I live in a college town where a lot of the local students ride bikes to class. In hopes of finding a bike to convert to a SS/fixie, I called the college's public safety department and asked what they do with bikes that are left on campus after the students move out for the summer.

In my case, the college holds an auction in the fall. Any bikes that are not sold at the auction are donated to charity. I was hoping to pick up a ride for free or next-to-nothing, but I like the college's policy. It's an easy way for a school to give back in ways most places probably overlook.

Anyway, I thought I'd give everyone a different idea for finding that "summer project bike."

If anyone finds a good project this way, please post pics (just to inspire my bids at the fall auction )