off our hands.

Spalding Blade

The yellow paint job is kind of spiffy but certain other parts of it are not so nice.

 

2014-11-05 Maclaren Triumph

A random Maclaren Triumph pushchair in OK usable condition. A quick clean and it is ready to go with a new owner, should one appear. We hope the list of criag will help us out in this.

Maclaren Triumph
 

2014-11-03 Trek Mystic

This Trek Mystic kids bike had dismembered grips, what a strange thing. The brake cable was seized also so new grips and a cable and it is good to go under the butt of a 6 year old of our acquaintance.

Trek Mystic

Note: The seized rear brake cable is a very common thing on ladies frames. The bowdon cable housing terminates pointing upwards and this tends to accumulate water over time. This then rusts the cable in the housing. In cold weather the water in there will freeze and sieze the cable even if it has not rusted. We need a label for this disorder, ladies frame rear brake cable disoder? LFRBCD is not very catchy.

 

2014-10-24 Bike Shaped Object

This random Huffy Bike-Shaped-Object is masquerading as some form of mountain bike. It was scrap metal the day it was made. Somebody will want it for some very low, but hopefully not negative price.

Bike Shaped Object
 

2014-10-19 Playmobil

Two chests of Playmobil toys, carefully sorted into labeled drawers. Somebody somewhere is havging an interesting childhood.

Playmobil

We split these with some friends.

 

2014-10-18 Trek 720

A Trek 720 Multitrack hybrid bike. Was pretty dusty and neglected, two flat tires (yet to be pumped up in pic). Will be a handy runaround bike for somebody by the time we have finished with it.

Trek 720
 

2014-10-18 Tag-a-long Trailer Bike

Yet another trailer bike, this one the Tag-a-long brand. Missing the hitch for the bike but we may be able to remedy that. Very available to anybody who wants it.

Tag-a-long Trailer Bike
 

2014-10-18 Sony PSP

Sony PSP device, battery empty, we managed to find the charger (a few meters away) and hence were able to charge it up and show in this picture that it works. Spiffy. We will try to round up some games for it at some stage. DK?

Sony PSP
 

2014-10-18 Maxi-Cosi Stroller

The best futuristic German design here in this Max-Cosi Foray. Needed air in the tires and a dust off but no real reason for discard. A lady grabbed it ahead of us where it was dropped off and we helped her to fold it and sort it out but she ended up not taking it for some reason. Whatever, we will find a new owner for it.

Maxi-Cosi Stroller
 

2014-10-18 Giant Innova

A Giant Innova hybrid-like bike in OK shape. Air in the tires and a clean up and it is ridable. It will meet a new owner on the list of craig.

Giant Innova
 

2014-10-18 Dictionary

Duden Idiomatic german dictionary, not so essential in these networked times but nice to have anyway. Should one wish to browse for German idioms.

Dictionary
 

2014-10-18 BOB Double Stroller

A rather nice BOB Revolution double stroller. Nice shape all round ready to go.

BOB Double Stroller
 

2014-10-10 Tandem Frame

A KHS Tandemania tandom frame and fork. This is quite unusual, it was sitting in a garbage pile on the street with some other bike stuff and the toaster. Aaccording to bystanders it was the detritus from an apartment cleanout of some form. But who has a tandem frame and a dualit toaster lying around? We think some form of squatter/hoarder secnerio was involved.

Tandem Frame
 

2014-10-10 Dualit Toaster

Yet another Dualit toaster, this one a 2 slice model and seemingly quite old. It has cleaned up quite nicely since this picture was taken and is generally avaailable to any who should want it.

Dualit Toaster
 

2014-10-08 Valco Stroller

A rather fine Valco double stroller in excellent used condition. No apparent reason for discard, even cleanish. Rescued at the last second from being crushed and dropped into the scrap metal by our man on the spot. Heroic indeed.

Valco Stroller
 

2014-10-08 Pressure Washers

Two random pressure washers seemingly complete but completely unknown as to their functional state, destined for you electrical fixer friend.

Pressure Washers
 

2014-10-05 Cruiser Bike

This thing is supposedly a La Jolla Street Cruiser. Truthfully it is a bike shaped object with all that entails. Fortunately some people value such things, when priced suitably.

Cruiser Bike
 

2014-10-04 Cub Cadet Snowblower

What an interesting device. This Cub Cadet 528 SWE 10hp snowblower showed up in the back of the a pickup and the two discarders said it did not run and there was a problem with the oil. A quick pull test indicated it seems to turn over with the appropriate resistance at presumably appropriate times. We grabbed it.

Cub Cadet Snowblower

Update: Further inspection, oil level was way high. We dumped that and tossed the right amount of new oil in. Plug was dry, no fouling. Fuel in the tank, nothing really seems wrong. Started first pull once we figured out the safety key triggering mechanism, which was a little dismembered by some previous half assed attempt to diagnose things.

Runs all funny though and the throttle is a bit weird so tuneup required and we are fine with that.

 

2014-10-03 Schwinn Collegiate

This Schwinn Collegiate bike had dry rotted tyres and some general brake misconfiguration. Not so hard to remedy, and a quick clean made it into quite an attractive device, as you might see from the picture. It shall be sold as soon as we find somebody who appreciates said attraction.

Schwinn Collegiate
 

2014-09-27 Appliances

One random vacuum cleaner and one random drill. Vacuum works, drill does not.

Appliances

These gathered for a friend who wishes to do more electrical tinkering. We have access to fodder for that.

 

2014-09-06 Dog Bowl

This random stainless steel dog bowl showed up a little dirty but we cleaned it and left it with a dog owner friend.

Dog Bowl

Note, we know it is a dog bowl because of the bones around the rim. This is clearly a signal to the dog that what is in the bowl is for canine consumption.

 

2014-08-23 Frankenbike

This bike showed up as a hashed up fixie conversion. Salient points included:

The frame is a pretty nice thing so I found a possible owner for it.

Frankenbike

It needed a bunch of stuff to get it in the state seen above. Specifically

It is now a great ride, really quick and agile. Maybe too nice. If the prospective new owner likes it I will finish off things like bar tape and other bits and pieces.

 

2014-08-16 Instep Jogger

A random Instep Ultra double jogger in perfectly usable condition. No apparent reason for discard. Certainly needs a quick clean (note it is already soaking wet as part of that process) but will be good to go soon.

Instep Jogger
 

2014-08-14 Bianchi Hybrid

A nice Bianchi Advantage with a moronic previous owner. The evidence of their stupidity:

Two new tubes, some oil and all round cleaning and it is a rather nice machine. 700C wheels but a smallish frame. Also, can't short people just ride bikes with 559 wheels? It makes more sense to me.

Bianchi Hybrid
 

2014-07-26 Knives

A couple of Henckels knives, one with a cracked handle. We may or may not fix that handle by custom making a new one out of ipe wood but we will see. Both available, though somewhat blunt at present.

Knives

Also present at the scene were these extra items of weaponry. Some of those shotgun shells had a pin mark in the cap, seemingly implying they are misfires. Some upstanding and responsible gun owner dropped those into the scrap metal.

Knives

Needless to say we did not bring those home. We left a bunch of crappy knives also.

 

2014-07-22 Bugaboo

This Bugaboo Chameleon, picture as found in situ, is in OK shape but a little neglected. Weirdly the two fron wheel bearings are seized, possible reason for discard, we shall have to have a look at that. The other stroller visible in the pic, a cheap jogger, was also discarded but that may stay that way.

