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2014-09-06 Dog Bowl

This random stainless steel dog bowl showed up a little dirty but we cleaned it and left it with a dog owner friend.

Dog Bowl

Note, we know it is a dog bowl because of the bones around the rim. This is clearly a signal to the dog that what is in the bowl is for canine consumption.

 

2014-08-23 Frankenbike

This bike showed up as a hashed up fixie conversion. Salient points included:

  • No brakes.
  • Stupid hipster drop bars.
  • Fixed gear on a dedicated hub (i.e. not seemingly possibly to make it just single speed).
  • Bent up and broken single speed chain.
  • Bald rear tire.
  • No pedals.
  • Single front chainring.
  • Front quick release cranked down by turning the lever side, not by using the lever.
  • Weird non-matching chunky forks with threadless steerer.
The frame is a pretty nice thing so I found a possible owner for it.

Frankenbike

It needed a bunch of stuff to get it in the state seen above. Specifically

  • Cool old adjustable centering Dia Compe 500 brakes with later hooded aero levers.
  • Modern alu bars.
  • A couple of non-matching BMX pedals.
  • Shimano 600 derailleur.
  • Special frankenchain pieced together from some leftover bits of chain I had.
  • Random 6-speed rear wheel, new old stock, with nice Michelin tyre.
  • Some cleanliness.
It is now a great ride, really quick and agile. Maybe too nice. If the prospective new owner likes it I will finish off things like bar tape and other bits and pieces.

 

2014-08-16 Instep Jogger

A random Instep Ultra double jogger in perfectly usable condition. No apparent reason for discard. Certainly needs a quick clean (note it is already soaking wet as part of that process) but will be good to go soon.

Instep Jogger
 

2014-08-14 Bianchi Hybrid

A nice Bianchi Advantage with a moronic previous owner. The evidence of their stupidity:

  • The front wheel quick release was cranked down by turning the whole flip nut.
  • Both of the Presta valves on the tubes had been terminally manhandled by some fat-fingering klutz.
  • It has not been ridden much and is a great useful ridable bike.
Two new tubes, some oil and all round cleaning and it is a rather nice machine. 700C wheels but a smallish frame. Also, can't short people just ride bikes with 559 wheels? It makes more sense to me.

Bianchi Hybrid
 

2014-07-26 Knives

A couple of Henckels knives, one with a cracked handle. We may or may not fix that handle by custom making a new one out of ipe wood but we will see. Both available, though somewhat blunt at present.

Knives

Also present at the scene were these extra items of weaponry. Some of those shotgun shells had a pin mark in the cap, seemingly implying they are misfires. Some upstanding and responsible gun owner dropped those into the scrap metal.

Knives

Needless to say we did not bring those home. We left a bunch of crappy knives also.

 

2014-07-22 Bugaboo

This Bugaboo Chameleon, picture as found in situ, is in OK shape but a little neglected. Weirdly the two fron wheel bearings are seized, possible reason for discard, we shall have to have a look at that. The other stroller visible in the pic, a cheap jogger, was also discarded but that may stay that way.

Bugaboo
 

2014-07-19 Tools

A strange assortment of tools, mostly junk or peripherally useful. Notable this very interesting hammer:

Tools

This nice little adjustable wrench, shown here after dressing the jaws and some oil:

Tools

And some other crud.

Tools
 

2014-07-19 Peg Perego P3

A Peg Perego P3 stroller discarded by some bins in a duplex rental. I picked it up on the cargo bike, as you can see. Reason for discard seems to be one popped rivet under the seat that retains the seatbelts, easy fix.

Peg Perego P3
 

2014-07-19 Lodge Skillet

Yet another Lodge 12 inch cast iron skillet, somewhat used. Shown here out of its natural element, obviously. This will probably get a stripping and reseasoning before becoming available. Yay for scrap metal.

Lodge Skillet
 

2014-07-19 Babytrend Stroller Frame

One Babytrend Stroller Frame thingy complete with pretty recent Peg Perego infant seat. The seat may or may not be any good but somebody will want the frame.

Babytrend Stroller Frame
 

2014-06-22 Two Child Solutions

A selection of devices purporting to be effective at transporting two children at once. First a Schwinn double jogger with missing front wheel. We will almost certainly be able to fix that problem in short order and render it functional again.

Two Child Solutions

Also a Babytrend double snap-and-go stroller frame thingy. A useful item in the times on increase infertility treatments.

Two Child Solutions

Matching the previous, a Babytrend Sit-n-stand style thing. All present and correct.

Two Child Solutions

Lastly a Joovy Caboose, same basic form factor as the Babytrend above.

Two Child Solutions

Spiffy selection.

 

2014-06-22 Bike Seats

These two random Topeak Bike seats are a bit beat up in places but between them will yield one good one and some parts.

Bike Seats
 

2014-06-15 Peg Perego Milano

An older stroller, a Peg Perego Milano. These are pretty nice and it has the quilted hood for winter etc. Somebody will find a use for it, we hope.

Peg Perego Milano
 

2014-06-15 Peg Perego High Chair

A pretty fancy Prima Pappa Best high chair from Peg Perego. It has small updates on their older model to warrant the addition of the word "Best". Useful though and somebody will want it.

Peg Perego High Chair
 

2014-06-15 Maclaren Pushchairs

A Maclaren Twin Techno double pushchair in used but OK condition. It needed a clean and some new wheels on the rear (a common wear issue with these) and it is ready for action.

Maclaren Pushchairs

More or less the half of the previous, a Maclaren Vogue stroller all spiffy and ready to move offspring and nothing wrong.

Maclaren Pushchairs
 

2014-06-15 Instep Double Jogger

A double jogger with swivel front wheel made by Instep. This thing was protected from UV degradation by a seriously thick layer of dust all over it. That has been hosed away to leave this pretty nice stroller underneath. Ready to be deployed under the stinky butts of two smallish offspring.

Instep Double Jogger

This jogger is nice in that it has the one-hand fold feature, a little known criteria for stroller choice and rare in a double jogger.

 

2014-06-15 High Chairs

A couple of wooden high chairs, one a generic bar/restaurant style thing. Cheap and simple but functional:

High Chairs

This one looks sort of like a Tripp Trapp ripoff, is actually a One Step Ahead Euro style or some such. Comes with washable cushion.

High Chairs
 

2014-06-15 Graco Ipo

A Graco Ipo that is pretty much ripping off the basic Maclaren design. Works OK, fabric is a bit junky but it is a Graco and there you have it.

Graco Ipo

Are they trying to cash in on the dotcom IPO craze with this silly name?

 

2014-06-15 Delta Drill Press

This Delta DP350 drill press has an exploded rear pulley, apparently this is due to a design flaw and lots of people on the interwebs bemoan the crappification of Delta products. To add insult to injury, the replacement parts are not available. Hey guys, lets sell off and outsource all our manufacturing so we can all have shiny toys a few dollars cheaper!

Delta Drill Press

We will probably try to source a replacement item for the delta pulley and put this back in service as we have some friends who could use it.

P.S. Yes, the rear pulley literally exploded and it seems that this happened to many people.

 

2014-06-15 Combi Pushchairs

A pair of Combi pushchairs, nothing remarkable really except the first has a high handle, good for taller people.

Combi Pushchairs
Combi Pushchairs
 

2014-06-15 Bugaboo Frog

This Bugaboo Frog stroller is in excellent condition and comes complete with the bassinet, cover and car seat mount. Really nice, though it was quite dusty upon pickup.

Bugaboo Frog

We now have all of the Frog, Gecko and Cameleon in the house at present, though not for long as new owners are urgently being sought for two of the three.

 

2014-06-15 Bikes

First off a nice as new Panasonic Sport 1000. This is a really nice bike and just needed air in the tyres. It was not even that dusty, as long disused bikes tend to get.

Bikes

With it came a Free Spirit FS12. There is not a lot wrong with this except for the fact that it has Free Spirit written on the side indicating that it is utter crap. Still, no matter, it has already been passed on to a guy interested in random bikes and parts.

Bikes

And just in case some of these did not appear here, here is a batch of bikes we made up for that same bike nut. He wanted parts and stuff to play with so he got 6 bikes cheap. He even managed to get all 6 of these into his random volvo sedan.

Bikes
 

2014-06-14 Strollers

A mixed bag today. First up a Maclaren stroller frame thingy. Somewhat rare and useful.

Strollers

This Bugaboo Gecko is a little beat up and somewhat faded but is still a Bugaboo and quite functional. Available.

Strollers

This Baby Jogger jogging stroller has built-in suspension and is super fancy with some form of fly screen. Spiffy and ready to be used.

Strollers
 

2014-06-09 Mountain Bikes

A couple of random mountain bikes that showed up. First a Giant Boulder that had a bad rear axle and bearings. No matter, a much nicer rear wheel showed up and we swapped that on. This is now allocated to a friend.

Mountain Bikes

The other is a juvenile Raleight Mtn Scout. Nothing special, just a kids mountain bike.

Mountain Bikes
 

2014-06-08 Graco Infant Seat

Run of the mill Graco infant car seat with base. Spiffy, cleaned and all ready to go.

Graco Infant Seat
 

2014-06-07 Tool Tote

This random Workforce tool tote is pretty much brand new and unused. No idea if we will use it so claim it if you want it.

Tool Tote
 

2014-06-07 Stainless Cookware

This set of stainless steel cookware is pretty much new and unused. It is not something we would choose to use but we are sure we can find an introduction to people who do on the list of craig.

Stainless Cookware
 

2014-06-07 Snapper Mower

This Snapper Hi-Vac mower is a real high quality item. It runs OK but maybe needs a tuneup or some such. The equivalent mower now is 800 USD new and though we are tempted to keep this and clean it up, demands on space and time may be such that we allow a new owner to have that fun via the list of craig.

Snapper Mower
 

2014-06-07 Sit-N-Stand

Babytrend Sit-N-Stand LX that was seemingly suffering some short term assembly problems. In perfectly good order now and will be redeployed to new owners as soon as they can be found.

Sit-N-Stand
 

2014-06-07 Peg Perego Aria

Yet another Peg Perego Aria, this one needs a good clean and has uninspiring colours but should be fine and ready for redeployment soon.

Peg Perego Aria
 

2014-06-01 Wet Footwear

This assortment of footwear for use in diverse wet environments is handy dandy and will be deployed wherever needed.

Wet Footwear
 

2014-06-01 Strollers

A broad selection of devices for transporting offspring. Often two at a time. First up a Kelty deuce coupe double jogger. These things are super high quality, very robust and the only jogger that folds vaguely umbrella style. It had a flat tire, possibly the reason for discard?

Strollers

Next a Baby Jogger City Micro double stroller. Had a slight bend in the brake activation rod that made it difficult to disengage the brakes. Possibly the reason for discard. A spot of leverage with the vise grips and some oil and it is good as new. That and a clean of course.

Strollers

A random Baby Jogger style double jogger in nice condition. The hood is a bit of a flimsy pretense but that is fine. It was missing the front wheel but we happened to have one in stock that exactly matched. We are inclined to think that this suffered from incorrect inital assembly due to the weird configuration of the brakes. Nothing wrong with it now.

Strollers

This Dreamer Designs double jogger is kind of beat up but would make a great summer beach stroller, hence will be offered up as such.

Strollers

This random Babyplanet stroller is in perfect condition and is usable if one's legs are not too long or one's stride is curtailed.

Strollers

Yet another random stroller frame, this time a Kolcraft. No big deal but always in mild demand.

Strollers
 

2014-06-01 Garmin Nuvi

This Garmin Nuvi model 255 car GPS booted up first time and works fine. Lots of interesting data in there of course, all the previous owner's POIs and trips.

Garmin Nuvi
 

2014-06-01 Driveway Gate

This random driveway gate is in perfect condition. We already have one that is sort of falling apart so this is possibly a fortuitous find.

Driveway Gate
 

2014-06-01 Car Seats

Two recent Britax child car seats in very nice condition, one in spiffy cowhide pattern. Both good for a few years of further use.

Car Seats
 

2014-06-01 Bosch Toys

This small toy tool set is Bosch branded. A fresh set of (old) batteries in the drill and hours of amusement have already resulted.

Bosch Toys
 

2014-06-01 Bobbi Car

A nice red Bobbi car, useful for the purpose of amusing small offspring. Unfortunately not the quiet wheels version that we are looking for but hey, still useful.

Bobbi Car
 

2014-06-01 Bilibos

These Bilibos are ostensibly flexible multimodal play toys. We have one already and have to say they do somewhat live up to this claim. Ours of course is beat to crap compared to these so clearly our offspring are doing something the previous owners of the particular examples are not.

Bilibos
 

2014-05-31 Stainless Steel Workbench

This stainless steel workbench was much dirtier when we found it but is now clean. It needs the retaining bolts for the legs but is super fine apart from that. Available to anybody who needs it.

Stainless Steel Workbench

Update: claimed by a friend, we will possibly be helping out with the design and implementation of a nice shelf for underneath.

 

2014-05-29 Schwinn Super Sport

This Schwinn Super Sport was converted from drop bars a long time ago. It is pretty rare, with alu rims and has a certain chic now that we cleaned it up. Required new tyres and a drop of oil.

Schwinn Super Sport
 

2014-05-29 Babytrend Jogger

This is a run of the mill Babytrend Expedition jogging stroller. Nothing special, just useful, especially with the summer coming. Will appear on the list of craig.

Babytrend Jogger
 

2014-05-24 Raleigh Bike

This random Raleigh kids' mountain bike was given a crude black paint job by the previous owner. Nothing wrong with it in functional terms. Probably surplus to our requirements so we may get rid of it.

Raleigh Bike
 

2014-05-24 Giant Bike

This is a bit of a delayed listing here, we found this a while ago, but better late than never. A Giant MTX 225 juvenile mountain bike, the seat was a bit chewed up and the chain stiff and rusty but otherwise no real reason for discard. Available now on the list of craig.

Giant Bike
 

2014-05-10 Toro Mower

This random Toro lawn mower run fine. One wheel is broken yet still curiously functional. It is a 4-stroke engine.

Toro Mower
 

2014-05-10 Oil

This new old stock oil was discarded (4 cans total) at the waste oil bins. We have the feeling that some avid collector of old car stuff may actually want this, though it is not clear we have the time or inclination to find that person.

Oil
 

2014-05-10 Compressor

This random Campbell Hausfeld air compressor works fine. It has lots of little leaks in various peripheral pieces, including the power cable, but seems solid in the main pieces. Available to anybody who might want to clean it up and use it.

Compressor
 

2014-05-10 Bikes

A middling nice Puch road bike showed up. Only middling as it has steel rims but some of the components on it are very nice. Should be restorable for deployment under a hipster's arse.

Bikes

This Raleigh Grand Prix has obviously been altered in a half arsed fashion over the years. We may put it back to drop bars and sell it on.

Bikes
 

2014-05-07 Strollers

A couple of random offspring carriage devices. First up a Clic brand stoller frame type thing, often known by the dominant brand Snap n' go. These are handy to have kicking around so somebody will probably take this off our hands. This has its retractable sunshade showcased here, fancy.

Strollers

Next a Dreamer Designs jogging stroller. It is faded and has a touch of rust but is solid and usable. Somebody should want this somewhere sometime.

Strollers
 

2014-05-03 Peg Perego Pushchair

This Peg Perego A3 Pramette stroller sort of vaguely converts from this standard stroller form factor into a bassinet type thingy. Oh noes, Michael Bay left this out of the Transformers movie. Meh.

Peg Perego Pushchair
 

2014-05-03 Kids Sports Stuff

The picture shows a couple of items from a reasonable haul of kids' sports stuff.

Kids Sports Stuff
 

2014-04-20 Teak Chairs

The previous owner of these reclining folding teak chairs was presumably quite confused, they had discarded them in the scrap metal area. There are 5 in total. One has a split on one leg and will be assessed for repair possibility, these 4 have been cleaned up ready for oil and then use.

Teak Chairs

Yes, we cleaned them up with this pressure washer , previously seen on this page.

Update: They appear to be this chair, or something very close.

 

2014-04-20 Schwinn 3-Speed

This old rusty Schwinn 3-speed bike is too far gone for a proper restoration but might make a nice rat bike for a friend of ours who lives in an area known for the disappearing of bikes. New tyres, some oil and a tune up and it may well be an effective ride.

Schwinn 3-Speed

Update: Mouseover the image to see the finished fixup. Ridable but looks like arse. We hope this acts as a theft deterrent.

 

2014-04-20 Mongoose BMX

A Mongoose KO BMX. Nearly new, never really ridden, badly assembled we suspect. Destined for the list of craig after we correct some small (assembly related) problems.

Mongoose BMX
 

2014-04-20 Bowl

Oh look, a spiffy little stainless steel bowl. Not the best quality but handy dandy if you need that sort of thing.

Bowl

Currently being use to hold teak oil for the refinishing of the chairs. Future uses, who knows?

 

2013-12-27 Schwinn Hybrid

This random Schwinn Tourist has no visible reason for discard except possibly incompetent initial assembly. It has pretty much not been ridden. It will be available soon to readers of this page or the world at large via the list of craig.

Schwinn Hybrid
 

2013-12-08 Dell Desktop

This random Dell Desktop was missing the hard drive and some other bits. Upon inspection it seems the reason for discard was a nebulous failure in the in the graphics card. It would come on and work but as it got hot lots of lovely artistic blocks would tile the screen, at least this is what occurred under a linux live CD. We tossed a new card in from junk inventory and made the machine run just fine.

Dell Desktop
 

2013-11-28 Plant Thingies

These random planter bracket things seem pretty nice, not that we need them. They may be going to some friends more inclined to use them.

Plant Thingies
 

2013-11-28 Ochsner Bike

This Swiss Ochsner road bike is super fancy and has all sorts of nice components on it. The frame is starting to get rust spots and it has been wel used but it is still a really nice bikes. It may get stored until spring and when the hipster crowd start biking again we will see if they want this.

Ochsner Bike
 

2013-11-28 Maytag Oven

This Maytag gas oven is seemingly new ish and we got a report from the discarder that it was deployed for only about 4 months and barely used.

Maytag Oven

Maybe there is somebody somewhere nearby who is struggling with cooking a turkey and needs a new oven at short notice.

 

2013-11-28 GT Hybrid

We got a couple of bikes together from our man on the spot and this one was more of an actual bike and the other a bike shaped object. GT Cirque hybrid, missing a seat and gears all out of alignment but full of potential.

GT Hybrid
 

2013-11-16 Ochsner Bike

This Ochsner road bike is really fancy and has been ridden but is still a nice thing. It will be cleaned up and offered to those interested in such devices.

Ochsner Bike
 

2013-11-16 Graco Stroller

This random Graco stroller is in fine shape and will probably be used by some person who finds us on the list of craig.

Graco Stroller
 

2013-11-16 Giant Bike

This Giant Cabriolet is horribly named and is really a piece of junk. No idea what we will do with it but at the very least some parts will be scavenged.

Giant Bike
 

2013-10-19 Firewood

This reasonably large pile of firewood is conveniently presplit, at least to some degree. We took most of the good stuff and left the gnarly bits.

Firewood

Update: This is mostly split now, 2 days later. Spiffy.

 

2013-10-19 Double Maclaren

This nice double Maclaren stroller had an interesting hole eaten in the hood, who knows by what animal. Luckily we had a spare in stock from a Maclaren with a bent frame that was unsalvagable except for various parts.

Double Maclaren
 

2013-10-19 Baby Jogger

This Baby Jogger jogging stroller is in near unused condition despite being a few years old. The tyres are absolutely perfect. After a quick clean it will appear on the list of craig.

Baby Jogger

Update: Quickly sold. Autumn jogs must be in fashion or something.

 

2013-10-12 Tripp Trapp

This Tripp-Trapp offspring feeding retention chair was filthy when we found it. It came with the straps etc but we dismantled the whole thing to clean it up and have not yet put the straps back on. We may not put them on as they are only really for naughty offspring and we try not to have those.

Tripp Trapp

Note, we have two of these already.

 

2013-10-12 Offspring Seats

Two random plastic lawn chairs sized for small offspring. These will be deployed at the bottom of the garden for offspring amusement purposes.

Offspring Seats
 

2013-10-12 Ice Skates

A pair of usefully sized ice skates. Handy for amusing offspring when there is a large quantity of water in the solid phase.

Ice Skates
 

2013-10-12 Bugaboo Cover

This is a cover for a Bugaboo Cameleon stroller. This is a pretty handy dandy thing and somebody will want it. We have one. One zip head has a broken off handle but the thing is still pretty fine.

Bugaboo Cover
 

2013-10-09 Chicco Cortina

This Chicco Cortina stroller is in OK and usable shape, especially after some small maintenance fixes on the wheels and axles. It needs a wash but we will see about that. It will find a new home soon.

Chicco Cortina
 

2013-08-11 Trek Bike

This Trek 200 Mountain bike was missing the seat but that is an easy fix, as you can see. Shortly to appear on the list of craig.

Trek Bike
 

2013-07-27 Lawnmower

This random Craftsman lanwmower started first pull upon investigation but is missing a few bits and pieces. Somebody will want it and we will give them the chance to find it and acquire it for very little outlay.

Lawnmower
 

2013-07-27 German Bike

This random and somewhat unidentified German 3 speed bike is pretty fine. Even still has air in the tyres. It is a little dinged up but will clean up nicely.

German Bike
 

2013-06-23 Wood

Twp random short pieces of 2x6, our neighbour needed them and we grabbed them.

Wood
 

2013-06-23 Peg Perego Stroller

Yet another Peg Perego Venezia, dusty but complete. If it cleans up nicely we will try to rehome it. Possibly via the list of craig.

Peg Perego Stroller

Bonus, some Lascal boards, possibly missing hardware.

Lascal Boards
 

2013-06-23 Ikea Storage

No idea what silly Nordic name the IKEA guys give this but it is all very useful for storing crap associated with offspring. It is already cleaned up and will be pressed into service. Missing one screw on one of the drawer runners, as you can see in the pic. Not a huge and daunting task to fix.

Ikea Storage
 

2013-06-23 Chicco Highchairs

We found two Chicco highchiars, slightly laden with food spill, for want of a better term. Pic shows the frame units after pressure washing, the padding pieces were cleaned seperately. Should be very fine when all done.

Chicco Highchairs
 

2013-06-23 Backpack

Camp Trails, whoever they are, made this backpack at some point. It seems perfectly functional but we have enough of these and are making this available. Anybody?

Backpack
 

2013-06-22 DVDs

Hmm, the way these are presented it is almost the case that two of these films make the other look good. We have no real use for these but the two (really) bad ones might offer some laughable kitsch crappiness moments.

DVDs
 

2013-06-22 Calphalon

This random Calphalon dutch oven showed up without the lid, shame really. We have already found a new home for it and will check our supplies for a lid that fits.

Calphalon
 

2013-06-14 X12

This bike says X12 and 12-speed on it. If I had made it I would not put my brand on it either. It is total junk but yet all shiny and more or less in perfect condition. We may find a home for it but what a turd.

X12
 

2013-06-12 Booster Seat

This Graco Booster seat was requested by a friend and we grabbed it to order. Nothing wrong with it, just dusty.

Booster Seat
 

2013-06-12 BBQ Chimney

Our old BBQ starter chimney has rusted through so we grabbed this one from the side of the road the other day.

BBQ Chimney

I keep meaning to make my own spiffy stainless steel one that will outlast me and all my friends and family but I never get around to it. I guess that just makes it more likely that when I do make it that it will outlive me.

 

2013-06-09 Mountain Buggy

This Mountain Buggy Urban double jogger was discarded on our street, how convenient. Reason for discard may the the missing wheel clip on one side, a 10 cent part if that. Otherwise in OK shape except for a couple of small chafes.

Mountain Buggy
 

2013-06-05 Peg Perego Venezia

This Peg Perego Venezia is in nice condition and has a fancy attached footmuff. Spiffy, and hopefully browsers on the list of craig will also think so.

Peg Perego Venezia
 

2013-06-05 Babytrend Jogger

Random Babytrend jogger with swivel front wheel. Cleaned up nicely, ready to go.

Babytrend Jogger
 

2013-05-26 Raleigh Technium

This Raleigh Technium mountain bike has that fancy (for the time) frame and weird cow horn handlebars. It has a sort of retro appeal though and has cleaned up nicely. It will seek a new home soonest.

Raleigh Technium
 

2013-05-26 Mountain Buggy

This newish Mountain Buggy has spent a while at the beach. Despite that it seems to have lots of life left in it. It may be deployed on a beach in the Netherlands next month.

Mountain Buggy
 

2013-05-26 Double Snap-and-go

This Babytrend doubnle snpa-and-go type thing is an impressive construction, but I guess one might need that were one to increment one's parity twice in a short period of time. No apparent reason for discard, all ready for a new owner.

Double Snap-and-go
 

2013-05-22 Peugeot Mountain Bike

Vaguely a mountain bike, anyway. Peugeot US Express, ostensibly ladies style. Cleaned up OK and will find a new home somehow.

Peugeot Mountain Bike
 

2013-05-18 Pressure Washer

This Karcher K 2400 HH pressure washer was discarded, presumably due to it not putting out high pressure despite running fine. The unloader valve was stuck and it was the work of a minute to clean it out and lubricate it. Works great now, a really good strong pressure washer.

Pressure Washer
 

2013-05-04 Sander

There is no reason for discard for this sander. All present and correct and works fine.

Sander
 

2013-05-04 Mixer

This KitchenAid mixer was dicarded due to a presumed burnt out motor, according to the nice lady who dropped it off. In fact a nick in the cord was responsible. A quick temporary plug jacked on allowed testing and it will soon be seeking a new home.

Mixer
 

2013-04-28 Light Bulbs

This tin contains light bulbs that were scavenged off a large and ornate candelabra type light fitting. They are E12 Edison Candelabra size. It so happens we have a similar fitting in the house that takes these bulbs and until we replace it with something less silly we need a supply of bulbs. Better scavenged sunk cost models than buying new.

Light Bulb
 

2013-04-28 Laptop Carcases

This assortment of laptop carcases, 2x HP, 3x Thinkpad, a Toshiba and such, is all stripped and acrppy but somebody out there may wish for tinkering fodder. We shall try to find them.

Laptop Carcases
 

2013-04-27 Gary Fisher

We found Gary Fisher in the scrap metal. Actually no, just a Gary Fisher mountain bike. It had several issues upon pickup but it has never really been ridden and will be put back into service forthwith.

Gary Fisher
 

2013-04-25 Audi Roofrack

Found, a perfectly good roofrack system for an Audi Q5. We do not own such a vehicle but the list of craig has access to many such people and maybe they will find us through that mechanism and purchase this from us.

Audi Roofrack
 

2013-04-24 Golf Club

This TaylorMade R11 driver was discarded apparently brand new still with the price stickers on it. It may be an accidental discard or a spite discard. We picked it up from a location where it would have been fast destroyed and irretrievable, so the previous owners are finished with this unless they buy it off us on the list of craig.

Golf Club
 

2013-04-21 Trek 400

We got this snazzy Trek 400 road bike a while ago. It had a bodged up cruiser bar conversion and numerous other issues. We rectified these issues and as you can see it is indeed snazzy in its restored state.

Trek 400
 

2013-04-20 Shelving

Yet more Metro Wire style shelving. 18 by 36 inches, lots of shelves and a bunch of legs. We use this stuff in various ways so we will store this and see if it is needed.

Shelving
 

2013-04-20 Peg Perego

yet anotehr pefectly good Peg Perego Pliko stroller. This one has the optional cup holder, spiffy.

Peg Perego
 

2013-04-20 Offspring Rucksack

Yet another Kelty Country offspring carriage device, all present and correct in perfect condition. Look for it on the list of craig?

Offspring Rucksack
 

2013-04-20 Microwave

Our neighbor has been looking for a new Microwave for a while and I guess this is exactly what he wanted. It was in the original box but had a minor misalignment on the latch. A couple of minutes with some screwing and all is well.

Microwave
 

2013-04-20 Messenger Bag

A random messenger style bag. Perfect condition, barely used. Could come in handy.

Messenger Bag
 

2013-04-20 Canoe

This fibreglass canoe is in OK shape and even comes with a paddle. It has a couple of dings on one end that we will have to monitor and test but we plan on paddling around this summer in this.

Canoe
 

2013-04-20 Bianchi Eros

This Bianchi Eros road bike is now pretty fine and dandy, apart from the highly dubious name. It has been tossed in the scrap metal and the scrap metal moving process had crunched the front wheel and dinged some stuff up. One applicatiuon of pressure washer and a front wheel from spares and it is ready to go and rather nice to ride.

Bianchi Eros

Also on the bike was the little pouch shown with some tools and spares in it.

Bianchi Eros
 

2013-04-20 Beater 3-Speed

This Glider 3-speed bike is beat up and missing mudguards. Various parts are of dubious origin. But it rides fine and makes a great beater bike.

Beater 3-Speed
 

2013-04-20 Beach Cart

A friend requested a beach cart and we were able to oblige within a week or so with this item. It needed a squirt with the pressure washer and oil on the wheel bearings but all is well.

Beach Cart
 

2013-04-07 Jogger

This Cycle Design jogging stroller is in OK shape and ready for various summer activities. Possibly including jogging.

Jogger
 

2013-04-07 Heat Pad

This random silicone heat pad was sitting by the side of a road and was pretty dirty. Incomprehensibly dirty in fact. Never mind, it is cleaned right up and is now pressed into service.

Heat Pad
 

2013-04-06 Tool Chest

This random Craftsman tool chest looks like a Kennedy model and is perfectly fine. A friend has run off with it and will press it into service.

Tool Chest
 

2013-04-06 Electric Chainsaw

A Remington electric chainsaw, not the most useful thing in the world but you never know we may end up in a situation where it is handy dandy.

Electric Chainsaw
 

2013-03-30 Cookware Roundup

Some nice stuff today, quite mixed. There was a huge batch of cookware that included this set of Belgique stainless. OK quality, pretty nice condition.

Cookware Roundup

Also there were a couple of Le Creuset casseroles. The pots were shot on the insides and the other lid was a funny shape but the brown lid shown in this ensemble was just fine for one of our cast iron skillets. The skillet lurking in the background in fact. All the lids in this pictured are sourced from scrap metal.

Cookware Roundup
 

2013-03-09 Schwinn Moab

This random Schwinn Moab mountain bike is perfectly rideable and even came with air in the tyres. Reason for discard was probably the gummed up pawls in the trigger shifters. Lots of WD40 and some wiggy jiggy with the cable and off we go. Off we go to the list of craig.

Schwinn Moab
 

2013-03-09 Calphalon Pan

This random Calphalon pan needed nothing but a light cleaning. No apparent reason for discard. It shall find a new home somehow, we have no need of it.

Calphalon Pan
 

2013-03-03 Monitor

This monstrous Maxent monitor works OK after warmup. We have had stuff like this before and cheapskate gamers who want large screens go for this so, off it goes to the list of craig.

Monitor
 

2013-03-03 All-Clad Frying Pan

This random stainless-alu sandwich All-Clad frying pan seems in OK shape and has already been snapped up by some neighbours.

All-Clad Frying Pan
 

2013-01-21 Trek 220

This Trek 220 kids mountain bike is in reasonable condition except for the seat, but whatever. It should find a new home soon.

Trek 220
 

2013-01-06 Bikes

A couple of bikes to ring in the New Year in style. First a Matsuri mixte style thingy. Perfectly nice, converted from drop bars some time ago by a previous owner, will go nicely under a hipster's arse in a large city.

Bikes

Next a Giant Awesome, obviously not being an eponymous artifact as it is neither giant nor awesome. A bit of a piece of crud really but it will clean up and somebody may want it once they see its availability on the list of craig.

Bikes
 

2012-11-18 Peugeot Bike

This random Peugeot road bike has been neglected but is in pretty good shape underneath the dirt. It will be cleaned up and pressed back into service with a rider we do not know.

Peugeot Bike
 

2012-11-17 Lights

Somebody discarded their home power outage kit and we picked it up. First a Coleman headlamp that has some small issue, to bes investigated.

Lights

Two 3D maglites, both with one expanded stuck alkaline battery. One is also missing the lens and bezel. Investigation with percussive action released the stuck batteries and the two units may be pressed into some form of service at some point. Upgrade to LED may be involved in that process.

Lights
 

2012-10-28 Bike Trailer

If you need to drag your 'orrible offspring around and you are on a bike this handy dandy Instep bike trailer is just the thing for you. Available until sold.

Bike Trailer
 

2012-10-27 Raleigh Kids Bike

This Raleigh MXR kids' bike is very similar to one we found a while ago and is in fine condition. Seeking a home.......?

Raleigh Kids Bike
 

2012-10-27 Peugeot Bike

This Peugeot Bordeaux is a fine bike, found by our man on the spot. 3-speed Sturmey Archer, aluminium 700C rims, skirt guard, nice all round. A reminder that the French are not just useful for cheese and wine.

Peugeot Bike
 

2012-10-27 Paintball Gear

Some random paintball bits and pieces. We have no real use for this crap and so will sell it.

Paintball Gear
 

2012-10-27 Huffy Bike

This Huffy Granite Pass should never have been designed, made or sold. But given that it has been, and we have gained posession of it, we will return it into the usage pool. The list of craig will assist.

Huffy Bike
 

2012-10-27 Dyson

This Dyson vacuum is well used, full of human hair, but seems OK and useful. We will find a new home for it somehow.

Dyson
 

2012-10-21 Tent

This tent is sort of old and simple but handy if you need it for some kind of fairweather event. A party, a sleepover, a summer camping trip or whatever. Available to any who want it, needs a spot of airing out.

Tent
Tent

Update: Sold within 24 hours on the list of craig.

 

2012-10-21 Raleigh MXR

This bike needed a few parts but it was sort of worth fixing. If nobody we know needs it somebody we do not yet know may.

Raleigh MXR
 

2012-10-21 Combi Stroller

This Combi stroller is in perfectly good shape and though not the fanciest stroller in the world it will find a new home via the list of craig. They fold pretty small and are OK quality.

Combi Stroller
 

2012-09-20 Bugaboo Chameleon

Somebody chose to discard this Bugaboo Chameleon along with a fair amount of extra gear for it. There is nothing wrong with any piece of it, though it was a little dusty upon pickup. The only downside is the heinous replacement pink hood. Never mind, some browser of the list of craig will think this is cute or versatile or some such.

Bugaboo Chameleon

Extras not shown that were included, seat cover, cup holder, rain cover, mosquito netting and winter muff thingy. Bargain.

 

2012-09-16 Schwinn Runabout

This Schwinn Runabout trailer bike has damage to the wheel, looks like it has been run over by a car or something. The frame is all fine. A new wheel and seat will present themselves to us in the near future and then this item will be disposed of.

Schwinn Runabout
 

2012-09-16 Babytrend Navigator

This Babytrend Navigator double stroller is a bit of a monster. It is in almost new condition and about a year old. There is no apparent reason for discard, though the fact that it does not fit through standard sized doors may be an issue. The upside of that is that it can take two infant car seats side by side. For sale on the list of craig forthwith.

Babytrend Navigator
 

2012-09-05 Pan Lid

This random yellow Le Creuset lid was all alone in a big pile of scrap metal, no sign of whatever went underneath it. Luckily it fits nicely on a lidless cast iron skillet we got from that same pile some time ago.

Pan Lid
 

2012-09-02 Shelving

Thi is a small random piece of Metro Wire style corner shelving. nothing wrong with it, we have no use for it but some neighbours have all ready set it in the corner of their kitchen and filled it.

Shelving
 

2012-09-02 Logs

This pic shows a bit of a nice pile of firewood we found discarded. It was cut split and aged, so all in all a good deal. That very night used used a bunch to cook dinner in a firepit. Saves buying charcoal, gas or other combustibles. Also this type of cooking repels mosquitoes quite nicely.

Logs
 

2012-08-31 Fuji Juvenile Bike

This Fuji Ace juvenile fancy schmancy hybrid type thing is pretty fine and barely ridden. This was grabbed by our man on the spot in the nick of time. Upon pickup it had a flat rear tyre which was probably the reason for discard.

Fuji Juvenile Bike

Update: The tube had two small holes in a pattern that indicates a tool induced puncture. So we theorize they had a flat, got a new tube, put it in clumsily with a screwdriver or some such, punctured the tyre in the mounting process, pumped it up and threw their hands up in disgust and tossed the bike in the scrap metal. Yay consumer culture!

 

2012-08-25 Rake

This random rake showed up and it seems all present and correct. Note it has been discarded just prior to prime raking season so we shall see how it performs very soon. It resides in the designated rake rack.

Rake
 

2012-08-25 Jamis Kids Bike

This random Jamis Laser kids' bike is functional-ish. We may flog it off on the list of craig or give it away to friends who have offspring in this size range.

Jamis Kids Bike
 

2012-08-25 Hand Tools

These random hand tools were in the bottom of a large scrap container. We fished them out with the help of a hard drive magnet screwed to the end of a broom handle. Handy dandy.

Hand Tools
 

2012-07-28 Tomos Bike

This Tomos S bike is a pile of crap. Single speed, backpedal brakes only, junky parts. Should sell well in any large city obsessed with single speeds. Dude, it is the ultimate hipster vintage single speed. The people who made my bike were into it way before it was mainstream.

Tomos Bike
 

2012-07-28 Columbia Bike

This Columbia Sports III was pretty filthy and disgusting. We think it had the old bat turd treatment at some point. No matter, it cleaned up OK, the Sturmey Archer hub needed oil but works fine now, ready to ride and shiny.

Columbia Bike
 

2012-07-21 Instep Jogger

This Instep double jogging stroller is in OK shape, cleaned up OK and will be ready for a new owner soon. It needed a wash and air in the tyres. Shown here after some washing and before airing.

Instep Jogger
 

2012-07-17 Bikes

Two mountain bikes showed up together. First up a Trek 820 Mountain Track, blah blah, standard issue mountain bike not for use on mountains. No apparent reason for discard, already on the list of craig seeking a new owner.

Bikes

Next a Bridgestone Comp, older bike but with very nice parts on it. This may find an appreciative new owner, watch this space.

Bikes
 

2012-07-14 Chicco Pushchair

This Chicco Cortina stroller is guest stuff, the neighbours found it. It has a small tear in the cargo basket but otherwise is fully functional, nice quality and with no reason for discard.

Chicco Pushchair
 

2012-07-10 Schwinn World Tourist

This Schwinn World Tourist seems to have been used for its named purpose, but never mind. It was discarded due to needuing repairs too expensive to warrant, but we have managed to put it back in working order for near free and hence get to put it back into circulation.

Schwinn World Tourist
 

2012-07-07 Roadmaster Bike

This Roadmaster Smokey Point so-called mountain bike is a piece of crap that never should have been manufactured, purchased or used. As it happens the previous owner got a flat front tyre and tossed it away, preventing their further use of it. Despite all this we will find a new home for it.

Roadmaster Bike
 

2012-07-07 Dyson Vacuum

This random Dyson vacuum cleaner came with a nice selection of attachments and works perfectly. The interesting thing with a discarded Dyson is that unlike other more opaque devices you get to immediately inspect the precise nature of the previous owner's sucked up junk. Vacuum cleaner archeology? We all know that archeologists greatly value middens as a source of information, so maybe this is one little modern example of that.

