Querencia recently brought 300 lbs of discarded bike metal to a Denton metal recycling business, Fulton’s. Pictured is the receipt and $14 in cash. Unfortunately, we got the steel price of $.04 per pound instead of the aluminum price of $.40 per pound. Next time, we’ll have to more thoroughly strip the aluminum frames off all fasteners and headsets, but hey, this is a nice start!
It’s a good feeling to clear out a pile of junk metal and know that it’s going back into the supply stream. Who knows, maybe some of it will be reincarnated as your next new bike.