Bugaboo
 

2014-07-19 Tools

A strange assortment of tools, mostly junk or peripherally useful. Notable this very interesting hammer:

Tools

This nice little adjustable wrench, shown here after dressing the jaws and some oil:

Tools

And some other crud.

Tools
 

2014-07-19 Peg Perego P3

A Peg Perego P3 stroller discarded by some bins in a duplex rental. I picked it up on the cargo bike, as you can see. Reason for discard seems to be one popped rivet under the seat that retains the seatbelts, easy fix.

Peg Perego P3
 

2014-07-19 Lodge Skillet

Yet another Lodge 12 inch cast iron skillet, somewhat used. Shown here out of its natural element, obviously. This will probably get a stripping and reseasoning before becoming available. Yay for scrap metal.

Lodge Skillet
 

2014-07-19 Babytrend Stroller Frame

One Babytrend stroller frame thingy complete with pretty recent Peg Perego infant seat. The seat may or may not be any good but somebody will want the frame.

Babytrend Stroller Frame
 

2014-06-22 Two Child Solutions

A selection of devices purporting to be effective at transporting two children at once. First a Schwinn double jogger with missing front wheel. We will almost certainly be able to fix that problem in short order and render it functional again.

Two Child Solutions

Also a Babytrend double snap-and-go stroller frame thingy. A useful item in these times of increased infertility treatments.

Two Child Solutions

Matching the previous, a Babytrend Sit-n-stand style thing. All present and correct.

Two Child Solutions

Lastly a Joovy Caboose, same basic form factor as the Babytrend above.

Two Child Solutions

Spiffy selection.

 

2014-06-22 Bike Seats

These two random Topeak Bike seats are a bit beat up in places but between them will yield one good one and some parts.

Bike Seats
 

2014-06-15 Peg Perego Milano

An older stroller, a Peg Perego Milano pushchair. These are pretty nice and it has the quilted hood for winter etc. Somebody will find a use for it, we hope.

Peg Perego Milano
 

2014-06-15 Peg Perego High Chair

A pretty fancy Prima Pappa Best high chair from Peg Perego. It has small updates on their older model to warrant the addition of the word "Best". Useful though and somebody will want it.

Peg Perego High Chair
 

2014-06-15 Maclaren Pushchairs

A Maclaren Twin Techno double pushchair in used but OK condition. It needed a clean and some new wheels on the rear (a common wear issue with these) and it is ready for action.

Maclaren Pushchairs

More or less the half of the previous, a Maclaren Vogue stroller all spiffy and ready to move offspring and nothing wrong.

Maclaren Pushchairs
 

2014-06-15 Instep Double Jogger

A double jogger with swivel front wheel made by Instep. This thing was protected from UV degradation by a seriously thick layer of dust all over it. That has been hosed away to leave this pretty nice stroller underneath. Ready to be deployed under the stinky butts of two smallish offspring.

Instep Double Jogger

This jogger is nice in that it has the one-hand fold feature, a little known criteria for stroller choice and rare in a double jogger.

 

2014-06-15 High Chairs

A couple of wooden high chairs, one a generic bar/restaurant style thing. Cheap and simple but functional:

High Chairs

This one looks sort of like a Tripp Trapp ripoff, is actually a One Step Ahead Euro style or some such. Comes with washable cushion.

High Chairs
 

2014-06-15 Graco Ipo

A Graco Ipo puschair that is pretty much ripping off the basic Maclaren design. Works OK, fabric is a bit junky but it is a Graco and there you have it.

Graco Ipo

Are they trying to cash in on the dotcom IPO craze with this silly name?

 

2014-06-15 Delta Drill Press

This Delta DP350 drill press has an exploded rear pulley, apparently this is due to a design flaw and lots of people on the interwebs bemoan the crappification of Delta products. To add insult to injury, the replacement parts are not available. Hey guys, lets sell off and outsource all our manufacturing so we can all have shiny toys a few dollars cheaper!

Delta Drill Press

We will probably try to source a replacement item for the delta pulley and put this back in service as we have some friends who could use it.

P.S. Yes, the rear pulley literally exploded and it seems that this happened to many people.

 

2014-06-15 Combi Pushchairs

A pair of Combi pushchairs, nothing remarkable really except the first has a high handle, good for taller people.

Combi Pushchairs
Combi Pushchairs
 

2014-06-15 Bugaboo Frog

This Bugaboo Frog stroller is in excellent condition and comes complete with the bassinet, cover and car seat mount. Really nice, though it was quite dusty upon pickup.

Bugaboo Frog

We now have all of the Frog, Gecko and Cameleon in the house at present, though not for long as new owners are urgently being sought for two of the three.

 

2014-06-15 Bikes

First off a nice as new Panasonic Sport 1000. This is a really nice bike and just needed air in the tyres. It was not even that dusty, as long disused bikes tend to get.

Bikes

With it came a Free Spirit FS12. There is not a lot wrong with this except for the fact that it has Free Spirit written on the side indicating that it is utter crap. Still, no matter, it has already been passed on to a guy interested in random bikes and parts.

Bikes

And just in case some of these did not appear here, here is a batch of bikes we made up for that same bike nut. He wanted parts and stuff to play with so he got 6 bikes cheap. He even managed to get all 6 of these into his random volvo sedan.

Bikes
 

2014-06-14 Strollers

A mixed bag today. First up a Maclaren stroller frame thingy. Somewhat rare and useful.

Strollers

This Bugaboo Gecko is a little beat up and somewhat faded but is still a Bugaboo and quite functional. Available.

Strollers

This Baby Jogger jogging stroller has built-in suspension and is super fancy with some form of fly screen. Spiffy and ready to be used.

Strollers
 

2014-06-09 Mountain Bikes

A couple of random mountain bikes that showed up. First a Giant Boulder that had a bad rear axle and bearings. No matter, a much nicer rear wheel showed up and we swapped that on. This is now allocated to a friend.

Mountain Bikes

The other is a juvenile Raleight Mtn Scout. Nothing special, just a kids mountain bike.

Mountain Bikes
 

2014-06-08 Graco Infant Seat

Run of the mill Graco infant car seat with base. Spiffy, cleaned and all ready to go.

Graco Infant Seat
 

2014-06-07 Tool Tote

This random Workforce tool tote is pretty much brand new and unused. No idea if we will use it so claim it if you want it.

Tool Tote
 

2014-06-07 Stainless Cookware

This set of stainless steel cookware is pretty much new and unused. It is not something we would choose to use but we are sure we can find an introduction to people who do on the list of craig.

Stainless Cookware
 

2014-06-07 Snapper Mower

This Snapper Hi-Vac lawn mower is a real high quality item. It runs OK but maybe needs a tuneup or some such. The equivalent mower now is 800 USD new and though we are tempted to keep this and clean it up, demands on space and time may be such that we allow a new owner to have that fun via the list of craig.

Snapper Mower
 

2014-06-07 Sit-N-Stand

Babytrend Sit-N-Stand LX stroller that was seemingly suffering some short term assembly problems. In perfectly good order now and will be redeployed to new owners as soon as they can be found.

Sit-N-Stand
 

2014-06-07 Peg Perego Aria

Yet another Peg Perego Aria pushchair, this one needs a good clean and has uninspiring colours but should be fine and ready for redeployment soon.

Peg Perego Aria
 

2014-06-01 Wet Footwear

This assortment of footwear for use in diverse wet environments is handy dandy and will be deployed wherever needed.

