i have a bike that i used last year that i'm willing to give to anyone that wants it pre-playa. it needs new brake pads but the frame is sturdy. the chain is a bit rusted, but i oiled it and it seems to be moving pretty well. it's a beater that just needs a little TLC. There's duct tape all over it, but it's coming off.. kinda. the wheels are good, the tires are good, it's yours if you want it.
Also, my dad has quite a few bikes that need much more TLC. basically you'd be getting a frame and some handle bars. my mom would be forever grateful for these things to find new homes.
maybe some cutting and welding for that bike trailer you've always wished to had out there? or an art bike?
I'm in the Sacramento area.
PM me if interested.I'm working on getting a couple of photos of it up of the usable bike, just having some issues finding a way to shrink my file size enough. going to try my phone cam.