Dyson Vacuum

This has already been used in anger on a large source of dust and seems fine.

 

2012-07-06 Raleigh Bike

This 1971 Raleigh Sports is a little neglected but will probably clean up just fine. Not bad for 41 years old, mouseover the image for the cleaned up pic.

Raleigh Bike

It could have survived with the existing tyres but they had a fair few cracks in them and one wheel needed new rim tape so we just put matching new ones on. Also the gear hub was out of oil but a few quick squirts freed it up and it runs fine now.

 

2012-06-30 Dualit Toaster

This Dualit 4 slice toaster has a couple of issues. Somebody wrestled the crumb tray into new and interesting geometric shapes, and somebody else cut the cable off for the miniscule amount of copper in it. We feel that this is worth rehabilitating, despite these issues. The crumb tray will be bent back into some semblance of normality using sheet metal vise grips and the cable replaced entirely.

Dualit Toaster
 

2012-06-30 Cookware

Some assorted cookware. First up a nice little stainless kettle that was requested by a friend. We are happy to take requests, and voila.

Cookware

This 14 inch skillet is a no-name thing but is very functional. It shall probably become the handy kitchen tool of a friend.

Cookware
 

2012-06-25 Thule Rack

This Thule bike and ski and whatever rack seems awfully complicated. We will see if anybody wants it.

Thule Rack
 

2012-06-25 Car Seat

This random Peg Perego infant seat came with spiffy spare base. All very nice.

Car Seat
 

2012-06-23 Miyata Bike

This Miyata Triton road bike is in good condition, maybe because the previous owner seemed to have oiled the drivetrain more than actually riding the bike. Either way it is nice and will make somebody very happy one day.

Miyata Bike
 

2012-06-23 Kolcraft Stroller

This Kolcraft Contours stroller is hard to judge. It seems to be pretending to all flexible and fancy and morden but we get the feeling it will not actually work out that way in actual use. We will clean it up and see what happens.

Kolcraft Stroller
 

2012-06-18 Strollers

A small collection of three mildly coordinated strollers here. Note they are all wet from liberal application of the pressure washer we got the other day. They all got cleaned off and are soaking with detergent now. First a nice Maclaren Techno XT, badly in need of a clean but otherwise perfect:

Strollers

Next a Peg Perego Pliko, missing the front bar and maybe a catch somewhere but otherwise OK. We will see if this ends up usable:

Strollers

Last a Per Perego Aria, pretty disgustingly dirty but it should all clean up nicely.

Strollers

Update: all three cleaned up pretty nice after rinsing out the applied detergent.

 

2012-06-18 Snow Blower

This Arien ST350 snow blower started up fine after the addition of some fuel. It comes with a little white bag with all the instructions and such. Not sure where this will end up.

Snow Blower
 

2012-06-18 Jeep Jogger

This Jeep Liberty Limited jogging stroller with swivel front wheel also has the highly dubious feature of a bay for one's portable cd player. This was ridiculous even when people had portable CD players. Though you could put an iPhone or some such in there and play soothing music to your offspring as you wander around. This feature was indeed tested by our crack team of reverse engineers and it worked.

Jeep Jogger
 

2012-06-18 Car Seat

This random Peg Perego infant car seat may come in handy to somebody.

Car Seat
 

2012-06-18 Bike Trailor

This Schwinn bike trailor is in pretty nice condition and is only missing the tow hitch part that you put on the bike. JPL, this is yours and I have the hitch coming.

Bike Trailor
 

2012-06-18 Bike Seat

Yet another Topeak bike seat, this one complete with the rack and all associated hardware in a little bag. How nice.

Bike Seat
 

2012-06-17 Pressure Washer

This Karcher ressure washer is in OK shape and works fine, perhaps despite being made in Italy. It may move into service as our default pressure for a while.

Pressure Washer
 

2012-06-17 Offspring Warmer

This Buggy Snuggie, or some such, is the skin of a dead sheep configured with convenient strap holes etc so that one might insulate a small child from excessive heat loss whilst perambulating in a wheeled device. All very convenient.

Offspring Warmer
 

2012-06-17 Offspring Seating

Shown are a Topeak bike seat and Britax Monarch car seats, two reasonably handy device for securing and transporting offspring.

Offspring Seating
 

2012-06-17 Freespirit Bike

This Freespirit Rock Creek is complete garbage and never should have been manufactured, purchased or ridden. Yuck. We will find a home for it or strip off a couple of parts and junk it.

Freespirit Bike
 

2012-06-17 Cast Iron Griddle

This cast iron griddle had some surface rust on the top and some crud buildup on the bottom but cleaned up pretty quickly and has already been used twice. It will travel to a foreign country with a friend and form part of his kitchen paraphenalia.

Cast Iron Griddle
 

2012-06-16 Trek Mountain Bike

This Trek 3700 mountain bike has a small frame and beyond air in the tyres needed no work. All spiffy and ready for a new arse on its seat.

Trek Mountain Bike
 

2012-06-11 Tricycle

This handy dandy little Schwinn Tricycle is half traditional trike and half bigwheel. It has retro metal looks and vaguely functions as both distraction and mobility device for small offspring.

Tricycle
 

2012-06-11 Rucksack

This Lowe Alpine 60 litre rucksack had fine mould all over it when picked up but a rinse in bleach and such and it seems fine, almost brand new in fact. We may find a use for it at some stage.

Rucksack
 

2012-06-11 Ross Compact

This Ross Compact is a homely little bike but has great vintage appeal. It ha sa patch of missing chrome and is heavy but will make a charming fashion accessory for some hipster in a large city. Note it is not yet cleaned up, in strictly as found condition.

Ross Compact
 

2012-06-11 Raleigh c40

This Raleigh c40 hybrid bike was discarded minus the skewers and the saddle. There is a longer story behind it that you can ask for when you see us in person. But for now, it is fixed up and ready for a new owner. Spiffy.

Raleigh c40
 

2012-06-11 Offspring Carriage Devices

A selection of devices with which one might transport offspring. First a couple of Sit 'n Stand types from OneStep and Joovy:

Offspring Carriage Devices
Offspring Carriage Devices

Next up a random weird Graco that may or may not prove to be useful.

Offspring Carriage Devices

This Peg Perego Pliko stroller is somewhat unique in this colour but it is missing the hood so we are not sure of its chances for reuse.

Offspring Carriage Devices

Last a Kelty Kids rucksack for when the terrain is inhospitable to wheels.

Offspring Carriage Devices
 

2012-06-10 Fire Device

This random outdoor fire Chiminea type thing is superficially rusty and yet perfectly functional. We tested it out one evening before donating it to a friend.

Fire Device
 

2012-06-06 Strollers

Another Peg Perego Aria double, this one a bit grubby but people seem to like them so it may find a new home.

Strollers

This Combi Flare is small and not so distinguished but is pretty functional and deserves another chance to perambulate.

Strollers
 

2012-06-06 Pack and Play

This random pack and Play is all branded with Baby Einstein etc, and despite that brand being thoroughly discredited this thing still functions perfectly well as an imprisonment device for small offspring.

Pack and Play
 

2012-06-04 Cookware

This Calphalon Dutch Oven thingy is in really nice shape apart from some small defects on the interior. They are quite baffling anf will be investigated further.

Calphalon Dutch Oven
 

2012-06-04 Bikes

Two pretty damn fancy bikes, though one of them is all beat up. First a nice Cannondale Criterion Series road bike with nothing wrong with it. Air in the tyres and good to go. It was very dusty, so maybe that was the reason for discard.

Bikes

This Trek 1100 is in a pretty sorry state. We think it may have been just fine at the time of dropoff but that a large bucket loader crunched it up and tossed it into a large dumpster full of scrap metal. Most of the parts are good and will be swapped onto some other frame in better shape.

Bikes
 

2012-06-02 Peg Perego Tender

This Peg Peregop Tender is in near new condition and is complete with hoods and covers and such. Very nice indeed. It will meet the custodian of a set of twins, or some such, on the list of craig.

Peg Perego Tender
 

2012-06-02 Juvenile Clothes

The picture shows most of what was in a medium sized garbage bag full of clothers. The previous owner was nice enough to wash and fold all the clothes neater than we would ever do it. Show in the pic is what will be deployed in removing rthe nakedness from a certain 4 year old for the next year.

Juvenile Clothes
 

2012-05-28 Kool Stride Jogger

This random Kool Stride jogger was languishing in the basement forgotten and neglected. No idea where we got it or how long we had it but it needs to find a new home. We suspect it comes from a time when we had several of these and put this one aside for when the rest had gone.

Kool Stride Jogger
 

2012-05-27 Snap and Go

This random crappy Kolcraft Snap and Go style thingy is in perfect condition and just needed the dust removed. All very fine.

Snap and Go
 

2012-05-27 Schwinn Trike

This weird Schwinn Tricycle seems to be related to the bigwheel concept. Either way a friend found this and deployed it with her offspring and it worked for actual transit purposes as opposed to just riding round in circles.

Schwinn Trike
 

2012-05-27 Ross Bike

This Ross Peryton did not always look like this, we suspect. At some point the region of the handle bars was changed drastically and the big fat comfy seat was put on. That is just fine by us as the hypothesized future owner will probably prefer it that way.

Ross bike

Update: This has since been cleaned up and looks super spiffy.

 

2012-05-27 Maclaren Techno XT

Yet another Maclaren Techno XT pushchair. The clip that holds it closed had broken off but it was the matter of a minute or so to swap on one from a parts example retained for exactly this purpose. Spiffy. You can see said clip in the picture as it is made of a different coloured plastic.

Maclaren Techno XT

The pic shows a frequently applied fix for strollers like this, the seat area gets full of crumbs and crud of the lazy messy offspring and washing it out improves matters no end. Even worse than the strollers are the high chairs.

 

2012-05-27 Maclaren Double

This Maclaren Twin Traveler has a couple of issues but seemingly neither are terminal. It is otherwise in very nice shape and hopefully will be appreciated but whichever new owner gets the use of it.

Maclaren Double
 

2012-05-27 Kool Stride Double

This Kool Stride double jogger is just like all other Kool Stride joggers, irritatingly misspelled, vaguely functional and a huge pain in the arse to fold. Nevertheless somebody we do not yet know will find a use for it.

Kool Stride Double
 

2012-05-22 Royal Scot Bike

This Royal Scot English 3-speed was made in 1969, or thereabouts. When found it bizarrely had no cotter pins. We replaced those and with some polish, air and oil it came up looking like this. Original tyres. The only thing that still needs to be fixed is the rear brake cable, a common issue on this type of frame.

Royal Scot Bike
 

2012-05-13 Wagon

This pretty fine little wagon and trailer will supercede our existing model due to the presence of the cool trailer. Even more small offpring can pile in now to be towed around by a larger offspring.

Wagon
 

2012-05-13 Maclaren Pushchairs

Strangely, two Maclaren Triumph strollers from seemingly different sources but within a short time window. Nothing really wrong with them though they will get a clean and one may need new wheels on the rear.

Maclaren Pushchairs
Maclaren Pushchairs
 

2012-05-13 Juvenile Mountain Bike

This Rhino Amplifier juvenile mountain bike is a horrific thing that never should have been manufactured, purchased or ridden. It is entirely exemplary of that increasingly large class of consumer products that are designed and built to be sold once, and never used.

Nevertheless somebody out there will want it and we will sell it off cheap to minimize our contact with it.

Juvenile Mountain Bike
 

2012-05-13 Combi Stroller

This random little Combi stroller is in fine shape and does not deserve to die a lonely death by the side of the road, crushed as it is loaded into a garbage truck. Hence, we rescued it and will deploy it to the household of either a) some people we know, or b) some people we do not know.

Combi Stroller
 

2012-05-13 Chicco Seat

This Chicco seat clamps onto a table and can used in lieu of a highchair. Handy, compact and portable.

Chicco Seat
 

2012-05-13 Bike Parts

This random small pile of bike parts will come in handy somewhere down the line.

Bike Parts
 

2012-05-06 Small Bikes

A bunch of smaller bikes, including but not limited to, the following, a Jamis BMX witn aluminium frame and such,

Small Bikes

Also a Jamis Miss Daisy in a different colour to the previous:

Small Bikes

A random red BMX that cleaned up pretty well and will be disposed of to a suitable home.

Small Bikes
 

2012-05-06 Jeep Doors

A pair of fabric (i.e. soft-top) Jeep doors for some as yet undetermined Jeep. A friend of ours has a Jeep and he seems to need new body parts for that thing rather frequently, so we will store them until he comes by. They are very dusty but since that pic was taken they have cleaned up nicely.

Jeep Doors
 

2012-05-06 Cookware

This small wok and large Calphalon skillet are in fine condition and will be snapped up by a friend.

Cookware

Update The wok was cleaned out and cured. Below you see a picture of the first deployment. Also everything visible in this picture except the flagstones was mentioned on this page at some time.

Cookware
 

2012-04-29 Lotus Bike

This Lotus Excelle bike has a bunch of rusty spots stemming from years exposed to batshit we think, but it cleaned up OK and rides pretty nicely. It has some really nice parts on it, we shall see if it finds a new home.

Lotus Bike
 

2012-04-28 Toyota Corolla Manual

This random Toyota Corolla Manual applies to the transportation device of a friend of ours so we are banking this info in case he might have some question regarding a malfunction, or some such.

Toyota Corolla Manual
 

2012-04-28 Tools

We show here a small selection of tools that showed up today. This was a batch we gave to a neighbour but much more stuff was present in the pickup event. Shown; old oil can (cleaned up for the pic), trim removal tool, hacksaw blades, sanding pads. Not present, sawzall blades, more sanding stuff, random hardware.

Tools
 

2012-04-28 Router

This random Craftsman Router and Table are in fine working condition with no apparent reason for discard. It is not the best router in the world but you can do stuff with it.

Router
 

2012-04-28 Plates

These random plates are now being used by friends. They are Williams Sonoma so at least they come with some high end mall name value. Quite apart from that they are perfectly functional.

Plates
 

2012-04-28 Maclaren Pushchairs

These two Maclaren pushchairs showed up in a small time interval.

Maclaren Pushchairs
Maclaren Pushchairs

No big song and dance here, we have had plenty like this before.

Update: Fast turnraound on the list of craig for the Techno.

 

2012-04-28 Jumper Cables

These jumper cables are really nice, brand unknown. They have nice thick yet flexible wire with chunky copper grips on the front. Everything seems fine with no apparent reason for discard.

Jumper Cables
 

2012-04-28 Ikea Glasses

These six random Ikea glasses showed up new in the box. They do not stack so we will give them away.

Ikea Glasses
 

2012-04-28 Grout

We, along with some friends, find ourselves in need of some random grout for two seperate small projects. Voila, some shows up this weekend, how nice.

Grout
 

2012-04-28 Child Seats

These two really nice Britax child seats were being discarded together. They will be checked out and deployed as required.

Child Seats
 

2012-04-28 Bikes

These two bikes showed up close to each other, and another that we missed out on. First up a Raleigh Gran Prix, pretty nice except for some beat up paint and the steel rims.

Bikes

Next up a Shimano 3-speed Huffy Catalina. Some paint has peeled off and flown away but it will make a nice ridable bike at some point.

Bikes
 

2012-04-15 Shovel

This shovel was constructed from two seperate finds. The orange fibreglass handle was attached to a rake head that was broken. The shovel blade was attached to a broken wooden shovel handle. Voila, we have now made a spiffy long-handled shovel.

Shovel
 

2012-04-15 Kids Bikes

These random BMX-like bikes showed up to amuse the offspring. A Magna and a Huffy, nothing special, though the Huffy is really rather loud.

Kids Bikes
Kids Bikes
 

2012-04-15 Bike Rack

This bike rack is a random low profile device that you can use to mount a bike high on the wall. It braces against the floor and the ceiling. This is available for anybody but meanwhile will appear on the list of craig.

Bike Rack
 

2012-04-14 Schwinn Ditch

This Schwinn Ditch 3.0 full suspension mountain bike showed up missing the wheels. Unless some disk brake wheels show up to fit it there is a not a lot we will do with except dispose of it to a good home as is and cheap. Available to readers.

Schwinn Ditch
 

2012-04-08 Nishiki Blazer

This Nishiki Blazer was sittiong by the side of the road with a sign on it. There seemed to be nothing really wrong with it apart from the incredible crapness of the wheels, so we swapped those off and cleaned it up ready for an appearance on the list of craig. It now rides quite nicely.

Nishiki Blazer

Update: Sold finally. What bunch of wibblers. 10 or so people wanted it and insisted we call them back with all possible haste and yet they did not pick up their phones. Eventually a nice chap from nearby picked it up.

 

2012-04-08 Lady Goose

This Mongoose Lady Goose BMX style thingy is pretty nice for a random kids' bike. If it were not in such good shape we might strip it for the parts on it to use them adult bikes. But now, the reason for discard may have been the loose headset or flat rear tyre. Either way, it is off to the list of craig.

Lady Goose
 

2012-04-03 Stainless Steel Jug

This random stainless steel jug is nice except for teh weird ugly welds it has on the handle mount points. We shall see, maybe friends will want it, maybe it will clean up, maybe we will re-weld the joints.

Stainless Steel Jug
 

2012-04-01 Firewood

These rounds of red oak were lying around by the side of the road so we picked them up. That was logistical exercise of some interest but we ended up with these and a couple more rounds and some smaller logs. Two of the big rounds are already split up into fireplace sized chunks.

Firewood
 

2012-03-24 Roadmaster Bike

This Roadmaster Mtn Sport is the bottom of the quality barrel, possibly even could be said to be in the quality cesspit. Never mind, somebody from lisrt of craig may wish for a supremely cheap bike.

Roadmaster Bike
 

2012-03-24 Grills

This nice stainless BBQ grates will ciome in handy at some point we think. Not sure when but we can store them away. These are very expensive to buy new.

Grills
 

2012-03-24 Citronella

This package of six citronella candles will come in handy during the upcoming mosquito and BBQ season. We will of course be barbequeing mosquitoes on these nice little flames for consumption.

Citronella
 

2012-03-24 Britax Stroller

This random Britax Preview stroller has a couple of issues but they might get sorted out and it may then find a new home on the list of craig. We shall see.

Britax Stroller
 

2012-03-17 Yokota Bike

This Yokota Ahwahnee, or some such, has 700C wheels and is pretty nice except for being a bit dated. We put the new tyres on and it just needs a seat and tuneup now to be ready for action. It is available to readers and if not snapped up will make an appearance on the list of craig.

Yokota Bike
 

2012-03-17 Baby Jogger

This Baby Jogger ATS is pretty damn fancy. It has lockable swivel front wheel, cupholders, easy fold, welded aluminium frame, suspension and all sorts of nice features. The reason for discard was the exploded front tyre, due to over-inflation we assume. Never mind, it is now renewed and ready to meet new owners on the list of craig.

Baby Jogger
 

2012-03-04 Golf Balls

This tin of golf balls should find a home somewhere. Lots of golfers are super snobs on this subject but for random driving practise they seem to secretly value cheap balls as they are actually bad enough golfers to lose a lot of balls and be too lazy to look for them.

Golf Balls
 

2012-02-26 Maclarens

Recently we acquired a couple of Maclaren pushchairs from various sources. First up, this Techno Classic was at the side of the road with a lamp, a dishcloth and a bike helmet. It was very dusty but we grabbed it and here it is shown shortly after a wash and brush up

Maclarens

This next, a Volo, was acquired from more conventional sources and is in OK shape. The cargo net had some extra holes in it but we had a spare in stock and replaced it.

Maclarens

Both of these are now ready to meet their new owners on the list of craig.

 

2012-02-18 Schwinn Frontier

This random Schwinn Frontier is nothing special but will find a new home via the list of craig thanks to our rescue efforts. Reason for discard seems to have been the flat rear tyre, a half-hearted attempt was made to fix it.

Schwinn Frontier
 

2012-02-18 Giant Iguana

No, not one of these,

Giant Iguana

though that might prove pretty tasty. Merely one of these

Giant Iguana

nicely posed in the pic by the new owner. This is his commute bike now. It rides pretty well. Upon acquisition it was very dusty and had flat tyres (no punctures). Not, we think, a bona fide reason for discard.

 

2012-02-04 Mountain Buggy

This Mountain Buggy Urban Double is in OK shape modulo one of the seatbelt clips. We will have to see whether that can be fixed, but it seems like a useful item. This may hit the list of craig once cleaned up.

Mountain Buggy

Update: Mountain Buggy sent us a new plastic clip for the seatbelt and we sewed it on. Mouseover the image for updated pic, included the newly installled cleanliness option.

 

2012-01-22 Stainless Pot

This random cheapo thin stainless steel pot has found a home with somebody who needs it in a temporary pied-a-terre. Just fine.

Stainless Pot
 

2012-01-09 Maple Table Top

These shelves are made of a heavily used maple workbench top that was being discarded. There were holes in it but the slabs we cut from it avoided them. We also have some extra offcuts left for other things.

Maple Table Top
 

2012-01-07 Skillet

This small yellow/orange Le CReuset skillet is in OK condition and is available to those who ask for it.

Skillet
 

2011-11-24 Peg Perego Aria

This nice orange and grey Peg Perego Aria was sitting by the side of the road waiting for the garbage men to come along. Luckily we came along first. It needed cleaning and drying out but seems in fine condition otherwise. It shall find a new owner on the list of craig.

Peg Perego Aria
 

2011-11-03 Bikes Aplenty

A few bikes, first a weird chinese (?) single speed that is in very nice condition. It has stainless steel rims and freaky handlebars. This is interesting and will be sold as such in the big city.

Bikes Aplenty

This lot of random US origin bikes will be flogged off cheap to get rid of them. We have not the time for such as these at present. They are not in bad condition though and somebody might want them.

Bikes Aplenty

A Schwinn Continental with randonneur bars, a Schwinn Varsity and a random Ross.

 

2011-10-30 Graco Frame

This random Graco Snap and go thingy is more or less new and will find a new home with friends or strangers, we know not which.

Graco Frame
 

2011-10-25 Motobecane Bike

This Motobecane Mirage Sport came to us missing a front wheel and with a large amount of idiot previous owner issues applied. We swapped on a matching set of spare (700C) wheels we had lying around and cleaned it up. New front shifter cable, pressure washer and voila, a nice bike.

The seat is a little bent and the colour is weirdly coming off but we may swap on a new seat for sale in the big city. It also has the weird one piece bar grips and brake hoods. They are in OK shape except for the ingrained dirt the pressure washer mostly took out.

Motobecane Bike
 

2011-10-23 Snap n go

This Kolcraft brand Snap 'n' go device is all very servicable and will be retained for usage in a while. These things are so simple and stripped down that a crappo brand like Kolcraft is fine.

Snap n go
 

2011-10-23 Mosquito Magnet

This mosquito magnet thingy seems in OK shape except for the delicate little net thingy inside. This was a request from a friend. It is quite robustly built compared to some brand of this device.

Mosquito Magnet
 

2011-10-23 Maclaren Triumph

This Maclaren Triumph pushchair is really snazzy looking and in great shape after the quick pressure washing we gave it. It shall soon find a new home via the list of craig.

Maclaren Triumph

We have no idea how people with kids get by without a pressure washer.

 

2011-10-23 Knife block

This random small knife block hold six knives of the steak variety. As you can see we have no trouble filling all those slots. It shall find a useful place somewhere in the kitchen where it can hold these knives for us.

Knife block
 

2011-10-16 Trek Mountain bike

This Trek 830 Mountain Track has a beat up saddle and a really rusty chain on it. Other than that is had not really been abused so much as neglected. This is much like the Raleigh M40, which may have come from the same previous owner. It will be restored and given to a colleague for use as a station bike. Shown in part restored state, saddle and chain are tossed already and the bike awaits installation of replacements.

Trek Mountain bike
 

2011-10-16 Raleigh Mountain Bike

This Raleigh M40 mountain bike was neglected and barely used. The chain was rusted solid and the tyres dry rotted, also one spoke was broken. No matter, off to the list of craig with it.

Raleigh Mountain Bike
 

2011-10-16 Baby Jogger City Double

This Baby Jogger City Series double was in OK shape except for the ripped seat and some mould. We put a new cover on and may use it for a while before selling it. We have the hoods as well, they are being cleaned and will be reinstalled when ready.

Baby Jogger City Double
 

2011-10-06 Pink Centurion

This random pink Centurion Mixte haas never been ridden, just sat around in garage for 25 years or so. No matter, one new inner tube and a drop of oil on some parts and it is ready for a new life that might actually include being ridden. The crazy thigs some people do with their bikes.

Pink Centurion
 

2011-09-03 Bikes

Several bikes today, of which we only show the following for complex reasons we choose not explain here. First a Schwinn Woodlands mountain bike, pretty random but near new condition. This is will make a fine station bike for some happy person sent to us by the list of craig:

Bikes

Next, yet another Svhwinn High Plains juvenile mountain bike. These things must have sold by the thousand a few years ago. This again will find a new home via the list of craig.

Bikes
 

2011-08-27 Schwinn Super Sport

This Schwinn Super Sport has freaky bar end twist shifters on it but is functional enough and might clean up nicely. It is claimed by the previous owner that he got it from the guy who invented these particular shifters. Dubious, but you never know.

Blue Schwinn Super Sport
 

2011-08-27 Keg

This nice Sankey Keg showed up complete with tap. It shall end up with our friendly neighbourhood brewery and hopefully prove useful there.

Keg
 

2011-08-16 Kids Mountain Bikes

These two Schwinn kids' mountain bikes are ready for new owners. One of them has been around a little while and may have appeared here already but the purple one showed up recently. They shall seek their fortune on the list of craig together and we are reusing this dual photo out of sheer laziness.

Kids Mountain Bikes
 

2011-08-14 Mongoose Update

We got this Mongoose IBOC mountain bike a while ago and it sat around waiting for deployment. Just today a friend called and wanted a big city beater bike so we put slicks on this and cleaned it up for him. It is now a really nice ride.

Mongoose Update

We chose this bike because it was OK quality but crappy looking, but now that we have finished it looks a little too nice. Oh well, never mind.

 

2011-07-23 Hose

This nice long length of robust hot water garden hose has absolutely no reason for discard. Our previous garden hose, seen here was a slightly different style and after 6 years or so outside had started to degrade. It still works fine and may be retained as an occasional use extension.

The pic shows a short piece of it in repose after the valve and quick release fitting was swapped on from the old hose.

Hose
 

2011-07-16 Panasonic Sport

This Panasonic Sport has a huge frame. Really huge. It was a little splattered with some weird household paint goop and needed two new shifter cables and tyres but is now back in usable shape. Possibly the wheels have been replaced with cheaper ones over the years but it rides OK.

Panasonic Sport
 

2011-07-12 Schwinn Collegiate

This bright yellow Schwinn Collegiate bike was a little rusty when picked up and even after cleaning up it looks quite dinged up. The paint is pretty chipped in various places. But it is a solid bike and the chrome looks super shiny, so it was worth the 30 minutes of effort. It did not have flat tyres but the chain was in a strange state.

Schwinn Collegiate
 

2011-07-09 Raleigh Super Course

This Raleigh Super Course is a high end bike from its time. It had those horrible black plastic Simplex derailleurs on it which we had to swap out but otherwise was good to go after a clean and some air in the tyres. It is a pretty nice bike to ride, has aluminium rims and a brooks saddle.

Raleigh Super Course
 

2011-07-07 Free Spirit Bike

This Free Spirit Brittany is a little homely and crappy but servicable. It shall be rehoused with somebody from the list of craig, we hope. Spillover from the univega.

Free Spirit Bike
 

2011-07-06 Huffy Cruiser

This random Huffy Cranbrook cruiser was seemingly ill-adjusted from new and never really used effectively. This is probably a part of the reason for discard. After tensioning the chain and doing up the headset and replacing the pedals it will be just fine for a relaxing ride down some boardwalk somewhere. The list of craig has already shown promise in this item, albeit as a result of the spillover Univega Hybrid customers.

Huffy Cruiser
 

2011-07-05 Toaster

This Dualit 3 slice toaster has had the cord cut off by some unscrupulous copper recycler, but we will test it out and see if we can save it. They are not cheap and while not exactly worth their new purchase price they are very nice if you get then cheap. We use one already and have given several salvaged models to friends or family.

Toaster
 

2011-07-05 Bowls

Three handy dandy stainless steel bowls, they just need a rinse and maybe a scrub. We have enough of these so we gave them to a neighbour.

Bowls
 

2011-07-04 Bike Roundup

A nice batch of bikes just when we have people clamouring for them. How convenient. All these grabbed by Walter, our man on the spot. First off a Raleigh M40 mountain bike with disk brakes and loads of gears etc. This a fancy bike on the surface and as such will please somebody, but is really not our cup of tea. Reason for discard may have been bent handlebars, we just swapped in another set ( 10 minutes work).

Bike Roundup

This Univega Active Trail is a complete pile of crap quality-wise but is a fairly functional 700C hybrid. The tyres are possibly the best part of the whole thing. When we got it the front wheel was trashed (reason for discard?) but we swapped this one on from our supplies.

Bike Roundup

This Schwinn High Plains was missing the seat and post but is otherwise in fine shape and will serve to entertain some insolent youth for some period of time. Said youth's parents may be introduced to us via the list of craig. We will see.

Bike Roundup
 

2011-06-30 Jamis Bike

This random Jamis Miss Daisy is probably supposed to be some form of beach cruiser for kids. Not so wonderful but somebody might want it. The list of craig shall provide access to that somebody.

Jamis Bike
 

2011-06-28 Trek

This random Trek mountain bike was part of a batch and needed a cleanup to get back to the donor. This is for his wife, who apparently has short legs. He gave us a pile of bikes from the garbage in exchange for two of them cleaned up for him and his wife. Bargain.

Trek
 

2011-06-28 Giant Innova

This Giant Innova has deck stain spilled all over it and was severely neglected. Maybe the previous owners thought that the decay through neglect would be prevented by a preservative? Who knows, it is cleaned up and given to a neighbour. It is a pretty nice bike now, just a little unsightly.

Giant Innova
 

2011-06-28 Diamond Back

This Diamond Back road bike came with a rear wheel. That has since been deployed to fix another bike, and a couple of small part also have been used. This may be given away to somebody in need of a frame.

Diamond Back
 

2011-06-20 Assorted Bikes

A small selection of recently acquired velocipede machines shown here. First up a pair of Fahrradmanufaktur CX bikes. They are slightly different in age and spec but they are both very fine machines. The previous owners were moving continents and did not want to take these things with them.

Assorted Bikes
Assorted Bikes

Next up a bunch of kid's bikes that showed up together. All very mixed and random, the first cleaned up and given to a neighbour,

Assorted Bikes

. This next maybe given to a more remote neighbour on the other side of town,

Assorted Bikes

...and this last yet to be assigned but already enjoyed by various offspring.

Assorted Bikes
 

2011-06-16 Offspring Backpack

If one wishes to carry one's offspring over hil and vale then this Evenflow Trailblazer backpack thingy is what you need. This will probably end up on the list of craig or with some friends.

Offspring Backpack
 

2011-06-16 Combi Stroller

This Random little Combi stroller will come in handy for some person who will be introduced to us via the list of craig. 'Nuff said on that.

Combi Stroller
 

2011-06-16 Bike Selection

A nice selection of bikes today, varied in all dimensions. First up a Fuji Arcadia of saleable, but not exactly good, quality. It needed new tyres and shifter cables but that took very little time and it is ready for the arse of come city dweller.

Fuji Arcadia

Next up a nice, if a little purple, English St. James lightweight 3-speed. It needs new tyres and a clean up here and there but will be a fine historical bike when finished. It will almost certainly outlive the Fuji despite being 30 years older or so to start with.

Bike Selection

Last up a Mongooze BMX with twizzler. This iwas a request relayed to me from a scrap metal dealer whose son had his bike stloen. You would think there would be no shortage of these things in his neck of the woods but maybe the value added in a tuneup was what he wanted. Either way, this shall flow to him and other things shall flow to us.

Bike Selection
 

2011-06-07 Scwhinn Varsity

This spiffy Schwinn Varsity came in a batch of four, we got four salvaged bikes in exchange for one of them being cleaned up and given back for the donor to ride. There was pretty much nothing wrong with it except that it had sat in a garage for 40 years.

Scwhinn Varsity
 

2011-06-07 Nishiki Century

This random Nishiki Century road bike was part of the batch of four previously mentioned and cleaned up quite nicely. There was nothing really wrong with it of course.

Nishiki Century
 

2011-06-05 Zip Ties

Zip ties. You never know when you need them, but they are handy for securing the brake cables and stuff on bikes.

Zip Ties
 

2011-06-05 Maclaren Quest

This is yet another Maclaren Quest pushchair, it has a tear or two but seems to function well enough.

Maclaren Quest
 

2011-06-05 Kids Stuff

A nice selection of stuff suitable for amusing offsprings. Hula hoops, a saucer sled, stuff for interacting with water, a black board and a PlasmaCar.

Kids Stuff
Kids Stuff
Kids Stuff
Kids Stuff
Kids Stuff

A PlasmaCar sounds like some great thing from science fiction but is really not that cool. Its great attribute is the ability keep offspring amused for periods of time.

 

2011-06-05 Bike Trailer

This Instep bike trailer is for transporting two small offsprings in style. It is pretty much brand new and never used. It converts to become a rather unweildy stroller of some sort.

Bike Trailer
 

2011-06-05 Baby Jogger

This Baby Jogger II-20 was in fine condition except for decayed hand grips. The application of bike handlebar tape and fixed that small issue and made it super cool and custom ready for a new life.

Baby Jogger
 

2011-06-04 Schwinn Continental

This Schwinn Continental is pretty much unused but neglected. It has some form of weird animal crap on it, we think. It cleaned right off though after this pic was taken and it is now ready for a new owner impress with the sparkling shinyness.

Schwinn Continental
 

2011-06-04 Nishikis

These two Nishiki Olympic road bikes were being tossed out by somebody and we grabbed them right away. He claimed they would take a lot of work to put back on the road but we just nodded sagely and hinted that we like a challenge. There is of course nothing wrong with either and after air in the tyres and a rinse with the hosepipe are ready to ride.

Nishikis
Nishikis
 

2011-06-04 Joggeroo

This Baby Jogger Joggeroo is (we think) an earlier example of their fine products. It has a tear here and there but is still a great stroller.

Joggeroo
 

2011-06-04 Footwear

Some action footwear here for interacting with water in different phases.

Footwear
 

2011-06-04 Double Strollers

These two double strollers are interesting in that they are obscure and large in a mildly preposterous way. First an Eddie Bauer branded Cosco, looking like the Ford Excusrion of strollers:

Double Strollers

Next a Contours something or other that looks like the space alien planetary exploration vehicle of strollers:

Double Strollers
 

2011-06-03 Ross Europa

This Ross Europa III has a some bad rust patches but it has been acquired by a sensible person who wants it tuned up and functional whilst retaining a crappy looking demeanor. It is all ready to be deployed into the wilds of the big bad city.

Ross Europa
 

2011-06-03 Mountain Buggy

This black Mountain Buggy Urban is in pretty nice condition. When acquired one tyres was off the rim and the tube hanging out. It did not have a puncture or anything, it was just hanging out. This is now fixed and once we have investigated the back board in the seat it will be made a vailable on the list of craig.

Mountain Buggy
 

2011-05-25 Cannondale M400

This Cannondale M400 had a few issues when it was picked up by our man on the spot. The chain was rusted (and then broke) and the shifters were all messed up. Luckily these are simple fixes and they were performed so as to make the thing desirable to the punters on the list of craig.

Cannondale M400

We hate derailleur drivetrains. People buy them enthused about having bazillions of pointless gears but then when they ride the bike they use maybe two gears and bugger up the system through disuse or abuse.

 

2011-05-21 Stroller

This random little umbrella folding stroller is super cheap and too small for anybody over 66 inches to use but will be useful somewhere. Makes an ideal disposable stroller for a trip or some such. It is brand new. Small enough to go through subway turnstiles, which is an important feature sometimes.

Stroller
 

2011-05-21 Raleigh Bike

This Raleigh M60 mountain bike is in fine condition, it has barely been ridden . We are not huge fans of mountain bikes but this one feels nice and tight etc, modulo the stupid suspension forks. This will find a new home soonest via the list of craig.

Raleigh Bike
 

2011-05-21 Baby Jogger

This Baby Jogger Q-series is in pristine condition. The reason for discard seems to be that the previous owner tries to pump up the tyres and managed to fat-finger the a valve stem in such a way as to break it off. At this point of course the thing was toast, irredeemable beyond repair, hence they tossed it away. We put in a new tube and it is all ready for deployment to some establish friends or some new ones sent to us by the list of craig.

Baby Jogger
 

2011-05-19 Medical Data

We got a pile of stuff including books like "What to expect when you are expecting" and such like. Tucked into that aforementioned book was this handwritten log of medication taken. It seems that this is the pile of drugs taken by a mother after she squeezed a screaming wibbler out from between her legs.

Medical Data

Without being judgemental, this seems "interesting" to say the least. Note that certain members of our household are in a position to be judgemental on this matter.

 

2011-05-19 Double Jogger

This seems to be a Baby Jogger Super Twinner double jogger. It was found in the barn of a friend. It is oldish and archaic, but still in excellent usable condition and hence will be made available via the list of craig.

Double Jogger
 

2011-05-14 Strollers

Two pushchairs, a Graco City-lite and a random small Babytrend. These we got for a friend who might need an upgrade for her offspring. What she does not want may appear on the list of craig.

Strollers
 

2011-05-14 Bikes

A batch of random bikes detailed here that we collected over the past week or so. First up a Trek 730 Multi track hybrid with 700C wheels. A pretty nice bike if you just want to ride somewhere. The rear tube was half out of the tyre and wrapped around the cluster. Because of this it seems like the reason for discard could have been a moronic attempt to fix a flat, possibly even invovling a severe topology impairment.

Bikes

Next a really nice Miyata Seven Ten. Quite similar to the Miyata from a few weeks ago, nice condition, one flat tyre and needed bar tape. All ready now for some new owner to discover in used bike boutique.

Bikes

A crappy General hybrid-ish mountain bike. It is quite old but it will make a fine beater bike for riding to the station or some such. General make crap bikes but this one is quite ridable while resgistering low on the theft appeal scale.

Bikes

This Trek 900 is sort of a hybrid (and hence more useful than a mountain bike) and is a shade of pink that may well appeal to certain bike purchasing demographics. Needed new gear cables and air in the tyres, everything else worked fine.

Bikes

Huffy make crappy bike and this is both crappy and homely. No matter, it is pretty complete and sort of shiny so when priced correctly it should sell.

Bikes
 

2011-05-07 Scooter

This random aluminium Razor Scooter has great offspring amusement potential and hence was harvested. We will see how much offspring injury potential it has. All in the cause of science.

Scooter
 

2011-05-07 Hallmark Bike

This bike is labelled Hallmark, by Murray and the model is Monterey. It is a random crappy (shimano) 3-speed but has cleaned up pretty nicely with all that chrome so will be snapped up by first impressions driven hipster.