Wet Footwear
 

2014-06-01 Strollers

A broad selection of devices for transporting offspring. Often two at a time. First up a Kelty deuce coupe double jogger. These things are super high quality, very robust and the only jogger that folds vaguely umbrella style. It had a flat tire, possibly the reason for discard?

Strollers

Next a Baby Jogger City Micro double stroller. Had a slight bend in the brake activation rod that made it difficult to disengage the brakes. Possibly the reason for discard. A spot of leverage with the vise grips and some oil and it is good as new. That and a clean of course.

Strollers

A random Baby Jogger style double jogger in nice condition. The hood is a bit of a flimsy pretense but that is fine. It was missing the front wheel but we happened to have one in stock that exactly matched. We are inclined to think that this suffered from incorrect inital assembly due to the weird configuration of the brakes. Nothing wrong with it now.

Strollers

This Dreamer Designs double jogger is kind of beat up but would make a great summer beach stroller, hence will be offered up as such.

Strollers

This random Babyplanet stroller is in perfect condition and is usable if one's legs are not too long or one's stride is curtailed.

Strollers

Yet another random stroller frame, this time a Kolcraft. No big deal but always in mild demand.

Strollers
 

2014-06-01 Garmin Nuvi

This Garmin Nuvi model 255 car GPS booted up first time and works fine. Lots of interesting data in there of course, all the previous owner's POIs and trips.

Garmin Nuvi
 

2014-06-01 Driveway Gate

This random driveway gate is in perfect condition. We already have one that is sort of falling apart so this is possibly a fortuitous find.

Driveway Gate
 

2014-06-01 Car Seats

Two recent Britax child car seats in very nice condition, one in spiffy cowhide pattern. Both good for a few years of further use.

Car Seats
 

2014-06-01 Bosch Toys

This small toy tool set is Bosch branded. A fresh set of (old) batteries in the drill and hours of amusement have already resulted.

Bosch Toys
 

2014-06-01 Bobbi Car

A nice red Bobbi car, useful for the purpose of amusing small offspring. Unfortunately not the quiet wheels version that we are looking for but hey, still useful.

Bobbi Car
 

2014-06-01 Bilibos

These Bilibos are ostensibly flexible multimodal play toys. We have one already and have to say they do somewhat live up to this claim. Ours of course is beat to crap compared to these so clearly our offspring are doing something the previous owners of the particular examples are not.

Bilibos
 

2014-05-31 Stainless Steel Workbench

This stainless steel workbench was much dirtier when we found it but is now clean. It needs the retaining bolts for the legs but is super fine apart from that. Available to anybody who needs it.

Stainless Steel Workbench

Update: claimed by a friend, we will possibly be helping out with the design and implementation of a nice shelf for underneath.

 

2014-05-29 Schwinn Super Sport

This Schwinn Super Sport bike was converted from drop bars a long time ago. It is pretty rare, with alu rims and has a certain chic now that we cleaned it up. Required new tyres and a drop of oil and is now ready to ride.

Schwinn Super Sport
 

2014-05-29 Babytrend Jogger

This is a run of the mill Babytrend Expedition jogging stroller. Nothing special, just useful, especially with the summer coming. Will appear on the list of craig.

Babytrend Jogger
 

2014-05-24 Raleigh Bike

This random Raleigh kids' mountain bike was given a crude black paint job by the previous owner. Nothing wrong with it in functional terms. Probably surplus to our requirements so we may get rid of it.

Raleigh Bike
 

2014-05-24 Giant Bike

This is a bit of a delayed listing here, we found this a while ago, but better late than never. A Giant MTX 225 juvenile mountain bike, the seat was a bit chewed up and the chain stiff and rusty but otherwise no real reason for discard. Available now on the list of craig.

Giant Bike
 

2014-05-10 Toro Mower

This random Toro lawn mower run fine. One wheel is broken yet still curiously functional. It is a 4-stroke engine.

Toro Mower
 

2014-05-10 Oil

This new old stock oil was discarded (4 cans total) at the waste oil bins. We have the feeling that some avid collector of old car stuff may actually want this, though it is not clear we have the time or inclination to find that person.

Oil
 

2014-05-10 Compressor

This random Campbell Hausfeld air compressor works fine. It has lots of little leaks in various peripheral pieces, including the power cable, but seems solid in the main pieces. Available to anybody who might want to clean it up and use it.

Compressor
 

2014-05-10 Bikes

A middling nice Puch road bike showed up. Only middling as it has steel rims but some of the components on it are very nice. Should be restorable for deployment under a hipster's arse.

Bikes

This Raleigh Grand Prix has obviously been altered in a half arsed fashion over the years. We may put it back to drop bars and sell it on.

Bikes
 

2014-05-07 Strollers

A couple of random offspring carriage devices. First up a Clic brand stoller frame type thing, often known by the dominant brand Snap n' go. These are handy to have kicking around so somebody will probably take this off our hands. This has its retractable sunshade showcased here, fancy.

Strollers

Next a Dreamer Designs jogging stroller. It is faded and has a touch of rust but is solid and usable. Somebody should want this somewhere sometime.

Strollers
 

2014-05-03 Peg Perego Pushchair

This Peg Perego A3 Pramette stroller sort of vaguely converts from this standard stroller form factor into a bassinet type thingy. Oh noes, Michael Bay left this out of the Transformers movie. Meh.

Peg Perego Pushchair
 

2014-05-03 Kids Sports Stuff

The picture shows a couple of items from a reasonable haul of kids' sports stuff.

Kids Sports Stuff
 

2014-04-20 Teak Chairs

The previous owner of these reclining folding teak chairs was presumably quite confused, they had discarded them in the scrap metal area. There are 5 in total. One has a split on one leg and will be assessed for repair possibility, these 4 have been cleaned up ready for oil and then use.

Teak Chairs

Yes, we cleaned them up with this pressure washer , previously seen on this page.

Update: They appear to be this chair, or something very close.

 

2014-04-20 Schwinn 3-Speed

This old rusty Schwinn 3-speed bike is too far gone for a proper restoration but might make a nice rat bike for a friend of ours who lives in an area known for the disappearing of bikes. New tyres, some oil and a tune up and it may well be an effective ride.

Schwinn 3-Speed

Update: Mouseover the image to see the finished fixup. Ridable but looks like arse. We hope this acts as a theft deterrent.

 

2014-04-20 Mongoose BMX

A Mongoose KO BMX. Nearly new, never really ridden, badly assembled we suspect. Destined for the list of craig after we correct some small (assembly related) problems.

Mongoose BMX
 

2014-04-20 Bowl

Oh look, a spiffy little stainless steel bowl. Not the best quality but handy dandy if you need that sort of thing.

Bowl

Currently being use to hold teak oil for the refinishing of the chairs. Future uses, who knows?

 

2013-12-27 Schwinn Hybrid

This random Schwinn Tourist hybrid bike has no visible reason for discard except possibly incompetent initial assembly. It has pretty much not been ridden. It will be available soon to readers of this page or the world at large via the list of craig.

Schwinn Hybrid
 

2013-12-08 Dell Desktop

This random Dell PC was missing the hard drive and some other bits. Upon inspection it seems the reason for discard was a nebulous failure in the in the graphics card. It would come on and work but as it got hot lots of lovely artistic blocks would tile the screen, at least this is what occurred under a linux live CD. We tossed a new card in from junk inventory and made the machine run just fine.

Dell Desktop
 

2013-11-28 Plant Thingies

These random planter bracket things seem pretty nice, not that we need them. They may be going to some friends more inclined to use them.

