Not all bikes can be reinvigorated

Forum –

I was inspired by your story regarding members of Alison Homestead Men’s Shed, who restore old pushbikes to give to people in need. (Chronicle p1&14 Dec 16)

The day before it was published, we happened to be on the walkway at Honeysuckle in Newcastle, when we came across a very old bike that someone had retrieved from the Hunter River.

It must have been submerged for many decades. (see photo)

I feel it very unlikely that a restoration is possible, even for those talented members of the men’s shed!

Email, Dec 16
Dorothee Crowther, Gorokan