Hallmark Bike

Given that this bike was branded Hallmark, is one suppposed to send it with some cheesy message like a greeting card and what does it say? Answers on a greetings card of your choice....

 

2011-05-07 Graco MetroLite

Here are two Graco MetroLite strollers in near perfect condition. They seem to be reasonably functional compact strollers. Pics below:

Graco MetroLite
Graco MetroLite
 

2011-05-07 Globe Puzzle

This globe puzzle looks intriguing and yet possibly a huge pain in the arse. We shall have to see how far our patience extends but it has great potential as an offspring attention absorbtion device as well as an offspring educational device.

Globe Puzzle
 

2011-05-01 Robin Hood Bike

This is a random English 3-speed branded Robin Hood, but of course it was probably made in a certain large and well known factory in Nottingham. No matter, it has cleaned up well, despite a bunch of surface rust and will be highly desirable in certain markets.

Robin Hood Bike

Note that this is from the 1960s and though the chrome has started to go but the original tyres have not and the gears and brakes work fine. They knew how to make stuff then.

 

2011-05-01 Mohawk Bike

This Mohawk brand 10-speed is pretty low on the quality scale but is rideable and has a certain bright happy demeanor that might earn it a place under somebody's arse in the near future. It was never really used, it just decayed slightly in storage from when it was new.

Mohawk Bike
 

2011-05-01 Columbia Bike

This Columbia Tourist is a medium quality 3-speed, but what is really important about it is that it has cleaned up pretty nicely and as such will probably catch the eye of some hipster type.

Columbia Bike
 

2011-04-30 Centurion Le Mans

This Centurion Le Mans mixte 12-speed has sat in a garage for 20 years. It has pretty much never been ridden as evidenced by the pristine rims with no brake abrasion. When acquired by our man on the spot it was covered in some kind of faeces. It was probably birds or bats, as opposed to dogs or horses. Anyway, that cleaned off and with a new rear tyre and new bar tape it is ready for a new owner.

Centurion Le Mans
 

2011-04-29 Mountain Bikes

A couple of finds here. First off a Specialized Hardrock bike that had the forks bent back at an improbable angle. A random pair of forks from some other junky bike and a quick spray of black paint and we now have a shiny rennovated bike good for the list of craig.

Mountain Bikes

This next one is a Trek 800, it was pretty beat up when we picked it up but the Trek name seems have some form of appeal so we cleaned it up a little. It is gathering responses from the list of craig even as I type.

Mountain Bikes
 

2011-04-26 Graco Stroller

This a Graco Lite Rider stroller, mediocre but servicable. Nothing wrong with it, not even really dirty. They are super cheap to start with but maybe somebody perusing the list of craig will like one even cheaper from us.

Graco Stroller
 

2011-04-24 Peg Perego Pliko P3

This Peg Perego Pliko P3 had a slight bend in one of the frame pieces but that was rectified with the careful application of some force. It was filthy also but most dirt comes off this fabric easily with radical new technologies such as soap, brush and hosepipe.

Peg Perego Pliko P3
 

2011-04-24 Joovy Caboose

This Joovy Caboose sit and stand style stroller is missing a bit of foam here and there but otherwise in excellent shape. A quick clean and it is ready for some new owner made known to us by the list of craig.

Joovy Caboose
 

2011-03-22 Schwinn Suburban

This Schwinn Suburban needed new tyres and some tweaking to put it into better than new condition. Who knows, whitewall tyres might become the next hipster bike trend.

Schwinn Suburban
 

2011-03-19 Pyrex

This 8 piece Pyrex storage set is slightly deceptive in that the lids contribute to the piece count. But nevertheless, it is handy and new in the box, so certainly no reason for discard.

Pyrex
 

2011-03-19 Le Creuset Skillet

This Le Creuset 12 inch skillet is in near perfect condition except for a little greasy food residue that cleaned right off. We are unsure whther we will keep this to use or give away, so if you can make a good case that you (dear reader) should get it, then you might just get it.

Le Creuset Skillet
 

2011-03-19 Files

These files are more or less unused and were discarded together. They will be tossed in the drawer full of files.

Files
 

2011-03-19 Bike Batch

These bikes were picked up over the last few weeks but we took stock and cleaned them up today. First up a super shiny fancy Miyata road bike that had dry rotted tyres but no signs of use:

Bike Batch

This Panasonic Sport LX is quite a mixed bag of parts but should amuse some future owner:

Bike Batch

A Schwinn Continental is always a classic for the city crowd, let us hope they remember their classics this year:

Bike Batch

This Kia is junk, but somebody might like it's homely mixte lines. Better to be under a hipster's arse than rusting in the garbage, at least if you are a bike.

Bike Batch
 

2011-03-19 Baby Jogger

This Baby Jogger II 16 jogging stroller is absolutely brand new and even includes the instruction booklet. It will shortly find a new home on the list of craig.

Baby Jogger
 

2011-03-08 Peg Perego Aria

This Peg Perego Aria twin stroller had one of the plastic tyres half off the rim, this was presumably the reason for discard. Otherwise it is in near new condition. Dunking the tyre in hot water to soften it enabled prompt remounting and all is good. Ready for the list of craig.

Peg Perego Aria

These Arias are super light and portable but fairly flimsy, people seem to desire them disproportionately highly relative to their utility and quality characteristics. Oh well, not our problem, quite the reverse in fact.

 

2011-03-08 Maclaren Pushchair

This is yet another Maclaren Volo, all present and correct including carry strap and hood. It got a quick wash with the hosepipe and will seek its fortune on the list of craig.

Maclaren Pushchair
 

2011-03-05 BBQ Starter

This is yet another BBQ starter chimney in good condition. We like to keep two of these under the BBQ so that we can give one away at a moment's notice and that event occured some time last year. This then replenishes our supply.

BBQ Starter
 

2011-03-02 Schwinn M3

This Schwinn M3 jogging stroller is in nearly new condition and we found out that the reason for discard was that the owners discovered after purchase that they really wanted a jogger with a swivelling front wheel. Oh well, this will find a home somewhere via the list of craig.

Schwinn M3

For some reason people seem to like the Schwinn and Jeep branded joggers and strollers. They are not very good but there you go.

 

2010-11-27 Schwinn Jogger

This Schwinn double jogging stroller is in fine shape and only needed air in the tyres to become fully functional again. It has all sorts of interesting features that will doubtless attract the attention of its new owner on the list of craig.

Schwinn Jogger
 

2010-11-27 Phones

A couple of random Verizon flip phones and chargers, always useful to give to people who need such devices. One charged up and works fine, shown in the pic is a screen shot of the poignant last text message sent from it.

Phones
 

2010-11-27 Cast Iron Cookware

Two cookware items today. First up a Lodge skillet that is shown below in cleaned and restored condition. We have one exactly like this but exhibiting signs of considerable use. Today's has found a home in a faraway land and hopefully will be used to cook dinner.

Cast Iron Cookware

Next is a random Emeril ridged base skillet. We have no real use for this and it is available.

Cast Iron Cookware
 

2010-11-21 Mower

This random push mower is in fine condition. We picked it up for a friend and just oiled a couple of bits and tightened up the reel to the blade, now it should serve well to massacre next year's grass.

Mower
 

2010-11-21 Jogger

This random Baby Jogger seems pretty nice. It needed and received a few stitches on one of the retaining straps but apart from that is in near perfect condition. It has the large aluminium wheels and still retains the hood. This shall earn it attention on the list of craig.

Jogger
 

2010-11-13 Woodworking Clamps

These six clamps were in fine condition modulo a little rust here and there. Four are pipe clamps which means they are extendable to any length. When glueing up large things like tables or frames one can never have enough clamps so these are all going into the clamp department.

Woodworking Clamps
 

2010-11-13 Trailer Bike

This random Tag-a-long trailer bike is in near perfect condition. When picked up it had a terribly unsightly layer of dust on it, though this does not qualify as any form of valid reason for discard.

Trailer Bike
 

2010-11-13 Sherry Glasses

These two sherry glasses will come in handy during a a prolongued session of turkey cooking and eating that will shortly be upon us. Also shown are some other kitchenwares that sneaked into the picture.

Sherry Glasses
 

2010-11-13 Murray Bike

This random 3-speed bike is made by Murray but confusingly (and irrelevently) rebranded as something else. No matter, it should clean up nicely and attract the attention of a silly hipster at some stage. They might even ride it as a form of transport, as opposed to as a posing device.

Murray Bike
 

2010-11-13 Maclaren Selection

These three Maclaren stroller all have various faults that might have been their respective reasons for discard. Fortunately we have a supply of spare parts and a well of expertise in tweaking these things so that they become servicable again. One is already fixed and on the list of craig.

Maclaren Selection
 

2010-11-13 Kids Hammer and Nails

This game is for kids and has some nails and wooden blocks that they hammer into a cork background. All very instructive. Casually hanging around in the rear of the picture is a toy drum that seems to provide great amusement to kids and yet is mercifully quiet to the parents of said kids. Win-win.

Kids Hammer and Nails
 

2010-11-13 Hammock

This LL Bean green hammock is new in the box and conveniently labelled. We might play with it next year when the weather is hammock-worthy. We already have one similar but when there is slacking in hammocks to be done the amount of slackage often exceeds the capacity of the hammock, so we might end up deploying this.

Hammock
 

2010-11-13 Double Jogger

This classical Baby Jogger double jogger is in pretty fine shape and all ready to go to its new home after a quick clean and air in the tyres.

Double Jogger
 

2010-11-13 Denim Jogger

This Baby Jogger is may look a little stripped down in this picture and that is for good reason. It came with a snazzy denim cover that we threw in the wash to give that super nice appearance for the next owner. When cleaned up it should delight some person sent to us by the list of craig.

Denim Jogger
 

2010-11-13 DVDs

This pile of DVDs represents many gigabytes of schlock. We took them all to browse through and will donate them to the town library when we have finished with them. Who knows, we might absentmindedly take some out in the future.

DVDs
 

2010-11-13 Curtain Rods

These random curtain rods might come in handy for us or some friends. Available should any reader want them.

Curtain Rods
 

2010-11-13 Combi Stroller

This random little Combi pushchair is functional and quite small and light. It will probably find a new owner via the list of craig. Perfect condition, no reason for discard.

Combi Stroller
 

2010-11-13 Cast Iron Pot

This Emeril Brand cast iron pot is missing the handle from the lid and has been used approximately once, we think. We will be able to put a new handle on without too much trouble so if anybody wants please it speak up, we will put the handle on for you. There is nothing wrong with it, it just has that most undesirable quality in a cast iron pan, newness.

Cast Iron Pot
 

2010-11-13 Bike Seats

Bike Seats
 

2010-10-30 Maclaren Pushchair

This is random Maclaren Quest is pretty nice except for the slightly bent front axle, presumably the reason for discard. This shall be remedied and it will seek its fortune on the list of craig.

Maclaren Pushchair
 

2010-10-30 BMX

This random Next FS BMX is a pretty junky but shiny and seemingly unused. The reason for discard seems to be improper assembly leading to a slack chain that has a tendancy to come off.

BMX
 
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2010-10-24 Fuji Discovery

This random Fuji Discovery mountain bike was missing pedals, seat and rear brake pads but is otherwise in perfectly good shape. No apparent reason for discard and virtually no prior usage judging by the black finish on the rims. It is not the best two wheeled mechanized transport machine in the world but will be great for a crappo station bike or intern transport.

Fuji Discovery

Update: It has now been cleaned up and has slick tyres and different wheels on it, the pic you see is the updated version. The ride is pretty nice now. The list of craig may send some nice people to remove it from our custody at some point.

 

2010-10-23 Schwinn Super Sport

This Schwinn Super Sport has cotter pin based disconnect sleeves in the frame tubes and little screw connectors on the various cables. It also has spiffy randonneur bars. It seems a bit of a rarity all round. It shall be cleaned up, we think, and offered for sale to various enthusiasts of such machines, or maybe just to any random person with sufficient finances available for frittering.

Schwinn Super Sport
 

2010-10-23 Cookware

A mixed haul. First an oldish Wagner cast iron skillet that seems in fine shape except for the layer of crud on the bottom. No real reason for discard as the crud will scrape off.

Cookware

Next a small Le Creuset skillet is seemingly OK shape modulo some burnt on grease. Investigation shall proceeed on this and it may then be cleaned up and given to a friend.

Cookware

Finally a large Wearever aluminium pan. It seems to be brand new. We are not huge fans of these soft unfinished aluminium pans but somebody we know must have a use for it.

Cookware
 

2010-10-16 Stainless Bin

This stainless steel bin is in near new condition and was not even dirty. We are torn between using it as an ice bucket for champagne and using it for the less interesting original purpose, garbage can. We shall see.

Stainless Bin

Update: In the ice bucket role it functions fine but almost seems to demand a Magnum to really get the best use of the space. Hmmmmmmm......

 

2010-10-09 Kettcar

This spiffy yellow Kettcar is quite nice and of course turned up shortly after we replaced a wheel on the other one we have. No matter, the offspring seem to like them both. Reason for discard on this seems to be that the chain had come off the sprockets. This was of course remedied in about 15 seconds.

Kettcar
 

2010-10-09 Juvenile Wheelchair

This fancy looking Allegro wheelchair is in OK shape but maybe missing a piece or two. It is of pretty high quality with good parts on it so we will try to get it back into circulation.

Juvenile Wheelchair

The more sensible among you might suggest we donate it to the Red Cross or some such. Unfortunately it seems that they threw it into the scrap metal in the first place.

 

2010-10-02 Tomato Cages

Yet more tomato imprisonment devices, harvested by us for friends. These ones coated in green stuff.

Tomato Cages
 

2010-10-02 Jogger

This Safari TT jogging stroller is in good shape and has such handy features as swivel front wheel, one hand fold and kid's snack tray. Most of these features are useless but the browsers of the list of craig seem to value them. These are the consumers responsible for the marketplace full of feature bloat.

Jogger
 

2010-10-02 Cast Iron Skillet

This Lodge cast iron skillet looks pretty rough but the rust is really not as bad as it looks. This should clean up nicely for whichever friend claims it first.

Cast Iron Skillet

Update: Mouse over for the clean up pic.

 

2010-10-02 Bike Carcas

This random GT mountain bike is missing a fair amount of stuff and has a few bends and scrapes but will probably form the basis for a nice bike for a friend.

Bike Carcas
 

2010-09-18 Tomato Cages

These tomato cages are not to imprison the tomatoes but to assist them in escaping, in some strange way. These were grabbed for a friend who was along for the ride and the pickings.

Tomato Cages
 

2010-09-18 Silver Tray

This random silver plated tray will be used by a friend to display/hold some adornment related devices. We think.

Silver Tray
 

2010-09-18 Miele Vacuum Cleaner

This Miele Red Star vacuum cleaner is in OK shape. There is a loose connection in the mains power supply plug so that if you bend the cable a certain angle it works but at other angles it does not. This is probably the reason for discard, which could be of course could be remedied by simply splicing a new plug on the end.

More importantly we could put a new plug on this cable assembly and use it to fix our other (even nicer) red Miele that had the cable cut off. It seems like we are developing Miele expertise.

Miele Vacuum Cleaner
 

2010-09-18 Fuji Bike

This nice green Fuji Sports 10 bike was picked up for us by our man on the spot and has cleaned up pretty nicely. It just needs bar tape now and it will be off to a nearby large city full of bike rabid hipsters. It had never been seriously ridden in the 30 plus years it has sat around in a garage, the tyres still had the mold flanges on them. Said tyres were dry rotted and useless so we replaced them.

Fuji Bike
 

2010-09-18 Fajitas Skillet

This random little Fajitas style skillet was probably part of a "make fajitas at home gift set". Needless to say it was never used. We, or some acquaintaince of ours, might find a use for it.

Fajitas Skillet
 

2010-09-14 Fuji Bike

This Fuji was acquired mostly stripped a while ago. Months later we got a Windsor road bike with nice parts and chromed lugs. Unhappily the Windsor frame was badly rusted but we transplanted most of its parts onto the Fuji to give this vaguely nice end product. The spiffy, if a little chipped, orange paint looks pretty cool and the nice parts and ride set it off.

Fuji Bike
 

2010-09-14 Cookware

Of the cookware in this picture the steamer and the large Calphalon skillet were found today. The other pieces have made their appearance on this pages in previous years.

Cookware
 

2010-09-14 Bike Wheels

This handy set of bike wheels is of moderate quality and seems only slightly used. They both appear straight and in good order with no apparent reason for discard. One possible reason is a total bike upgrade by somebody rather wasteful.

Bike Wheels
 

2010-09-08 Baby Jogger Twinner

This Baby Jogger Twinner double jogging stroller is in pretty fie condition except for some sun fading and the black hand grip foam coming off. It will get a wash and air in the tyres before it meets its new owners on the list of craig.

Baby Jogger Twinner
 

2010-09-07 His and Hers Schwinn

This his-and-hers matching pair of Schwinn World tourist bikes are in near perfect condition. I was able to find out from the discarder that they were in the beach house they bought and they decided to buy shiny new bikes rather than use these shiny old ones. It is probable that these bikes will outlive the ones they bought (Walmart specials?).

His and Hers Schwinn

These are pretty special as they have the freewheel in the bottom bracket and aluminium cranks. Those features are not especially desirable to us but make the bikes a little unique.

Update: They sold very fast and as a pair. That is quite satisfying.

 

2010-09-07 Bike Wheel

A friend of ours has a younger relative who has a runabout beater mountain bike. This bike was deployed at a well known prestigous university for her everyday usage but got run over by one of the power-crazed security guards in the little golf cart type things.

This random rear wheel and tyre is unremarkable other than the fact that it is exactly what is required to fix said bike, which will arrive here soon for rehabilitation purposes. It showed up as if ordered.

Bike Wheel
 

2010-08-14 Nishiki Manitoba

This Nishiki Manitoba mountain bike is a bit beat up and junky but will be excellent deployed as a station bike or summer intern transit. Rides fine looks like crap.

Nishiki Manitoba
 

2010-08-13 Stainless Pot

This large stainless steel pot is in fine shape and has no apparent reason for discard apart from the fact that it needed a clean. It even has a nice lid. Magda?

Stainless Pot
 

2010-07-25 Schwinn World

This large frame Schwinn World is in fine condition except the missing shifters and front derailleur. We think that it sat untouched in a garage since the 1980s until a junior member of the household decided to participate in the trendiness of single speeds. They then removed said shifters and the front derailleur and proceeded to ride the few feet required to find out that this is not how ones makes a single speed.

Schwinn World
 

2010-07-25 Huffy Mountain Bike

This Huffy Blue Ridge mountain bike is in perfect condition and yet complete junk but will be great as a disposable bike or transport for interns.

Huffy Mountain Bike
 

2010-07-25 Giant Kids

This Giant 125 MTX is a fancy aluminium framed kids' bike with gears and linear pull brakes and such. It seemed to have been mildly damaged upon discard but a couple of quick tweaks and it is fine.

Giant Kids
 

2010-07-07 Dolls' House

This wooden dolls' house is in fine condition and comes with a full set of interior accessories. It has a nice cutaway aspect for full interference in the dolls lives by their controlling overlord.

Dolls House
 

2010-07-06 Kids Kitchen

This kids play kitchen set replaces one we found a year or two ago. Wear and tear had taken its course and something new and shiny was required.

Kids Kitchen
 

2010-07-03 Kindling

This package of Grandpa Willie's kindling is still sealed and was discarded in a scrap wood recovery container. While all the scrap wood present would make nice kindling this seemed like it would make a nice instant present for a friend.

Kindling
 

2010-07-03 Joggers

These three Babytrend Explorer jogging strollers all showed up loosely at the same time and place. They are all in fine shape (modulo the missing wheel which has been remedied since the pic was taken). They will be pitched to the beach crowd on the list of craig.

Joggers
 

2010-06-20 Samsonite Suitcase

Somebody staying with us needs a clothing conveyance device for a short trip so we grabbed this for him. He seems to think it approriate and it is certainly timely.

Samsonite Suitcase
 

2010-06-20 Peg Perego Aria

This random little Peg Perego Aria twin will sell nicely, these seems to have a rabid following. They are super light and easy to pack up but the lightness seems to impair the quality, in our opinion.

Peg Perego Aria
 

2010-06-20 Kids Devices

Here a couple of things for kids to emulate their parents or whoever. A shopping trolley and an umbrella stroller. We have one of each already but ours are significantly abused and falling apart, each in the seperate way. These will step into the breach as shiny distracty replacements.

Kids Devices
Kids Devices
 

2010-06-20 Joovy Big Caboose

Technicall this Joovy Big Caboose is a sit and sit and stand format stroller. Whatever, it is in near perfect condition and ready for deployment with some harrassed family. It even has all the car set holder thingies and snack trays present and correct.

Joovy Big Caboose

After a lght wash it looks great. The picture does not really do it justice.

 

2010-06-20 Graco Quattro Tour

This weird and fancy Graco Quattro Tour is some kind of development of the Duo Glider, we think, but different in several ways. It is all too weird and space age for our tates but hopefully the list of craig will introduce us to some people for whom this is not an issue.

Graco Quattro Tour
 

2010-06-20 Graco Duo Glider

Yet another Graco Duo Glider, this time ina colour scheme we have not yet encountered and one that might cuase problems with the selling. Not because people do not want but because a certain type of person wants it and they tend to be annoying to deal with in what should be a simple transaction.

Graco Duo Glider

While it seems to emulating some form of lowrider in this pic that is just the storage basket hanging incorrectly. It is nice and tight now. Possible reason for discard?

 

2010-06-20 Chicco Seat Base

This ranom Chicco seat base is pretty new and just needs a clean. We already have some Chicco stuff so this may get bundled in with it.

Chicco Seat Base
 

2010-06-20 Boat Cushions

These are boat cushions that double as flotation devices when you manges to capsize the junky hulk you are floating on. Not sure what we will do with them.

Boat Cushions
 

2010-06-20 Bigwheel

This Hotwheels brand bigwheel trike is a load of crap but amuses offspring for a while. It will probably be tossed pretty soon.

Bigwheel
 

2010-06-20 Beer Keg Gas Setup

This random and slightly home made beer keg gas regulator and pump setup still have a full tank of carbon dioxide and is all present and correct. We do not really have a use for it but know people who do.

Beer Keg Gas Setup
 

2010-06-19 Malibu Girlpower bike

This preposterously named Malibu Girlpower is in near perfect condition and has not really been ridden. That of course is fine because the purpose of shiny bikes is the gratifying buzz of consumerism that you get at purchase time, not any incidental transportation related properties.

Malibu Girlpower bike
 

2010-06-19 Graco Duo Glider

Yet another Graco Duo Glider in OK shape, just missing the front hood. That is fine as there are always people scouring the list of craig for a economical device for the transportation of two horrible little offspring. For some reason the fabric on this, called the Princeton pattern, arouses more interest in purchasers than the plain blue ones.

Graco Duo Glider
 

2010-06-19 Fan

This fan is in like new condition and is presumably the type that ones uses to air out wet rooms or some such. It has a water proof switch cover and a built in breaker. It works great and generates a substantial blast of air. The thing, despite being plastic, has a pretty nice quality feel to it.

Fan
 

2010-06-19 Babytrend Expedition

A nice Babytrend Expedition single jogger in fine shape and ready for another lifetime of usage. After a clean and air in the tyres it will hit the list of craig.

Babytrend Expedition
 

2010-06-14 Zooper Double

This Zooper Tango double stroller is in near perfect condition and is quite new. It has a variety of good useful features and came with the winter foot muff. It had a significant layer of dusty pollen type stuff on it but a happy little pressure washer took care of that.

Zooper Double
 

2010-06-14 Maclaren Pushchair

This Maclaren Techno XT pushchair is in fine shape and will fit nicely into the lengthening line of these that we seem to be acquiring. It will be quickly cleaned and sent off to the list of craig to find its fortune.

Maclaren Pushchair
 

2010-06-14 Babytrend Jogger

This Babytrend expedition jogger is in near perfect condition and will make some new owner very happy, assuming we can make contact with them via the list of craig. No apparent reason for discard, barely used. Our favourite type of trash.

Babytrend Jogger
 

2010-06-13 Roadmaster Mountain bike

This Roadmaster Sierra Trail bike is unused. It had been assembled incorrectly with the rear wheel rubbing the frame due to the drive side axle nut being not quite tight. This presumably lead to it being discarded. If only our lifestyles and concsiences afforded the opportunity for such profligate consumption. On the other hand we would probably not get whatever pleasure it is that some people seem to get from it, even if we had the chance.

Roadmaster Mountain bike
 

2010-06-13 Graco Duo Glider

This slightly aged Graco Duo Glider is in excellent shape with all the snack trays in place and good fabric. For some reason there is a cadre of people perusing the list of craig that really values the snack trays and cupholders and other random peripherals on strollers. They will doutbless find pleasure in obsessing over this item. They often write to us regarding strollers that have no snack trays and inquire about them so this will be a nice change.

Graco Duo Glider
 

2010-06-13 Babytrend Pushchair

This random little Babytrend is a little light on the quality but also physically light and has a one hand fold. A useful device for lazy offspring, it shall doubtless find new owners on the list of craig.

Babytrend Pushchair
 

2010-06-13 Assortment of Junk

This assortment of junk includes some paintball parts, some Swedish silver table implements (including sugar tongs and butter knives) and some photography bits and pieces. How eclectic, and it all canme from one big box with even more junk in it.

Assortment of Junk
 

2010-06-12 Trek Bike Treadmill

This random Trek bike treadmill is in OK shape and something we have zero use for. That is no problem as I am sure we can find a new owner to ride nowhere fast on it.

Trek Bike Treadmill
 

2010-06-12 Swan Caravan

This Swan Caravan is a long the lines of a double Peg Perego and it really nice quality. The front bar is missing but that seems inconsequential, to us at least.

Swan Caravan
 

2010-06-12 Peg Perego Pliko

Yet another Peg Perego Pliko stroller, this one in OK but slightly faded shape. It will be sent off to the list of craig to find a new owner. It has a the spiffy canted handles and the net basket all intact.

Peg Perego Pliko
 

2010-06-12 Maclaren Techno

Another Maclaren pushchair, this time a Techno Classic model. We have no idea what the exact difference is between the Techno Classic and Techno XT models but we do not really care. This one we might keep for a while as it is nice and mildy superior to an older Maclaren we have and use.

Maclaren Techno
 

2010-06-12 Drill Press

This random old Craftsman drill press arrangement is not the best thing in the world but is handily portable and useful for somebody who does not have a better one but needs to drill holes at the correct angle.

Drill Press
 

2010-06-12 Babytrend Double Jogger

This nice Babytrend Expedition double jogger is in good shape and only has a little fading on the seat fabric. Judging from the joints, brakes and precise nature of the thing it seems to have been rarely used it at all and has just sat in the sun on a porch or some such. No matter, maybe the new owner will get more value out of it.

Babytrend Double Jogger
 

2010-06-06 Snow Shovels

These small snow shovels might be useful if we are to harness the offspring to perform useful work in moving large amounts of the solid phase of water. We get enough of that appearing every now and then to make it worthwhile training up and equipping said offspring, hence the reclamamtion of thse items.

Snow Shovels
 

2010-06-06 Snap-n-Go

This random Babytrend Snap-n-go will find a home soon enough via the list of craig. It is nothing special but people seem to like them.

Snap-n-Go
 

2010-06-06 Sit-n-Stands

Two Sit-n-stand style strollers. First off the classic Joovy Caboose, this time in orange. It is missing the hood but has the infant seat support. Will be sold cheap on the list of craig.

Sit-n-Stands

Second a Babytrend version of the same thing. This one has the hood and the much coveted cup holder thingy. The denziens of the list of craig will love this thing, though past experience has told us that the particular people interested in this style of stroller might be annoying.

Sit-n-Stands
 

2010-06-06 Rollerblades

The Rollerblade brand rollerblases look like thye have never been worn and even fit somebody in the household. They may be saved for future fun or transportation needs.

Rollerblades
 

2010-06-06 Phone Chair

This chair with form vaguely reminiscent of a phone was too good to pass up. We got it originally for the Z-lab but a certain small offspring decided that it would make a nice addition to a bedroom. So it was cleaned (just slightly) and installed such.

Phone Chair
 

2010-06-06 Peg Perego Pliko P3

This Peg Perego P3 is in fine shape except for the fact that the fabric on it never really looks clean. This is a problem for an item that spends its time being smeared with faeces and food by disgusting offspring, at least sometimes. We cleaned it up as best we can and it will find a new home on the list of craig. It is still very useful device, despite the slight cosmetic tendancy on the yuck side.

Peg Perego Pliko P3

Also found an older Peg Perego Pliko with a weird laminated mesh fabric. It seems the very devil to clean but when cleaned look pretty spiffy, which is all most people want. Again, this is a very handy pushchair.

Peg Perego Pliko P3
 

2010-06-06 Mountain Buggy

This single Mountain Buggy Urban jogger is exactly the single version of the double we found a while ago. It has a few issues but is still solid and good to use. We suppose these things are actually worth their high initial cost if you use it for rigourously for some extended period of time.

Mountain Buggy
 

2010-06-06 Maclaren Pushchairs

This Maclaren Quest is in pretty nice shape will be promptly sold off to any interested party. Nothing much to see here.

Maclaren Pushchairs

Also present was a slightly beat up Maclaren that yeilded some useful parts, not pictured.

 

2010-06-06 Floating Aids

A selection of various device for the assistance of flotation. First some basic life-vest type appliances.

Floating Aids

Also found were these floats that are presumably to assist in the learning of the swimming. We shall see how well they perform in that role.

Floating Aids
 

2010-06-06 Combi

This random little Combi pushchair is weird yet has a lightness and compactness to it that will probably appeal to some people out there perusing the list of craig. We will see.

Combi
 

2010-06-06 Chicco System

These items were found in different locations but together make up a so-called travel system, even though the colours do not quite match. The Chicco Cortina stroller is pretty nice with all sorts of nifty features. The special seat dovetails nicely into it and its base for maximum interoperability. This will be made available on the list of craig.

Chicco System
 

2010-06-06 Calphalon

Yet more Calphalon cookware, yet to be closely inspected, but it seems that some postal activity might be warranted.

Calphalon
 

2010-06-06 Bike Seats

Two Topeak bike seats in slightly weathered condition. One has the rack, the other does not. These will find new homes at some stage via the list of craig.

Bike Seats
 

2010-06-05 Sledge

This sledge might prove useful for offspring amusement and transportation once the solid phase of water is more plentiful around here.

Sledge
 

2010-06-05 Plastic Pool

This plastic poole was seemingly never previously used and replaces one we threw away this very day. It has a slow leak but nothing too fatal.

Plastic Pool
 

2010-06-05 Mosquito Traps

These are yet more Mosquito Traps. We mostly pick these up for friends but we may give one a try at some stage.

Mosquito Traps
 

2010-06-05 Maclaren Pushchair

This Maclaren Techno XT is in fine condition and is a useful items for those who need to transport various offspring around in a flexible manner. It might be used by us or it might find its fortune on the list of craig.

Maclaren Pushchair
 

2010-06-05 Kitchen Storage

This set of matching pottery kitchen storage jars seem to have some utility to those that use their kitchen and eat food every now and then. As such people we will see if we have a use for them. They have a rubber sealing ring and some resistance to opening which makes them more handy than if not.

Kitchen Storage
 

2010-06-05 Huffy Bike

This Huffy Stalker random crappo mountain bike is total junk. With a few random parts and a lot of oil it will make an ideal bike for summer interns to get around on. First thing monday morning it will be deployed in that role. What was histero perceived as junkiness will perform admirably (we hope) as theft deterrence.

Huffy Bike
 

2010-06-05 Hiking Gear

It seems that somebody went hiking and then really did not enjoy it so they tossed out their rucksack complete with a whole bunch of the gear left in it. Items present include water filter, groundsheet, maps, toilet paper, first aid kit and numerous other sundries. Lots of it will be tossed out but some of the more useful items will be kept for future usage, including the rucksack itself, which is really rather nice.

Hiking Gear
 

2010-06-05 Flippers

These swimming flippers are size 40-41 and fit somebody ehre and possibly other family members. They will be pressed into service when said individuals next encounter suitable conditions.

Flippers
 

2010-06-05 Coolant

This random bottle of engine coolant mixture was discarded near the waste oil disposal and seems to be new and unused. Lovely stuff for an old beater that uses coolant.

Coolant
 

2010-06-05 Centurion Bike

This Centurion Le Mans 12 road bike had some rust issues when picked up but is cleaning up pretty nicely. It just needs spiffy bar tape and then can inserted under a hipster's butt in exchange for cash.

Centurion Bike
 

2010-05-23 Ross Eurotour

This Ross Eurotour was sort of a discard at a local bike shop. We traded a piece of the Specialized carcass for it and then spruced it up and inserted it under some hipster's arse. The wheels of commerce turn, often without falling off.

Ross Eurotour
 

2010-05-15 Sled

This random wooden sledge seems to be in new and unused condition. This may come in handy for dragging lazy offspring around in the snow when winter rears its snowy head.

Sled
 

2010-05-15 Screwdriver

A Maclaren Mac 3 was discarded and was incomplete. We used some parts from it to fix another Mac 3 we had in stock but in the Maclaren was this screwdriver and a small bicycle pump. Fine and dandy.

Screwdriver
 

2010-05-15 Junk

A map of London, a Darwin awards book and what might be an aperitif glass. They could be clues to a murder or just some junk.

Junk
 

2010-05-15 Double Jogger

This Instep 10k Ultimate surely does not imply with its name that you should be running 10 kilometres with your two lazy disgusting offspring in this thing. Hmmmmmmm. The hand grip foam was all broken so we threw some cheap bike bar tape on there and it will appear on the list of craig forthwith.

Double Jogger
 

2010-05-08 Trek Kids Bike

This snazzy Trek MT60 was more or less picked up to order for an acquaintance whose daughter is less than enthused about her current bike. One hopes she shall be happier with this, it is in near perfect shape and quite fancy for a bike for a 5 year old.

Trek Kids Bike
 

2010-05-08 Stainless Shelves

These stainless steel shelves are the standard items from the Metropolitan Wire Corporation. We have a pair exactly like this already so we may have to now buy some legs or some such to make a nice shelving unit. Legs are cheap, these large stainless shelves are not.

Stainless Shelves
 

2010-05-08 Pressure Washer

This Karcher pressure washer has had the cord cut and is missing everything but we will test it for functionality. Since we got a few pressure washers lots of readers of this publication have expressed interest.

Pressure Washer
 

2010-05-08 Instep Double Jogger

This random Instep double jogging stroller is in OK shape except for the handlebar grip material, a common issue. Some road bike bar tape and it will be ready to thrust itself upon the world again, starting with the list of craig.

Instep Double Jogger
 

2010-05-08 Handcycle

This thing is lamentably missing a good name by we will employ the token "handcycle" for the time being. It was in fine shape but nearly unusable due to dry bearings. This was a course remedied with a little red oil can and it is now a pretty functional offspring amusement device.

Handcycle
 

2010-05-08 Britax Car Seat

Yet another Britax car seat. Nothing wrong with this one and it will stored for future short term deployment.

Britax Car Seat
 

2010-05-04 Pressure Washer

This random little Powerwasher 1400 was sitting by the curb in a nearby town. A plastic quick-release fitting had been used on the hose coupling for the water inlet and it had indulged in a spot of brittle fracture. We unscrewed the old coupling fragment and put on a shiny new one and voila, the thing works fine. Reason for discard was presumably the broken coupling (not part of the unit itself) but also contributing could have been the fact that the power cable and high pressure hose were nastily knotted up.

Pressure Washer
 

2010-05-04 Bikes

A couple of random bikes, First a Schwinn Varsity with very little wrong with apart from a coating of dust and spot of rust.

Bikes

Next a Raleigh Sprite that had been crunched by the bucket loader. So far it seems that only the rear wheel is damaged so this should be fixable pretty easily.

Bikes
 

2010-05-01 Tile Cutter

This random cheapo tile cutter is in pretty much unused condition. We have one similar so this is available to all and sundry. Simon or Charlie?

Tile Cutter
 

2010-05-01 Offspring Rucksack

If you wish to carry your offspring around in a manner that is condusive to longer walks and actually getting there then plonking them in one of these devices is a feasible option. We have no need of it though and will hence purvey this item to some nice poeple made known to us by the list of craig.

Offspring Rucksack
 

2010-05-01 Offspring Amusement Devices

A small selection of things that might amuse offspring. First a thing that might best be described as a gravity ball xylophone. It certainly functions well in amusing a 18 month old inquisitive monster.

Offspring Amusement Devices

Next up a swimming noodle thingy. It is sort of a waste of space and expanded petrochemicals until you throw a small offspring in a pool and toss them this, it seems to amuse them for hours. Thusly will it be employed.

Offspring Amusement Devices
 

2010-05-01 Mats

Lots of random table place mats. Some of these are eminently suitable for grandparent deployment. Some for other random usage modes.

Mats
 

2010-05-01 Graco Snap-n-Go

This Graco brand Snap-n-go type implement is in near perfect shape and will be welcomed by some nice person who owns a Graco car seat and wishes to wheel it round a mall with their offspring inside.

Graco Snap-n-Go
 

2010-04-24 Peg Perego Venezia

This random Peg Perego Venezia is in fine condition and has a nice robust fabric. It has had a clean and oil all ready for the new owners that hopefully will chance upon it on the list of craig.

Peg Perego Venezia
 

2010-04-24 Kelty Kid Rucksack

This Kelty offspring carriage device is in near perfect condition and ready for action. All very nice, and we hope the new owners agree with us.

Kelty Kid Rucksack
 

2010-04-22 Specialized Hotrock

This random Specialized kids bike is all present and correct after a little tune up. It has a ridiculous name but you can always deliberately avoid reading that silliness that whilst riding along. Available for trade or will be sold.

Specialized Hotrock
 

2010-04-20 Babytrend Double x2

This might be a little confusing but a fine friend of ours has a occupation that tends to lead to lots of roaming through towns with curbside garbage. Hence these two Babytrend Expedtion double joggers, both average condition with some fading on the seat fabric and stiff collapsing catches. The latter we can fix and then after air in the tyres they will be ready for a new home with people sent by the list of craig.

Babytrend Double
 

2010-04-18 Sigg Flasks

We found 20 brand new Sigg drinking bottles and a convenient tub to carry them home in. They seems to have been personalized for some event or other but that is no problem. They have already been given away to friend and visitors. The pic shows them already depleted by gifting. Within a day of this pic they were all gone.

Sigg Flasks
 

2010-04-17 Swing

This random two child swing is in such nice shape that we picked it up despite the fact that we already have one. One of them may have to be sold off.

Swing
 

2010-04-17 Kolcraft Stroller

This stroller is pretty fancy for a Kolcraft and came with the car seat frame and reversible seat thingy. It seems all present and correct and will presumably find a new home with people sent to us by the list of craig.

Kolcraft Stroller
 

2010-04-17 Cast Iron Pans

These two small cast iron pans are of no particular interest unless somebody out there wants them. The square one is a no-name but quite nice and would clean up OK.