Plant Thingies
 

2013-11-28 Ochsner Bike

This Swiss Ochsner road bike is super fancy and has all sorts of nice components on it. The frame is starting to get rust spots and it has been wel used but it is still a really nice bikes. It may get stored until spring and when the hipster crowd start biking again we will see if they want this.

Ochsner Bike
 

2013-11-28 Maytag Oven

This Maytag gas oven is seemingly new ish and we got a report from the discarder that it was deployed for only about 4 months and barely used.

Maytag Oven

Maybe there is somebody somewhere nearby who is struggling with cooking a turkey and needs a new oven at short notice.

 

2013-11-28 GT Hybrid

We got a couple of bikes together from our man on the spot and this one was more of an actual bike and the other a bike shaped object. GT Cirque hybrid, missing a seat and gears all out of alignment but full of potential.

GT Hybrid
 

2013-11-16 Ochsner Bike

This Ochsner road bike is really fancy and has been ridden but is still a nice thing. It will be cleaned up and offered to those interested in such devices.

Ochsner Bike
 

2013-11-16 Graco Stroller

This random Graco stroller is in fine shape and will probably be used by some person who finds us on the list of craig.

Graco Stroller
 

2013-11-16 Giant Bike

This Giant Cabriolet road bike is horribly named and is really a piece of junk. No idea what we will do with it but at the very least some parts will be scavenged.

Giant Bike
 

2013-10-19 Firewood

This reasonably large pile of firewood is conveniently presplit, at least to some degree. We took most of the good stuff and left the gnarly bits.

Firewood

Update: This is mostly split now, 2 days later. Spiffy.

 

2013-10-19 Double Maclaren

This nice double Maclaren stroller had an interesting hole eaten in the hood, who knows by what animal. Luckily we had a spare in stock from a Maclaren with a bent frame that was unsalvagable except for various parts.

Double Maclaren
 

2013-10-19 Baby Jogger

This Baby Jogger jogging stroller is in near unused condition despite being a few years old. The tyres are absolutely perfect. After a quick clean it will appear on the list of craig.

Baby Jogger

Update: Quickly sold. Autumn jogs must be in fashion or something.

 

2013-10-12 Tripp Trapp

This Tripp-Trapp offspring feeding retention chair was filthy when we found it. It came with the straps etc but we dismantled the whole thing to clean it up and have not yet put the straps back on. We may not put them on as they are only really for naughty offspring and we try not to have those.

Tripp Trapp

Note, we have two of these already.

 

2013-10-12 Offspring Seats

Two random plastic lawn chairs sized for small offspring. These will be deployed at the bottom of the garden for offspring amusement purposes.

Offspring Seats
 

2013-10-12 Ice Skates

A pair of usefully sized ice skates. Handy for amusing offspring when there is a large quantity of water in the solid phase.

Ice Skates
 

2013-10-12 Bugaboo Cover

This is a cover for a Bugaboo Cameleon stroller. This is a pretty handy dandy thing and somebody will want it. We have one. One zip head has a broken off handle but the thing is still pretty fine.

Bugaboo Cover
 

2013-10-09 Chicco Cortina

This Chicco Cortina stroller is in OK and usable shape, especially after some small maintenance fixes on the wheels and axles. It needs a wash but we will see about that. It will find a new home soon.

Chicco Cortina
 

2013-08-11 Trek Bike

This Trek 200 Mountain bike was missing the seat but that is an easy fix, as you can see. Shortly to appear on the list of craig.

Trek Bike
 

2013-07-27 Lawnmower

This random Craftsman lanwmower started first pull upon investigation but is missing a few bits and pieces. Somebody will want it and we will give them the chance to find it and acquire it for very little outlay.

Lawnmower
 

2013-07-27 German Bike

This random and somewhat unidentified German 3 speed bike is pretty fine. Even still has air in the tyres. It is a little dinged up but will clean up nicely.

German Bike
 

2013-06-23 Wood

Twp random short pieces of 2x6, our neighbour needed them and we grabbed them.

Wood
 

2013-06-23 Peg Perego Stroller

Yet another Peg Perego Venezia pushchair, dusty but complete. If it cleans up nicely we will try to rehome it. Possibly via the list of craig.

Peg Perego Stroller

Bonus, some Lascal boards, possibly missing hardware.

Lascal Boards
 

2013-06-23 Ikea Storage

No idea what silly Nordic name the IKEA guys give this but it is all very useful for storing crap associated with offspring. It is already cleaned up and will be pressed into service. Missing one screw on one of the drawer runners, as you can see in the pic. Not a huge and daunting task to fix.

Ikea Storage
 

2013-06-23 Chicco Highchairs

We found two Chicco highchiars, slightly laden with food spill, for want of a better term. Pic shows the frame units after pressure washing, the padding pieces were cleaned seperately. Should be very fine when all done.

Chicco Highchairs
 

2013-06-23 Backpack

Camp Trails, whoever they are, made this backpack at some point. It seems perfectly functional but we have enough of these and are making this available. Anybody?

Backpack
 

2013-06-22 DVDs

Hmm, the way these are presented it is almost the case that two of these films make the other look good. We have no real use for these but the two (really) bad ones might offer some laughable kitsch crappiness moments.

DVDs
 

2013-06-22 Calphalon

This random Calphalon dutch oven showed up without the lid, shame really. We have already found a new home for it and will check our supplies for a lid that fits.

Calphalon
 

2013-06-14 X12

This bike says X12 and 12-speed on it. If I had made it I would not put my brand on it either. It is total junk but yet all shiny and more or less in perfect condition. We may find a home for it but what a turd.

X12
 

2013-06-12 Booster Seat

This Graco Booster seat was requested by a friend and we grabbed it to order. Nothing wrong with it, just dusty.

Booster Seat
 

2013-06-12 BBQ Chimney

Our old BBQ starter chimney has rusted through so we grabbed this one from the side of the road the other day.

BBQ Chimney

I keep meaning to make my own spiffy stainless steel one that will outlast me and all my friends and family but I never get around to it. I guess that just makes it more likely that when I do make it that it will outlive me.

 

2013-06-09 Mountain Buggy

This Mountain Buggy Urban double jogger was discarded on our street, how convenient. Reason for discard may the the missing wheel clip on one side, a 10 cent part if that. Otherwise in OK shape except for a couple of small chafes.

Mountain Buggy
 

2013-06-05 Peg Perego Venezia

This Peg Perego Venezia pushchair is in nice condition and has a fancy attached footmuff. Spiffy, and hopefully browsers on the list of craig will also think so.

Peg Perego Venezia
 

2013-06-05 Babytrend Jogger

Random Babytrend jogger with swivel front wheel. Cleaned up nicely, ready to go.

Babytrend Jogger
 

2013-05-26 Raleigh Technium

This Raleigh Technium mountain bike has that fancy (for the time) frame and weird cow horn handlebars. It has a sort of retro appeal though and has cleaned up nicely. It will seek a new home soonest.

Raleigh Technium
 

2013-05-26 Mountain Buggy

This newish Mountain Buggy has spent a while at the beach. Despite that it seems to have lots of life left in it. It may be deployed on a beach in the Netherlands next month.

Mountain Buggy
 

2013-05-26 Double Snap-and-go

This Babytrend double snpa-and-go stroller frame type thing is an impressive construction, but I guess one might need that were one to increment one's parity twice in a short period of time. No apparent reason for discard, all ready for a new owner.

Double Snap-and-go
 

2013-05-22 Peugeot Mountain Bike

Vaguely a mountain bike, anyway. Peugeot US Express, ostensibly ladies style. Cleaned up OK and will find a new home somehow.

