HoBiken 2009!

4/16/2009:

Hobiken is back again this year!

We’re Looking For A Few Old Bicycles!

hobiken-logo.gif“HoBiken is Hoboken’s community bicycle recycling program. Spring has sprung and so have we, but we need your help! Donate your old, tired, used bikes to HoBiken and we’ll repair them and make them ready to use again. Bikes are auctioned cheap and go back out onto the streets to promote bicycling and make our city more fun!

So bring your old, broken or worn-out bicycle whenever you can to the Symposia Bookstore at 510 Washington Street.

All proceeds will go to Symposia, which is a 501c 3 tax-deductible non-profit organization.”
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9 Comments on "HoBiken 2009!"

PJIII
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PJIII

Not to take awy from the great work of Symposia, but Flo on Wheels sells used bikes that people never come back to pick up. I think they do it monthly.

davehoboken
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davehoboken

[quote comment=”149345″]Any info on when the auction will be? I have had two bikes stolen in Hoboken and it would be great to get a deal.[/quote]

As for the next action: We need more bikes. We sold out of about a dozen for about $20 each a few weeks ago – without advertising.

So if anyone has got an old, under/un-used bike – even a broken one or parts… please bring them over to Symposia. It’s tax deductible. $ Donations are accepted and we can use volunteers too.

Thanks and keep on biking. 🙂

monk
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monk

[quote comment=”149386″][quote comment=”149371″][quote comment=”149345″]Any info on when the auction will be? I have had two bikes stolen in Hoboken and it would be great to get a deal.[/quote]

Just a few tips to avoid getting another bike or components off your bike.

– Most importantly, do not use cable locks. They are mostly garbage and are easily cut through.
– Use a U-Lock.
– Do not have quick releases for seats/tires. If you must or do not know how to change, get small adjustable hose clamps and install these over the quick release to the frame.
– If you have a basement storage unit, still lock the bike up to a basement pole or something secure.[/quote]

You can bust U-Locks open with a Bic pen.[/quote]

If you have locks that older, I agree. The new ones have been fixed and do not have that problem.

Stabone130
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[quote comment=”149371″][quote comment=”149345″]Any info on when the auction will be? I have had two bikes stolen in Hoboken and it would be great to get a deal.[/quote]

Just a few tips to avoid getting another bike or components off your bike.

– Most importantly, do not use cable locks. They are mostly garbage and are easily cut through.
– Use a U-Lock.
– Do not have quick releases for seats/tires. If you must or do not know how to change, get small adjustable hose clamps and install these over the quick release to the frame.
– If you have a basement storage unit, still lock the bike up to a basement pole or something secure.[/quote]

You can bust U-Locks open with a Bic pen.

monk
Member
monk

[quote comment=”149345″]Any info on when the auction will be? I have had two bikes stolen in Hoboken and it would be great to get a deal.[/quote]

Just a few tips to avoid getting another bike or components off your bike.

– Most importantly, do not use cable locks. They are mostly garbage and are easily cut through.
– Use a U-Lock.
– Do not have quick releases for seats/tires. If you must or do not know how to change, get small adjustable hose clamps and install these over the quick release to the frame.
– If you have a basement storage unit, still lock the bike up to a basement pole or something secure.

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