Cast Iron Pans

They came with a huge batch of cookware. Most of it was scrap aluminium that we put towards garbitrage. Some were Wagner Magnalite that may have some value on ebay and the remainder these two items. Cookware is strange that way, it seems that some people discard entire kitchens worth of it all at once.

 

2010-04-11 Swings

These random swings showed up a while ago but we only just now got around to documenting them here. The pics are pretty self explanatory.

Swings
Swings
 

2010-04-10 Strollers

A nice selection of offspring transportation devices this week. First off the Mountain Buggy, a conveyance of substantial price. It is in fine shape and just needed a clean to be ready for sale on the list of craig.

Mountain Buggy

Next up a snazzy Ingelesina Zippy, which is basically a Peg Perego Pliko. Some different features, some nice stuff, but all in good order and ready for a new owner.

Inglesina Zippy
 

2010-04-10 Stainless Steel Sink

We got this stainless steel sink a while ago but only recently the barbeque ash pan rusted out and we cast around for a replacement. It turns out that this standard size sink slides into the slots under the BBQ quite nicely, modulo some hammering on the alignment strips. And everybody loves hammering.

Stainless Steel Sink

Note that this BBQ came from the scrap and is in great shape as it is all stainless, except for the ash pan that was cheapo thin zinc plated steel. We hope that with all the improvments we are making this cooking implement will outlive us.

 

2010-04-10 Hoop

This Basketball Hoop is, as you can see, new in the box. We set it up so that certain small offspring could attempt to toss balls through the hoop and they seem to be entertained thus far.

Hoop
 

2010-04-10 Coleman Lamps

These two Coleman Lamps have been used and need new mantles but otherwise seem in fine shape. They shall be deployed at the next crazy nightime weirdness event we end up at.

Coleman Lamps
 

2010-04-10 Bikes

A nice selection of bikes from various sources. First a Spalding Blade, reasonable shape, ready for cleanup and then sale to hipsters in a large nearby city.

Spalding Blade

Next up a Raleigh Mixte, in reasonable shape bar the crunched front wheel from the bucket loader packing it into the scrap metal container. Not to worry, we have a spare in stock and it shall ride again. Under the arse of some trendy character.

Raleigh Mixte

Next a Trek 220, which was really a discard/trade affair. It was traded for the aforementioned Bianchi Rollo plus some beer so we will include it here. It shall find a new home somehow.

Trek 220
 

2010-04-03 Miele Vacuum Cleaner

This Miele was dumped in the scrap metal area and one of the annoying old men had cut the power cable off for the 5 cents worth of copper therein. We inspected the innards and spliced a plug on for testing purposes and it seems to work fine.

Miele Vacuum Cleaner

Particularly galling is the fact that this seems to be quite an expensive (though discontinued) item, see the next pic for some demonstration of that.

Miele Vacuum Cleaner Ad

For now we will replace the power cord with the correct Miele one and deploy this on the top floor of our abode to save carrying the others up there.

 

2010-04-03 Kenmore Dryer

This random Kenmore dryer is seemingly nearly new and we are informed by the previous owner that it works fine. Available to any readers of this page and shortly to readers of the list of craig.

Kenmore Dryer
 

2010-04-03 Graco Duo Glider

Yet another random Graco Duo Glider, this will find a home via the list of craig like the rest of them that we have found.

Graco Duo Glider

These things are not the best quality but if you have two lazy offspring you need to move around they are a good basic option, we suppose.

 

2010-04-03 Britax Car Seat

This Britax Boulevard car seat is only a year or so old and has barely been used. The previous owners had cut the straps before discarding this predominantly plastic item in the scrap metal. We stripped it down to check for damage and such but it seems fine. We put on new straps and now we have a shiny new Britax seat.

Britax Car Seat

This "cut the straps" meme is obviously a great delight to the seat manufacturers as it is fear based marketing that masquerades as concern for consumers and happens to sell more seats.

 

2010-04-03 Bobby Car

This green Bobby-Car seems to have been imported from Germany and used a fair bit before discard. This will be retained for a while as we have use for such things for the meantime.

Bobby Car
 

2010-03-27 Wood

Some random oak planks that might come in handy for something. Also, not shown, some 2x4s required for a project on the house.

Wood
 

2010-03-27 Radiator

Yet another cast iron steam heating radiator. Some friends may want this but if not then off to the list of craig with it. People in our vicinity must have heatings systems to fix or upgrade.

Radiator
 

2010-03-27 Pack and Play

A Graco Pack and Play in perfect condition. It will find a new home soon we hope. It has the little wheels on the end for moving your imprisoned offspring sround. Maybe you could take them shopping in this?

Pack and Play
 

2010-03-27 Bike Carcass

Some poor chap had crunched the frame on his fancy Specialized road bike. We grabbed the carcass and stripped off no end of interesting parts, some of which are shown here.

Bike Carcass
 

2010-03-27 Bianchi Hybrid

A friend had this bike rendered surplus to requirements upon his male offspring entering the navy. We gladly took it off his hands and fixed it up a little. We may keep it and replace one of our other round town bike with it. That other bike (which appeared on this page), will get sold off to some person in a large nearby city.

Bianchi Hybrid
 

2010-03-20 Sledges

These two plastic sledges (sleds to the North American speakers of English who may chance upon this page) are in OK shape and may make useful offspring amusement/transportation device when the snow comes back.

Sledges
 

2010-03-20 Razor Scooter

This weird Razor Scooter has a spare wheel and a set of Hex keys built in so that you can change the wheel over. Not really useful with these wheels but an interesting idea nevertheless.

Razor Scooter
 

2010-03-20 Cast Iron Pans

These two random cast iron pans have yet to be properly investigated but may find a home. They join the stack we have in stock.

Cast Iron Pans
 

2010-03-20 Books

Some large number of books (some not shown here) and a strange kids' box. All good stuff.

Books
 

2010-03-20 Babytrend Jogger

This random Babytrend jogging stroller is in good shape and lacks nothing but a happy new owner. This deficiency will be remedied with judicious application of the list of craig.

Babytrend Jogger
 

2010-03-10 Dreamer Designs Jogger

This Dreamer Designs double jogging stroller is in fine condition. The reason for discard was that the previous owner, who had two kids already, had another one on the way and hence wanted some form of new stroller.

Dreamer Designs Jogger

We may use this for a while and then let it find a new home via the list of craig.

 

2010-03-09 Bronx is Burning

This DVD was still in the shrinkwrap and discarded with a bag of books. Some people might think that this is some incisive metaphorical social commentary on urban unrest, or even a more literal critique of fire codes, but no. It turns out thats it is 15G or so of crappo data that some random guy on ebay in Australia will snap up promptly. Gone already.

Bronx is Burning
 

2010-03-07 Jamis Hybrid

This random Jamis hybrid has a bunch of rusty spots but very nice tyres and rides OK. It has had a quick tune up and will be given to a friend, the rusty spots should provide it with a small measure of theft protection. It had a couple of previous owner stupidity induced issues but they are fixed now.

Jamis Hybrid
 

2010-03-06 Snap and Go

This is a random crappy Snap-n-Go, they are really not our cup of tea but other people, especially those who cruise the list of craig, seem to love them.

Snap and Go
 

2010-03-06 Maclaren Pushchair

This is yet another random Maclaren stroller. It had worn down rear wheels (a common issue) but we replaced them from stock. Otherwise the thing is fine and should find a new home soon.

Maclaren Pushchair

You know how we accumulated aforementioned stock.

 

2010-03-06 Honda Wheels

This is a set of Honda Accord wheels, they look to be new take-offs, with hub caps. Somebody in our vicinity will want these and that will be just fine.

Honda Wheels
 

2010-03-06 Chicco Pushchair

This is some random cheapo Chicco stroller, but it is in good shape and Chicco have a good name so we think that somebody will want it.

Chicco Pushchair
 

2010-03-06 Cast Iron Pan

This is a long awaited item and turned up thanks to Walter, our man on the spot. It is a nameless cast iron size 12 skillet with heat ring. It measures 13 inches from lip to lip and hence fits a random lid we had lying around and also perfectly complements our existing nest of cast iron pans.

Cast Iron Pan

Update: It is has already been cleaned and cured and we look forward to deploying it in strategic feeding manouvres. It has quite a bit of usage to go before it catches up with the deep shiny black of the rest of our cast iron, but we will do our best.

Update 2: Added the picture of it after a fair bit of use, mouse over for that.

 

2010-03-06 Britax Verve

This slightly funky thing is a Britax Verve. The previous owner were doubly clueless. The presumed reason for discard is a broken piece that stems from their inability to fold it properly. Also they had jammed open the brakes with a twig due to a cable coming out of its slot. It will be made available forthwith, having had the faults fixed.

Britax Verve
 

2010-02-13 Wood Box

This wooden basket-like storage container was in the scrap wood dumpster. It needed one joint gluing and a quick sand and some finish of some form (shown in the pic). Whatever was wrong with it was certainly no good reason for discard.

Wood Box

It seemed to have had some previous finish on it that was just not very good, so it should not have been in the scrap wood dumpster at all. That is only for untreated wood. The previous owner was not only clueless for junking something with no real reason for discard but also clueless for tossing it incorrectly!

 

2010-01-25 Maclaren Pushchair

This is yet another fine maclaren pushchair in very nice condition and all ready for a new home. The previous Maclaren sold well so this should wander off quickly also, via the list of craig.

Maclaren Pushchair
 

2010-01-16 Maclaren Pushchair

This Maclaren pushchair is in near perfect shape and was callously discarded in the deepest pit of landfill fodder. Rescued, a quick clean and it is ready for a new owner. They shall become known to us via the list of craig.

Maclaren Pushchair

Update: Sold promptly to a lady who wanted to use it for a "destination wedding" in Las Vegas. While we agree that these Maclarens are handy for travelling we have to laugh at people who first figure out the need for a practical stroller when their horrible offspring reaches the age of four and a half. They had another stroller prior to this but it was of a type never supposed to be used and when they used it to go to a "Christmas Special" discovered that.

 

2010-01-09 Trike

This Giant brand kids' trike is in OK shape and may amuse offspring of a certain age and/or capability, so we will give it a try.It has roller-blade style wheels, for some reason or other.

Trike
 

2010-01-09 Snowblower

This Murray Ultra snowblower was tossed because the pull cord housing had come unmounted from the side of the engine. Note that if you hold the housing on with one hand and pull the cord with the other then it starts. It will probably be fixable with just some screws or pop-rivets. It runs a bit rough but has great compression and such so some form of carburetter adjustment will probably be in order. Either way, a nice find, approriate for the time of years and should have a long service life ahead of it.

Snowblower

Update: This seems to be claimed by distant family member. They get tom come and pick it up though, there is probably not a convenient flat-rate box for it.

 

2010-01-09 Snow Shovel

A random wide blade snow shovel that is a little beat up but happens to be a type that we like for certain types of snow. No, we are not like apocraphyl eskimos who taxonomize 37 different types of snow. Our driveway is pretty sensitive to snow and having the exactly correct tool really helps. Pic possibly to come.

 

2010-01-09 Skateboard

This random long skateboard is pretty beat up but we have a friend into these and small kids like to use them in manner they are not really intended for.

Skateboard
 

2010-01-09 Rowing Machine

This Integrity Air 3000 rowing machine is nothing special but is in very good condition and seems to work fine. A possible reason for discard might be that when we found it there was a stiff link in the pull chain. This was easy to unstiffen of course. We will see what the users of the list of craig make of this.

Rowing Machine

Update: Sold to a nice chap who turned up on time. A hot item this, lots of people wanted it.

 

2010-01-02 Workbench Legs

These standard issue workbench legs might prove useful if we need to bolt them to a workbench top at some stage. No apparent reason for discard.

Workbench Legs
 

2010-01-02 Plane

This small plane might or not appeal to the rabid tool collectors of our acquaintance. Or it might even prove useful in the ancient art of "Making Wood Smaller" should we end up practising that art and find ourselves in need of this particular implement.

Plane
 

2010-01-02 Cast Iron Skillet

This is a small Lodge cast iron skillet that seems to have never been used in anger. There were a couple of marks but the seasoning on it seemed remarkably like that present upon initial purchase. We cleaned it a bit and deployed highest quality bacon grease and high heat to restore the seasoning. It was used in the preparation of dinner within about four hours of being found and performed admirably. Available; Magda, Trudy, JPL, Kendra?

Cast Iron Skillet
 

2010-01-02 Calphalon

This is yet another Calphalon 10inch non-stick omelet pan, as they call them. It has a pretty thick crusty layer akin to that that develops on cast iron pans but more importantly has a valid reason for warranty return.

Calphalon
 

2010-01-02 Booster Seats

Two more of the Britax booster seats. We shall have to assess the market for these in our local catchment area of the list of craig as we have enough of these. We do know that they clean up very nicely by virtue of the nature of the fabric.

Booster Seats
 

2010-01-02 Books

A pile of books were present and we picked up some useful stuff. First some informative technical titles for a friend obsessed with mechanical watches. We have no idea if he has or needs these but he is getting them anyway. What is with a book specifically about complicated watches? Simple ones are not worth documenting?

Watch Books

Then some other random books:

Books
 

2009-12-27 Dell Laptop

This Dell Inspiron 9300 is missing the charger and the hard drive but otherwise seems to work fine. It may just get sold off on the eBay, but might merit some further consideration.

Dell Laptop
 

2009-12-23 Cast Iron Restored

The pan part of this combination is a nice Wagner that was once part of a two part piece with handles that snuggled up together. The lid came as part of a trade for a campfire pot that was rescued from imminent meltage. These two seemed to form a nice pairing and when some friends chose them from the selection we had available that was a fine thing. Some cleaning and curing and we are all set to cook Czech Christmas Carp, or some other alliterative dish.

Cast Iron Restored
 

2009-12-23 Antiques Book

This random book seems rather useful if one is delving into the more valuable things discarded by society. We gave this to a friend as it concentrates on stuff that is way too ornate and fancy for us.

Antiques Book
 

2009-12-19 Pedigree Pram

This pram is a Pedigree Brand, as seen for example in that classic of camp comedy, Carry on Nurse. It is built like a tank. It is a little scruffy in places but wheels along fine. Features to note include chrome mudguards, coil springs, nice clearance for long legs, pivoting footrest, flexible mattress, harness clips and apocalypse-proof construction. We may have to do the vintage thing with our youngest offspring for a while just to enjoy this masterpiece of perambulator engineering. This is better built than most cars, certainly if any naughty drivers give us crosswalk issues we can ram them and come away the better party.

Pedigree Pram
 

2009-12-19 Mongoose Mountain Bike

This is yet another random Mongoose Mountain Bike. It is not so bad but it needs some tuneup and a chain. It will probably be turned into a station bike or some such. Next year's summer students, this may be your trusty steed. Pig ugly bottle cage though.

Mongoose Mountain Bike
 

2009-12-19 Grilly Thingy

This is a pierced stainless steel grill pan thingy that you plonk on the barbeque and do your salmon or veggies in, or some such. It has a delightful patina of brown grease stain on it but that will be coming off at the first chance. Since we found that mesh pan we may not need this but we will hang on to it until we get the chance to try it out. BBQ season where art thou?

Grilly Thingy
 

2009-12-12 White Bikes

These two random bikes are almost unused. We are not exactly sure what brands they are but they seem to go together. They will be stored until spring and then cleaned up and sold off.

White Bikes
 

2009-12-12 Lego

This is about 20 pounds of Lego. It was just dumped in a large pile in the scrap metal dump. No box was nearby. We rescued five of the blue contai9niers from the plastics recycling at the same time so it was conmventient to press them into service.

Lego
 

2009-12-12 Britax Boosters

We piciked up two identical Britax Parkway booster seats. They were pretty filthy but we have already cleaned one up ready for eventual use. Here it is, all shiny and ready to go.

Britax Booster
 

2009-11-28 Raleigh Bike

This random Raleigh 3-speed is pretty beat up but all its ailments seem pretty easily correctable. By next spring this will be a shiny vintage gem, ready to hold up a lazy hipster's arse.

Raleigh Bike
 

2009-11-28 Assorted Bikes

This random assortment of crappo bikes was gathered over the last week or so and is finding a new home as a batch with a nice chap who presumably intends to fix them up etc. This is a good thing, we do not have the time or inclination to return all of these to working condition and it seems that Fritz (the chap in question) does. This is the third batch of bikes he has bought off us.

Assorted Bikes
 

2009-11-21 Lawn Mower

This lawn mower showed up just after some friends bought their first house. That is all jolly fine, it is a bit off-season for mowing the lawn but it should come in handy next year. It got a wash and some oil in the bearings and then we set the blade a little closer.

Lawn Mower
 

2009-11-15 Snorkeling Mask

This snorkeling mask is sized for smallish offsprings and seems to be in very nice condition. In fact it has been worn for substantial periods around the house alrady so even if they never use it underwater it has amused them enough to justify its rescue.

Snorkeling Mask
 

2009-11-15 Kids Bikes

This small batch of smallish bikes was assembled in the last week or so and will be deployed to acquaintances or sold off. Too much inventory on the bike front is not good over the winter.

Kids Bikes

Update: This batch was sold off to a nice chap named Fritz.

 

2009-11-15 Instep Trailer-Bike

This is yet another trailer bike, this one branded Instep. Presumably it is made by somebody else but it will be serviced and deployed or sold as required.

Instep Trailer-Bike
 

2009-11-15 Ikea Banana

This Ikea banana style cushion thingy is some kind of semi-structural toy device. We washed the cover and deployed it so that offspring could play with it while the grandparents watched over video chat. Intergenerational happiness abounds.

Ikea Banana
 

2009-11-15 Glass Cups

This random almost a set of octagonal glass cups and saucers is not something we would use a lot but is does seem to rather fit the style of Feuerzangenbowle. They shall be tested in this role as soon as we set light to come booze in our living room.

Glass Cups
 

2009-11-14 Panasonic Bike

This Panasonic DX1000 road bike seems in OK shape except for air in the tyres and some dirt. It will be cleaned up and stored for springtime hipster bike mania.

Panasonic Bike
 

2009-11-14 Offspring Entertainment Infrastructure

A selection of items around which offspring entertainment can be deployed tuyrned up. First a random box with letters on it, you know it is educational and therefore socially acceptable if you print some letters on it! Whatever, this is handy for storing junk.

Letter Box
Play Table
 

2009-11-14 Lego

This is a pretty large Lego set, exo-force, whoever those guys are. Seems like a cheesy ripoff of Stargate but who can tell. Either way, good stuff and shall be used at some stage.

Lego
 

2009-11-14 K-nex

A random set of K-nex in its box is always handy for entertaining some offspring somewhere.

K-nex
 

2009-11-14 Geomag set

These Geomag thingies seem to be more executive toys but they also amuse offspring so they will be deployed in the latter role. Maybe the former also, I am sure some of our acquaintances have moods that causes them to emulate bored executives.

Geomag set
 

2009-11-14 Biology Book

Random big fat Biology textbook. Too nice to leave behind.

Biology Book
 

2009-10-31 Trail-a-Bike

This bike trailer thingy is in very nice shape except for the missing pedals and the seat. It might be the case that is new, unused and never properly assembled, but that is all fine. We will find the parts to complete it and find ait a nice home, possibly using the list of craig.

Trail-a-Bike
 

2009-10-31 Mesh Pan

Throughout this year we have debated buying one of these. never knowing which one to get and such. Well, that of course was a silly activity but did serve to hold us off buying one until we get a free one, brand new, unused, from the garbage.

Mesh Pan

This will be deployed at the earliest opportunity on the BBQ when some vegetable matter needs to be charred.

 

2009-10-31 Jogging Stroller

This Baby Jogger jogging stroller has the large wheels, is lightweight and in near perfect shape. It still had air in the tyres. Its new owner will be made known to us once they see this item on the list of craig.

Jogging Stoller
 

2009-10-25 Kool Stride Jogger

This Kool Stride double jogging stroller is in fine shape, and after air in the tyres and a quick clean is ready for a debut on the list of craig. The last one we found like this, a red one, is still with us but now we have the advantage of choice to offer.

Kool Stride Jogger
 

2009-10-19 Anolon Pan

This Anolon brand teflon wok/pan thingy is in pretty fine shape. We have no use for it but I am sure somebody out there does, even as just a disposable pan for one trip??? Bob?

Anolon Pan
 

2009-10-06 Selection of 2 by 4s

While putting in a number of replacement windows we found ourselves in need of 4 5ft 2 by 4s, 3 3ft 2 by 4s and numerous smaller pieces of 5/4 x 4. On the way to the lumber yard we looked in on the scrap wood and picked up 3 5ft 5/4 x 4 and 7 or so 8-10ft 2 by 4s. Just what we wanted. We still had to proceed to the store to pick up a 2 by 6 and some insulation foam but it was quite nice that most of our needs were already met. Pic shows a random offcut of 2 by 4. Not very informative.

Selection of 2 by 4s
 

2009-10-03 Stroller Roundup

This first was mentioned previously in conjunction with another double jogger. It is a Kool Stride and had a small retaining pin missing on the folding mechanism. Recently we found a bike trailer that had been crushed by a bucket loader and salvaged a suitable pin from it to fix this thing. The picture shows it all clean and ready for the list of craig:

Kool Stride double jogger

This next item is a Joovy Caboose, which for the stroller impaired is a sit-n-stand style. One of these has passed through our hands before. This one was wrapped up in brown package tape and pretty dirty. Careful application of a pressure washer (you know which one) and some cleaning materials yields the glorious device shown in the picture, ready for its grand debut on the list of craig.

Joovy Caboose
 

2009-10-03 Cuisinart Coffee Maker

This Cuisinart coffee machine was in fine shape when picked up and just needed a clean. We ran lots of vinegar through and flushed it and such, then brewed a test batch of coffee, shown here. We have no need of a coffee machine that has an LCD and beeps, luddites that we are, so this is available.

Cuisinart Coffee Maker
 

2009-10-02 Radiator

A random little cast iron steam radiator, enticing to the various users of the list of craig in this season of heating maintanance.

Radiator
 

2009-10-01 Horrible Kids Bike

This Next Slumber Party bike is pretty horrendous but we can probably find some acquaintance who has an offspring that will fixate on this particular train wreck of gender stereotypes.

Horrible Kids Bike

Update: Sold to a nice lady whose female offspring appreciated this ensemble of memes. We know she is nice because she bought stuff from us before. We like return customers, they get stuff super cheap.

 

2009-09-29 Dell LCD

This Dell LCD monitor is a the bog-standard offering that comes with their package deal and has nothing wrong with it, as testified by the fact that you can see Ray Winstone's face below. I guess somebody just bought a bigger monitor and tossed this one.

Dell LCD
 

2009-09-27 Movie Lamp

This is a lamp for shooting home movies that is pretty old, we think, but also pretty unused. It does provide substantial illumination and so may come in handy at some stage. Meanwhile we get to admire the fine packaging design.

Movie Lamp
 

2009-09-26 Pram Wheels

These wheels were pulled of a partly crushed Emmaljunga pram. They will help us save some future pram or be sold off to help somebody else do so.

Pram Wheels
 

2009-09-26 Peg Perego Venezia

This Peg Perego Venezia is pretty nice and in near new condition except for the lack of a hood. We shall consult our supplies as we may have that in stock. Either way it will be heading off to new owners somehow.

Peg Perego Venezia
 

2009-09-26 Log Rack

This firewood storage rack is new in the box. It got a bit wet between discard and the picture you see but that should not affect the ultimate functionality of it when some friend of ours assembles and uses it. Hal?

Log Rack
 

2009-09-26 Fuji Sand Blaster

This Fuji Sand Blaster mountain bike is pretty handy, despite technically being a mountain bike. The previous owner seems to have had some pretty wild and whacky ideas of exactly what the chain is supposed to do on a bike. This is a not a problem as we are traditionalists in this regard and once we have imposed our stodgy views upon things it should be fine.

Fuji Sand Blaster

What a stupid name for a bike, and how confusing. Sand Blaster, not Fuji.

 

2009-09-26 Bookshop

A bookshop seemingly discarded a large pile of new books, including such things as advance reader copies and such. Possible pics later.

 

2009-09-26 Avalon Pushchair

This Avalon twin pushchair is not the fanciest device in its class but is pretty small, lightweight, folds nicely and could be usefull for somebody. That somebody will become known to use via the list of craig.

Avalon Pushchair
 

2009-09-19 2 by 4 lumber

We will be replacing some more windows soon and it was highly fortuitous that some lengths of clean 2x4 showed up. We now have them in stock and ready for miscellaneous framing purposes. No pic, you know what a 2x4 looks like.

 

2009-09-19 Schwinn Varsity

This Schwinn Varsity is in more or less new-old-stock condition except for the slightly critical absence of wheels and front brake pads. No matter, a lesser bike will have its wheels removed to put this thing back on the road under a hipster's arse.

Schwinn Varsity

Mouseover for the cleaned up pic.

 

2009-09-19 Offspring Wagen

This small Radio Flyer type thing with two seats and seatbelts seems to be almost useful for towing beer and offspring around. We shall see if it gains useful employment with our household.

Offspring Wagen
 

2009-09-19 Kids Bed

This child's bed is complete and new in the box and never assembled, or presumably used. This will find a home with an acquaintance we have already or somebody we meet through the list of craig.

Kids Bed
 

2009-09-19 Double Joggers

Two double joggers found at one time. One was missing a couple of tyres and both needed a light cleaning. Only the purple Dreamer Designs model pictured for now, the other one will probably make it way here pictorially at some stage.

Double Joggers
 

2009-09-19 Bike Rack

This Schwinn Bike rack is new in the box and never used. Somebody will want it and that person will become known to us via the list of craig.

Bike Rack
 

2009-09-18 Potter's Wheel

We found four "Randall Pottery" 1/2 hp potters' wheels like this but could only rescue one of them. It is in OK shape, heavily built and formerly the property of a local educational establishment. It works fine though needs a few screws put back in and cleanup etc. It is available, until it is sold on the list of craig.

Potter's Wheel
 

2009-09-09 Lodge Campfire Pot

This 6 quart 12 inch Lodge cast iron campfire pot is complete with lid and absolutely brand new and never used. It was discarded in a scrap metal recycling bin. It is vaguely available, apply if you think you are a worthy new owner. It has 3 legs on it so is not really suitable for stovetop use.

Lodge Campfire Pot
 

2009-09-01 Trailer Bike

Yet another slightly different trailer bike for the purpose of offspring transportation. This one has a superior folding mechanism to the previous few but has a crappy steel wheel on the rear. It may end up being retained for usage but being improved with a few new parts along the way.

Trailer Bike
 

2009-09-01 Schwinn Assortment

We found three similar Schwinns being discarded together. The previous owner said he was going to use them to make one good bike. They all need a bit of a clean up but seem OK, we should come out of it with 3 halfway shiny bikes to sell to hipsters. They are a Schwinn World Sport, a Schwinn World and a Scwhinn Traveller III, you can figure out which is which in the pics.

Schwinn Assortment
Schwinn Assortment
Schwinn Assortment
 

2009-09-01 Peg Perego Pliko

This is a very early Peg Perego Pliko pushchair, we think. It is in OK shape and has a nice primary colour look to it so it should find a home somewhere with some nice people sent by the list of craig.

Peg Perego Pliko
 

2009-08-23 Mercedes Helicoil Kit

This is a Mercedes-Benz cylinder head bolt helicoil kit. It is obviously not all present and correct but there are two M10x1.5 taps in there that look excellent, plus one matching helicoil and an insertion tool. Handy stuff. The box is pretty spiffy also.

Mercedes Helicoil Kit
 

2009-08-22 Le Creuset Skillet

This Le Creuset enameled cast iron skillet seems in OK shape, it is just a little used. The interior lining seems to be intact and it has a few chips on the outside.

Le Creuset Skillet

It is shown sitting on a Dell Pentium 4 but that should not necessarily be interpreted as a comment on how hot modern computing machinary runs. This particular Dell made an appearance on this page a while ago and was cleaned up and given away. We got it back because it caught something nasty, so we get to redeploy it to somewhere new after a clean up and configuration. We know of a local bike shop that has a worn out Athlon 866Mhz as their P.O.S. machine and this might be a nice upgrade for them.

 

2009-08-22 Bike Seat

Yet another nice Topeak bike seat, this one missing the special rack that allows quick-release functionality. Never mind, somebody will want it and they will make themselves known to us via the list of craig in due course.

Bike Seat
 

2009-08-22 Beach Cruiser

This Murray beach Cruzer (sic) is close enough to a hybrid style bike to be useful, as opposed to regular beach cruisers. As such it will find a home with some prospective cyclist in a nearby large city. No apparent reason for discard, apart from just being crap.

Beach Cruiser
 

2009-08-09 Robocop Pachinko

We picked this up thinking there might be a market for these and indeed there is. Unfortunately it is a low value saturated market full of crud. This will be given away on the list of craig or failing that tossed out.

Robocop Pachinko
 

2009-08-08 Stepladder

This handy dandy little stepladder will be hidden away in some corner until such time as we feel the need to be taller for some reason.

Stepladder
 

2009-08-08 Radio Flyer thingy

This random Radio Flyer peanut car is just about right for a certain offspring.

Radio Flyer thingy
 

2009-08-08 Lego

Two random boxes of fairly recent Lego stuff. These will be stored and deployed top offspring as a appropriate.

Lego
 

2009-08-08 Bianchi Rollo

This Bianchi Rollo was missing a seat and had a dinged up front wheel. It is not the most valuable Bianchi in the world but once cleaned up it is pretty fun to ride. It will be held in stock as a bike for visitiors for a while.

Bianchi Rollo
 

2009-08-07 Sawzall

This Milwaukee Sawzall seems to be in a pretty sorry state, missing the rubber grip and the foot and the cord is pretty wrecked. It does work though and will be archived for parts usage or some other nefarious project.

Sawzall
 

2009-08-07 Plumbing Stuff

A large plastic bucket full of various things. A lot of it was junk but in there were some useful plumbing fittings and some solder and plumbers' sandpaper. These will be filed in the appropriate places for when they might be needed.

Plumbing Stuff
Plumbing Stuff
 

2009-08-07 Nails

1800 or so collated nails. If you have a gun that shoots these you are probably welcome to them.

Nails
 

2009-08-05 Trailer Bikes

These two kids trailing bikes showed up a while ago but we only recently got around to looking at them. The Trek one was missing the seat and had a bent crank, both now rectified. The Tag-a-long was fine as is.

Trailer Bikes
Trailer Bikes
 

2009-08-04 Maclaren Pushchair

This Maclaren pushchair was pretty dirty. The aforementioned pressure washer was used to clean it up a little and soon it will appear on the list of craig to seek its fortune.

Maclaren Pushchair

The rear wheels were very worn, a common issue with these devices. They were replaced with some matching used ones from stock. and it is now in very good condition.

 

2009-08-04 Beach Chairs

These two beach chairs are of the reclining variety and also happen to be brand new with the plastic still in place. They will be deployed at some stage ina sandy environment.

Beach Chairs
 

2009-07-25 Vista Sophisticate

This Vista Sophisticate bike is far from sophisticated but seems fine after a clean up and a few new parts. Just needs a new shifter cable before it is sent to seek its fortune among the hipsters.

Vista Sophisticate
 

2009-07-25 Presure Washer

This random pressure washer (presumably 1600 psi?) works fine and comes with two different nozzles. No apparent reason for discard. We used it, slightly gratuitously, in the cleaneing of the Vista bike.

Presure Washer
 

2009-07-25 Laptop Power Supplies

Extra Dell laptop power supplies are always handy for testing random laptops.

Laptop Power Supplies
 

2009-07-25 Calphalon

This small selection of Calphalon cookware will be sorted out and dealt with appropriately. We seem to have a surplus so if you know what's up and want to partake please enquire.

Calphalon
 

2009-07-25 BBQ Starter

We have several of these but always like to give them to friends so we picked this one up and gave it a test drive, as shown in the pic.

BBQ Starter
 

2009-07-24 Watch Winder

This Steinhausen quad watch winder is a really silly thing. We have no use for it but somebody out there perusing ebay may find themselves compelled to bid on it. Hopefully more than one such.

Watch Winder
 

2009-07-24 Hosepipe

This hosepipe is more of the industrial hose variety than the garden hose type and hence might actually be good quality. It will be pressed into service assuming there are no issues with it. Reason for discard was that the nozzle was stuck on the end, according to the previous owner. We shall see about that.

Hosepipe

Update : The previous owner had put the nozzle in a vise, it seems, and tried to undo the hose. The vise was proabbly squeezing down on the female threads and preventing the intended unscrewage. We, by means of more cunning clampage, got the spray nozzle off and the hose is now a wonderfully useful thing.

 

2009-07-23 BMX Parts

Some of the parts in the picture were here previously but a whole bunch were found today. They were all sold off a lot on the list of craig with the Specilized BMX bike seen in the second pic.

BMX Parts
BMX

A nice chap named Bob came to pick them up and he was on time, organized, polite and interesting. For these virtues he was a awarded a bonus wheel and frame. We are doing our part to civilize the uncouth wilds of the interwebs.

 

2009-07-21 Cast Iron Radiator

This slightly elegant steam radiator will make somebody war in winter, once a new home for it is found.

Cast Iron Radiator
 

2009-07-18 Instep Double Jogger

This Instep Safari TT double jogger had a bad bearing on the front wheel swivel. By bad we mean that it had totally disintegrated due to the fact that the bearings were not really made to take an axial load. No matter, the manufacturer charged us 4 dollars for new bearings and installed them with minimal fuss. It is now ready for a new life with some nice people to be sent to us by the list of craig.

Instep Double Jogger

Update: Sold to the nice chap who previously bought the bike trainer. He was so nice we gave him a free Fuji mountain bike that had not yet made its appearance here.

 

2009-07-18 Graco Pack and Play

This Graco Pack and Play is in fine condition. It is of a more modern type with easier to see collapse buttons on the edges (if you have ever used a Pack and Play you will udnerstand that statement). It also has wheels on one end. Somebody who wishes to imprison their offspring in it will introduce themselevs to us via the list of craig.

Graco Pack and Play
 

2009-07-18 Chicago Knives

In the scrap metal we found a biscuit tin with around 20 knives in it. Most of them were total junk but these two Chicago knives are of OK quality and we like them because of their nice wooden handles. They had been through a dishwasher many times and the handles were pretty dry and bleached but some oil brought them back to life. They were not super blunt when picked up and quick hone leaves them servicable.

Chicago Knives
 

2009-07-18 Bike Pump

This random bike pump may be good for summer interns to use.

Bike Pump
 

2009-07-18 Bike Parts

This small collection of bike parts came from a couple of bike carcasses. They will be filed away so that another bike may be resurrected at some point in the future.

Bike Parts
 

2009-07-08 Bluestone

This conveniently pre-aged bluestone showed up and was purloined for a friend who wishes to deploy a garden path to lead people up. All well and good. There was a fair bit more present but somebody had emptied a bunch of wet concrete over some of it and glue it into a large bluestone ansd concrete mass.

Bluestone
 

2009-07-05 Schwinn Speedster

This Schwinn Speedster and a Rollfast beach cruiser were being tossed by a nice chap. We picked them up and applied some spit and polish to the Schwinn to make it hipster ready.

Schwinn Speedster

No picture of the Rollfast yet, it has tentatively been given to somebody's daughter.

 

2009-06-30 Pool Filter

This stainless Posi-Flo pool filter unit is not especially interesting except for the fact that somebody of our acquaintance requested something like this for a project. The tank-ness of it is what they want we think, not the filter-ness. Yours if you want it Ben.

Pool Filter
 

2009-06-29 Stihl 039 Chainsaw

This Stihl 039 chainsaw carcas will prove useful to somebody via an introduction on ebay, so will be sent there forthwith. Used Stihl machines are a treasure trove of handy parts.

Stihl 039 Chainsaw
 

2009-06-28 Raleigh Mountain Bike

This Raleigh 400 mountain bike had dead suspension forks. The bike itself is not so bad but the forks were lowest possible quality. We traded in some other garbage sourced bike parts for these Rockshox forks. After a clean up and some fiddling the bike is more or less ready to go.

Raleigh Mountain Bike

Update: It seems this frame is under recall. Hmmm.....

 

2009-06-28 Maclaren Pushchair

This Maclaren Pushchair had a bent axle when we found it, probably driven over backwards by a large vehicle with horrible visibility. That is presumably the reason for discard. The axle straightened up nicely in about 30 seconds, once removed, and it was all put back with some oil to give a super smooth running stroller. This seems to be some funky European model of Maclaren, seemingly not sold in the US. Oooooh, grey market specialness, we will see whether the readers of the list of craig covet this item.

Maclaren Pushchair
 

2009-06-27 Turd Drill

This special turd drill seems be in working condition and will come in handy because we do not have one. Previously we have always borrowed one.

Turd Drill
 

2009-06-27 Nashbar Bike Trainer

This bike trainer came with the recent Schwinn road bike but we only just got around to cleaning it up. It will attempt to hook up with a new owner on the list of craig.

Nashbar Bike Trainer
 

2009-06-27 Giant Mountain Bike

This small Giant mountain bike had a flat rear tyre but is otherwise in OK shape. Some parts on it seem to be new and others used, no matter. Earmarked for Hal's cousin?

Giant Mountain Bike
 

2009-06-23 Graco Duo Glider

This Graco Duo Glider double stroller is in fine shape and needs just a wash before being put back into service with some nice people sent to us by the list of craig. We have a slight glut of these right now but we will see about fixing that.

Graco Duo Glider
 

2009-06-21 Schwinn Road Bike

This Schwinn was found without a rear wheel. That is a little strange as it had obviously been used on a bike trainer treadmill, i.e. without the front wheel. Oh well, we plonked one on from stock and will see how it is. We also got the treadmill thingy as people seem to like those.

Schwinn Road Bike
 

2009-06-21 Road Runner Jogger

This Road Runner Sport jogging stroller has humungous rear wheels on it and is generally in spiffy condition. The brake needs a little tweaking but that will be fine.

Road Runner Jogger
 

2009-06-21 Pliko P3

This Peg Perego Pliko P3 is in OK used shape except for having a couple of broken wheels on the front left. Luckily, we, or more specifically the Verrückte Tante, know how to get a whole new castor arrangement for very little money. Spiffy, restored and will be lovingly sold to somebody who needs it.

Pliko P3
 

2009-06-21 Play Kitchen

This weirdly abstract play kitchen was sitting by the side of the road so we brought it home and clean it up. It seems to serve the purpose of entertaining and distracting certain offspring with reasonable efficiency, so it gets to stay. It actually showed up 2 weeks ago but we forgot to list it then, the horror!

Play Kitchen

Large backlog of bikes in the background. We should probably get building and fixing though come to look at it two of those became parts since this picture was taken and some of those parts are already back on fixed up bikes.

 

2009-06-21 Pack And Play

This Graco Pack and Play is not the cleanest but is fully functional and good for offspring imprisionment. Better still, good for small dogs.

Pack And Play
 

2009-06-21 Mountain Bike

This mountain bike has been painted over with an overspray-mungous sloppy black by its (presumably) angst ridden teenage owner. Isn't there a pill for that now amongst the plethora of elective offspring medications? Anyway, we suspect it looks better this way (in a Mad Max sense, not in the way the previous owner imagined) than before so we fixed it up a little and it shall be made available. Just needs a chain.