Peugeot Mountain Bike
 

2013-05-18 Pressure Washer

This Karcher K 2400 HH pressure washer was discarded, presumably due to it not putting out high pressure despite running fine. The unloader valve was stuck and it was the work of a minute to clean it out and lubricate it. Works great now, a really good strong pressure washer.

Pressure Washer
 

2013-05-04 Sander

There is no reason for discard for this sander. All present and correct and works fine.

Sander
 

2013-05-04 Mixer

This KitchenAid mixer was dicarded due to a presumed burnt out motor, according to the nice lady who dropped it off. In fact a nick in the cord was responsible. A quick temporary plug jacked on allowed testing and it will soon be seeking a new home.

Mixer
 

2013-04-28 Light Bulbs

This tin contains light bulbs that were scavenged off a large and ornate candelabra type light fitting. They are E12 Edison Candelabra size. It so happens we have a similar fitting in the house that takes these bulbs and until we replace it with something less silly we need a supply of bulbs. Better scavenged sunk cost models than buying new.

Light Bulb
 

2013-04-28 Laptop Carcases

This assortment of laptop carcases, 2x HP, 3x Thinkpad, a Toshiba and such, is all stripped and acrppy but somebody out there may wish for tinkering fodder. We shall try to find them.

Laptop Carcases
 

2013-04-27 Gary Fisher

We found Gary Fisher in the scrap metal. Actually no, just a Gary Fisher mountain bike. It had several issues upon pickup but it has never really been ridden and will be put back into service forthwith.

Gary Fisher
 

2013-04-25 Audi Roofrack

Found, a perfectly good roofrack system for an Audi Q5. We do not own such a vehicle but the list of craig has access to many such people and maybe they will find us through that mechanism and purchase this from us.

Audi Roofrack
 

2013-04-24 Golf Club

This TaylorMade R11 driver was discarded apparently brand new still with the price stickers on it. It may be an accidental discard or a spite discard. We picked it up from a location where it would have been fast destroyed and irretrievable, so the previous owners are finished with this unless they buy it off us on the list of craig.

Golf Club
 

2013-04-21 Trek 400

We got this snazzy Trek 400 road bike a while ago. It had a bodged up cruiser bar conversion and numerous other issues. We rectified these issues and as you can see it is indeed snazzy in its restored state.

Trek 400
 

2013-04-20 Shelving

Yet more Metro Wire style shelving. 18 by 36 inches, lots of shelves and a bunch of legs. We use this stuff in various ways so we will store this and see if it is needed.

Shelving
 

2013-04-20 Peg Perego

yet anotehr pefectly good Peg Perego Pliko stroller. This one has the optional cup holder, spiffy.

Peg Perego
 

2013-04-20 Offspring Rucksack

Yet another Kelty Country offspring carriage device, all present and correct in perfect condition. Look for it on the list of craig?

Offspring Rucksack
 

2013-04-20 Microwave

Our neighbor has been looking for a new Microwave for a while and I guess this is exactly what he wanted. It was in the original box but had a minor misalignment on the latch. A couple of minutes with some screwing and all is well.

Microwave
 

2013-04-20 Messenger Bag

A random messenger style bag. Perfect condition, barely used. Could come in handy.

Messenger Bag
 

2013-04-20 Canoe

This fibreglass canoe is in OK shape and even comes with a paddle. It has a couple of dings on one end that we will have to monitor and test but we plan on paddling around this summer in this.

Canoe
 

2013-04-20 Bianchi Eros

This Bianchi Eros road bike is now pretty fine and dandy, apart from the highly dubious name. It has been tossed in the scrap metal and the scrap metal moving process had crunched the front wheel and dinged some stuff up. One applicatiuon of pressure washer and a front wheel from spares and it is ready to go and rather nice to ride.

Bianchi Eros

Also on the bike was the little pouch shown with some tools and spares in it.

Bianchi Eros
 

2013-04-20 Beater 3-Speed

This Glider 3-speed bike is beat up and missing mudguards. Various parts are of dubious origin. But it rides fine and makes a great beater bike.

Beater 3-Speed
 

2013-04-20 Beach Cart

A friend requested a beach cart and we were able to oblige within a week or so with this item. It needed a squirt with the pressure washer and oil on the wheel bearings but all is well.

Beach Cart
 

2013-04-07 Jogger

This Cycle Design jogging stroller is in OK shape and ready for various summer activities. Possibly including jogging.

Jogger
 

2013-04-07 Heat Pad

This random silicone heat pad was sitting by the side of a road and was pretty dirty. Incomprehensibly dirty in fact. Never mind, it is cleaned right up and is now pressed into service.

Heat Pad
 

2013-04-06 Tool Chest

This random Craftsman tool chest looks like a Kennedy model and is perfectly fine. A friend has run off with it and will press it into service.

Tool Chest
 

2013-04-06 Electric Chainsaw

A Remington electric chainsaw, not the most useful thing in the world but you never know we may end up in a situation where it is handy dandy.

Electric Chainsaw
 

2013-03-30 Cookware Roundup

Some nice stuff today, quite mixed. There was a huge batch of cookware that included this set of Belgique stainless. OK quality, pretty nice condition.

Cookware Roundup

Also there were a couple of Le Creuset casseroles. The pots were shot on the insides and the other lid was a funny shape but the brown lid shown in this ensemble was just fine for one of our cast iron skillets. The skillet lurking in the background in fact. All the lids in this pictured are sourced from scrap metal.

Cookware Roundup
 

2013-03-09 Schwinn Moab

This random Schwinn Moab mountain bike is perfectly rideable and even came with air in the tyres. Reason for discard was probably the gummed up pawls in the trigger shifters. Lots of WD40 and some wiggy jiggy with the cable and off we go. Off we go to the list of craig.

Schwinn Moab
 

2013-03-09 Calphalon Pan

This random Calphalon pan needed nothing but a light cleaning. No apparent reason for discard. It shall find a new home somehow, we have no need of it.

Calphalon Pan
 

2013-03-03 Monitor

This monstrous Maxent monitor works OK after warmup. We have had stuff like this before and cheapskate gamers who want large screens go for this so, off it goes to the list of craig.

Monitor
 

2013-03-03 All-Clad Frying Pan

This random stainless-alu sandwich All-Clad frying pan seems in OK shape and has already been snapped up by some neighbours.

All-Clad Frying Pan
 

2013-01-21 Trek 220

This Trek 220 kids mountain bike is in reasonable condition except for the seat, but whatever. It should find a new home soon.

Trek 220
 

2013-01-06 Bikes

A couple of bikes to ring in the New Year in style. First a Matsuri mixte style thingy. Perfectly nice, converted from drop bars some time ago by a previous owner, will go nicely under a hipster's arse in a large city.

Bikes

Next a Giant Awesome, obviously not being an eponymous artifact as it is neither giant nor awesome. A bit of a piece of crud really but it will clean up and somebody may want it once they see its availability on the list of craig.

Bikes
 

2012-11-18 Peugeot Bike

This random Peugeot road bike has been neglected but is in pretty good shape underneath the dirt. It will be cleaned up and pressed back into service with a rider we do not know.

Peugeot Bike
 

2012-11-17 Lights

Somebody discarded their home power outage kit and we picked it up. First a Coleman headlamp that has some small issue, to bes investigated.

Lights

Two 3D maglites, both with one expanded stuck alkaline battery. One is also missing the lens and bezel. Investigation with percussive action released the stuck batteries and the two units may be pressed into some form of service at some point. Upgrade to LED may be involved in that process.

