Iv'e been doing the same thing since the 60's. We had a bunch of bikes and parts my dad would bring home for me and my brothers. And we would go out on garbage nites and pick up curb bikes all the time. The cheapest way i know of to get into this hobby. I just picked up two nice Peugeot road bikes and three fuji mountain bikes. All for nothing. Almost got a schwinn classic 26" mens bike too , but the wife put a hold on that one. I'll have to make an offer on that one to get it. FREEBIES RULE!! Ride on. Razin.