Mountain Bike
 

2009-06-21 Maclaren Volo

This Maclaren Volo pushchair is in fine shape and has a handy dandy hood. It was picked up a week or so ago for us by a friendly chap and it is already sold off to a new home via the list of craig.

Maclaren Volo

It does have front wheels and such, but I gave you a cropped pic to show the nice colourful parts of it in better details. With lots of aliasing stuff on the mesh.

 

2009-06-21 Calphalon Pans

We found a large cardboard box with various cookware in it, including these and other Calphalon pans. The large flat one is good to use but the others may demand some warranty work.

Calphalon Pans
 

2009-06-20 Trek 220

This Trek 220 is in almost new condition and seems to be targeted at juvenile females. For a junky "made in china" kids' bike it is pretty fancy. Whatever the original target market, a quick check over and we will try to find a new home for it.

Trek 220
 

2009-06-20 Scotts Mower

This push mower seems in fine shape though it needs the blade setting. It has a wide cut and we will be giving it to certain friends as part of our carbon neutral lawnmower distribution program. Other acquaintances may also want this...

Scotts Mower
 

2009-06-20 Ross Compact

This Ross Compact bike is a bit strange, it has a shimano 3-speed gear hub and a strange wavy frame. It is in excellent condition though and should be fine for a hipster type, once we make it available to them.

Ross Compact

Note that what we mean by strange in this context is ugly and crap. This intended market for this of course will see it as quirky and cool.

 

2009-06-20 Peg Perego Seat

yet another Peg Perego baby seat. This one is a little old and maybe a little beat up but it will be inspected carefully and disposed of accordingly.

Peg Perego Seat
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2009-06-20 Offspring Rucksack

This Tough Traveller offspring rucksack seems to be all present and correct. The list of craig has historically been an excellent disposal outlet for these and hopefully that will continue. They have similar qualities to the bike seats, people think they will do so much cool outdoor stuff with their kids so buy them but never really use them. This ensures both our supply and demand.

Offspring Rucksack
 

2009-06-20 Laminator

This laminator is formerly the property of the local school system. It it slightly beat up but seems to work. We may give it some testing usage and then put it in storage for the occasional future use. It will do 8.5 x 11 paper.

Laminator
 

2009-06-20 Bonntrager Fork

This Bonntrager carbon fiber fork seems to be a new take-off type item. It is in very good condition but has been installed. It may be traded for other bike stuff or sold on ebay.

Bonntrager Fork
 

2009-06-14 Tag A Long

This Tag-a-long offspring bike appendage is in fine shape. We may use it or find a new owner for it. It looks pretty much unused.

Tag A Long
 

2009-06-14 Royce Union Bike

This Royce Union Lady Luck ladies' mountain bike may look like a pile of crap in the picture but in fact it is! Never mind, when assembled and cleaned up it has that shiny allure that somebody will love.

Royce Union Bike
 

2009-06-14 Peg Perego Bases

These two Peg Perego seat bases will be useful for somebody. One is new in the box and the other is dirty. We know a fix for both.

Peg Perego Bases
 

2009-06-14 Offspring Warming Bag

This thing is a fleecy sleeping bag type arrangement that is perforated in exactly the correct places such that it can be used in a pushchair in conjunciton with the harness system. It sounds complicated but it is rather handy. If you have a fidgety offspring and cold weather then you pretty much need one of these.

Offspring Warming Bag
 

2009-06-14 Offspring Rucksack

This offspring rucksack is not nearly as fancy as the Kelty one we found the other day but it will be just fine.

Offspring Rucksack
 

2009-06-14 LL Bean Jogger

This LL Bean branded jogging stroller is actually just a Baby Jogger with some logos and small tweaks on the folding mechanism. Either way there is nothing wrong with it and it shall find a new home soon.

LL Bean Jogger
 

2009-06-14 Graco Snap and Go

This Graco version of a Snap and Go is mildy useful. The list of craig will see it soon.

Graco Snap and Go
 

2009-06-14 Giant Bike

This Giant Option hybrid style bike is all present and correct except for a bald spot on the rear tyre. This was duly rectified in short order and it is now awaiting a new owner.

Giant Bike
 

2009-06-14 Cosco Pushchair

This random Cosco pushchair is in OK shape and will be a fine little offspring transportation device for some other people yet unknown to us.

Cosco Pushchair
 

2009-06-14 Cork Bulletin Board

This Cork Bulletin Board is new in the wrapping. This may be employed at some stage to distract certain offspring.

Cork Bulletin Board
 

2009-06-14 Britax Seat

This Britax Regent car seat is a pretty huge contraption but is handy for offspring in a certain phase of growth. We will probably not use it as we have our selected favourite car seats but somebody else may wish to use it.

Britax Seat
 

2009-06-13 Playhouse

This random playhouse is pretty plasticy but provides nice amusment. It folds up small and exands out to have lots of useful stuff. It has a toilet of course, which provides great amusment to certain offspring.

Playhouse
 

2009-06-13 Maclaren Volo

Yet another Maclaren Volo single pushchair, ideal for random summer deployment. Somebody will want this.

Maclaren Volo
 

2009-06-13 Laundry Basket

This carryall or whatever it is had some junk in it but we decide it would make a fine laundry receptable.

Laundry Basket
 

2009-06-13 Kid Floater

This thing is some form of device to float one's young offspring in water. Presumably it works, if not it will drown said offspring. We will see.

Kid Floater
 

2009-06-13 Ice Skates

These ice skates are brand new and have never been used. Obviously no apparent for discard.

Ice Skates
 

2009-06-13 Huffy Beach Bike

This Huffy Beach bike is sized a teenager or very small person. It is missing a tyre but we shall clean it up and find it a home, a candidate home is already in the offing.

Huffy Beach Cruiser

Update: Mouse over the pic to see it in cleaned up condition.

 

2009-06-13 Huffy 3 Speed bike

This mildy ugly 3 speed Huffy bike needed a bit of tuneup and stuff but is now fairly respectable and usable. Not very interesting at all but it will soon be periodically inserted under some hipster's butt for transportation or posing duty.

Huffy 3 Speed bike
 

2009-06-13 Graco Coach Rider

This Graco Coach Rider is a reasonable attempt by Graco to make a nice E#ropean style pushchair. It has some handy features and seems OK quality but has that trademark Graco ugliness. Still it should prove useful to somebody.

Graco Coach Rider
 

2009-06-13 Emmaljunga Pushchair

This Emmaljunga pushchair looks a little funny but seems to be in good order. It is really nice quality and pretty functional. It is the sort of thing you would need for the prolongued infantilization that some people seem to do with their kids, it is long and strong enough for a pretty large child.

Emmaljunga Pushchair
 

2009-06-13 Babytrend Double Jogger

Yet another Babytrend Douible jogging stroller. This one is entirely typical, needs air in the tyres and oil on latches and has some fading. Once cleaned up it is a fine and useful device that will prove useful to some nice family yet to introduce themselves to us via a connective service such as the list of craig.

Babytrend Double Jogger
 

2009-06-12 Quickie Wheelchair

This Quickie RX wheelchair is in fine shape and is overall a pretty nice device. It was discarded into the garbage by the local branch of the Red Cross. This surprises us a somewhat as we had always imagined that one of their core competencies was giving stuff to people who need it. No worries though, we were there to salvage it and we shall find a new owner for it, probably via the list of craig.

Quickie Wheelchair
 

2009-06-11 Saint Tropez Bike

This mildy random Saint Tropez 3-speed was found at the side of the road with the red Schwinn Breeze. It is a little beat up but has great promise as hipster transport.

Saint Tropez Bike
 

2009-06-10 Schwinn Breeze

This Schwinn Breeze was one on two bikes sitting by the side of the road. Our correspondent on the scene could not carry them on the vehicle he was using at the time. He put them behind a barn and went back five days later to retrieve them with a suitable vehicle.

Schwinn Breeze

It is slightly scruffy but it has great hipster bike appeal to certain demographics we have access to.

 

2009-06-09 Peg Perego Atlantico

This Peg Perego Atlantico model has slightly faded fabric and is missing the little bar thingy across the front. Despite these issues somebody will probably want it as this is a handy dandy offspring transportation device.

Peg Perego Atlantico
 

2009-06-08 Spalding bike

This random Spalding Blade bike was in pretty sorry shape when we picked it up but not much has really changed! It has been restored along the "Mad Max" lines to give a pretty nice ridable machine. Though there is a reasonable chance that the hipster who buys it will never ride it.

Spalding bike

What is with Spalding making bikes anyway (yes, yes, we know they probably did not actually make this)? Is it for riding round the golf course or something? The business-weasel phrase "focus on our core business" springs to mind....

 

2009-06-08 Raleigh Grand Prix

This Raleigh Grand Prix was found more or less stripped, but parts from various places and other junky bikes has resurrected it nicely. This was built to order for a weekend hipster friend of ours, though she may go for the Spalding when she sees it.

Raleigh Grand Prix
 

2009-06-07 Steering Lock

This handy dandy steering lock was found complete with key. It is not the most secure thing in the world but sometimes handy to brandish.

Steering Lock
 

2009-06-07 Roadway Beach Cruiser

This Roadway QC-1 beach cruiser did not look like this when we picked it up. In fact it looked 50 years old and as if it had spent that time in a barn. The dust washed off and the chrome cleaned up to give this junky bike that will win some female hipster's heart by virtue of its colour.

Roadway Beach Cruiser
 

2009-06-07 Peg Perego P3

Yet another Peg Perego Pliko, this time the more recent P3 model. Due to the combination of robust fabric, nice colour and good condition we may keep this one and sell all previous Plikos. We were flirting with the idea of keeping the brown one found last week but this is nicer.

Peg Perego P3
 

2009-06-07 Peg Perego Aria

Yet another double Peg Perego Aria. This is fortunate as we have just sold the last one we got. These are hot items it seems. Their prinicple virtue seems to be their super low weight but they seem a little junky and fragile, maybe just because of their weight?

Peg Perego Aria
 

2009-06-07 Kelty Kid Carrier

This Kelty offspring portage device is in fine almost unused condition. We have been known to foist our offspring on their grandparents in one of these so this may get used. On the other hand it may just get sold via the list of craig.

Kelty Kid Carrier
 

2009-06-07 Inglesina Sofia

A complete Inglesina Sofia pram, a current model. This is an excellent find and will be investigated further. A pic of the chassis for now, watch this space for the bassinet. You might consider this the Maserati of prams.

Inglesina Sofia
 

2009-06-06 Schwinn Suburban

This Schwinn Suburban 5 speed has new tyres, is in beautiful condition and only needed air in the tyres to be ridden. It is the weird lime green colour that is pretty nice and seems hip and desirable in certain large cities of our acquantance. It will meet its new hipster owner soon.

Schwinn Suburban

This was actually a garbitrage trade. A gentleman whose retirement hobby is perusing the discards of other people saved it for us and traded it for a large BMW SUV alloy wheel which we picked up a while ago. Everyone is happy.

 

2009-06-06 Nishiki 5 Speed

This Nishiki 5 speed cruiser seems in fine shape. The derailleur seems a but mis-configured but other than that it does not even need a clean. Hipster equipment to be.

Nishiki 5 Speed
 

2009-06-06 Emmaljunga Pushchair

This old-ish Emmaljunga pushchair is in pretty fine shape. It has barely been used and just needs a clean and some oil on the folding joints. Destined for the list of craig.

Emmaljunga Pushchair
 

2009-06-06 Double Joggers

Within half an hour we found three double jogging strollers. Two of the recently ubiquitous purple Babytrend models and one red Baby Jogger. We may have to reduce our prices a little to get the inventory down, but then people value what they get less. It is a difficult tradeoff.

Double Jogger
Double Jogger
Double Jogger

The Babytrend ones were pretty fine and just5 needed a quick wash but the red Baby Jogger need a fair bit of scrubbing with powerful cleaning agents. It is now fit for sale.

 

2009-06-06 Baby Jogger

Along with the great selection of double joggers we got this single Baby Jogger jogging stroller today. The front tyre was bald, which is not really a big deal, but we replaced it anyway.

Baby Jogger
 

2009-06-05 GT Vertigo BMX

This GT Vertigo Freestyle BMX is in fine shape modulo the surface rust in some places. It has never really been used, more neglected. It will find a new, hopefully less neglectful, owner via the list of craig.

GT Vertigo BMX
 

2009-06-04 Huffy Bike

This random Huffy 3-speed bike is pretty spiffy looking after a spot of cleaning etc, but it is still junk. It was one of the batch of four and will join the others, it does look spiffy enough to attract hipster purchasers though.

Huffy Bike
 

2009-06-04 AMF 3 Speed

This AMF 3-speed bike is a right catastrophe of design, but it does look pretty shiny after our lavish detailing attention. It will probably end up the fashion toy of a hipster, like the other two wheeled conveyances from the batch of four.

AMF 3 Speed

We actually think that the rear dropouts look somewhat like a hurley stick.

 

2009-06-02 Huffy Regal

This Huffy Regal is anything but. It does however clean up in a nice superficially shiny way so it will find a home as a retro fashion accessory. For the detail minded among you this has a twist grip two cable 5 speed derailleur, that actually still works and needs no adjustment! What a load of junk. Part of the batch of four.

Huffy Regal
 

2009-06-02 AMF Bike

This AMF 3 speed is one of a batch of four found late one night by the side of the road. It is really ugly and unpleasantly executed but it has the same seventies coolness that a AMC Gremlin might have. It cleaned up pretty well and rides as well as it ever did during its neglected life so somebody will probably wish to exhibit their retro hipster cred by purchasing it from us.

AMF Bike
 

2009-05-31 Topeak Bike Seats

These two Topeak bike seats were found within a short window of time. They will both be farmed out via the list of craig to happy new owners. We hope. The pics shows them in the raw, they will be cleaned first of course.

Topeak Bike Seats
 

2009-05-31 Small Rucksack

This small black rucksack is seemingly configured for a person with a lot of tech toys and their attendent chargers, dongles and whatnot. While this might not apply to us it might come in handy at some point.

Small Rucksack
 

2009-05-31 Maclaren Pushchairs

These two Maclaren pushchairs were found within a short time. First one was almost unused and was complete with accessoriess bag and such. The second had a chocolate stain on it, possible reason for discard?

Maclaren Pushchair
Maclaren Pushchair
 

2009-05-31 Graco Duo Glider

Yet another Graco Duo Glider in nice condition. After a quick clean to remove the dust this will be fit to meet the nice people who will contact us about it via the list of craig. Though it may have to wait as we have a couple in stock now.

Graco Duo Glider
 

2009-05-31 Floatation Vest

This offspring flotation device is all shiny and new and does not really seem to have been used much. That is not a problem, it was tested out the same day and proved satisfactory at preventing submersion of offspring.

Floatation Vest
 

2009-05-31 Chicco Highchair

Yet another Chicco Highchair, this one is in some ways super fancy but has damage to the cover. It will eventually find a new home.

Chicco Highchair
 

2009-05-30 Schwinn Prelude

This Schwinn Prelude road bike is in fine shape and just needed air in the tyres to be perfectly ridable. All well and good.

Schwinn Prelude
 

2009-05-30 Ross Pocono

This Ross Pocono mountain bike is pretty junky but after some oil and new gear cables is somewhat useful. We will see who ends up on it, a craigslister or a summer intern.

Ross Pocono
 

2009-05-30 Peg Perego Pliko

This later model Peg Perego Pliko (not sure if it is a P3?) is in OK shape except for being missing a useless piece of plastic and being pretty grimy inside. We may use this in place of our older model Pliko so it will be detailed, we suspect, followed by deployment in the service of offspring transportation.

Peg Perego Pliko
 

2009-05-30 Peg Perego Arias

Within a short space of time we found double and single Peg Perego Aria strollers. They all seem in fine shape, mostly just in need of a wash and such. Both of these will be sent to tantalise idle readers of the list of craig.

Peg Perego Aria
Peg Perego Double Aria

Update: Both sold within 24 hours of their initial exposure on the list of craig, These must be hot items as many people wanted them, we shall keep an eye out for more.

 

2009-05-30 Offspring Clothing

Somebody had thrown out more or less all the clothes needed for offpring from age one to 7. We picked through the huge pile and the pic below shows about a third of what we picked up. A lot of these items are really good stuff and will be deployed in the pursuit of protecting our offspring from the ever present threat of charges of indecent exposure.

Offspring Clothing
 

2009-05-30 Misfit BMX Bike

This Misfit Rhino BMX is a little rusted in places and beat up in others but should clean up well enough to make some misfit juvenile very happy at some stage. Intermediate steps might include oil, adjustment and indexing on the list of craig.

Misfit BMX Bike

Update: Mouse over the picture to see it in slightly shinier condition.

 

2009-05-30 Instep Jogger

This Instep Elite jogging stroller is in fine shape except for the tyres, weirdly one of them is worn down to the fibre under the rubber. It seems tricky to wear out a jogger tyre like that, onne would think. New tyres from stock and this should be sent off to the list of criag to seek its fortune.

Instep Jogger
 

2009-05-30 Britax Car Seats

We found two Britax car seats within a short space of time, both recent enough to use and all very handy. One is pretty dirty due to the previous occupant being given free reign over foodstuff beyond their capabilities but that is easily remedied.

Britax Car Seat
Britax Car Seat
 

2009-05-30 Babytrend Sit n Stand

This Babytrend Sit 'n Stand LX (oooooh, the luxury model?) is in fine shape and seems to be all present and correct. We have no need for it so it will be disposed of via the list of craig.

Babytrend Sit n Stand
 

2009-05-28 Windex

We found this bottle of Windex on top of a pile of rubbish on the street. Now it may not be the most exciting or valuable garbage find we have ever had but we, like many people we know, have windows and they sometimes need cleaning. Just what you need, sometimes when you actually need it. Shown sitting on Egbert.

Windex
 

2009-05-28 Submersible Pump

This fancy looking Alita AUP250 pump was in perfect condition except the screw holding the impeller on had fallen off at some stage. This was probably the reason for discard. We put in a new stainless metric screw and tested it in a bucket of water and it worked rather well. We will dispose of this unless anybody elucidates their need for it.

Submersible Pump
 

2009-05-25 Stainless Food Trays

These two small stainless steel food service trays were slightly dirty but after a scrub and a cycle in the dishwasher they positively sparkle. As you can see one is already pressed into service, it did not come with the potatoes inside.

Stainless Food Trays
 

2009-05-24 XFX Video Card

This dual DVI XFX Ge 6800 card is used but is repacked in the original box. It will be tested and deployed at some stage. Contact us if you want it, it is an AGP slot mount.

XFX Video Card
 

2009-05-24 Sony Laptop

This Sony Vaio PCG F350 came with the power supply. As the pic shows it sort of tries to boot. The machine itself is pretty old but may find a buyer on ebay.

Sony Laptop

The presence of the power supply also allowed us to test this Sony PCG XG9 we found a while ago. This is newer and ostensibly more useful to the world in general though it seems to have arty and abstract graphics issues.

Sony Laptop

Investigation of the found data to occcur at some point and then they will be ebayed off as is.

 

2009-05-24 Dell Power Supplies

In a cardboard box with the XFX video card were these two Dell laptop power supplies. They will be used for testing future Dell laptops that happen to be found without their power supplies. Spiffy.

Dell Power Supplies
 

2009-05-23 Trek Mountain Lion

This random Trek Mountain Lion kids bike had a broken brake cable, this of course was quickly remedied. The air inserted into the tyres rendered it perfectly functional. The brake cable was presumably the reason for discard. This will either go to a new owner via the list of craig or a bike shop.

Trek Mountain Lion
 

2009-05-23 Roadmaster Mt. Fury

This random Roadmaster Mt. Fury mountain bike is really total junk but it is in such nice shape that we figure somebody with little or no eye for quality will want it. We would not go anywhere near Mount Fury on this bike, but then we would not take it on any roads, master of them or not, except to deliver it to a new owner.

Roadmaster Mt Fury
 

2009-05-23 Raleigh Mermaid

This Raleigh Mermaid child's bike seems pretty crappy but the fact that it has mudguards and a Raleigh badge means that a new owner may be found for it amongst those who consider bicycles fashion accessories.

Raleigh Mermaid
 

2009-05-23 Magna Look'n Good

This is Magna Look'n Good is actually pretty innaproriately named. That is not important though because we can find people who might actually agree with the name of this bike and wish to acquire it.

Magna Look'n Good
 

2009-05-23 Graco Mosiac

This Graco Mosaic is of a slightly newer generation of Gracos than we are used to. It had been pretty well used by a messy offspring but has held up well and will have another lifetime with some nice people who will introduce themselves to us via the list of craig.

Graco Mosiac
 

2009-05-23 Graco Duo Glider

This Graco Duo Glider is is near perfect condition and just needed a squirt with the hose to remove the dust. They are fairly functional devices, if a little unwieldy to push, but it will meet its new owner on the list of craig and we will all be happy.

Graco Duo Glider
 

2009-05-23 Fondue Thingy

This copper fondue related device is probably intended for chocolate fondues. We will see if we end up using it, we really need extra regular fondue for when we have a crowd. Inside are 4 sterno pots ready for us to use, even if we do not use the device itself.

Fondue Thingy
 

2009-05-23 Babytrend Jogger

This is Babytrend Double Jogging stroller is a used but good condition. A quick wash and air in the tyres rendered it ready for service with whoever ends up taking custody of it.

Babytrend Jogger

Like the Topeak bike seats we seem to have a steady supply and healthy demand for this particular model. These tend to actually get used more than the bike seats thogh.

 

2009-05-22 Radiator Tool

W already have one of these special radiator fitting removal tools but we are bound to have friends that do not. Monika?

Radiator Tool
 

2009-05-22 Centurion Bike

A spiffy Centurion LeMans RS road bike that had lots of dust all over it and no pedals. One issue was dealt with by means of an advanced cleaning methodology (hosepipe) and the other by delving into the spare pedals bin. Rides fine now.

Centurion Bike
 

2009-05-21 Topeak Bike Seat

Yet another Topeak bike seat, this one complete with the rack system. This will follow the numerous others to the list of craig. Good thing we seem to have both a reliable supply and a reliable market for these. The only problem with this is that the class of CLers interested in purchasing one of these are, as a demographic, clueless and annoying.

Topeak Bike Seat
 

2009-05-21 Kettler Scooter

This random Kettler Scooter is nothing special but has some level of quality due to being Kettler. We have no shortage of random 'orrible offsprings of our acquantaince that could use it.

Kettler Scooter
 

2009-05-21 Bouncer

These baby bouncer things are often crappy but there maybe be a critical transsition period in the life of an 'orrible offspring where they can use this effectively. It functions as an inadvertant imprisonment and amusement device.

Bouncer
 

2009-05-20 Fan Unit

This fan is the sort of thing one might use for drying out floors in basements or generally circulating air in spaces. It works fine and has been lodged in a friend's custody for now. He seems particularly keen that we mention that he now has it, maybe being mentioned like this is fame enough for him?

Fan Unit
 

2009-05-19 Raleigh M20

This Raleigh M20 was missing a couple of pieces off the rear derailleur and the rear tyre. Spares from stock and it is reassembled and ready to go. It is still a piece of junk though.

Raleigh M20
 

2009-05-16 Shuttle PC

A 2.8Ghz Shuttle PC with 2G RAM and no HD. It has a fancy nVidia video card in it and seems to sort of run knoppix. More investigation to follow.

Shuttle PC

Further investigation reveals that it works fine. It has on board video so if it gets deployed to a certain task the nVidia will become spare parts. As this text is being written it is getting a test install of Ubuntu on it.

 

2009-05-16 Schwinn Caliente

This Schwinn Caliente is pretty junky and has some issues. We cleaned up a bunch of stuff and replaced some parts..The pic shows it halfway through this process, the front half of the bike is spiffy while the rear is still looks rusty crusty. When finished it will be an item coveted by numerous hipsters, we hope. But it will still be crap quality.

Schwinn Caliente
 

2009-05-16 Lawn Mower

This fairly new push mower was procured to order. The blade seems nice and tight, it cuts fine, it rolls, Monika?

Lawn Mower
 

2009-05-16 Extension Cable

This orange extension cable is about 80 feet long and has a missing ground pin on the plug. A new plug will be procured and installed. A handy thing.

Extension Cable
 

2009-05-16 Double Jogger

This BabyTrend double jogging stroller needed air in the tyres and a quick rinse to get rid of the dust and it is as good as new and ready for sale. It does not even have the latch problems that frequently plague these models. No reason for discard apart from the flat tyre? Making an appearance on the list of craig soon.

Double Jogger
 

2009-05-16 Chicco Highchair

Well, this is a slightly different model to the one we got a while ago. The previous one was given to friends but we have run out of friends in need of such so we will have to make new temporary friends via the list of craig to dispose of this one.

Chicco Highchair
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2009-05-16 Books

Some random books to either add to shelves or give away.

Books
 

2009-05-16 Bike Rack

Most of a bike rack is present here in these parts, but not all of it. We suspect that bike shop owners of our acquaintance will be able to find a use for this pile of metal.

Bike Rack
 

2009-05-16 Bike Parts

We got a bunch of parts in a transitional state, previously they were not bike parts but at some point they will be. We got another exercise bike from which we salvaged the crank and chain. Also a garage door opener yielded up its chain to us. It is good to stockpile these things while we can. No pic for now.

Also found was brand new front wheel and a road tyre for a mountain bike wheel. All very handy.

Bike Parts
 

2009-05-14 Dahon Folding Bike

This folding bike is pretty crappo and heavy and primitive compared to the modern version but it was definitely worth picking up. If we can get it going somebody might want it but if not it has numerous parts on it that could be used on other bikes.

Dahon Folding Bike
 

2009-05-14 Cranks

Given the high flow of random bikes passing through we decided to scavenge more key parts. One source of certain bike parts in perfect condition is Exercise Bikes. They yield parts of "New Old Stock" quality for two reasons, nobody ever uses these things and while they are being unused they sit inside in the basement as opposed to outside where they might rust. Pic shows some nice cranks we got, the chain was retrieved from this one also but not shown.

Cranks
 

2009-05-12 GT Kids Bike

This kids' GT bike has seven gears and fancy linear pull brakes. It needed some attention regarding the front brake lever and saddle. The number of holes in the rear tube was also in excess of design parameters. Luckily, we know secret methods to remedy all of the above. Monika?

GT Kids Bike
 

2009-05-09 Simo Bertini

This Simo Bertini twin pushchair would seem to be the Maserati of pushchairs except that we think they are Norwegian rather than the obvious Italian. Whichever, they make quality gear and this is no exception. It needs a clean and then will be introduced to some new discerning owners at some point using the list of craig.

Simo Bertini
 

2009-05-09 Schwinn Hollywood

This Schwinn Hollywood girls' bike is from the mid 1940s we think. The previous owner had conveniently put two new tyres on it before tossing it into the scrap metal. It needed some seatpost attention and a clean and here it is for your viewing pleasure. It will probably find a home with some hipster, we will see.

Schwinn Hollywood
 

2009-05-09 Peg Perego Centro

This random Peg Perego Centro is in fine shape and needed nothing but a clean to be ready for offspring transportation deployment. Surplus to our requirements so off it goes to seek its fortune on the list of craig.

Peg Perego Centro
 

2009-05-09 Mongoose A40

This Mongoose A40 bike has a few rusty screws etc and needed air in the tyres and the chain putting back on. Rides fine, junky but light and fancy looking, to some peoples' eyes. It will shortly be available on the list of craig for those very people.

Mongoose A40

Update: Sold to a nice chap who refused to test ride it but tested out the various subsystems in the static mode. Not our problem.

 

2009-05-09 Emmaljunga Seat

This is just the detachable seat part of an Emmaljunga. This would be the Volvo of pushchairs, we suspect. This model is pretty old but fully functional and in nice condition. There exists a small but discerning userbase for these things and hopefully we will make one of them happy at some stage. Egbert is visible behind it along with five (plus?) other items that have appeared on this page.

Emmaljunga Seat
 

2009-05-08 Royal Scot Bike

This classic English 3-speed Royal Scot Lightweight seems like it could be quite a viable bike after some air in the tyres. It obviously does not have the quality of Raleigh but seems pretty nice. Some hipster will love it.

Royal Scot Bike

Update: Sold off to a happy hipster.

 

2009-05-08 Britax Car Seat

This is a random large size Britax car seat with the adjustable element in the high back area. The cover is great but one of the straps has issues. It will either get new straps or donate its cover to the cause of rehabilitating another one, we will see.

Britax Car Seat
 

2009-05-06 Evergreen Tree

Some guy was tossing this tree, rootball and all, onto the brush pile. It seemed like it might have a chance so we rescued it and brought it home. After dinner an earnest youth of our acquaintance implemented the planting procedure in our garden.

Evergreen Tree
 

2009-05-06 Brace of Puters

First a Dell 2.4Ghz 512M RAM, XP installed and working, no apparent reason for discard. Lots of juvenile plus "mom" usage of the machine. Below is a randomly chosen IM session from the AIM chat logs, the names (and usernames) have been tinkered with to protect the terminally clueless.

cornsyyrup354: hi cathy look i think we have to talk, i no we have are
               diffirences and stuff but i think we both miss are friendship and 
               we both want to be friends and of all the years we have been friends
               and all the laughs we had i miss it and i am ok with u being friends
               with alicia -not that u need my okay- but i am fine u can have friends. 
               i just was woundering if we can put this behind us and be bffl again
               bc i no it would mean a lot to both of us, i am tired of fighting
               and i thought it would last a day but i guess i was wrong-witrch
               i am a lot- i am sorry abot what happened
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cornsyyrup354: plz call or wright or send or talk or reply soon
ladytattoooo: you just dono't get it do you??
ladytattoooo: i have told you so many times that i am not becoming friends with
              you untill you fisically YOURSELF calls my mother and appoligizes this
              could have been over with so long ago but you just can't seem to realize 
              your in the wrong and your NOT right and you need to do something for
              someone else
ladytattoooo: the thing that pissed me off is that you never apologized to me
              or my mother
ladytattoooo: you have appoligized to me but you still have my mom
ladytattoooo: get that through your head
cornsyyrup354: wait wait wait watdoes any of this have to do with ur mom?
cornsyyrup354: i am trying to say i am sorry
cornsyyrup354: but wats the point if u wont forgive me  ..the best part 
               of being a best friend is that when u have a fight u never stop
               being friends u just find yourself makeing up and huging
cornsyyrup354: u forgive and forget ..
ladytattoooo: YOU RUINED MY SURPRISE BIRTHDAY WITHOUT A SORRY TO ME OR MY MOTHER
cornsyyrup354: a bump on the rode wont stop u from driving
ladytattoooo: IT COSTED MY MOM 1,000 DOLLARS
ladytattoooo: DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY THAT IS?!?!?!
ladytattoooo: DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I HVE WANTED A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cornsyyrup354: cathy..at lest u get a party for 1 and 2 u kenw about it, 3 yes i no
               what $$is and 4 it did mean a lot to u and u had a good time - darryl
               showed me the film - 5 i am glad 6 ...7
ladytattoooo: JUST SHUT UP!!! MY GODD YOU DON'T GET IT WHEN OUR "BEST FRIENDS"
              YOUR SUPPOSED TO SAY SRRY RIGHT AWAY
cornsyyrup354: i did!
cornsyyrup354: the day after i left u a message
cornsyyrup354: the day at school i said to gg give this to her but dont read it
ladytattoooo: WELL YOU DIDN'T SAY IT TO MY MOM
cornsyyrup354: on wed i said darryl ask her - i never told darryl any thing -
cornsyyrup354: i put it on ur home phone! so u and ur mum can here it
ladytattoooo: AND YOU KNOW WHAT... THERE WAS NO FILM
cornsyyrup354: that is y i put it on ur home phone not ur cellz
ladytattoooo: but you didn't say sorry to her
cornsyyrup354: yes
cornsyyrup354: the film
ladytattoooo: shut up your wrong
cornsyyrup354: on darryls cellz
ladytattoooo: no your rong
ladytattoooo: you have to get this over with
cornsyyrup354: darryl has a tape on her cellz
ladytattoooo: call my mom and appoligize
ladytattoooo: thats all i have to say
cornsyyrup354: what do u want me to say
ladytattoooo: GOOD-BYE!!!!!!
ladytattoooo signed off at 8:11:41 PM.
(END) 

Well, we are glad they got that sorted out. Any linguistics students out there want a Ph.D. topic?

The other machine was a Alienware thingy, missing HD and various hardware parts. It will certainly yield various parts for the fixing of computing machines in general, it will probably not run again in this form unless for short-term amusement purposes.

Alienware PC
 

2009-05-05 Thinkpad T40

This Thinkpad T40 has a 1.5Ghz CPU, 512M RAM and no keys. It has a keyboard and typing still works but the keys were salvaged by the previous owner, or some such. Apart from that it cannot seem to make it past the BIOS when booting but we forsee no major issue there as it will probably be ebayed as is.

Thinkpad T40
 

2009-05-02 Lego

A plastic bag full of Lego pieces, fairly modern ones in general. This will be rinsed and tossed in whatever big bucket of Lego comes to hand first here.

Lego
 

2009-05-02 Devices for Seated Offspring

All in one day we gathered up this nice selection of various devices for use with offspring in the seated position. We could have pictured and listed them seperately but the ensemble picture seems quite nice.

Devices for Seated Offspring

From the left:

  • A Chicco high chair in nice shape modulo the clean it just had.
  • A Britax car seat in good shape.
  • A Topeak bike seat in nice shape and complete with the special snap-in rack that mounts on the bike.
  • A Maclaren lightweight model, handy for keeping in the car or summer usage.
  • A Martinelli (fancy upmarket?) version of the Peg-Perego Venezia model. It has the winter boot and seems all present and correct. Even the little foot pedals for the folding mechanism seem in good shape.

 

2009-05-02 Dell Pentium 4

This is a random Dell Pentium 4 2.6Ghz or so with memory, disk etc. The fan on the power supply is dead (possible reason for discard?) and the HD had all the personal files on it unlinked. Unlinked by still present.

Dell Pentium 4
 

2009-05-02 Compaq Laptop

This Compaq seems all nice and new and shiny on the outside but does not boot or show any sign of life. That is fine, maybe watch this space for more investigation or we will ebay the thing off entire as is. Maybe even both.

Compaq Laptop
 

2009-04-30 Dell Pentium 4

This Dell P4 GX270 2.8Ghz was missing memory and disk but they are in general machines worth saving, if possible. We found some memory in stock from prior salvage, a disk from a decommisioned RAID array and a discarded G-wireless PCI card and installed them. Then, using an XP install CD from the trash (first sale doctrine) we put an OS on it and made it ready for a friend's father. Bonus points for multi-sourcing we feel! Spiffy, despite the scuff marks on the case.

Dell Pentium 4
 

2009-04-25 Wooden Chairs

These random wooden chairs are nothing special, but they are useful and pretty nice. We have no great need for them but somebody we know will be able to find a home for them.

Wooden Chairs
 

2009-04-25 Raleigh Grand Prix

This Raleigh Grand Prix bike was dropped off complete except for one set of brake pads and the pedals. One tyre was blown out and the other was sketchy so after two (cheap) new tyres and a couple of various new cables it is ready to be ridden. The pic shows it approaching ridability, strictly downhill would be possibly with it in this state, but not desirable.

Raleigh Grand Prix
 

2009-04-25 Play House

This plastic play house and slide thingy is in perfect shape and was presuambly tossed because the offspring outgrew it. That is fine, there are always offspring somewhere ready to grow into it.

Play House
 

2009-04-25 Patio Chairs

A member of the barstaff at our friendly local brewpub requested some random patio sitting equipment, so we picked this up. They are pretty nice and after a clean should be fine. Cheers.

Patio Chairs
 

2009-04-25 Kids Bikes

This red no-name kids bike was found in almost new condition with horrible stickers all over it. We removed them and it is now tolerable and no-name-esque. The stabilizer wheels came seperately but exactly when called for.

Kids Bike

This Magna Blowtorch bike is also pretty much new and unused, reason for discard may have been that the chain had come off. It is a horrific paint scheme and overall concept but it will go to some random offspring in need of a wheeled device to fall off.

Kids Bike
 

2009-04-25 Double Jogger

This Babytrend double jogging stroller is in near new condition and has not discernable signs of use except a slight fading in certain places. That of course is not neccesarily a sign of use, just of having sat in the sun, but there you go. Reason for discard may have been chronic disuse but more likely the folding catches, which on this particular model become stiff and unworkable with time in a humid climate. A judiciously applied drop of oil on each side fixed that though, so it is destined for the list of craig.

Double Jogger
 

2009-04-25 Calpalon Pot

This is a random Calphalon "sauce pan" that has lost the interior coating. We know what to do with it. Shown in repose upon Egbert.

Calpalon Pot
 

2009-04-25 Bianchi Strada

This Bianchi Strada bike is a piece of crud for a Bianchi but with that name on it somebody will want it. It was missing wheels, saddle, pedals and brake pads, all of which we have in stock. This will be nicely detailed for sale to a hipster.

Bianchi Strada
 

2009-04-23 Schwinn Varsity

This Schwinn Varsity bike has a huge frame, which is apparently in demand in certain circles. We shall see if some long legged hipster snaps it up. It needed a new gear cable, new tyres, a few other random things and some tweaking and tuning. Overall it has cleaned up nicely and is pretty nice to ride.

Schwinn Varsity
 

2009-04-18 Peugeot Bike

This bike looks in a pretty sorry state and is missing the chainrings and possibly some other small pieces. Some of the parts on it are really nice though and it may be worth saving, we will see.

Peugeot Bike
 

2009-04-18 Coffee Machine

This coffee machine, though slightly too feature-laden for our taste, seems to work fine and be all present and correct. It will tentatively become the reserve Z pot.

Coffee Machine
 

2009-04-18 Cast Iron Table

This table turned up with no top and looking a little rusty and forlorn. It was pretty simple to clean it up and the new wooden top was made up of wood we salvaged last year from a different table top. This might become our outdoor cafe style table, depending on how it turns out. The picture show it in mock-up mode prior to actually committing to a final design.

Cast Iron Table
 

2009-04-15 Bike Silliness

This might seem complicated. Some time ago a friend offered us a bike from his garage that he was not using anymore, knowing that we return discarded bikes into the ridable pool of two wheeled transit. We also liked the other bike he had so we set up a trade. We rescued a Gary Fisher hybrid from stagnant imminent discard a while ago, here it is:

Gary Fisher Hybrid

It needed numerous new parts and fixing but with what we had in stock we did not have to buy much. This then makes a really nice ridable bike for our friend. In return he gave us the two bikes he had that were not really being used and destined for some form of future discard.

The first is a Centurion Le Mans mixte. It is in nice shape, but needed a flat fix and some general tuning.

Centurion Le Mans

The second is a pretty classic Schwinn Varsity in the strange light green colour, somewhat spiffy but in need of a fair bit of tuneup and attention.