Lights
 

2012-10-28 Bike Trailer

If you need to drag your 'orrible offspring around and you are on a bike this handy dandy Instep bike trailer is just the thing for you. Available until sold.

Bike Trailer
 

2012-10-27 Raleigh Kids Bike

This Raleigh MXR kids' bike is very similar to one we found a while ago and is in fine condition. Seeking a home.......?

Raleigh Kids Bike
 

2012-10-27 Peugeot Bike

This Peugeot Bordeaux is a fine bike, found by our man on the spot. 3-speed Sturmey Archer, aluminium 700C rims, skirt guard, nice all round. A reminder that the French are not just useful for cheese and wine.

Peugeot Bike
 

2012-10-27 Paintball Gear

Some random paintball bits and pieces. We have no real use for this crap and so will sell it.

Paintball Gear
 

2012-10-27 Huffy Bike

This Huffy Granite Pass should never have been designed, made or sold. But given that it has been, and we have gained posession of it, we will return it into the usage pool. The list of craig will assist.

Huffy Bike
 

2012-10-27 Dyson

This Dyson vacuum is well used, full of human hair, but seems OK and useful. We will find a new home for it somehow.

Dyson
 

2012-10-21 Tent

This tent is sort of old and simple but handy if you need it for some kind of fairweather event. A party, a sleepover, a summer camping trip or whatever. Available to any who want it, needs a spot of airing out.

Tent
Tent

Update: Sold within 24 hours on the list of craig.

 

2012-10-21 Raleigh MXR

This bike needed a few parts but it was sort of worth fixing. If nobody we know needs it somebody we do not yet know may.

Raleigh MXR
 

2012-10-21 Combi Stroller

This Combi stroller is in perfectly good shape and though not the fanciest stroller in the world it will find a new home via the list of craig. They fold pretty small and are OK quality.

Combi Stroller
 

2012-09-20 Bugaboo Chameleon

Somebody chose to discard this Bugaboo Chameleon along with a fair amount of extra gear for it. There is nothing wrong with any piece of it, though it was a little dusty upon pickup. The only downside is the heinous replacement pink hood. Never mind, some browser of the list of craig will think this is cute or versatile or some such.

Bugaboo Chameleon

Extras not shown that were included, seat cover, cup holder, rain cover, mosquito netting and winter muff thingy. Bargain.

 

2012-09-16 Schwinn Runabout

This Schwinn Runabout trailer bike has damage to the wheel, looks like it has been run over by a car or something. The frame is all fine. A new wheel and seat will present themselves to us in the near future and then this item will be disposed of.

Schwinn Runabout
 

2012-09-16 Babytrend Navigator

This Babytrend Navigator double stroller is a bit of a monster. It is in almost new condition and about a year old. There is no apparent reason for discard, though the fact that it does not fit through standard sized doors may be an issue. The upside of that is that it can take two infant car seats side by side. For sale on the list of craig forthwith.

Babytrend Navigator
 

2012-09-05 Pan Lid

This random yellow Le Creuset lid was all alone in a big pile of scrap metal, no sign of whatever went underneath it. Luckily it fits nicely on a lidless cast iron skillet we got from that same pile some time ago.

Pan Lid
 

2012-09-02 Shelving

Thi is a small random piece of Metro Wire style corner shelving. nothing wrong with it, we have no use for it but some neighbours have all ready set it in the corner of their kitchen and filled it.

Shelving
 

2012-09-02 Logs

This pic shows a bit of a nice pile of firewood we found discarded. It was cut split and aged, so all in all a good deal. That very night used used a bunch to cook dinner in a firepit. Saves buying charcoal, gas or other combustibles. Also this type of cooking repels mosquitoes quite nicely.

Logs
 

2012-08-31 Fuji Juvenile Bike

This Fuji Ace juvenile fancy schmancy hybrid type thing is pretty fine and barely ridden. This was grabbed by our man on the spot in the nick of time. Upon pickup it had a flat rear tyre which was probably the reason for discard.

Fuji Juvenile Bike

Update: The tube had two small holes in a pattern that indicates a tool induced puncture. So we theorize they had a flat, got a new tube, put it in clumsily with a screwdriver or some such, punctured the tyre in the mounting process, pumped it up and threw their hands up in disgust and tossed the bike in the scrap metal. Yay consumer culture!

 

2012-08-25 Rake

This random rake showed up and it seems all present and correct. Note it has been discarded just prior to prime raking season so we shall see how it performs very soon. It resides in the designated rake rack.

Rake
 

2012-08-25 Jamis Kids Bike

This random Jamis Laser kids' bike is functional-ish. We may flog it off on the list of craig or give it away to friends who have offspring in this size range.

Jamis Kids Bike
 

2012-08-25 Hand Tools

These random hand tools were in the bottom of a large scrap container. We fished them out with the help of a hard drive magnet screwed to the end of a broom handle. Handy dandy.

Hand Tools
 

2012-07-28 Tomos Bike

This Tomos S bike is a pile of crap. Single speed, backpedal brakes only, junky parts. Should sell well in any large city obsessed with single speeds. Dude, it is the ultimate hipster vintage single speed. The people who made my bike were into it way before it was mainstream.

Tomos Bike
 

2012-07-28 Columbia Bike

This Columbia Sports III was pretty filthy and disgusting. We think it had the old bat turd treatment at some point. No matter, it cleaned up OK, the Sturmey Archer hub needed oil but works fine now, ready to ride and shiny.

Columbia Bike
 

2012-07-21 Instep Jogger

This Instep double jogging stroller is in OK shape, cleaned up OK and will be ready for a new owner soon. It needed a wash and air in the tyres. Shown here after some washing and before airing.

Instep Jogger
 

2012-07-17 Bikes

Two mountain bikes showed up together. First up a Trek 820 Mountain Track, blah blah, standard issue mountain bike not for use on mountains. No apparent reason for discard, already on the list of craig seeking a new owner.

Bikes

Next a Bridgestone Comp, older bike but with very nice parts on it. This may find an appreciative new owner, watch this space.

Bikes
 

2012-07-14 Chicco Pushchair

This Chicco Cortina stroller is guest stuff, the neighbours found it. It has a small tear in the cargo basket but otherwise is fully functional, nice quality and with no reason for discard.

Chicco Pushchair
 

2012-07-10 Schwinn World Tourist

This Schwinn World Tourist bike seems not to have been used for its named purpose, but never mind. It was discarded due to needing repairs too expensive to warrant, but we have managed to put it back in working order for near free and hence get to put it back into circulation.

Schwinn World Tourist
 

2012-07-07 Roadmaster Bike

This Roadmaster Smokey Point so-called mountain bike is a piece of crap that never should have been manufactured, purchased or used. As it happens the previous owner got a flat front tyre and tossed it away, preventing their further use of it. Despite all this we will find a new home for it.

Roadmaster Bike
 

2012-07-07 Dyson Vacuum

This random Dyson vacuum cleaner came with a nice selection of attachments and works perfectly. The interesting thing with a discarded Dyson is that unlike other more opaque devices you get to immediately inspect the precise nature of the previous owner's sucked up junk. Vacuum cleaner archeology? We all know that archeologists greatly value middens as a source of information, so maybe this is one little modern example of that.

Dyson Vacuum

This has already been used in anger on a large source of dust and seems fine.

 

2012-07-06 Raleigh Bike

This 1971 Raleigh Sports 3-speed bike is a little neglected but will probably clean up just fine. Not bad for 41 years old, mouseover the image for the cleaned up pic.