Schwinn Varsity

In summary, we fulfilled a friend's bike needs from the garbage and took his "end-of-lifed" bikes and will find them homes with hipsters who really value them for their form rather than function. Everybody is happy.

 

2009-04-14 Ross Eurotour

A murky brown Ross Eurotour bike in much neglected but not abused state. It may actually have never been ridden, certainly not discernably. The tyres are dried out and there is some surface rust but apart from that it is but a small amount of work from being a hipster's dream transportation device.

Ross Eurotour

Update: Sold to a happy hipster within hours of being put on sale. In a slightly cleaned cleaned up state of course.

 

2009-04-12 Kids Bike

A random kiddie bike procured upon request for some friends. It had a genuine reason for discard, something along the lines of "we reversed over it with the SUV". This is a pretty common cause of death for strollers and bikes these days. Fortunately the damage was limited to the front wheel so we replaced that and voila, ready to ride (or fall off).

Kids Bike
 

2009-04-11 EMac

A random eMac 1.25 Ghz, 768M RAM, 40G HD, all in good shape, boots fine. The picture shows it undergoing upgrade to 10.4 for the purposes of use or trade or sale. The previous owner had some real estate related documents on it and some pictures that seemed to be documenting an insurance claim, otherwise uninteresting.

EMac
 

2009-04-11 AMF Roadmaster

This is a pretty junky AMF Roadmaster bike but it is cleaning up nicely and will go to make some hipster happy in their newfound bike-trendiness. It needed air in the tyres and one spoke replaced. The reason for discard may have been the fatal error inducing install of some bracket on the seat mount, that is all cleaned away now and it is more or less ready for sale.

AMF Roadmaster

We are not sure exactly which roads this thing is supposed to be the master of, but we definitely do not wish to travel them. Update: Sold to a hipster and a basket installed on the front.

 

2009-04-09 Schwinn Suburban

A friend had this spiffy little Schwinn Suburban for years in his garage, it was his childhood bike or some such. Given a choice between near/long term tossing and us he discarded it our way. We cleaned it up to it's present state and it will go to satisfy a hipster's urge. The proceeds will be (partly) spent on a keg of beer from our friendly local brewer for a party of some form.

Schwinn Suburban

Update: Sold and the proceeds earmarked for a keg of beer or some such.

 

2009-04-02 Fuji Suncrest Bike

This Fuji Suncrest was a little dirty and had two flat tyres when found. Either of those factors may have been the reason for discard but both were remedied in about five minutes leaving a pretty functional bike ready for the next owner. This person shall be introduced to us by the list of craig.

Fuji Suncrest Bike

Update: Sold, after some dithering by flakey customers to a nice chap. Certain CLers are really a pain in the butt.

 

2009-04-01 Lotus Viking

This Lotus Viking mountain bike was partly stripped and not very happy at all when we found it. A bunch of spare parts made it rideable and pretty nice but we will see what occurs with it.

Lotus Viking Bike

B>Update: Sold to a nice Dutchman for use as a random round-town bike.

 

2009-03-28 Phillips 3 Speed Bike

This is a nice Phillips 3 speed English bike in OK condition. It was made in 1959, the year before Raleigh bought the company. It had 4 missing spokes but that seems to be all the real problems. The Sturmey Archer hub was dry and wedged in neutral but upon refilling with oil and some mechanism working it was fine. The tyres and tubes are original (or at least very old) and in fine shape. The pic shows it after some cleaning, front wheel, cable sheaths and some small details yet to do.

Phillips 3 Speed Bike

The quality on the Phillips was slightly below Raleigh but this is an astounding piece of technology. It has lasted 50 years with very low maintainance and after some lube and air and such it is now a great pleasure to ride. Dear reader, how many items do you own that exhibit these properties?

 

2009-03-28 Hilift Jack

A Hilift Jack with a slightly rusty mechanism. We are betting there is nothing really wrong with it and that a quick "canadian rebuild" will put it in order. These things have a habit of sticking unless you keep them slathered in oil so I bet the previous owner encountered that condition in the dim and distant past. Then they neglected it for a few years before tossing it. We will see when we inspect it more closely.

Hilift Jack

Update: Just need a bunch of oil and it now works fine.

 

2009-03-28 Disposable Luggage

A random suitcase that will be handy for giving away to somebody who needs one at some point.

Disposable Luggage
 

2009-02-28 Jogging Stroller

This random Baby Jogger only had one wheel when we found it, but luckily the spares department was able to supply a full set in nice condition. The rear ones are larger than intended but that will be heralded as a feature for rolling smoothly over extreme jogging territory, or some such. Off to the list of craig with it.

Jogging Stroller

Update: Sold on CL a day or so after listing.

 

2009-02-23 Jogging Stroller

This is a mostly stripped down Baby Jogger. It is missing all the accessories but usaable as is, hence will be sent to seek its fortune on the list of craig.

Jogging Stroller
 

2009-02-19 Double Jogger

A random but pretty fine double jogging stroller, it may or may not be missing the hood. A sticky strip has come unstuck at the bottom but that will be glued back on at some point. Shown here after a quick wash.

Double Jogger
 

2009-02-14 iBook G4

A random iBook G4 that will be good for spares/parts etc. Pieces of it may end up on ebay.

iBook G4
 

2009-02-14 Trek 800 Bike

A random Trek 800 ladies model bike that seems in OK shape. Some scavenger had just pulled wheels off it when we got to it but it seems in OK shape so we pulled a couple fo stock to rebuild it. Previous owner had put on a new front gear cable and wired it up wrong, probably the reason for discard.

Trek 800 Bike
 

2009-02-14 Radiator

A small cast iron radiator set up for steam heating. This will be made aavailable on the list of craig soon.

Radiator
 

2009-02-14 Limestone

A random piece of limestone cut to be a large step, we think. This will be used to make some form of little bench in the garden at some point. It is quite nice.

Limestone
 

2009-02-12 Thinkpad X41

An X41 thinkpad tablet machine in pretty rough shape. Somebody had beat it up but we took it for spares etc. HD was full of evidence of a drugs company sales rep who use match.com but not much else. The 60G super mini HD and the 1G RAM stick are pretty handy, everything is pretty much scrap thinkpad material.

 

2009-02-10 Mongoose Switchback

This middling crappy mountain bike had two flat tyres upon pickup but after insertion of compressed air into same it seems fine. It is barely ridden though a few years old and pretty fine bike for pootling around town, it has mountain bike slicks on it. Going up onto the list of craig.

Mongoose Switchback

Update: Sold to a nice chap for use as a station bike, a good choice on his part we feel.

 

2009-02-10 Jogging Stroller

A random jogger in OK shape, nothing special but handy if you need one of these. This will be quickly destined for the list of craig. It needed air in the tyres and a quick clean, pic shows it rinsed before getting a light scrub.

Jogging Stroller
 

2009-02-10 Dell GX270

Yet another Dell GX270 Pentium 4 machine, this one is pretty dirty inside and is also missing memory and HD. It is a 2.4Ghz and seems like it should be fine after a spot of cleanup and a few parts from the pile. It seems like this came from the same previous owner as the others but the dirt profile inside is very different.

Dell GX270
 

2009-02-08 Offloaded Pentium 4 Batch

Having examined the rather large inventory of Pentium 4 machines at our disposal we decided to offload a batch of complete but non-booting machines in exchange for cash. The two Dell machines you may recognise from the sketchy picture below but the Compaq and the Gateway probably did not make it onto this page when they were picked up. All are between 1.4 and 1.8 Mhz and kind of junky but perfectly useful for basic computing needs. Coincidentally (or not) they are all case designs that annoy us, hence maybe better to have somebody else do the serious fiddling.

Offloaded Pentium 4 Batch

This is probably an update entry and a new stuff entry.

 

2009-02-08 Dell Computers

We found three Dell Pentium 4 GX270 machines, all three were missing their memory and hard drives. We took two, a 3 Ghz and a 2.4Ghz model. We have access to some memory with which to resurrect these, and random hard drives are easy to come by. The pics show them baring their guts with new drives and an OS installed but awaiting their longer term memory (borrowed sticks were used for the install process). These will be sold or traded.

Dell P4
Dell P4
 

2009-02-02 Computers

A bumper crop of computing machinary all in more or less the same state, missing HD but complete with RAM. This seems to indicate that somebody just closed down an office and was wise enough to secure their data before tossing out a whole bunch of perfectly good machines.

First up a Dell dual 3Ghz machine with no HD, 1G RAM and a super fancy graphics card. A test with knoppix indicate two happy little penguins and everything seems to work.

Dell Dual P4

Next in line is a HP Pavillion dual 2.8Ghz, again plenty of RAM but missing the HD. Again tests fine but needs a quick clean out before it settles into what ever use we find for it.

HP Pavillion Dual 2.8Ghz

Also present were 2 1.4Ghz Dell Pentium 4 machines, obviously less fancy and such but still pretty functional machines. The missing cover is out of shot, not actually missing. Pic is fuzzy but you get the idea:

Dell Dimension 1.4Ghz

Last an not least were two Dell Pentium 3 laptops, presumably from the same source but they both still had their hard drives but were missing the power supplies. Both booted XP and ran slowly due to all the anti-virus junk. We investigated the yellow trimmed one and once all the anti-virus stuff was taken off it ran surprisingly well for a 500Mhz with XP on it. Fortunately we sold them both off before we could play with them any more.

Dell Laptops
 

2009-01-31 Macally Keyboard

A random Macally USB keyboard, these are always handy to have if only to give away to friends in need.

Macally Keyboard
 

2009-01-31 Kitchenaid Proline Mixer

This KitchenAid mixer was unfortunately missing the stainless steel bowl, we suspect that the scummy scrapmetal guys took that. On the plus side it works fine and even looks very fine now that is cleaned up, the pic shows it still all covered in special previous owner dust.

Kitchenaid Proline Mixer

Update: Snapped up by a friend, they call him "the Donald.". Well, we do anyway.

 

2009-01-31 Cast Iron Steam Radiator

A somewhat ornate cast iron radiator in nice condition. We have no need for this and none of our steam powerred friends are in needs of units so this will be sent to heat another home via the list of craig.

Cast Iron Steam Radiator

Update: Sold to a nice chap who introduced himself to us via the list of craig.

 

2009-01-12 Ross Gran Tour Bike Reborn

This Ross started out a while ago as a silver 10 speed Gran Tour II and ended up being converted to a painfully hip flip-flop singlespeed. Various parts were purchased in the process but the frame and some other stuff came from the original discarded Ross. The paint job is the tar-like bumpy undercoating for cars, probably this one.

Ross Gran Tour Bike
 

2009-01-12 Refurbished Dell

This Dell was picked up a while ago but we only really got to grips with it today. It is a 2.4Ghz Pentium 4, so plenty useful enough for most people.

After some parts shuffling (cdrom was working but slow) we attempted a clean OS install but it failed with a big fat bluescreen. It seemed like a memory failure so we used knoppix to conduct a memtest. That failed hugely so we pulled one memory card out and tried again, hence success! After the install we threw in a new piece of memory into the empty slot and failure again, oh no! Maybe the slot was bad? A few false starts and then close inspection revealed dust bunnies in the RAM slot. Shopvac action and all is fine. This presumably explains the reason for discard, previous owner put extra memory in some time after original purchase, in doing so crushed accumulated clumps of dust into the slot rendering the machine nebulously useless, hence to discard.

Refurbished Dell

Update: Sold on the list of craig.

 

2009-01-08 Topeak Bike Seat

This was attached to the Gary Fisher bike. It is probably better to try and sell them seperately rather than together so we unscrewed it. After a quick wash this will be off to the list of craig, complete with the suitable rack under it.

Topeak Bike Seat
 

2009-01-08 Gary Fisher Big Sur

This fine bike is Gary Fisher Big Sur, which is apparently something halfway fancy. It had been dropped in the scrap metal with the Topeak seat attached. The bucket loader had grabbed it by the front wheel and tossed it in the big can, ruining the front wheel. We rescued it, put on a new wheel (and tube) and will sell it on the list of craig forthwith. Reason for discard appeared to have been a flat front tyre, the tube was missing and the tyre was off the rim. It had a weird junky seat with it but we tossed this Trek seat on for the pic and will throw on a spare Gary Fisher seat later.

Gary Fisher Big Sur

Update: Sold within 12 hours of being salvaged. In other news we have available one Gary Fisher front mountain bike hub.

 

2009-01-06 Trail a bike

Yet another Trail-a-bike, this one slightly more used, or at least older, than the last. This is also missing the little coupling hitch on the front but after a clean and some new (old) handlebar grips it is ready for the list of craig.

Trail a bike

The traffic cone is nothing to do with the bike, it is just allowing it to pose in the rough orientation it is intended to be used in.

 

2009-01-03 iBook

A 12 inch iBook G3 missing battery and power supply. Upon testing absolutely nothing occurs when attempting to boot. This will probbaly be parted out for ebay at some stage.

iBook 12inch
 

2009-01-03 IBM Pentium 4

An IBM dual 3Ghz Pentium 4 in nice shape except missing memory and hard drive. Some memory from inventory allowed us to test it using knoppix and it seems fine. The addition of a HD will make this a fine element in a certain distributed computing task. Pic shows the scavenged memory installed.

IBM P4
 

2009-01-03 Fuji Touring Bike

A pretty fancy Fuji Saratoga touring bike with triple chainring, spare spokes mounted on the frame, and lots of lugs. It is really rather nice but we have no use for it. It is already on the list of craig but super special deep discount available to readers of this page if they should want it.

Fuji Saratoga

Update: Sold within 12 hours of initial pickup.

 

2009-01-03 Cast iron griddle

A Lodge cast iron griddle with ridges on one side and smooth on the other. We do not really need this so it may be available. Two pics, one showing each side.

Lodge Griddle
Lodge Griddle

This may already have been snapped up.

 

2009-01-02 Snowblower

It started snowing again today so of course we are on the lookout for snow clearing tools. Most conveniently we found this Snapper Snowblower. With the choke on and a couple of pumps on the fuel bulb it started first time. It has half a tank of fuel. The reason for discard seems to be the fact that the drive belt to the snow chomper on the front seems to have stretched and does not engage properly anymore. A quick adjustment on the moving idler pulley that engages said drive and it works fine.

Snowblower

The previous owner seems to have kept it well serviced, the oil was clean, the plug is new and the joints had fresh grease on them. But maybe we will throw it away once we have finished the fuel in it...

 

2008-12-30 Xbox 360

An Xbox 360 in undamanged physical state but missing the special power and A/V stuff required to actually use it. We will borrow some cables to try this out and see what happens.

Xbox 360
 

2008-12-30 Stainless Steel Table.

This stainless steel catering style table is brand new and seemingly never been assembled. That must be sufficient reason to discard it we suppose. Pic soon, maybe?

Stainless Table
 

2008-12-30 Phones

A selection of wireless phones and other mobile gadgetry, notably five Palm Treo devices. We picked these up for somebody who needs a new phone thinking we would get one of them working and indeed that proved to be the case. Two shown working in the pic that will accept the relevent sim card, various chargers and USB thingies present. Also a palm and lots of random adaptors and gear in the bag.

Wireless Phones

Some cheesy pics present on the phone from the previous owners, nothing too exciting though.

 

2008-12-30 Nishiki Cresta

This Nishiki Cresta was partly stripped by the time we got to it, which is a shame as it is a really nice classic bike. We have the wheels for it and it came with bars etc, just lots of little parts were missing.

Nishiki Bike

Update: Sold with the Fuji to a nice chap who was sent by the list of craig.

 

2008-12-30 Dell P4

A small form factor Dell Pentium 4, missing the HD. It has 2.7Ghz, 512M RAM, boots knoppix fine and runs very quietly. How nice.

Dell P4

Update: Refurbished and a huge hit on the list of craig. It seems these small machines are in quite some demand.

 

2008-12-22 Chair

A small chair we acquired some time ago turns out to be moderatly nice and made of maple. It had a nasty thick coat of dark finish on it and was loose and rickety. After liberal applications of sandpaper, glue, clamps and varnish it looks like this. It does not fit to the maple desk but it is useful nevertherless for the offspring.

Maple Chair
 

2008-12-17 Desk

A friend bought a house and this desk was left in the basement by the previous owners. It did not, of course, look like this at the time we came into possession of it. It had a thick layer of ugly stained varnish on it and the drawers were all falling apart at the backs. The liberal application of sandpaper, glue, varnish and such rendered it into this state. The centre drawer is not yet finished (in more ways than one) but will make it in there eventually. The desk is now deployed in service of the offspring.

Maple Desk
 

2008-12-13 Mixer

A white KitchenAid mixer in used but perfectly working usable shape. Comes with two mixer blades, stainless bowl, pouring thingy. This is available to anybody who wants it.

Mixer

Update: snapped up by some vegans.

 

2008-12-13 Matching Luggage

A set of 3 Victorinox luggage pieces. We are quite sure the swiss army don't use these. Two large cases and a rolling suit bag. All three seem lightly used and in excellent condition. We have no idea what to do with these at present as we pretty much never travel with anything this large. We will see.

Luggage
 

2008-12-13 Kawasaki BMX

BMX bikes are really not bikes in the sense of being a useful conveyance and so we do not generally deal with them, but this Kawasaki seems quite new and complete, hence we may be able to hook it up with a new owner at some stage.

Update. While the bike seemed eminently fixable the previous owner had got sand in all the bearings and bent the rear wheel. Too much effort for us so we stripped some useful parts to help another bike live.

 

2008-12-13 Cookware

A selection of pots and pans. We left several cheaper (but technically usable) items behind and cherry-picked the good stuff. First a couple of Calphalon items that both have a very good reaason for warranty return and hence may end up being returned.

Calphalon Pan
Calphalon Pan

Next an Ikea collander, sort of useful. Not sure if we will keep this yet.

Collander

Also in this batch were a large Le Creuset lid, a steamer and some stainless steel bowls. The lid fits a nice cast iron pan that previously featured here so we may deploy it in that role. The bowls are available and the steamer has yet to be tested for fit and effectiveness.

Update: Several items found homes already with various friends. The Le Creuset lid fit one of our pans so it gets to find a home here.

 

2008-12-10 Sony Laptop

A Vaio Pentium 4 laptop with a broken screen. It seems in good shape otherwise but we have no power supply for it. No worries, we were able to make a handy backup of the previous owners data and see what was there. Lots of pics of suburban club culture, a bunch of mp3s reflecting the same taste and almost nothing else. The browser cache was entirely what one might expect for the relevent demographic.

Some of the pics seem like they could appear here, except that the parties involved are only respectively douchie or hot to a moderate degree, nothing worthy of widespread publication on the interwebs. Sorry, no pics for you here.

Vaio Laptop

Update: Turns out that the fine users of ebay seems to find this enticing. Smashing, entertainment and cash value in one easy to ship package.

 

2008-12-10 Cast Iron Update

Somebody took some nice cleaned up up cast iron pans from us a while ago and they got all excited and made pizza with them. Turned out pretty well, according to the reports, and here is the pic they sent of the results.

Cast Iron Pizza

Seems like pizza might be a great way of building up the cure on pans that have a young cure on them.

 

2008-12-09 Plane

A Stanley No 72 chamfer plane, in pretty good shape and still sharp. The pic shows it after a quick cleanup. If the crazy tool collectors of our acquaintance do not want this it will be sent to make its fortune on ebay, where apparently they are rather sought after.

Plane
 

2008-12-04 Parking Meter

This is the working guts from a parking meter. Who knows what it was doing in the scrap metal but it is a nice piece of machinery for generally playing with etc. It may find a home in the z-dudes' museum of computing.

Parking Meter
 

2008-11-29 Mac G4 Cube

A Mac G4 cube, missing the power supply. Pity, the power supply is worth more than the cube, testing will commence once we borrow a spare power supply. Also present the keyboards pictured, a 1st generation 450Mhz iMac and a mac flatscreen. A competing scavenger got the screen and those iMacs are too slow for us to bother with now.

G4 cube

Update The thing works fine though now but the IDE ribbon was pulled out of the HD. Was this a primitive attempt at data security by the previous owners we wonder? Probably was considering the tricky nature of the mounting. Contents of the HD:

  • Lots of private school, country club type stuff in the web cache
  • Pictures continue this theme, plus happy home life.
  • A fair few hits to "forgotten password" pages. Bad memory or email account hackers? We report, you decide.
  • HTML purchase receipts for such diverse items as vaseline and Victoria's Secret stuff saved to home dir. Yes, really.
  • mp3s, not many but surfing compilations and other similar.
 

2008-11-29 Lamps

Two small strip lights. One came a few days ago and is shown installed under some cabinets in the pic below. The other also works but is as yet hanging around and not illuminating anything.

Lamp

Note the toaster appeared on this page in the past.

 

2008-11-29 Bike

We got this Schwinn Varsity a while ago and it sat around until we cleaned it up. Lots of attention with the chromezall and some new bar tape and it is off to be sold to an eager hipster. Pic shows the new bar tape and the super cool Schwinn head badge.

Schwinn Varsity
 

2008-11-26 Bikes

Two bikes, all very wibbly and spiffy. First a Kona Hahanna, whatever that is. It is not the best bike in the world but certainly not the worst. Somebody will want this. When found it was missing a seat and the two quick release skewers for the wheels, but otherwise in fine shape. A seat and skewers from the pile and it rides OK. Look for it on the list of craig or snag it before it gets there.

Kona Bike

Also a Lotus Excelle, which seems to have been a halfway fancy road bike at some time. The bars were badly bent by some collision/crushing type event but we tossed another pair on. It is very tight and smooth to ride, needs bar tape then off to feed the rabid hipster market for drop bar bikes. There is a good chance that some hipster might want this to be a single speed, the frame has a certain elegance to it. We don't care as long as they hand over the cash.

Lotus Road Bike

Update: The new bar tape is on and the thing is ready for the list of craig, pic updated also.

 

2008-11-14 Krate Bike

A small Krate bike in middling condition. This may clean up nice and find a home, we are not sure. Bikes of this ilk seem to be recently trendy and commanding absurd prices so it is worth a try.

All Clad Stainless Pan

Update: Cleaned up and sent away to amuse the offspring of certain relatives.

 

2008-11-14 Coffee Pot

Due to coffee pot issues in certain circles we frequent, we resolved to collect a stash of spare coffee pots. Shortly thereafter a friend dropped his and hence was able to take advantage of said (small) stash. Shown in his kitchen ready for deployment in wakeup duties.

Coffee Pot
 

2008-11-14 Brass Lamp

A brass lamp in the form factor of a candle stick. The pic shows it stripped of most of the junk that came on it. We originally picked this up for the considerable scrap brass value but it seems like it might make an OK lamp to actually deploy somewhere, so we will put a new cable and fitting on it and find a shade for it. We have already used it as a candlestick.

Brass Lamp
 

2008-11-14 Bike Part

A random bike minus the wheels and seat, we picked it up for the rear derailleur to fix the slightly stricken Fuji. Here then is the part installed and all happy. The rest went back into scrap metal as it was pretty junky and beat up.

Fuji Bike
 

2008-11-08 Computing Machinary

A Dell 866 Mhz Pentium 3 laptop with 128M RAM and 20G HD. It lacks the horsepower to really run the XP installed on it but there was nothing physically wrong with it. Even the battery seems to hold a charge.

In the cdrom was a CD full of 500M of powerpoint stuff, all very important sounding business deals and such. On the machine were two users. One had a selection (on the order of hundreds) of cheesy soft-core porn in IE cache, the other had this image cached:

Adult Scan

Errr, duh!

It turns out that the second user also had 5000+ mixed hard-core porn images in cache. Wow, a deceptive popup thingy actually turns out to be accurate! Nothing else on this machine but the porn and the powerpoint, not even regular surfing (that we could find). There were some RTFs with birthday invites and house construction info etc but they were standard issue for this demographic of computer user. Polarized porn and powerpoint 'puter.


Also found a small case Dell Pentium 4, partially stripped but useful for parts and the G-wireless PCI card that was in it.

Dell Pentium 4

We do not use these cards but we know people who do.

 

2008-11-01 Bike

A Fuji Odessa mountain bike. This one is in OK shape except a broken derailleur hanger. That is a easy fix. It was also missing the front skewer as some guy had just taken it off rather than taking the whole bike. What a moron. We like these bikes as they make great city beater bikes, not fancy enough to be stolen, robust enough to use and reliable enough to just ride without ever doing maintainance again after the first tuneup.

Fuji Bike
 

2008-11-01 All-Clad Pan

A very nice All-Clad stainless pan. When found it had traces of sauce on the outside and some burnt food on the inside. We suppose that yes, it may actually be easier in some sense to toss a pan rather than clean it, but no, it is not the correct thing to do. And this pan was not difficult to clean, maybe 5 minutes scrubbing.

All Clad Stainless Pan

In the periphery of the pic you can see four items that previously appeared on this page.

Update: Pan snapped up by some friends along with a suitable lid that turned up a couple of weeks ago and did not merit a mention here on its own. Voila, a new home for a fine piece of cookware.

 

2008-10-25 Puter

A Pentium 4 Dell 2.4Ghz with 250G HD and 256M of RAM. All seems present and correct with the machine including the data from the previous owners, a mother and daughter. Salient points:

  • Lots of wanna-be modelling pics from the daughter.
  • Lots of Italian relatives info stored by the mother, Ellis Island type records.
  • Limewire installed and 749 mp3s stored by daughter.
  • iTunes installed and 417 songs stored by mother.
  • Family dog pics.
 

2008-10-23 Pushchair

A somewhat funky but pretty fine Maclaren pushchair in fine shape. The picture here tends to emphasize the random things that get in the way of the flash but it is nice and will be sent to a new owner by way of the list of craig. Shown sitting on a table that should have appeared on this page at some stage in the past.

Pushchair
 

2008-10-23 Lumber

It may shock you to see us installing windows for our own use, but yes we did. We have some replacement windows to put in various area of the house and these basement ones called for some 2x6 type stuff. We found some very nice 2x8 that we cut down and used to frame the hole for some of the windows. Spiffy, much better than buying the stuff, it was very solid old wood that is far denser than the modern stuff. Shown here framing out the window, no internal trim yet applied. Finished but unfinished, so to speak.

2 by 8 lumber
 

2008-10-19 Stroller

The Volvo of strollers, for those in the know, an Emmaljunga in pretty fine shape. This is all present and correct and this model has a niche following in our area so we will introduce it to its niche via the list of craig. All very nice.

Emmaljunga

Incidentally if you are in the market for a pushchair this is a pretty nice machine if you have the space for it. It is very high quality with various adjustments and has modular replaceable tops. The old style chic it exhibits might be seen as a plus or a minus, depending who you are.

 

2008-10-19 Bike

A Fuji cruiser bike in very nice condition. This is almost found to order as a possibly buyer for the Huffy wanted something a little different and this might be it. Has a leather saddle, 5 or so gears, chrome mudgards etc etc. All very nice, only needed air in the tyres.

Fuji
 

2008-10-14 Bikes

A family's worth of bikes, more or less. First up a Nishiki road bike in nice shape that has been converted from drop bars and had a cushy seat put on. The rear wheel looked like it has been driven over by a minivan, but we tossed on a new one from stock. Curiously the idle flexing of the damaged rear wheels snapped it back into shape afterwards, certainly good enough to ride on. Further investigation required.

Nishiki Bike

Next a Schwinn kids bike, stunt nuts all round, works fine, just needed air in the tyres.

Schwinn Bike

Last a Mongoose juvenile with full gears, brakes etc. It needed air in the tyres and one or two things being adjsuted, otherwise looks almost new.

Mongoose Bike

This last one was found a while ago but just got fixed up today. It is a crappo Murray mountain bike that had some issues. We replaced the gear shift and fixed and flat and put new hand grips on. It still has issues, being a Murray, but is now a usable bike. It will either go to meet an owner on the list of craig or be saved for summer intern transportation.

Murray Redwing
 

2008-10-12 Side Table

This random little side table cabinet thing seems ideal to store the ongoing booklist by the bed and hold anomalous drinks and lights and things. It is not the highest quality but certainly is better the the items it replaces (came with the house). Note that several of the books in shot and the lamp have previously appeared on this page, and if not then they should have.

Bedside Table
 

2008-10-12 Pushchair

A Mothercare pushchair modelled on the Maclaren umbrella design. It is in fine shape and actually might work better than the Maclaren. This may be deployed in the near future for a while before we sell it off.

Mothercare Pushchair
 

2008-10-12 Mosquito Killer

A Lentek Mosquito Trap, see here for specs etc. Some scummy bottom feeder had cut the cable off this before we got to it for the 2 cents worth of copper. Other than that the thing looks unused with absolutely no reason for discard, even comes with the optional extra bug baggie. The pic shows it hiding out in the bushes, as you can see the previous owners were not considerate enough to include the propane tank, unlike those of the previous mosquito trap.

Mosquito Trap
 

2008-10-12 Lounger Cushions

Two super cushy and pretty nice sun-lounger cushions. They have some stuff on them that may have fallen off trees but should clean up nicely. We are guessing that their apparent need of a clean is the reason for discard.

Cushions
 

2008-10-12 Jogger

A Instep single jogging stroller in OK shape, previous owners had some strange zip-tie bodge instead of using the supplied seat adjustment. We tossed that away and shall send it to the list of craig after a quick clean. The handlbar grip is missing on one side but otherwise it seems fine. Shown displaying the fine reflective safety strips for nighttime use.

Jogger
 

2008-10-12 Ikea Bed

A Ikea kids' bed that can be deployed in a variety of height configurations, again check out the specs here. The one we found come with the optional extra tent sky thing. All very fine, but in its flat-packed state does not make for an interesting picture.

 

2008-10-11 Trek Bike

Next, a Trek 820 juvenile model. It had a rusty chain, which was soon remedied. Otherwise rides fine, has a few dings in the paint and no apparent reason for discard, presumably the juvenile that rode it is slightly less juvenile now, they grew out of it. Pic soon.

Trek
 

2008-10-11 Huffy Bike

A Huffy Savannah. When we picked it up it had flat tyres and some flecks of rust on the chrome parts but no real reason for discard. It was also pretty dusty and likely had been passed over by those with a less appreciative eye prior to our arrival. Huffys are generally crap but when cleaned up this now looks like a cross between a sensible round-town hybrid and a hipster city bike. Amazingly it rides really nicely. Seeking new owner.

Huffy

The cleanup procedure consisted of some strategic application of metal polish for the rust flecks and a squirt with the hosepipe. Wow, tricky stuff.

 

2008-10-11 Coffee Device

A Bialetti stovetop latte maker. We got one of these before and it is a fine device for certain types of coffee. This new one has the cool cow pattern on it but is missing the dingle that goes on the top. Well, we just pulled the dingle off the old one and pressed this new one into service. The previous owners seem to have used it approximately once and tossed it, I guess they just do not get it.

Coffee
 

2008-10-11 Books

A mixture of books, mostly gathered by certain folks tagging along with us. First no idea why they picked up this partial Shakespeare, but at least it comes with a handy set of instructions. We would never have thought of anything so sensible.

Shakespeare

Also an assortment of the usual suspects, Harry Potter and The Nanny Diaries etc. All very canonical, for certain canons.

Books
 

2008-10-04 Puters

A few Compaq Pentium 4 machines in various states of having been scavenged. We grabbed one nice machine and a disk to look at. Salient points:

  • Previous owner was/is an architect.
  • No multimedia stuff at all.
  • Very few cached browser files, some in Firefox cache, evidence of a cache cleaner run on MSIE.
  • Lots of CAD drawings and even cartoons depicting CAD related humour (who knew there was such a thing!).
  • Several huge mailboxes that when attachment extraction is run yield lots of pics related to business. Some family pics also.
 

2008-10-04 Pedal Car

A Kettler pedal powered car thingy to amuse offspring by making them power their own locomotion. The chain is off (easy fix) and one of the wheels may have some issues but we will see about that.

Pedal Car
 

2008-10-04 Bike

A Schwinn Cross-Fit hybrid bike. It is a fair few years old but has not been ridden to any significant degree. No real reason for discard. A puff of air in the tyres and a quick squirt with the hose leaves it all happy and ready for a new home, possibly via the list of craig. Unless that is one of you avid readers wants it at the special discount rate?

Schwinn

Update: Sold to a friend at a special discount rate.

 

2008-09-30 Bike

A Cannondale H400 is pretty fine shape except one or two items. The rear wheel was off and the tyre and tube were missing, hence the reason for discard is probably foreign object penetration of said rubber devices. A puncture, in layman's terms. New tyre and tube from stock and it rides fine. Front tyre needed a puff of air also, presumably even if they had not had the puncture in the rear they would have tossed it anyway due to the front being slightly low. Who can tell?

Cannondale

The change visible on the table behind and to the right of the growler was in the little Cannondale pouch.

 

2008-09-28 Ironware

A delicious selection of cast iron cookware. First off a 12 inch skillet. This is for Jeff, for those who know him. Pic shows it cleaned up and cured, in fact it has already been used to cook parsnips and suchlike.

Skillet

Next up a nice little cast iron pot with lid. It is in very good condition but needs a quick brush and cure. This is available.

Pot

The rest are pictured here getting a light rinse in a rainstorm. They will be dried and stored until somebody wants them. They are not as crazily rusted as the light portrays them in this picture.

Ironware
 

2008-09-23 Scraper

An ice scraper thingy. At least that is what we think it is, it has a distinctly spade-like essence but has a flat blade with a crude edge on it. It is pretty much new and if you are lazy enough to not get your driveway cleared before the evening then this is what you need. Probably being taken by a friend.

Scraper
 

2008-09-20 Trailor

An Instep brand bike trailer suitable for hauling two horrible offspring. This is in near new perfect condition but is missing the hitch part that bolts to the bike. Fortunately that can be obtained from the manufacturer for the quite reasonable sum of 8.99.

Bike Trailer
 

2008-09-20 Jogger

A Baby Trend jogging stroller in OK shape. It needs air in the tyres, a quick wash and a starring appearance on the list of craig.

Jogging Stroller

Update: Sold via the list of craig.

 

2008-09-20 Car Seat

A random Cosco car seat, nothing particularly special, but we seem to be encountering sufficient people who need one such as this so we squirreled it away for stock.

Car Seat
 

2008-09-20 Bikes

A single speed Sears bike, not the highest quality and a little beat up but this will clean up fine. That rear mudguard will straighten out also. Hipster special.

Sears Bike

Also, this bike was acquired a while ago and was spruced up today for a chance encounter sale. Flogged off for some cash and a sixpack of beer.

Murray Bike
 

2008-09-20 Bike Workshop

The bike shop that was closing has tossed out more stuff, this time a load of tools and more spares. Here are some pics shown after initial sorting, first a large box full of inner tubes, some handlebars (davek) and bottle cages.

Bike Parts

Some large number of BMX chains, we suspect these may be donated to an artist type or some such.

Bike Parts

A bunch of derailleur and other associated parts.

Bike Parts

A metric buttload of bike cables, handy as our current mode of fixing a broken cable is to pull one off a bike that is past fixing in other ways.

Bike Parts

Finally a huge pile of bike tools, mostly Park Tools brand. Some pics of them sorted maybe later.

Bike Tools
 

2008-09-18 Guest Stuff - Toolbox

Today a guest entry from far flung parts, a green folding toolbox. Our correspondant was in need of such a device so checked out the prices in the hardware store. These being too high he proceded to the local used items outlets with no satisfactory outcome. Shortly afterwards this nice green model appeared in some local refuse. No apparant reason for discard. The chair under also.

Toolbox
 

2008-09-13 Meat Grinder

A meat grinder attachment for a Kitchen-Aid mixer. This is in fine shape apart from being missing one small part. This has been offered to, and claimed by a friend with such a kitchen device.

Meat Grinder
 

2008-09-13 Child Seat

A child safety seat identical to one we already have. This is convenient as a friend had just requested such, specifially the one we already have, and we had pledged ours. Now we give them the fresh one and keep ours as a spare.

Child Seat
 

2008-09-13 Bike Parts

A bike shop, going out of business, decided to toss a bunch of stuff. Some of it is only faintly interesting but there are some pretty handy things present also. A box full of BMX parts, some of which are scap alu, and some special bike tools:

BMX parts
Bike Tools

Next was a large pile of new bike tyres being tossed. Some will be happy on ebay and others will be handy for fixing bikes for usage or sale. Super spiffy haul.

Bike Tyres
Bike Tyres
 

2008-09-10 iMac

A 700Mhz iMac with 128M RAM, complete and in working condition. Possible reason for discard was the missing spacebar on the (slightly grubby) keyboard. It boots OK and yields an interesting insight into the life of the previous owner. Salient points include:

  • A token amount of music in iTunes, tabulated as follows:
          6 Andrea Griminelli
         13 Compilations
         16 George Winston 
  • A bunch of happy family pics. Subjects include holidays and posing with famous people. 149 taken by Sony DSC-P10 and 44 by an Olympus X-2 or some such. Pic of the Sony shown below, taken of course by the Olympus. Excellent poses guys!
  • A bunch of documents involving resumes, job postings etc etc.
Sony Camera
 

2008-09-10 Bike Parts

Some random bike parts useful for fixing stuff. Some of the random ones are not so exciting (assorted pedals and such) but we did get a pair of pretty fancy wheels, Mavic rims, that were basically new old stock, seemingly never used. These are now deployed on a nice Trek we found a while ago to give a pretty nice bike. Davek, last chance before it gets sold....

Trek
 

2008-09-09 Laptop

Dell Pentium 4 laptop, 1.6Ghz, 256M RAM. It had a bad optical drive and bad HD but otherwise works fine. Available or will be bartered/sold for parts.

 

2008-09-06 Wine Opener

A screwpull type wine opener mounted in a "convenient" tower. We have the real Screwpull without the tower and we far prefer it to this, but somebody we know may like this for their basement bar or some other party location. Apply to us if you want it.

Screwpull Opener
 

2008-09-06 Cast Iron

This is a the bottom half of a Wagner number 5 skillet set. The lid half is like a very shallow skillet and it fits neatly into the strangly shaped handle. The discarder of this unfortunately forgot to leave us the lid. Not sure what this is destined for but at the very least it will make a nice skillet for somebody when cleaned up.

Wagner Skillet
 

2008-09-06 Bike

A random Kawasaki mountain bike in a pretty sorry state. It was missing the front wheel, one brake pad and various cable parts. The forks were facing backwards and the cluster was not actually screwed on, it all fell off when we removed the rear wheel. All that was left of the pedals were the spindles. So, two shiny new wheels from stock, an adjustment of π radians to the steering, a tuneup for the brakes, new pedals (scavenged from a junk BMX) and it works fine. Hal?

Kawasaki

Update: Traded to a friend for some pesto and beer and such like. All very sociable.

 

2008-09-01 Sit-n-stand

A Joovy Caboose Sit-n-stand stoller with seat attachment. It is in perfect, nearly new condition except the hand grip padding coming off. This is all very handy but not something we use so it is going on the list of craig forthwith.

Sit-n-stand

Update:Sold to a nice lady with two offspring.

 

2008-08-29 Radiator

A natty little cast iron radiator set up for steam. This style sort of matches our house but as we are replete with radiators at present we shall be exposing this to other people in need of heating devices via the list of craig.

Radiator

Update: Sold to a nice chap who had a leaky radiator.

 

2008-08-28 Bike Parts

Some handy dandy bike parts selected for their possible usefulness on imminent projects, davek.

Bike Parts
 

2008-08-23 Splitting Maul

A splitting maul of moderate weight with a fibreglass handle. It was a little rusty and blunt when we found it but that was soon fixed by applications of abrasive techniques of various types. Cleaned up and given to a friend. Hopefully they will use it to split lots of firewood and have nice fires in the winter, around which we can congregate and set light to booze etc.

Splitting Maul
 

2008-08-23 Offspring Equipement Containment Devices

A pretty substantial set of plastic boxes for storing one's offspring's amusement devices. One of the the blue towers was broken so we left that but a friend has taken the rest of it. All well and good.

Storage Boxes
 

2008-08-23 Meat Slicer

A pretty old but sturdy Hobart meat slicer. This is the old vertical blade model (as opposed to the angled models) but it still works and looks pretty handy. We will cast around for a home for this, ultimately the list of craig may get a peek into the action. Note the stainless cart it is shown sitting on appeared on this page some time ago.

Meat Slicer
 

2008-08-23 Cast Iron

A small cast iron skillet, having been obtained some time ago, was requested by a friend. It was then exposed to the cleaning and curing process and was made ready for transit to their home cooking environment. Prior to said cleansing process it was significantly crusty and rusty.

Cast Iron
 

2008-08-23 Bluestone

Some small amount of bluestone for a friend to make a small area for a fire thingy. No big deal.

 

2008-08-21 Schwinn Breeze.

A nice green Schwinn Breeze. It has flat (but new) tyres, perfect chrome mudguards, fine seat, good paint. Some rust in various places but all that will come off nicely. The gear cable is a little shy of its proper connected state but that should fix up easily. Some hipster is hunting for this bike with cash in hand, not literally as hipsters don't carry cash, but nevertheless they will come back four days later with that money. It should also provide entertainment for us riding it around until it is sold, these bikes can be quite relaxing to ride for a while.

Schwinn Breeze

The special romantic photographic effects are just what an iPhone does in this particular light.

 

2008-08-16 Bike Seat

Yet another Topeak bike seat for kids. We have sold a few of these recently and this one is in near perfect condition so it should sell well also.

Bike Seat
 

2008-08-09 Trailing Bike

A Trail-a-bike device for pretending that your offspring are contributing to the general familial propulsion effort. This is in perfect shape except for being missing the attachment point. It will probably go on the list of craig neverthlessas said attachments are available seperately from reputable outlets. Shown below in the folded position.

Trail-a-bike

A corner of Egbert is just about visible in the top of the picture. Some horrible offspring seems to have drawn on his leg.

Update: Bought by a very pleasant and with-it couple who had even already got the missing attachment device. What a refreshing change.

 

2008-08-09 Offspring Rucksack

A super fancy Kelty rucksack for carrying one's offspring. This is in really nice shape and is a pretty fine example of its type. Cleaned and ready for the list of craig.

Kid Rucksack
 

2008-08-09 Joggers

Two single jogging strollers, same brand, different conditions. The blue one is near perfect, pretty much never been used and good to go. The little rubbers hairs have not even worn off the tyres. The purple one had some brake issues and rusty poppers but cleaned up nicely enough for the list of craig, at a discouinted price iof course relative to the blue one.

Jogger
Jogger

Update: Blue one sold quickly. Purple still waiting for a home.

 

2008-07-26 Mosquito gathering device

This was picked up a few weeks ago but for some reason got neglected in issues of documentation. A mosquito killer thingy complete with full cannister of gas. It starts right up and seems to run so all is well there. We have no idea what the reason for discard was on this, it is in excellent condition modulo some dust etc. We gave it to a friend who likes such things, but only after we deployed it for a party at a different friend's house (yes, you may infer that we have more than one friend!). The only thing it might need is a the little attractant smelly thing, it being a consumable. Pic shows it in dismantled state for transport.

Mosquito Killer
 

2008-07-26 Clown Bike

Yet another clown bike. This one is smaller than the previous one and will be used in the lab as a procrastination device or job candidate filter. Pic soon.

 

2008-07-26 Bike Trailer

A bike trailer suitable for dragging a brace of offspring around. Seems in OK shape and seems to amuse offspring mightily when deployed. Despite its great entertainment value we will be letting it entertain somebody else's offspring via the list of craig.

Bike Trailer
 

2008-07-17 Map Cabinet

A map filing cabinet in pretty fine shape and all ready to file maps in. A pity we have none worth filing. This will hit the list of craig in an attempt to find a new owner.

Map Filing

Update: Sold on the list of craig within a day or so, a nice lady wanted it for her offsprings' art. Hmmmm.

 

2008-07-12 Offspring Transport

A Baby Trend double Jogger that seems brand new and never used. The brakes were not set up even and it did not need a wash. This will be sent to meet its purchasers on the list of craig.

Jogging Stroller

Further, a single Baby Trend Jogger double in similar condition. It needed air in the tyres and may actually have been used once or twice. This also will be sold.

Jogging Stroller

Further, a Graco random newish stroller. All present and correct and barely needs a clean before going to the list of craig. Quite a haul of indistinguishable-from-new strollers today.

Stroller

Update: The two singles sold within a few days, the double will have to wait for the next crest of the IVF twins wave, so next month maybe.

 

2008-07-05 Puters

A brace of Dell Pentium 4 machines. First one a 2.66Ghz, 75G HD, missing the memory. On the HD was a completely fresh install of XP waiting for first boot config etc.

Next a Pentium 4 Dell, very similar but better motherboard ( more ram slots and better graphics setup). Some Notes:

  • 6752 mp3s and 1115 iTunes, some popular artists shown:
        254 CMJ New Music Monthly
        135 Chris Whitley
        132 Various Artists
        114 Compilations
        106 Aesop Rock
        101 Jazz Artists
        100 25 Jazz Greats
         97 The Beatles
         95 Neko Case
         84 Led Zeppelin
         80 David Bowie
         75 The Roots
         75 Cocteau Twins
         74 Sea Songs
         70 Jill Scott
         69 The Beastie Boys
         66 Irish Artists
         66 Edith Piaf
         66 Bruce Springsteen
         66 80's Artists
         63 PJ Harvey
         63 Paste
         62 Indigo Girls
         61 Badly Drawn Boy
         60 Beck
         57 Jack Johnson
         55 Prince
         54 Gipsy Kings
         50 Dave Matthews Band
         50 Country Artists
         49 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
         47 Blues Artists
         46 Peter Gabriel
         46 Fleetwood Mac
         44 We Love New York
         44 Virgin Recommends
         44 Iron And Wine
    
  • Fertility planning stuff and associated data.
  • Lots of baby pics etc, including pics of the obligatory caesarian. Canon PowerShot S60 took them.
  • Home movies of fresh offspring.
  • Lots of course work for Art History classes and such.
  • One user had only wine labels and porn in browser cache, another lots of random stuff.
  • Some great mailing list material cullable from contact lists in excel files.
 

2008-07-05 Joggers

A Babytrend Double Jogger in near perfect condition. It needed air in the tyres and a further application of compressed air to blow the dust off. It does not even have the sticky folding mechanism that is so common on these models, though we oiled it up anyway so as to be ready for several years service after we sell it to the nice people shortly to be introduced to us by the list of craig. It seems it had never been set up correctly as the brake quick release was in the open position and was not closable without cable adjustment. Fixed now.

Jogging Stroller

Further, a baby Jogger double in fine shape. This one is more of a pain to fold but has aluminium wheels and frame etc. The air was still in the tyres so it just needed a wash to be ready for its new owner. Horror film style pic here for now, check back soon for a better one:

Jogging Stroller
 

2008-07-02 Schwinn

A green Schwinn that, once cleaned up, looks respectable enough for a hipster. This was pulled from curbside by a friend who will be wined and dined at our expense once we sell this. See, reuse of garbage is a social catalyst as well as the correct thing to do.

Schwinn
 

2008-06-28 Trike

Random kiddy trike in perfect shape and all too ready to go into the breach that is offspring entertainment.

Trike
 

2008-06-28 Golf Stuff

A Golf bag, possibly of use to some friends of ours. We shall see next time they come over for Kasseler, maybe they will want this.

Golf Gear
 

2008-06-28 Chair

A random plastic chair that happens to match those of friends of ours, hence it was acquired and dispatched off to their house. The fact that said friends we along for the ride helped of course.

Chair
 

2008-06-28 Car Seats

A veritable array of Britax kid seats for usage in newfangled automobiles. Those in the know will know what there is to know about Britax, i.e. they are pretty good. One has damaged insert, that will have the cover scavenged. A couple more are sort of too old, we may pull covers of them likewise. So far 3 have cleaned up to near perfect condition, ready for the list of craig or other usage. Note, not all of them are shown in this pic, the bench under the back row previously appeared on this page and is now rehabilitated enough to put into regular usage. No name yet.

Britax Seats
 

2008-06-28 Bouncer

An offspring containment bouncer thingy. Comes with built in amusement plastic things. This again for aforementioned friend.

Bouncer
 

2008-06-24 Stroller

Some random Sit-n-stand stroller in OK shape. It is actually also a regular dual seated stroller so all very flexible etc. Destined for the list of craig we feel.

Stroller
 

2008-06-24 Kids Bike

A random Huffy kids bike in pretty fine condition. The chain guard had embrittled so we broke that off and threw it away. Awaiting an appropriatly sized kid to come and draw blood on it.

Huffy Bike
 

2008-06-22 Tools

A plastic garbage can full of tools. Including sockets, ratchets, spanners (Craftsman), spark tester, hole saws, screwdrivers, marking bob, some files, brace, old stanley level, and all sorts of extra goodies.

Apart from all the loose hand tools there was also a Craftsman power sander, the pic is pretty self explanatory. Works fine.

Sander
 

2008-06-22 Sting Ray Update

Well, somebody actually wanted to buy the Sting Ray and it was most convenient to meet nearby for handover. The journey there being mostly downhill it was actually feasible to ride the thing there. The new owner was very shaky on the bike (natural, bearing in mind its preposterous geometry) so we left her practising and took the money and ran.

 

2008-06-22 Pushchair Craziness

A Maclaren Techno XT single in excellent condition but with sand in the crevices. Found nearby were winter covers for another Maclaren, probably a double.

Maclaren

A Maclaren Vogue single in good shape but dusty. It will be subjected to cleaning procedures and sold off via the list of craig.

Maclaren

An Instep jogger in OK condition. Entirely unremarkable and it will hopefully find a new home in a routine manner via the list of craig.

Instep Jogger

Also a Safety First pushchair in fancy modern form factor. It has some issues folding but we expect to be able to fix that. Otherwise in pristine condition. No pic yet.

 

2008-06-22 Pack and Play

An entirely typical pack and play, also the extra accessories for another including hood, hammock thingy and changing table. The list of craig for the lot of it, unless you happen to need them dear reader?

Pack and Play
 

2008-06-22 Maple

A piece of maple butcher block about 3 ft by 4 ft by 2 inches thick. It is very nice, no cracks etc. The finish on it is pretty thick and nasty but that will have protected the wood nicely. Previously was configured as a single legged table. It this were 4ft by 10 ft we would use it as a dining table but alas no. It may become a coffee table or some addition to a kitchen. We will see.....

Maple
 

2008-06-22 High Chair

Two luxury Peg Perego High chairs in fine shape. They both have the fake leather cover on them, both need a clean but are otherwise ready for deployment under some messy offspring's butt. Fine examples of their type, note that Martinelli is just rebadged Peg Perego for these purposes.

HighchairHighchair
 

2008-06-22 Car Seat

A Britax car seat for year old offspring and up. It has a luxury cover and is in good shape modulo the clean it requires. This may be used for a while and then sold, barterd or whatever. This has the less annoying buckling arrangement.

 

2008-06-21 Pushchair Roundup

A Peg Perego Venezia in dark blue and nice shape. It is all very spiffy and in fact was sold before it got a chance to appear here or on the list of craig, luckily we grabbed a pic of it at some stage.

Peg Perego

A Peg Perego Milano, similarly in nice shape and dark blue.This one has the full insulated winter cover and hood, all very nice. It has on adjustor button that is problematic, we will work on that. Going on the list of craig if no readers of this page snap it up.

Peg Perego

A random cheapo jogger that needed a couple of tweaks and some oil. All is well with it now , brakes adjusted, tyres pumped up and it is on the list of craig waiting for a new owner.

Jogger

A pretty fancy modern Snap-and-go, it is constrained in its usefulnes in that it only take Graco infant seats but somebody will want it on the list of craig for some amount of money. Egbert visible again through the leaves!

Snap and Go
 

2008-06-21 Lifting Table

A hydraulic lifting table very similar to this one apart from the diamond-plate top. It was covered in a fine dust and the let-down valve was disconnected. A quick clean and a new bolt later it seems in fine shape and works, the rubber mat that goes on top is not present in the pic, it is being cleaned elsewhere.

Table
 

2008-06-21 CF Card

A SanDisk 256M CF card. While this size is not as useful as it might once have been, it has the entertainment value of the pictures on it. We have gained a disposable CF card and the elevation of our artistic souls though pics such as this:

Food art

I think you have to agree that whatever the (de)merits of this particular image, it is superior to a picture of the CF card itself. Unless maybe we edited the card into this pic...... Hint: check the exif headers, or just save it to your Mac desktop and look.

 

2008-06-19 Pram thing

An Emmaljunga pushchair/pram thing. This is a Swedish super fancy offspring portability mechnism which allows you to swap the top part from pram to pushchair arrangement and has full recline and loads of stuff even on the regular pushchair mode. Rolls nicely, looks great. Probably the bext price for this will come from selling it on the list of craig to some crazy scando dog owner, but we will see.

Emmaljunga
 

2008-06-19 Bike Followup

This random Nishiki has been floating around quite some time, we have no idea where we got it from but we definitely got it from some discard arrangement, hence it is elligable here. Anyway, an acquaintance wants a real beater bike for city usage and this may well be it. Missing front derailleur but some scavenged tyres and a flat fix make it into an unexpectedly pleasant ride.

Nishiki

Update: Bike now has a front derailleur installed and is now seeing regular use as city beater. Fine stuff, with friends like us who needs the craigslist?

 

2008-06-17 Bike Followup

First, another bike off that pile shown the other day is a Trek 800. Upon acquisition it looked a bit sorry, the tyres were off the rims and the tubes hanging out. However; once they were popped back on and given a puff of compressed air they seemed fine. In fact in this pic it seems pretty damn shiny! Seems like the previous owner was just plain stupid, or some such. This has been given a squirt with the hose, a wipe with an oily rag and is now proudly advertised of the list of craig. Pic shows it posing with the ever-present recently acquired chair. This chair has appeared so much here that maybe we ought to give it a name? Suggestions? We propose Egbert.

Trek

This is a Roadmaster Mt. Fury (??) in almost brand new condition. Such a pity that is a complete piece of junk that should never have been manufactured in the first place. One wheel nut was missing from the front wheel but we soon found a replacement kicking around for that. Again, this will be sold pronto, if there is any bike we wish to get rid of this is it. Well this and the idiotic Schwinn from a few days ago.

Bike
 

2008-06-15 Tube

An offspring amusement tube in brand new perfect condition. You might well ask how an offspring amusement tube works in its designated capacity, but empirically we find that the offspring in question have an excellent innate knowledge of how to make it work.

Tube
 

2008-06-15 Pack and Play

A pretty shiny Graco Pack and Play, all present and correct and in perfect condition. We may use this for offspring containment purposes as it is so spiffy. Then maybe later sell it on the list of craig.

Play Pen
 

2008-06-14 Jigsaw

A Sears Craftsman jigsaw. This has the steerable blade thing and a nice fence. When found it had the plug cut off but it was the work of but a moment to wire one on for testing purposes. Voila, it worked. Already claimed by tk we think.

Jigsaw
 

2008-06-14 Golf Trolley

A pretty fancy folding golf bag trolley that we think might be useful for a friend. That or scrap aluminium. Rotate your vision -π/2 for the pic:

Golf Trolley
 

2008-06-14 Double Jogger.

An Instep Safari TT double jogger in fine usable shape. Comes with 5 point harness, seat liners (not shown in pic), folds easily, peek-a-boo window, locking front wheel swivel etc etc. Some sun damage, a couple of screws loose and air required in the pneumatic road contact devices. No real reason for discard. Available or destined for the list of craig.

Jogger
 

2008-06-14 Clothing

Some rags to hang on the offspring as they grow, mostly just for legal reasons as we see no reason to demand they wear clothes. Note they are draped over the chair recently featured here, said chair has entered arduous service in the outdoor zone quite sucessfully.

Kids Clothes
 

2008-06-13 Peg Perego

A Peg Perego Venezia pushchair that seems to be in very nice condition and has loads of features. A quick cleanup and it is good for the list of craig or other outlets.

Pushchair
 

2008-06-13 Jogger

A pretty nice single jogger, InStep brand, 5k model. It has a digital odometer/speedometer and is in near perfect condition with hood and all that stuff. This will be sold off as we do not need it.

Jogger
 

2008-06-13 Graco Double

A Graco Duo glider in nice shape. These are a reliable commodity around here so it will be turned into ale and victuals via the intermediate step of cash from a person introduced to us via the list of craig.

Graco
 

2008-06-13 Firepit

A little patio fireplace thingy. This has some potential usefulness to us so we may well try it out in the bottom of the garden in the late night patio area.

Firepit
 

2008-06-13 Bike Breakout.

The first one examined from that large pile of bikes is a Trek 820, it has been used, needed some air in the tyres and a clean but seems fine. It will be a great the list of craig station bike sale, of maybe for JP? JPR not JPL.

Trek
 

2008-06-10 Bikes

A selection of random mountain bikes in need of some tuneup etc. They all look complete. The two Treks at the back are the best but all will make fine station bikes for some happy commuters. More info later on these as we investigate.

Bikes

Update: See other entries more recently for details on the actual bikes but three are sold and the other is out to a summer student. Fine stuff.

 

2008-06-08 P.O.S.

A Schwinn Stingray badged Orange County Choppers. It is amazing how somebody could take something as useful as a bike and turn it into something as pointless and crap as this. It is pretty hard to ride, at least for people of our build and sensibilities, but is otherwise in OK shape modulo the rust spots on the chrome.

Stingray
 

2008-06-07 Calphalon

A big nonstick Calphalon frying pan, or omelet skillet as they like to call it. This has the non-stick coming off so we are going to return this for a new one and who knows what we will do with that one. Present your worthy cause....

Pan
 

2008-06-07 Brass Lamp

A large brass lamp that is remarkable for its size but not especially for its form. This is for a friend who values such things, we hope.

Lamp
 

2008-06-06 Double Jogger

A Kool-Stride double jogger in OK shape and delicious purple colouring. It needed only air in the tyres and it is ready to be off to the list of craig.

Jogger
 

2008-06-03 Sink

A Stainless steel slop sink that seems in pretty fine condtion. Obviously somebody had it in a garage sale and nobody wanted it for the advertised price of ten currency units, how sad. This may be deployed in the rennovation of our basement washing area, we will see. Previously we had been looking for large double deep stone or ceramic slop sink for this area but now who knows what we will do.

Sink

Now we have that sinking feeling.

 

2008-06-01 Furniture Update

The chair was glued and screwed and cleaned and oiled. It seems too red to be teak, it may be mahogany or some such. But here it is so you can see for yourself:

Chair

Update: This chairs seems to have been named Egbert. It needs a name as it seems to appear in the background of so many subsequent pictures on this page.

 

2008-06-01 Cast Iron update

We cleaned the rusty Wagner from yesterday but then got sidetracked by a prior find, a slant logo Griswold with heat ring, and the other no-name pan from yesterday. Here they are after a good clean and an initial cure. Both are sort of available if you convince us you are a good cause.

Cured Pans

Meantime the Wagner has to wait a while.

 

2008-05-31 Tennis Machine

A tennis ball floinking machine. We had one of these that we sold on the list of craig but this one has a power cord and AC power and hence is more conducive to immediate fun. It works fine and can function as garden artillery.

Tennis Machine
 

2008-05-31 Furniture

A hardwood chair and small table for outdoor usage. We get the feeling that the damage they seem to have sustained occurred upon discard. Attempts will be made to fix them as they seem worth it. A spot of glue, some clampage and some nailgun action should suffice. Pic shows the chair being glued and screwed, note the clamps all appeared on this page at some time.

Chair
 

2008-05-31 Compaq

A Compaq 2.8Ghz Celeron machine with a 40G HD and 256 M RAM. Boots XP, for what it is worth. This is a HP compaq and it still seems to have crappo Compaq issues, once stable it may have some cycles to offer. It has been converted to a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz (using a CPU from the trash). CDrom issues holding us up on the forensics front. Watch this space......

Compaq

Update: Bartered for a bunch of beer, the social kind of beer of course. Not just a bunch of beer, that would be crass.

 

2008-05-31 Cast Iron

Yet more cast iron pans, a Wagner with heat ring and some random no-name but "Made in USA" thing. Wagner is rusty but we aim to fix that, pic shows the crusty rusty Wagner hanging out on the stove.

Wagner Skillet
 

2008-05-31 Bike

A Giant ladies' mountain bike. Before you ask, no, not the bike that this woman rides:

...but in fact a Giant brand Acapulco model bike that is marketed towards females. It is of not so great quality. It seems functional after a couple of tweaks, one of which involved a large hammer and a vise. We already have a possible taker for this, people want simple ridable bikes for some reason.

Giant Bike
 

2008-05-29 Tractor

An offspring amusement device that shows much promise. We will see what occurs when the offspring returns from overseas and checks it out.

Tractor
 

2008-05-29 Bike Parts

A friend had his rear tyre slashed on his beater bike, and rather than fixing the tube and getting a new tyre it is much easier just to get a whole new rear wheel. Shown here with a random seat and pole that came with.

Trek parts
 

2008-05-26 Cast Iron Update

Attending an event involving the cooking of numerous things outdoors, we took a bunch of random cast iron, some of which has been featured on this page, some not yet. We found recipients for some of it, then we cured the whole lot on the large open cooking fire and used some of it for actual cooking. An excellent scaled cleanup.

Pans
 

2008-05-17 Tablet

An Acer table/laptop thingy with XP installed and sort of working fine, the only problem seens to be an intermittant connection in the powersupply connector. Despite its many claimed features we have no use for it.

Tablet
 

2008-05-17 Dell

A Dell XPS gaming laptop with hyperthreaded 3.4 GHz cpu, 1G RAM etc. It booted but had a bad GPU which was part of the motherboard and hence not easily fixable, that was probably the reason for discard. It also had a chewed power cable that had been bodge fixed with some tape. We sold the carcass off to somebody who has the time and inclination to care. The pic does not do it justice, it is boat anchor in laptop form factor.

Dell
 

2008-05-15 Table

A stainless steel restaurant food prep table that appeared to have been discarded in curbside garbage by a well known (but not good) restaurant. It had some skanky tape on the top and a bunch of scratches but there is no apparent reason for discard. Shown here after a good clean and a light sanding to take out some scratches from the surface. Prospective future uses include the sushi bar at an outdoor wedding and some form of useful loadbearing function in an art thingy?

Table

It is bloody heavy, in case you are thinking of borrowing it.

 

2008-05-04 Sewing

A Brother Sewing machine complete in the box. It has been lightly used, if at all, and so far tests OK. This was a request by a friend, and sure enough within a week we had found a nice one. This posting is also belated, we got it a while ago but only got the pic from the new owner recently.

Sewing Machine
 

2008-05-04 Jogger

A twin Baby Jogger Q series. This is a pretty fancy jogging stroller, the folding action is well worth the price and complexity. It had been run over by its previous owner but it was very simple to fix the broken frame piece. Despite all its features, it is however, too wide for our local railway station door, hence off it goes on the list of craig.

Jogger
 

2008-05-04 Dell P4

A Dell Pentium 4 1.7Ghz with 256M RAM and no HD. Previous owners had a clue we guess. Works fine, boots Knoppix fine so there is no apparent reason for discard except possibly that they had too many infections on that HD we did not see.

Dell Pentium 4

Update: Refurbished with a HD and some extra memory from stock and sold on the list of craig because we have way too many Pentium 4 machines lying around at present. Pic is actually the pic used to sell.

 

2008-04-30 Bikes

A random Jamis mountain bike, pretty nice condition, still had air in the tyres etc. Quickly cleaned up ready for presentation to its new owner on the list of craig.

Bike

Also a slightly junkier and more primative model, a Redline (whoever they are) with a nasty paint job. It had a bent front wheels and some issues but a spare from stock and some tuning and it is good to go. Would make a good "station bike".

Bike

Update: The Jamis sold on the list of craig and spawned inquiries that sold the Royce Union and the blue Trek. Handy dandy.

 

2008-04-29 iMac

A G5 iMac 1.8GHz with some issues. One issue is that it does not power up but the other is that somebody has made some weird USB modification on it involving drilling a hole in the case. Investigation will ensue.

iMac

Update: The weird USB mod was a Troll Touch touch screen modification. We opened up the machine and observed various things upon attempted boot. After disconnecting the HD it booted fine. Upon reconnecting the HD it booted fine. Take it apart and put it together again, our favourite problem solving method. The machine was used as a kids' machine we think. A few iTunes on it (Julie Andrews, Johnny Cash, Peter Paul and Mary etc) but not much else.

 

2008-04-29 Cocktail stuff

A WMF cocktail set. Complete except for the jigger stick thingy. Some of the implements are quite nice so we may use them at some stage. We do not use measures anyway so we do not care about the missing piece. Shown on top of the stainless BBQ that made an appearance here but recently got cleaned up(it had some nasty gunk on the top).

WMF

In the same box were these glasses. Not the finest in the world but given the breakage rate in our service a welcome addition to the random glass cupboard.

Glasses
 

2008-04-29 Bikes

A nice Trek mountain bike of middling quality. The shifters were a little sticky in p[laces, that seems to have been the reason for discard. Pretty much ready for a new owner now.

Trek

A very similar but slightly lighter Royce Union. Nothing wrong with this at all except for some rust spots on some components. It has super cheapo brake caliper thingies but the bike rides nicely.

Royce

Update: Sold by the Jamis ad on the list of craig.

 

2008-04-29 Assorted ironware

Shown in the pics below a small assortment of handy things. One strange cast iron pan suitable for donation to friends, one tap wrench that seems very nice, one random crude chisel, a bike chain (required for the Peugeot) and the floor wand from a Miele vacuum cleaner. All of it fairly useful.

Iron stuff

Update: Pan donated to people who cook, the tap wrench is really nice to use, and some relatives just happened to need the floor wand for a Miele.

 

2008-04-27 High Chair

A high chair in good condition suitable for positioning the offspring for food ingestion. This will be for a friend who has need of such.

Highchair
 

2008-04-27 Graco Dual

Not a particularly special device but somewhat handy, a Graco Duo Glider. All present and correct and just needs a quick clean. Somebody will want this, craisglist may introduce us to them in due course.

Stroller
 

2008-04-19 Wood

A selection of 2x6 wood, excellent material for our next replacement window project. You know what a 2x6 looks like, if not see prior 2x4 pics and extrapolate.

 

2008-04-19 Radiator

A chunky and not so inelegant cast iron radiator for use with steam or water. Pretty fine, about 27x27x7 inches.

Radiator
 

2008-04-19 Lamp

A lamp thingy that seems to be for photo studio use. It is very bright and seem to have uses beyond those it was intended for.

Lamp
 

2008-04-19 Dell Laptop

A Dell Pentium 4 1.4GHz laptop with 256M RAM, 20G HD in fine condition. When powered on it turned out to have a BIOS password, which is hard to get around. After consulting the interwebs we found the chip on the motherboard containing said password and flashed it with a paper clip as instructed. This involved a moderate amount of dismantlement and a painful period of reading chip IDs. Once flashed we were able to boot the installed XP then a more useful knoppix CD for the purposes of investigation. Machine works fine, though the fan is both loud and often on. Salient points on HD (which was not obviously not encrypted):

  • Previous owner a female lawyer. Evidence of prolongued job search, wedding plans, details.
  • Lots of evidence of shopping on Amazon for offspring related products. Also lots of handbag shopping.
  • A bunch of pics scanned in with a Kodak Film Scanner, some more pics documenting arrival of previously mentioned offspring.
  • 195 MP3s, mixed artists.
  • 696 iTunes, the major contributing artists being:
        311 Compilations
        119 Dave Matthews Band
         62 The Beatles
         28 Pearl Jam
         25 Led Zeppelin
         18 U2
         16 James Taylor
         14 Weezer
         14 Dave Matthews
         13 Alanis Morissette
         12 Billy Joel
         11 Sarah McLachlan
          9 Janet Jackson
          8 Metallica
          8 Jessica Simpson
          8 Fiona Apple
          7 TLC
          7 Phish
          7 Mariah Carey
          6 Vanessa Carlton 
  • TurboTax and stuff.
 

2008-04-19 Cast Iron Pans

A scrap yard full of cast iron pans of various types. One super nice Griswold with italic logo and heat ring, some nice Wagners and some no-names. All in all some good functional stuff. Some already promised but siome still available.

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Cast Iron
Cast Iron
 

2008-04-14 iMac

An iMac 800Mhz in fine shape, obviously used by the offspring of a household. Disk contains:

  • Evidence of import of OS 9 stuff from the old machine.
  • 3452 mp3s, substantially acquired with Limewire. Lots of them untagged and ill organized, of those that are organized here are some big contributors:
        342 Compilations
         97 Blink-182
         64 Unknown Artist
         34 The Ataris
         33 David Tao
         32 Jock Jams
         29 the get up kids
         29 Counting Crows
         28 Original Broadway Cast Recording
         28 Less Than Jake
         25 Orishas
         24 Elephant Man
         23 Hall & Oates
         23 Good Charlotte
         22 James Taylor
         22 Green Day
         21 Red Hot Chili Peppers
         21 Queen
         21 Living Colour
         21 John Mayer 
  • 339 iTunes, including
        114 Compilations
         26 Pink Floyd
         20 James Taylor
         20 Frank Sinatra
         18 Queen
         18 Elvis Presley
         16 Red Hot Chili Peppers
         15 Jimi Hendrix
         13 Van Halen
         11 Led Zeppelin
         11 Guess Who
         10 Lynyrd Skynyrd
    
  • Lots of digital pics of teenage girls doing what they do.
  • Lots of AIM chat logs and huge buddy lists.
  • No discernable porn.
  • A nice shiny Morgan Stanley investment report that shows their portfolio to have gone from 1,693,444 to 1,440,059 in one month. Ooops.
  • Several documents related to making wills, assessing potential estates for such, SSNs, amounts and other details all included.
  • Lots of Sunday school documents.
 

2008-04-12 Wood

Knowing we have more framing and stuff to fiddle with, these seems to be most handy. Four 2x4 planks that are seemingly quite new.

Planks
 

2008-04-12 Tool Case

A tool case, specifically the case for a Ryobi circular saw. This seems to house a stray router quite nicely so it will be pressed into service.

Case
 

2008-04-12 Radio Flyer

A couple of pristine Radio Flyer wheeled offspring amusement devices. First the little truck thingy:

Radio Flyer

Also a classic trike with tassels. Certain nearby offspring found these quite attractive.

Radio Flyer
 

2008-04-12 Legs

8 legs for a common and useful shelving system, we took the best four. They had some fancy castors on them but no sign of the shelves or the little collets you need to hang the shlves on the legs. These are for a friend with storage needs.

Shelf Legs
 

2008-04-12 Cast Iron

A cast iron thingy that allows one to bake things in the shapes of various animals. Wow! It has seemingly never been used. This will be donated to somebody who might have a use for it.

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Cast Iron
 

2008-03-29 Switch Plates

A bunch of brass switch covers, mostly of them OK and one ornately ugly. These are for a neighbour who may have need for such.

Switch Covers
 

2008-03-29 Pipe Wrench

This is a cheapo junky pipe wrench but will be handy to keep in a car or some such place where it might provie of crucial usefullness one day.

Pipe Wrench
 

2008-03-29 Mac Tower

A Mac G4 tower missing HD but full of memory. THis will be invesitgated for its usefuless but we suspect it is getting a bit old to be anything but fanboy fodder.

Mac
 

2008-03-29 Bag

A random travelling bag that has a couple of rips but is otherwise in very usable shape. This will be stored for the next visiting European to use to take all their swag home with. Now the US really does have monopoly money we expect more surgical shopping strikes to pass through and require extra bags for homeward transportation.

Bag
 

2008-03-26 Tie down

A tie down that presumably literally fell off the back of a lorry. It will come in handy for our trailor. Note this is genuine "stuff" because even though the owner lost it they threw it away by not coming back for it.

Tie down
 

2008-03-26 Schwinn

We got a modern Schwinn racing style bike a while ago and recently found the parts to fix it up. The handlebars were rusty and drop style, not popular and not nice. We put on some straight bars and old schwinn sparkly grips and gave the thing a clean up and voila. This may already have a home waiting for it.

Schwinn
 

2008-03-25 Cookware

A Griswold No9 skillet in excellent condition. This one is nicer than ours in certain details so we will use this and pass our existing Griswold No9 on. Shown here after cleaning and a light cure at 450F.

Cast Iron

An anonymous cast iron skillet marked only "8" on the handle and "8-" underneath". It has a nicely shaped handle, very nice interior and a heat ring so this will displace our prior skillet of this size, a Wagner. Again the Wagner will find a home with a worthy kitchen, after all we have been breaking it in for a few years now.....

Cast Iron

A Griswold baster dutch oven with wire handle. The lid has the handle broken off, such a shame. This is a possible donation as we are not sure we need this. Pic shows it in gloriously unrestored state, though note that the previous two looked like this a short while before their pictures were taken. Most of the appearance problems stem from a weird dusty coating. The lid on this is a beautiful casting.

Cast Iron
 

2008-03-25 Bike Stuff

Some bike stuff, we need to replenish stock to that we can sell to the hipsters for the spring bike awakening. No pics yet.

 

2008-03-22 Kelty Jogging Stroller

A Kelty Jogging Stroller in fine condition. This is an interesting artifact in that is a full jogging stroller, with better standard features than most but it folds like a Maclaren stroller. It is way superior on features to almost every other jogger out there. Surplus to our requirements but it will make a blazing appearance on craigslist.

Jogger
 

2008-03-22 DVD Player

Small form-factor DVD player that also plays endless other alphabet soup formats. Complete with manual and remote. This is of course pretty useless to us but is a standing request from somebody in need of one. (Yours Russ, just get it out of our house!).

DVD player
 

2008-03-22 Book Selection

A pile of books, nothing too thrilling but some OK stuff there. Mythology book for anthro-prof friend, Linux book for the next noob that asks me about Linux, wine book for some vinophilic friends, some of them to read and some for reference.

Books
 

2008-03-22 Baby Seat

A fancy shiny Peg Perego baby seat for use in those newfangled automobiles. This is a good seat in excellent condition and it arrives just in time, sort of. It was not even very dirty but it got a good wash anyway. It came with the base but that is not shown in the pic:

Baby Seat
 

2008-03-08 Radiator

Small cast iron radiator, usable for water or steam. Available until it sells on the list of craig.

Radiator
 

2008-03-08 Jogger

A nice shiny green jogging stroller, all complete and ready to go. It is a bit of a strange shape in the area that is in immediate contact with the offspring's butt, but there you go. It does seem to work though and no apparent reason for discard. Craigslist for this.

Jogging Stroller
 

2008-03-06 Hard Drives

A colleague found some RAID arrays being tossed, and inside were 60 or so seemingly good 120G Western Digital hard drives. Now we would not want to use these in a RAID type application now, much easier just to go buy 7 1TB drives. But for random machines that need a new HD or an extra 120G or sneaker drives, they seem just fine. We will test them as we use them, you may also if you need one.

Hard drives

No investigation of drive content here for several obvious reasons. Sorry.

 

2008-03-01 Rocking Horse

A wooden FAO Schwarz rocking horse in OK shape. It seems to function quite well as an offspring amuser so it will be deployed in the offspring amusement device zone.

Rocking Horse
 

2008-03-01 Drop Cloth

A roll of plastic drop cloth. Super handy!

 

2008-03-01 Dell P4 machines

Three Dell Pentium 4 machines all seemingly complete and in good order, they were all dumped off by the same guy. Jumping ahead, they all seem to come from the office of a "fund of funds manager".

First one is a hyperthreading 2.8Ghz 512M RAM with an 80G HD. No reason for discard, boots to XP fine. The following summarizes their computer usage:

  • Music, 699 mp3s, seemingly sourced from Limewire, well represented artists shown here
         28 disturbed 
         14 blue october 
         12 nickelback 
         11 vertical horizon 
         10 pink 
         10 maroon 5 
         10 concrete blonde 
          9 vast 
          9 queen 
          9 pm dawn 
          9 my chemical romance 
          9 house of pain 
          9 him 
          9 fall out boy 
          8 toad the wet sprocket 
          8 korn 
          8 blake lewis 
    
  • Lots of (gothic?) wedding pics and baby pics. Lovely. You are invited to guess, based on the music selection, whether the former owners have tattoos or not. Go on, guess.
  • IE caches completely empty, cleaned we would say. Given the facts that the cache dirs were present and these machines are all from a common admin domain and the others have full caches I would say that this user surfed loads of NSFW stuff and knew enough to clean up. We may try an undelete on this at some stage.
  • Documents present include resumes, house purchase docs, pleading letters to lawyers, that sort of thing.

The next one is also a Dell hyperthreading machine, 2.6Ghz, 512M RAM, 80G HD. It seems to function well with no apparent reason for discard. Only 15G or so of the disk used. Salient points include:

  • Browser cache present and correct, no porn visible upon quick check.
  • Lots of google maps usage, many closeup zooms of houses on satellite view.
  • Recycler was full of pics, business documents and all sorts of good stuff. Good job they threw these out before tossing the machine. Dop!
  • One user has lots of Dell stuff in their cache, presumably browsing for the replacement machine.
  • 5 mp3s, bah!

Next machine is a Dell Pentium 4 1.6Ghz 384M RAM with a 20G HD. No apparent reason for discard, seems to work fine. Though obviously if you are going to toss the above machines this one is going to go also.

  • Cache has lots of Britney and Rudy pics and no porn.
  • The dir "Copy of g drive" has all sorts of stuff in it that may have been forgotten there, lots of stuff presumably related to managing funds of funds. Mixed docs, ppt, and xls. How do these people do any work with these constraints?

The 2.8 benchmarked 12300 secs vs an existing machine's 15600 secs, and hence will be pressed into service.

 

2008-02-16 Pot

A Calphalon 8.5 qt dutch oven. Missing the lid and the finish on the inside so this is set for a warranty return. It might even be a keeper as we do not have one quite like this.

Dutch Oven
 

2008-02-02 Cast Iron

A cast iron Griswold Oval Roaster, number 3. This will be just fine for roasting ornithological specimens of a certain size that happen to fall into our food chain, namely chickens and ducks. We had chicken last night in fact and though the thing was nicely roasted in the deep cast iron chicken fryer we were wishing for a proper oven roaster. Well, here it is. The more astute amoung you will have already recognized the pans in the background from their prior starring appearances on this page. Note that the roaster has only had one initial cure after its clean, it will soon turn black like the others.