Raleigh Bike

It could have survived with the existing tyres but they had a fair few cracks in them and one wheel needed new rim tape so we just put matching new ones on. Also the gear hub was out of oil but a few quick squirts freed it up and it runs fine now.

 

2012-06-30 Dualit Toaster

This Dualit 4 slice toaster has a couple of issues. Somebody wrestled the crumb tray into new and interesting geometric shapes, and somebody else cut the cable off for the miniscule amount of copper in it. We feel that this is worth rehabilitating, despite these issues. The crumb tray will be bent back into some semblance of normality using sheet metal vise grips and the cable replaced entirely.

Dualit Toaster
 

2012-06-30 Cookware

Some assorted cookware. First up a nice little stainless kettle that was requested by a friend. We are happy to take requests, and voila.

Cookware

This 14 inch skillet is a no-name thing but is very functional. It shall probably become the handy kitchen tool of a friend.

Cookware
 

2012-06-25 Thule Rack

This Thule bike and ski and whatever rack seems awfully complicated. We will see if anybody wants it.

Thule Rack
 

2012-06-25 Car Seat

This random Peg Perego infant seat came with spiffy spare base. All very nice.

Car Seat
 

2012-06-23 Miyata Bike

This Miyata Triton road bike is in good condition, maybe because the previous owner seemed to have oiled the drivetrain more than actually riding the bike. Either way it is nice and will make somebody very happy one day.

Miyata Bike
 

2012-06-23 Kolcraft Stroller

This Kolcraft Contours stroller is hard to judge. It seems to be pretending to all flexible and fancy and modern but we get the feeling it will not actually work out that way in actual use. We will clean it up and see what happens.

Kolcraft Stroller
 

2012-06-18 Strollers

A small collection of three mildly coordinated strollers here. Note they are all wet from liberal application of the pressure washer we got the other day. They all got cleaned off and are soaking with detergent now. First a nice Maclaren Techno XT, badly in need of a clean but otherwise perfect:

Strollers

Next a Peg Perego Pliko stroller, missing the front bar and maybe a catch somewhere but otherwise OK. We will see if this ends up usable:

Strollers

Last a Per Perego Aria small stroller, pretty disgustingly dirty but it should all clean up nicely.

Strollers

Update: all three cleaned up pretty nice after rinsing out the applied detergent.

 

2012-06-18 Snowblower

This Arien ST350 snowblower started up fine after the addition of some fuel. It comes with a little white bag with all the instructions and such. Not sure where this will end up.

Snow Blower

Update: sold to a nice chap from the list fo craig.

 

2012-06-18 Jeep Jogger

This Jeep Liberty Limited jogging stroller with swivel front wheel also has the highly dubious feature of a bay for one's portable cd player. This was ridiculous even when people had portable CD players. Though you could put an iPhone or some such in there and play soothing music to your offspring as you wander around. This feature was indeed tested by our crack team of reverse engineers and it worked.

Jeep Jogger
 

2012-06-18 Car Seat

This random Peg Perego infant car seat may come in handy to somebody.

Car Seat
 

2012-06-18 Bike Trailor

This Schwinn bike trailor is in pretty nice condition and is only missing the tow hitch part that you put on the bike. JPL, this is yours and I have the hitch coming.

Bike Trailor
 

2012-06-18 Bike Seat

Yet another Topeak bike seat, this one complete with the rack and all associated hardware in a little bag. How nice.

Bike Seat
 

2012-06-17 Pressure Washer

This Karcher ressure washer is in OK shape and works fine, perhaps despite being made in Italy. It may move into service as our default pressure for a while.

Pressure Washer
 

2012-06-17 Offspring Warmer

This Buggy Snuggie, or some such, is the skin of a dead sheep configured with convenient strap holes etc so that one might insulate a small child from excessive heat loss whilst perambulating in a wheeled device. All very convenient.

Offspring Warmer
 

2012-06-17 Offspring Seating

Shown are a Topeak bike seat and Britax Monarch car seats, two reasonably handy device for securing and transporting offspring.

Offspring Seating
 

2012-06-17 Freespirit Bike

This Freespirit Rock Creek is complete garbage and never should have been manufactured, purchased or ridden. Yuck. We will find a home for it or strip off a couple of parts and junk it.

Freespirit Bike
 

2012-06-17 Cast Iron Griddle

This cast iron griddle had some surface rust on the top and some crud buildup on the bottom but cleaned up pretty quickly and has already been used twice. It will travel to a foreign country with a friend and form part of his kitchen paraphenalia.

Cast Iron Griddle
 

2012-06-16 Trek Mountain Bike

This Trek 3700 mountain bike has a small frame and beyond air in the tyres needed no work. All spiffy and ready for a new arse on its seat.

Trek Mountain Bike
 

2012-06-11 Tricycle

This handy dandy little Schwinn Tricycle is half traditional trike and half bigwheel. It has retro metal looks and vaguely functions as both distraction and mobility device for small offspring.

Tricycle
 

2012-06-11 Rucksack

This Lowe Alpine 60 litre rucksack had fine mould all over it when picked up but a rinse in bleach and such and it seems fine, almost brand new in fact. We may find a use for it at some stage.

Rucksack
 

2012-06-11 Ross Compact

This Ross Compact is a homely little bike but has great vintage appeal. It ha sa patch of missing chrome and is heavy but will make a charming fashion accessory for some hipster in a large city. Note it is not yet cleaned up, in strictly as found condition.

Ross Compact
 

2012-06-11 Raleigh c40

This Raleigh c40 hybrid bike was discarded minus the skewers and the saddle. There is a longer story behind it that you can ask for when you see us in person. But for now, it is fixed up and ready for a new owner. Spiffy.

Raleigh c40
 

2012-06-11 Offspring Carriage Devices

A selection of devices with which one might transport offspring. First a couple of Sit 'n Stand types from OneStep and Joovy:

Offspring Carriage Devices
Offspring Carriage Devices

Next up a random weird Graco stroller that may or may not prove to be useful.

Offspring Carriage Devices

This Peg Perego Pliko stroller is somewhat unique in this colour but it is missing the hood so we are not sure of its chances for reuse.

Offspring Carriage Devices

Last a Kelty Kids rucksack for when the terrain is inhospitable to wheels.

Offspring Carriage Devices
 

2012-06-10 Fire Device

This random outdoor fire Chiminea type thing is superficially rusty and yet perfectly functional. We tested it out one evening before donating it to a friend.

Fire Device
 

2012-06-06 Strollers

Another Peg Perego Aria double pushchair, this one a bit grubby but people seem to like them so it may find a new home.

Strollers

This Combi Flare is small and not so distinguished but is pretty functional and deserves another chance to perambulate.

Strollers
 

2012-06-06 Pack and Play

This random pack and Play is all branded with Baby Einstein etc, and despite that brand being thoroughly discredited this thing still functions perfectly well as an imprisonment device for small offspring.

Pack and Play
 

2012-06-04 Trek 1100 remains

This Trek 1100 is in a pretty sorry state. We think it may have been just fine at the time of dropoff but that a large bucket loader crunched it up and tossed it into a large dumpster full of scrap metal. Most of the parts are good and will be swapped onto some other frame in better shape.

Bikes
 

2012-06-04 Cookware

This Calphalon Dutch Oven thingy is in really nice shape apart from some small defects on the interior. They are quite baffling anf will be investigated further.

Calphalon Dutch Oven
 

2012-06-04 Cannondale Criterion

A nice Cannondale Criterion Series road bike with nothing wrong with it. Air in the tyres and good to go. It was very dusty, so maybe that was the reason for discard.

Bikes
 

2012-06-02 Peg Perego Tender

This Peg Peregop Tender pushchair is in near new condition and is complete with hoods and covers and such. Very nice indeed. It will meet the custodian of a set of twins, or some such, on the list of craig.

Peg Perego Tender
 

2012-06-02 Juvenile Clothes

The picture shows most of what was in a medium sized garbage bag full of clothers. The previous owner was nice enough to wash and fold all the clothes neater than we would ever do it. Show in the pic is what will be deployed in removing rthe nakedness from a certain 4 year old for the next year.

Juvenile Clothes
 

2012-05-28 Kool Stride Jogger

This random Kool Stride jogger was languishing in the basement forgotten and neglected. No idea where we got it or how long we had it but it needs to find a new home. We suspect it comes from a time when we had several of these and put this one aside for when the rest had gone.

Kool Stride Jogger
 

2012-05-27 Snap and Go

This random crappy Kolcraft Snap and Go style thingy is in perfect condition and just needed the dust removed. All very fine.

Snap and Go
 

2012-05-27 Schwinn Trike

This weird Schwinn Tricycle seems to be related to the bigwheel concept. Either way a friend found this and deployed it with her offspring and it worked for actual transit purposes as opposed to just riding round in circles.

Schwinn Trike
 

2012-05-27 Ross Bike

This Ross Peryton did not always look like this, we suspect. At some point the region of the handle bars was changed drastically and the big fat comfy seat was put on. That is just fine by us as the hypothesized future owner will probably prefer it that way.

Ross bike

Update: This has since been cleaned up and looks super spiffy.

 

2012-05-27 Maclaren Techno XT

Yet another Maclaren Techno XT pushchair. The clip that holds it closed had broken off but it was the matter of a minute or so to swap on one from a parts example retained for exactly this purpose. Spiffy. You can see said clip in the picture as it is made of a different coloured plastic.

Maclaren Techno XT

The pic shows a frequently applied fix for strollers like this, the seat area gets full of crumbs and crud of the lazy messy offspring and washing it out improves matters no end. Even worse than the strollers are the high chairs.

 

2012-05-27 Maclaren Double

This Maclaren Twin Traveler pushchair has a couple of issues but seemingly neither are terminal. It is otherwise in very nice shape and hopefully will be appreciated but whichever new owner gets the use of it.

Maclaren Double
 

2012-05-27 Kool Stride Double

This Kool Stride double jogger is just like all other Kool Stride joggers, irritatingly misspelled, vaguely functional and a huge pain in the arse to fold. Nevertheless somebody we do not yet know will find a use for it.

Kool Stride Double
 

2012-05-22 Royal Scot Bike

This Royal Scot English 3-speed was made in 1969, or thereabouts. When found it bizarrely had no cotter pins. We replaced those and with some polish, air and oil it came up looking like this. Original tyres. The only thing that still needs to be fixed is the rear brake cable, a common issue on this type of frame.

Royal Scot Bike
 

2012-05-13 Wagon

This pretty fine little wagon and trailer will supercede our existing model due to the presence of the cool trailer. Even more small offpring can pile in now to be towed around by a larger offspring.

Wagon
 

2012-05-13 Maclaren Pushchairs

Strangely, two Maclaren Triumph strollers from seemingly different sources but within a short time window. Nothing really wrong with them though they will get a clean and one may need new wheels on the rear.

Maclaren Pushchairs
Maclaren Pushchairs
 

2012-05-13 Juvenile Mountain Bike

This Rhino Amplifier juvenile mountain bike is a horrific thing that never should have been manufactured, purchased or ridden. It is entirely exemplary of that increasingly large class of consumer products that are designed and built to be sold once, and never used.

Nevertheless somebody out there will want it and we will sell it off cheap to minimize our contact with it.

Juvenile Mountain Bike
 

2012-05-13 Combi Stroller

This random little Combi stroller is in fine shape and does not deserve to die a lonely death by the side of the road, crushed as it is loaded into a garbage truck. Hence, we rescued it and will deploy it to the household of either a) some people we know, or b) some people we do not know.

Combi Stroller
 

2012-05-13 Chicco Seat

This Chicco seat clamps onto a table and can used in lieu of a highchair. Handy, compact and portable.

Chicco Seat
 

2012-05-13 Bike Parts

This random small pile of bike parts will come in handy somewhere down the line.

Bike Parts
 

2012-05-06 Small Bikes

A bunch of smaller bikes, including but not limited to, the following, a Jamis BMX witn aluminium frame and such,

Small Bikes

Also a Jamis Miss Daisy in a different colour to the previous:

Small Bikes

A random red BMX that cleaned up pretty well and will be disposed of to a suitable home.

Small Bikes
 

2012-05-06 Jeep Doors

A pair of fabric (i.e. soft-top) Jeep doors for some as yet undetermined Jeep. A friend of ours has a Jeep and he seems to need new body parts for that thing rather frequently, so we will store them until he comes by. They are very dusty but since that pic was taken they have cleaned up nicely.

Jeep Doors
 

2012-05-06 Cookware

This small wok and large Calphalon skillet are in fine condition and will be snapped up by a friend.

Cookware

Update The wok was cleaned out and cured. Below you see a picture of the first deployment. Also everything visible in this picture except the flagstones was mentioned on this page at some time.

Cookware
 

2012-04-29 Lotus Bike

This Lotus Excelle bike has a bunch of rusty spots stemming from years exposed to batshit we think, but it cleaned up OK and rides pretty nicely. It has some really nice parts on it, we shall see if it finds a new home.

Lotus Bike
 

2012-04-28 Toyota Corolla Manual

This random Toyota Corolla Manual applies to the transportation device of a friend of ours so we are banking this info in case he might have some question regarding a malfunction, or some such.

Toyota Corolla Manual
 

2012-04-28 Tools

We show here a small selection of tools that showed up today. This was a batch we gave to a neighbour but much more stuff was present in the pickup event. Shown; old oil can (cleaned up for the pic), trim removal tool, hacksaw blades, sanding pads. Not present, sawzall blades, more sanding stuff, random hardware.

Tools
 

2012-04-28 Router

This random Craftsman Router and Table are in fine working condition with no apparent reason for discard. It is not the best router in the world but you can do stuff with it.

Router
 

2012-04-28 Plates

These random plates are now being used by friends. They are Williams Sonoma so at least they come with some high end mall name value. Quite apart from that they are perfectly functional.

Plates
 

2012-04-28 Maclaren Pushchairs

These two Maclaren pushchairs showed up in a small time interval.

Maclaren Pushchairs
Maclaren Pushchairs

No big song and dance here, we have had plenty like this before.

Update: Fast turnraound on the list of craig for the Techno.

 

2012-04-28 Jumper Cables

These jumper cables are really nice, brand unknown. They have nice thick yet flexible wire with chunky copper grips on the front. Everything seems fine with no apparent reason for discard.

Jumper Cables
 

2012-04-28 Ikea Glasses

These six random Ikea glasses showed up new in the box. They do not stack so we will give them away.

Ikea Glasses
 

2012-04-28 Grout

We, along with some friends, find ourselves in need of some random grout for two seperate small projects. Voila, some shows up this weekend, how nice.

Grout
 

2012-04-28 Child Seats

These two really nice Britax child seats were being discarded together. They will be checked out and deployed as required.

Child Seats
 
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