Roaster

This is not really available, if you want one they are hard to find but there is one here, at least at the time of writing.

 

2008-01-26 Radiators

Two nice cast iron radiators, set up for steam but usable for water. People we know often need these things and if nobody we know happens to right now, the interwebs are usually kind enough to introduce us to new people who need them. How nice.

Radiator
Radiator

Update: Sold on craigslist to some guy who bought a repossessed house from a bank which had had all its radiators removed. Cheeky.

 

2008-01-26 Peg Perego Pliko

A Peg Perego Pliko folding stroller in good shape. It has been used but is certainly fine enough to make its way up onto the list of craig. This model was our stroller of choice for a while, especially while travelling. It folds in two dimensions, had reclining seat back, 5 point harness etc etc. Also it is not junky, the earlier Peg Peregos tended to get very brittle after a while but this generation seem to age better.

Pliko
 

2008-01-26 Dell

A Dell pizza box style machine, 128M RAM 700Mhz celeron, 10G HD, seemingly in good order, 1st Grade maths CD still in the drive. In keeping with first impression the machine had nothing but kids software on it. No evidence of having been connected to the net, no surfing detritus etc. Oh well, I guess this was a valid use for a machine, just not very interesting for us. Available if you have a use for such, it runs quietly and could be used for some appliance task.

 

2008-01-12 Puters

A couple of Pentium 4 machines seemingly complete. First one is HP and has a pretty randomized HD, good job previous owner on wiping. People are learning, upon booting the CDrom makes funny noises and we get a "hot dust" smell. It may need attention.

Second one is a small form factor Dell, 2.4 Ghz, 256M RAM, 40G HD. Bob, you want this? Here is a list of salient data from the HD:

  • The household comprises a couple and their two offspring. The lady and the gentleman of the house have accounts on the machine. Given their ages and the fact that their offspring are twins it seems IVF is likely to have occurred here.
  • Both the adults are accomplished in terms of fancy high finance management careers. Their resumes are full of bullshit yet nevertheless accomplished contentful bullshit, if you accept the premise that the finance industry has content.
  • An interesting 3-column Excel file that caught our roving eye, note we hid columns 2 and 3 for your (their?) benefit:
    My Documents% xl2txt Passwords.xls | cut -f 1 -d"|" 
    SHEET:Sheet1
    Numbers / Passwords
    Smith Barney
    Vanguard
    Chaseonline
    American Express
    Fidelity.com
    Fidelity ATP
    Yahoo Fin
    IBD
    AIM
    Modem
    WSJ
    Pension/  Hewitt
    Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless/DSL
    Verizon.com
    Wireless sync
    HP Tech Support
    Compusa Support M
  • The lady (or is it the gentleman?) of the house likes strong women. By strong we mean the traditional definition, "able to lift up a car", and this pic is one of the more bearable, less muscled and less posed examples of their taste, as well as being quite literal.
    Strong woman
  • Some iTunes, stuff grouped by artist and listed here, could be worse. We have these on shuffle as we type, how self-referential of us.
         10 Annie Lennox
         13 Beat Positive
         12 BeBe & CeCe Winans
          9 Black Box
         11 Bonnie Raitt
         13 Collective Soul
        113 Compilations
         10 Crosby, Stills & Nash
         11 Dave Matthews Band
         12 Deee-Lite
          7 Eric Clapton
         45 James Taylor
         11 Natalie Merchant
         17 Red Hot Chili Peppers
         13 Shawn Mullins
         10 Stephen Stills
         15 Steve Winwood
         12 Susan Tedeschi
          8 The Allman Brothers Band
         13 The Pretenders
         12 U2
         13 Young MC
    
  • Lots of financial data, tax data, resumes, blockparty invitations, corporate proprietary data etc etc.
  • Pretty much no porn. Some naked "strong women", but we will choose not to expose you to them.
 

2008-01-12 Lamp

A bedside lamp with a remotely steampunk air to it. It had no bulb in it but one was procured and inserted and it worked. This is now fulfilling its purpose next to a new bed.

Bedside Lamp
 

2008-01-12 Drop Plastic

A substantial roll of folded drop plastic for curtaining off areas under construction, and other such tasks. Convenient really, this will be used for the next set of replacement windows we put in. The roll is only 14 inches wide or so but the plastic folds out into a larger sheet.

Plastic Sheeting
 

2008-01-12 Brass

A small piece of brass that is the perfect size to make a new striker plate for a door that happens to be in need of one. No pic, you know what a small piece of brass looks like. Same door that got the mahogany earlier.

 

2008-01-09 Mahogany

A couple of pieces of mahogany showed up just as we were working on our front entranceway. The step/saddle/threshhold was junk so we tossed it and some form of custom made thing seemed in order. Voila, the materials (or most of them) showed up. From pickup time to install was less then three hours, a good turnaround.

Mahogany
 

2008-01-05 Tivo S2

A Tivo Series 2. This is untested and uninvestigated, watch this space. We have had several requests for these so if it works this should find a home pretty quickly.

Update: Tivo seems to work but does not have lifetime subscription on it (booo!) and we do not have the remote. All boring, sorry, no screenshots yet. It will be used by the Z dudes in some capacity we suspect.

 

2008-01-05 Laptop junk

A selection of laptop accessories including two base stations and some power supplies and such. A nice USB wheelmouse also. Shown, the two docking stations, which may end up on ebay as people seem to like these things there.

Laptop junk
Laptop junk
 

2008-01-05 Kenwood 5CD/DVD

A Kenwood 5CD and DVD changer, supports MP3 etc. This is more potential fodder for the record store dudes, initial testing seems good. There were alas no CDs in the tray, we love found music! Grainy pic shot during dodgy testing with Jesus Jones, Doubt. Not an especially good CD to test a CD player but the first we had to hand. Damn, going back to this whole physical media thing is tricky!

CD changer
 

2008-01-05 Jeep Stroller

A double Jeep Wrangler stroller. These are not as nice as the Maclaren equivalents but other people seem to like them. This has a cupholder and little bag thingy and is in perfect condition so it will be hitting Craigslist soon.

Jeep Stroller
 

2008-01-05 GPS

A Garmin Streetpilot III or some such, seemingly new in the box with all the accesories. Previous owner had some token effort at use but it looks very shiny etc. More investigation required on this one, we would love to salvage the tracks data from it to see where the previous owners drove but the preliminary powerup suggests it has never been used in anger.

GPS
 

2008-01-05 Cast Iron Radiator

A cast iron steam radiator, in OK shape. Two nicer ones were present but they were BOD (broken upon discard). It is so sad to see some really nice thing in perfect shape be tossed away only to break upon impact with the hard surface it falls on. Craigslist for one this unless any readers want to trade a few beers for it.

Cast Iron Radiator

Update: Sold within 24 hours. Fine stuff.

 

2008-01-05 Bike Rack

An Xport bike rack suitable for a 2 inch receiver. Seems in perfect shape and will be sold as such on craigslist.

Bike Rack
 

2008-01-03 Stroller Cornucopia

First a double jogger with super large wheels and in very nice shape. A puff of air all round and a quick clean and this is ready to go. The hood is missing, sad.

Double Jogger

Next a single Maclaren, all very nice and functional. Needed a clean as the seat area was full of crumbs and hair (used for a dog maybe?).

Maclaren Pushchair

What seems like an early Peg Perego Pliko. If you have used a Pliko you will know that these are pretty nice contraptions for general purpose offspring carriage. The fundamental design seem to be the same as later models so this may find a home somewhere.

Peg Perego Pliko
 

2007-12-22 iBook

An iBook 14inch. Seems in sort of OK shape, may boot but had screen problem. Either way it awaits HD inspection and overall evaulation. Looks for parts of this on eBay next month I suspect.

iBook
 

2007-12-19 iBook Batteries.

Two batteries for a 12inch iBook aluminium, seemingly in good shape and one of which having a full charge in it. These will be tested and sent to handy iBook users who happen to require them.

iBook batteries
 

2007-12-19 P4

A Dell Pentium 4 with speed around 1.5Ghz, missing memory and some plastic. will probably be used for parts or in the making of a chimera. No pics for now, you know what a Dell computing machine looks like.

 

2007-12-15 Trek Bike

A not so high quality Trek mountain bike. It is serviceable enough to be sold anyway, it will be going to craigslist. No apparent reason for discard, the tyres even had air in them. It gave us great entertainment riding around in the snow in the middle of the night already, great value for money.

Trek 820

Update: Sold as a commute bike to a happy guy who found it on the list of craig. We were almost sad to see it go as it had provided some amusement riding around in the snow in the meantime.

 

2007-12-15 Teak outdoor furniture.

Some teak outdoor furniture. A bench, two chairs and one armed chair all matching in a modern-ish style. The bench has some discard damage (i.e. something that seems have have occurred as it was thrown away) but that is easily fixable, we think. Otherwise they are all solid and just need a clean and maybe some teak oil. We could use these but we have a bunch of this type of stuff already so these may become available after some consideration.

Teak Chairs
Teak Bench
 

2007-12-15 High Chair

A Peg Perego Prima Pappa rocking high chair. What a stupid idea! Rocking one's small offspring while they are eating seems like a recipe for a mess. Chair is in OK shape but has a hole in the fabric seat liner. We shall see what occurs here, probably will be sold on the list of craig, to some people the rocking element is a premium feature or some such.

High Chair
 

2007-12-15 Gateway P4

A Gateway Pentium 4 with WinME installed, all present and correct on the initial physical inspection at least. Machine belonged to an adolescent male, here are some humdrum google searches, after having removed the ego driven self-searches to protect the former owner from your specific (as opposed to non-specific) ridicule.

      1  aladdin 
      1  aladdin music 
      1  Amitai Etzioni 
      1  APA format 
      3  ballericons 
      1  brittany spears mexico gave the finger 
      1  chopin 
      1  clean ocean action 
      2  drums percussion premier drum workshop dw paiste sabian zildjian maple birch tama ludwig  
      1  dvojak 
      1  dvorak 
      2  first union bank 
      2  free online english dictionary 
      1  garden state 
      1  garfunkle 
      1  gloria steinem and the women's rights movement 
      1  grieg 
      1  guitar tabs doobie brothers 
      1  guitar tabs stone sour 
      1  IM Icons 
      2  instant messenger icons ultimate 
      1  johnson and johnson corporate law office 
      1  johnson and johson 
      1  journal of memory and language 
      3  Karate Kid 
      1  koepi xvid 
      1  Laetrile 
      1  meister german hard liquor yager 
      1  Michael Novak 
      1  minnesota test 
      1  monkey bowl ultimate frisbee tournament 
      1  mozart 
      1  nashville 
      1  nashville maps 
      2  nashville maps  
      1  nashville shop zippo lighters 
      3  nebuchanezzar 
      1  new jersey garden state 
      4  nfl draft players 
      2  official site garden state 
      1  off shore dumping 
      1  paul simon and garfunkel 
      1  paul simon and garfunkle 
      1  phone directory site
      4  photos drums percussion premier drum workshop dw paiste sabian zildjian maple birch tama ludwig  
      2  point to wrist point to crotch bathroom 
      2  premier drums 
      1  "baby names" origins 
      2  "johnson and johnson" corporate law office 
      1  "Sextus Empiricus" Chrysippus dog 
      1  rec.sports.disc 
      1  sci 
      1  ssci 
      1  state map 
      1  tennessean 
      1  tennessean newspaper 
      6  tennessee tour guide 
      1  the ebola virus 
      1  the new york times 
      1  the world is not enough 
      1  Thomas Anderson 
      2  ultimate frisbee summer league cleveland ohio 
      1  university of rochester 
      1  upa 
      1  USGS 
      1  wax museum nashville tennessee 
      2  wax museum tennessee 
      1  web of knowledge 
      1  yager meister 
      1  yagermeister 
      1  yeagermeister 
      2  yellow pages 
      1  zanies 
      1  zion bible 

Not sure about reason for discard yet but the disk seems to have some not-quite-fatal-yet issues. Closer inspection of the Recycled dir shows a discarded Morpheus install with a bunch of music, images and porn movies, notably several Jenna Jameson offerings. Evidence of stuff no longer present is also plentiful in db files.

 

2007-12-08 PVR

Some random PVR, not a tivo. It seemed to have issues coming up properly but when we pulled the 80G HD inside that seemed to work fine. OK then, the rest of it is junk and we prepare to see what can be found in terms of cool TV programming on this thing. Exactly one recording was present, and it was 250 seconds of TV snow. Of course it is not even well encoded snow because no PVR manufacturer sets up their mpeg2 parameters to be useful for snow. Download the 150M file here, if you are really curious. Play it directly from your command line with:

 mplayer http://user-agent.org/stuff/images/pvr_snow.vob 
 

2007-12-08 Jogging Stroller

A jogging stroller with ripped fabric in two critical places we fear. Oh no, a genuine reason for discard! Never mind, we have another in stock that has a cracked aluminium wheel mount area. We were going to weld that up but it seems a lot faster to take the (almost new) fabric from that one and put it on this frame. The new chimera stroller is now on the list of craig, trying to feed the family. Fine and dandy.

Jogging Stroller
 

2007-12-08 Graphics

The VIA server from the other day has no graphics on it so I resolved to find a PCI graphics card for it (no AGP on the board). Seek and ye shall receive. Pic may come soon.

 

2007-12-08 Car Seat

A Cosco Alpha-Omega car seat for young offspring that is in perfect shape and feature laden, in a good way. We really have no use for it though so we will be floinking it off on the list of craig. Available at heavy discount to readers of this page.

Cosco Car Seat
 

2007-12-08 CD changer

This is thoroughly obselete but we picked it up for our friends who own a CD store, and yes they seem to be thriving. They are pretty much series-of-tubo-phobic. They do like CD changers though for the store and requested such from us. It even being a DVD changer and they being in the process of expanding into more DVDs I bet they will want a TV from us next....

 

2007-12-01 Server

A 1U short server with a Via twin CPU motherboard in it. This seems like a pretty nice machine so we may make it into a nice little backup server or some such in the basement. It is not fully tested as yet but so far we have great hopes for this particular piece of garbage.

Via 1U server
 

2007-12-01 Double Stroller

A Babytrend double stroller in perfect condition apart from a 1.5 in hole in the fabric in the side of one the of the seats. It sort of looks like a cleaned up cigarette burn but larger. Who knows what the modern parents of today allow their horrible offspring to do.......

Double Jogging Stroller
 

2007-12-01 Books

Today a bumper crop of german language books, always useful. No pic for now.

 

2007-11-20 Bike

A Trek cheapo hybrid bike. Cheapo but quite useful if you actually want to ride somewhere. Flat fix and a quick clean and it is off to meet up with craigslist.

Trek Hybrid

Update Sold on the list of craig rather quickly, fine effort

 

2007-11-03 Radiator

A pretty large cast iron steam heating radiator. This is a available to anybody that might want it (Monica?). Failing that it will be making an appearance on craigslist. It is a pretty good size and weighs probably more than 200 lbs.

Radiator

Update: Sold on the list of craig to some happy fresh first time homeowners. They seemed a bit sketchy on the whole concept of steam heating but hopefully this is what they need.

 

2007-11-03 Offspring Carriage Devices.

First up a super fancy double jogging stroller in near perfect shape. Tyres needed a little air, and in fact the tyres seem to imply that this had never been used. The blue on in the background is a complete and very similar double jogger but it has a bend in it. Its fate is uncertain but the red one will be a craigslist special very soon.

Double Jogging Stroller

Next a super fancy Maclaren double. This needed nothing but a clean as it had obviously sat in a garage or some such and got dusty. All very spiffy, it is sitting up on the table to catch some wind to assist in the drying process after the quick hose down.

Double Maclaren Pushchair

A single mesh seat Maclaren pushchair with seat liner in it. Again perfect condition and all ready for some usage.

Maclaren Pushchair
 

2007-11-03 Highchair

A Peg Perego highchair, offspring food induction for the use of. It is in excellent shape, including the padded seat. This will be sold as we have one identical.

Peg Perego Highchair
 

2007-11-03 Drumkit Hardware

Some random pieces of drumkit hardware. Not useful to use but we know people who may use such things. Bob?

Drumkit Hardware
 

2007-11-03 CD changers

These two are for some acquaintances that run a record store. They value the cd changer functionality for in-store use. The Sony works (despite its sketchy appearance in the pic) and is a very common discard these days, what with the advent of these newfangled music media. The JVC is actually a DVD changer and seems pretty fancy, not sure if it works yet.

Sony 5CD Player
JVC 5DVD changer
 

2007-10-13 Record Player

Yet another record player, no pretence at ever needing one of these but it will go happily on ebay. Unless you, the reader, wants one? The last one was a big hit with its new owner.

Record Player
 

2007-10-13 Jogging Stroller

A Baby Jogger jogging stroller in OK shape. Some rust on wheels and fittings, tyres needed air. It will find a home somewhere.

Baby Jogger
 

2007-10-13 Dell P4

A Dell Pentium 4, as yet uninvestigated so watch this space for more details. Pic of it opened up with all the guts showing, seems complete and not even very dusty. Came with ostensibly working flat screen and wireless keyboard and mouse. Yum.

Dell Pentium 4
 

2007-10-13 Dell Laptop Carcas

This will be straight off to ebay to help somebody fix their laptop. Stripped, missing HD, memory, battery, charger etc. Otherwise in OK shape.

Dell Laptop
 

2007-10-13 Child Seat.

An Eddie Bauer branded Cosco child seat and booster combination device. This is in excellent condition and not at all old. We acquired it because a friend has guests coming with young offspring and she specifically asked us for a booster or seat for them to use while here. Well, we got her the AND rather than the OR version of the request but that should be fine.

Child Seat
 

2007-10-13 Amplifier

A Carvin Profresssional Power Amplifier. We are pretty sure somebody we know will have a use for one of these, and failing that we will introduce outselves to somebody who needs one via craiglist or some such. Very dusty but otherwise in good shape, untested as yet.

Carvin Amplifier
 

2007-10-06 Offspring Backpack.

A device for carrying one's offspring behind oneself. This is a mediocre brand, the device itself is in tip top perfect condition but when we tested it the comfort levels for both carryer and carryee were not so good. Hence soon to be available to those with a small wad of cash in their hand.

Kids rucksack
 

2007-10-06 Bikes

A somewhat random but really rather nice Miyata bike. Clip pedals, nice saddle, rides very nicely. All in all a wonderful bike that we have no use for, hence craigslist at some point for this.

Miyata

A random Raleigh bike in OK shape. It has the usual Raleigh stuff, plus a couple of rust spots that do not really show up because the paint is rusty coloured to start with. Fine stuff. It has a Brooks leather saddle on it but that is pretty past it unfortunately. Destined for craigslist.

Raleigh

A kids tagalong bike (or some such). You bolt this thing onto the back of your bike and your offpspring gets dragged along helplessly as you cycle but simultaneously gets the feeling that they are empowered or contributing or some such. Already sold on craigslist.

Kids Trailer Bike
 

2007-09-30 Trek trash

A trashed Trek bike, carbon fibre frame and fancy dura-ace components. Lots of titanium. It seems to have been squished by some heavier vehicle and what is left was tossed. There are several quite expensive components on this thing that are usable, it has been offered up to the Z dudes for scavenging. If you don't know who they are it means you are not sociable enough and do not spend enough time hanging out with us drinking beer and eating dead animals.

trek
 

2007-09-30 Swings

A relative asked, "Can you find me a kiddie swing in the garbage...?". We were of course happy to oblige and ended up with three in one day. One happy customer, they only need a clean and something to swing from.

swings
 

2007-09-30 Offspring transportation roundup

A pretty damn fancy jogging stroller that has a slight crack in the frame near a rear wheel. Some welding will be applied to that (alu frame) and it may then become whole again, at least enough to be sold. Silly Bouncy thing found at the same time.

jogging stroller

Some random carry-cot thing that can be mounted to a pram frame or some such. Pretty fancy, OK quality. hence it will be seeking a home out there in craigslist or ebay land.

carry cot
 

2007-09-30 Floor Puzzle

Giant floor puzzle, 'nuff said? Is it a puzzle for giant floors, or a very large puzzle to be used on the floor. It might not matter.

floor
 

2007-09-29 Wood

Some quite nice chunky mahogany pieces and some white oak. They will be useful for some little project down the road, just as the last batch of mahogany was. No pic, you know what wood looks like.

 

2007-09-29 Radial Arm Saw

A Craftsman Radial Arm Saw in fine working condition. It is a somewhat old, in a good way, it feels very solid. The blade is a little blunt, at least when tested on some scrap oak. It will be pressed into service I think, should such an opportunity arise.

radial arm saw
 

2007-09-29 Cookware Assortment

A selection of cookware including a large calphalon skillet, a ridged base cast iron thingy and a bunch of cuisinart. Some weird German thingy in there also. Mostly pretty good quality and not worn enough for any warranty returns, available-ish. Apply with beer tokens in hand.

cookware
 

2007-09-25 Wooden Folding Chair

A wooden folding chair that is rather comfortable. The finish is still OK and the thing works fine, though seems fairly old. This will employed in various places as needed. It has great appeal dur to its curved seat, hence making it quite comfy. This is rare in a modern chair.

Folding Chair
 

2007-09-25 LGB

A large box of Lehmann Gross Bahn. Included were many different track sections and accessories. We also missed out narrowly on another box to some guy who wanted it for the scrap brass value. Idiot. The stuff we got is feeding us pretty well via its appearance on ebay.

LGB
 

2007-09-22 Pushchair

A Maclaren double stroller. It is pretty faded and a little beat up but somebody may want this so we will make it available to those who might. Pic soon.

 

2007-09-22 Printers

First a Dell scanner/printer that is brand new and comes with two extras ink cartridges. Previous owner says this was purchased bundled with a Windows Vista machine but seemed to not work at all with Vista. Hence he tossed it. We will give it a try as we try to remain Windows free, especially Vista free.

Dell Printer

A HP printer that according to the previous owner works fine, but his daughter did not like it anymore or something so they tossed it. Investigations to proceed.

HP Printer
 

2007-09-22 Pipe Clamp

A brand new pipe-based clamp. Not much to say about this apart from the fact that it may come in handy.

Pipe Clamp
 

2007-09-22 Keg of Bud Light

A shiny new sankey keg complete with small pump. It is half full of Bud light with a born on date of one year ago. We suspect that the Bud is no worse than when it went into the keg. Upon inspection, as shown in the pic, we find that the Bud light seems to have transmogrified into a select and peculiar Belgian style beer with piquant overtones. Look for this from Anheuser-Busch soon....

keg
 

2007-09-22 Chunk of Wood

A pretty chunky chunk of some fairly hard and heavy wood. We are not sure what this will be used for but it seems to have some promise so we will put it in stock.

Chunk of Wood
 

2007-09-22 Books

Yet another assortment of books. Ho hum.

Book, Rockwell
 

2007-09-22 Belt Sander

An old and quite industrial Porter Cable belt sander. When we plugged it in the results were shocking. This may be worth fixing for somebody though as some of the flooring guys tend to like the se super old and grungy tools.

Belt Sander
 

2007-09-20 Dell Pentium 4

A Dell Pentium 4, 1.4Ghz, 2x 40G HD, 256M RAM, dual boot RedHat and WinME. Former owner was an (technical) employee of a very large computing machinary corporaton. He scrubbed /home /var and numerous other things from the linux install so that it booted but pretty much had nothing of interest on it. Quite slick actually, needlessly so as he really should have zeroed the drives. It seems that he really wanted the machine to boot after it left his possession. The Windows ME install has IE caches chock full of strange windows tutorials and porn. The porn varied from vanilla to kitchen implements (yes, seriously, see . Below we show a image from the cache of great importance to those (like ourselves) who have trouble copying and pasting in Windows ME.

HD data

We still have trouble copying and pasting in Windows anything but at least we have now seen the tutorial! No media on machine, no P2P, no digital pics. Sad.

 

2007-09-10 Toys

Numerous toys, mostly of the sit in or ride on variety. These were acquired due to the sudden influx of numerous remote relatives and their horrible offspring. First a pedal tow truck thingy. It is all metal and quite nice quality for a toy. We may keep this for a while.

kids' tow truck

A Peg Perego plastic tractor, this is nominally a high ticket item so once the horrible offspring have finished with it we will be tossing this on the list of craig.

plastic tow truck
 

2007-09-10 Cast Iron Pans

A friend requested some good cookware for targeted donation purposes. Well, these fit the bill, some vaguely nice cast iron. After he has cured them they will hopefully cook some nice dinners somewhere.

cast iron pans
 

2007-09-10 Bikes

Ross, shiny bike with super slim saddle and collapsable pannier. It is OK, sort of qualifies as hipster material, will be sold on the list of craig, we think. The folding basket is rather handy, we suspect that the targeted hipster purchasers of this machine will not appreciate such devices.

ross bike

A more junky Ross, with wiggly frame. Not sure if this has any value but we are prepared to test the waters with a quick cleanup etc.

ross bike

A junky Huffy Kids' bike. It was promptly snapped up by a crazy old woman with a full spectrum of grandchildren, a worthy home we feel.

huffy bike
 

2007-09-07 Update:

The spiffy sink we found complete with faucets was scavenged. We donated the faucets to somebody who is rebuilding a bathroom and they are installed, albeit in a temporary fashion. Note in the pic that there are no walls and the drain leads via a Montego Diesel radiator hose into a bucket. But they are putting the taps we found to good use, and will do so more in future! They live again.

taps
 

2007-09-04 Keyboards and Mice

All the keyboards and mice plus two more keyboards were stacked up. The mice were still plugged in indicating that somebody was tossing an entire lab of macs, but we have not seen those macs yet. What will we do with all those hockey pucks, most useless mouse ever. One of them has been marked up as a special vision impaired model. The missing two were already donated to a serial spiller of drinks on keyboards for use as hot spares. The Dell sneaked in there as we needed one to complete a pc + extras package for somebody.

mac keyboards
 

2007-09-04 Clamp

A quick grip clamp, has some surface rust which was promptly removed with a trip to Mr Bench Grinder. It does not have infinite length as the picture might suggest. It will join the array of clamps on the wall in the basement that are poised to help out at a moment's notice.

clamp
 

2007-09-04 Bench

After the reasonable success of our bench rehabilitation somebody requested some similar bench ends for their own project. Well, ask and you shall receive, sometimes. The ends are now stripped of the wood and ready for pickup but here is the bench before we went crazy with the sawzall. Lots of layers of nasty paint.

cast iron bench ends
 

2007-09-01 Tools

A faintly interesting hammer and a wooden plane, these acquired for us to pass on to the rabid tool collectors in our genetic neighbourhood. They were in a huge bin of stuff, most of which has rusted away far too much to be interesting. A shame.

hammer and plane
 

2007-09-01 Saddle Bag

A fairly nifty canonndale saddle bag thingy. It was pig to pull of the wrecked seat it was attached to but we have it now. It is pretty nice.

saddle bag
 

2007-09-01 Radio Flyer

A Radio flyer red truck. As our offspring holds a US passport it is probably approriate that she has one of these things. This one is miraculously in excellent shape, they tend to rust quite quickly. It may have something to do with it apparently having been used not but some unwary offspring in the garden but by the staff in the offices of a major drugs company. We took the stickers off before taking the pic.

Radio Flyer
 

2007-09-01 Laptop Stuff

A Dell laptop carcas pretty much stripped, no HD, optical, memory etc. Somebody on ebay may want this so we will give it a shot.

Dell Laptop

Followed by a laptop docking station in seemingly good order. It is a pretty fancy one we suppose. Again, ebay fodder for whoever may want it an bid highest.

Dell Docking Station

A Vaio laptop dock still in the original packing. It may or may not be unused and pristine but it seems fine. This will be paying a visit, along with the rest of the laptop garbage, to Mr and Mrs Ebay.

Vaio Laptop Dock
 

2007-09-01 Kitchen Things

A stainless steel asparagus cooker, seemingly in good shape but missing the insert. No matter, this thing is useful for its stainless steel vessel-like qualities. Shown here after a quick clean with pumice for the body and in the dishwasher for the lid. No particular reason for that.

Asparagus Pot

A pretty fancy stovetop espresso maker. It has some special attachment that allows one to make cappucinos direct in the stovetop device. Pretty fancy indeed! We have yet to test this extended capability but as the thing appears pretty much unused we suspect it will work to some degree.

stovetop coffee
 

2007-09-01 Keg

A keg. More precisely, a half a keg, that is still keglike in topology. This has a bung but the tap fitting seems a little shonky. We will present this to the local brewer for his opinion and hopefully usage. Intense competetion for this, all the scrap metal opas wanted it for the deposit return and probably not for the couple of gallons of beer in it. What they do not know is that the gratitude of the local micro-brew-master is worth more than the cash deposit on any keg. Morons.

Keg
 

2007-09-01 Jogging Strollers

A slightly beat up jogging stroller by Baby Trend. Steel frame has some rust. Folding mechanism needed oil to work smoothly. Tyres need air. Fabric needed a clean. This will hit craigslist for some lowish price.

Jogging Stroller

Also seen in background is a Tonka excavator thingy that seems to amuse the offspring unduly. Saves us hosting a pic here to mention that in passing.

Also found, a rather nice jogging stroller with an aluminium frame etc and no sun damage. Wheels, fabric, everything in good shape. Quick wash and it is ready for craigslist at some pretty high price, people don't value what they acquire unless you charge them accoridngly.

Jogging Stroller
 

2007-09-01 Hooked on...

A whole metric butt-load of "Hooked On..." book/tape sets. Mostly these have not been filled in etc and we have no real use for this stuff but somebody we know might. Available or being got rid of.

Hooked on...
 

2007-09-01 Chairs

A pair of somewhat ugly but quite functional chairs for small offspring. Small offspring in question seems to quite like them so that is fine.

Small Chairs
 

2007-09-01 Bike things, and Bikes.

A Trek bike had rusted components all over except the frame, wheels and seating gear. We took the aforementioned unrusted things and mated the rear wheel with a tyre from another bike to make yet another replacement rear wheel for the turquoise mongoose that is now a regular feature here. Pic shows just the happy rear wheel ready for install.

rear bike wheel

Also found, a pretty fancy bike for juvenile people. This will serve well in engaging and distracting the numerous cousinous people that are due to come our way next weekend. The chain shows up a trifle rusty in the pic but it works fine at present and will have received a cosmetic cleanup by the time it is pressed into service. Or maybe we will sell it on craiglist before they get here, gotta love some serendipity in one's life.

kid's bike
 

2007-08-29 iMac

One iMac g4 800Mhz in fine shape. Mostly unremarkable stuff, lots of pics and movies shot in Central America and lots of music in spanish. Note much in the caches and little else to poke around in. Maybe more details soon.

 

2007-08-29 P4 Compaq

A Pentium 4 Compaq 1.6Ghz 512 RAM that has to be one of the ugliest computers of the recent era. It has Windows XP installed on a 70G HD, does not boot and had a Windows 2000 install cd in the tray. Hmmmmm. Had kazaa installed with this lot in the "My Shared Folder"

04 - She Hangs Brightly - Mazzy Star.mp3
17 Tsunami.wma
Blonde Redhead 10-Mother.mp3
Blonde Redhead-The Gentle Waves - Ballad of Lemons.mp3
Cruxshadows - Insomnia.mp3
Finch - i miss you.wma
Joy Drop- All Too Well.mp3
Joydrop - Sometimes Wanna Die.mp3
Liam Lynch - My united States of Whatever.mp3
Local H - Bound For The Floor.mp3
Loudermilk- Insectica.mp3
Marylin Manson - Coma White.mp3
Mazzy Star - Before I Sleep.mp3
Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have.mp3
Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie & Roger Waters - Comfortably Nu.mp3
One True Thing - Dearest.mp3
Rasputina - Diamond Mind.mp3
Rise Against - Heaven Knows.mp3
The Get Up Kids - Out Of Reach (acoustic).mp3
The Get Up Kids - Overdue.mp3
The Get Up Kids - Stay Gone.mp3
The Rapture-Echoes-the coming of spring.mp3
The Weakerthans - Aside.mp3
The weakerthans jks- saint cecilia.mp3
at the drive-in - pickpocket.mp3
mazzy starr - Jesus and Mary Chain Cover.mp3
miranda sex garden - gush forth my tears (1).mp3
neutral milk hotel - king of carrot flowers 1.mp3
 saves the day, new found glory- words unspoken-The Get Up Kids.mp3
tapping the vein - Sugarfalls.mp3
tapping the vein - crushing.mp3

Machine was probably used by a whole family, many of whom are pictured in the photos and decribed in the resumes left on the HD. One is a very accomplished resume writer. Also they are Ukrainian in origin and hence had lots of cyrillic web stuff in caches. Here are some very language-like google searches made by the teenage girl of the household, we guess that some of these are homework but some of them are not. Can you guess which are which?

 how are fossils used to identify rock layers? 
 how did avagadro come up with his number? 
 how did avogadro come up with his number? 
 how did the twelfth amendment change presidential election? 
 how does lorenzo's oil work? 
 how do humans interact with their enviorment in the state of washington? 
 how do humans interact with their environment in the state of washington? 
 how many chromosomes are in two new daughter cells? 
 how many people in the world have wilson's disease? 
 how to calculate scientific notation 
 how to draw mouths 
 how to feng shui a bedroom 
 how to give oral sex 
 how to give oral sex to a male 
 what's gwen stefani's favorite lipstick? 
 what are some sites that are used to start and store online diaries? 
 what are the seven deadly sins 
 what did colonists do to rebel the sugar act 
 what events caused the war of 1812? 
 what events led to the war of 1812? 
 what events led up to the war of 1812? 
 what is a virtual image in science? 
 what is erucic acid 
 what is neon light 
 what is neon light in physics 
 what is radioactive dating? 
 what is the definition of a virtual image in science? 
 what is the definition of neon light in physical science? 
 what is the definition of neon light in science? 
 what is the difference between d-amino acids and l-amino acids? 
 what led to the war of 1812? 
 what problems in india facing as a result of modernization? 
 what problems is india facing as a result of modernization? 
 what processes in the human body produce carbon dioxide? 
 what was the balfour declaration? 
 where can i start an online diary? 
 where is amsterdam 
 who discovered wilson's disease? 
 who has wilson's disease 
 who was james oglethorpe 
 who was william penn 
 who won the war of 1812? 
 why are the plasma membranes of plant cells hard to see? 
 why did jean de bueil build the chateau usse? 
 why was palestine not granted independence from great britain? 

A cross-section of teenage girl stuff I guess, especially with the search for pro anorexia websites added in. 75 unique lyrics related searches also in the mix, etc etc. To finish here is a nice picture that was on the HD, in the mother of the family's space.

flowers scan
 

2007-08-28 Wire Basket

Wire basket at the side of the road in curbside garbage. Shown in pic fulfilling new duties, i.e. storing hard drives. Handy Dandy.

wire basket
 

2007-08-26 Update

The mahogany we found turned out to be fancy porch floor planking. Some of it has already been deployed in the construction of this essential piece of hardware.

mahogany plinth
 

2007-08-25 Random Tools

A tool chest (rusty and crappo) filled with a selection of interesting tools. Including but not limited to the following. A Remington powder gun thingy for blasting things into other things, some surface rust. We have no use for it so it is available.

remington powder tool

Some solder. This stuff does not go bad and we are always running out of it.

roll of solder

A tasty selection of fanbelts. We tossed all the dry rotted ones and kept this sub-selection. These will be donated to an individual we know who has great need for a variety of these.

fanbelts

A set of valves hoses and torch for oxy-acetylene usage. The hoses are super long and may be in good shape. The valves and torch and pretty beat up. We will have to sinpect these for their potential usefulness.

oxy acetylene gear

Also present was a bit of scrap brass and copper, always handy in the sense that it turns into cash at some point.

 

2007-08-25 Bike

A rather dubiously named bike, Free Spirit indeed. It is not the most fancy thing in the world but is in pretty good condition bar the missing tube on the front wheel. It also required an air impact wrench to get the back wheel off, interesting stuff. We threw on the nice wheels from that trashed Mongoose a while ago and it is ready to deploy into the custody of some distant family member's horrible offspring.

free spirit bike
 

2007-08-19 Quick Fix

Some time ago we found a stainless steel rubbish bin, in the rubbish of all places, it probably showed up on this page. Or if not, should have been. The pedal never really worked due to overall cheapness of the mechanism and we just lift the lid all the time. A while ago we picked up a heavy aluminium pan for the scrap value and after we had chiselled the rivets off to toss the handles, the second handle had a use suggested for it. Pic shows it in action.

garbage lid handle
 

2007-08-18 Raleigh Bicycle

Raleigh LTD-3 bicycle in blue. This a is a classic made in Nottingham English bike in good condition. It has basically never been ridden, still the original tyres with a little dry rot but perfectly ridable. Chrome is all pretty good apart from on the optional extras, the speedo and kickstand fitted are crappo quality but functional. The chainguard is slightly kinky also, somebody may have hoofed it at some point. Brooks saddle (cheap version) also fitted. Rear luggage rack very useful.

raleigh bike
 
 

2007-08-18 Cuisinart Coffee Maker

This coffee maker is the same as the one we have in our lab so the carafe is handy to have for a spare. As suspected the coffee maker itself does not work, bad heating element, so that will be tossed and the carafe stored in the lab for that fateful day when we break the other one.

drip coffee maker
 

2007-08-18 Books

Some books, Coetzee, Le Carre and other stuff of varying quality. Saves a trip to the library.

books
 

2007-08-12 Giant Update

Well, this update is not actually very big as its title might imply, it is actually regarding the aforementioned Giant bike. Specifically it seemed in a pretty sorry state but is now a pretty fine bike. It still looks a little shonky in places but that is good for the theft repellent quality. It is a good solid ride.

giant yukon bike
 

2007-08-11 Puters

A Dell Pentium 3 and an IBM Pentium 3. These are for a friend who has a 266 Mhz Pentium 2 and said that he would welcome anything better that that for use somewhere in his home. We shall see.

 

2007-08-11 Cookware

A Calphalon Stainless steel skillet. This is in near perfect condition, reason for discard seems to have been a few specks of greasy dirt on one side of the thing. Not visible in this pic as I had just taken the required two minutes to clean them off. Works well and is pretty much available to anybody who wants it.

calphalon skillet

A Kitchen Aid stainless pot, sort of a milk warming pan or something. We may use this as it fills an empty cookware niche in the kitchen. Absolutely no apparent reason for discard.

kitchen aid pan
 

2007-08-11 Compressor

A Campbell Hausfeld PowerPal compressor. It is of no great use to us due to our predominatly high CFM requirements but it may form the basis of a vehicle installed portable compressor. It works fine and just has some light rust on a couple of the steel components.

compressor
 

2007-08-11 Books

A fairly random mix of books, a mushroom taxonomy books that seems super useful, Anna Karenina and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. No spoilers here, even though it is too late for you to realistically expect me to to worry about that.

Harry Potter et al
 

2007-08-11 Bike Spares

After the frantic bike (re)building effort last weekend we used up quite a few spares from the stockpile so it was good to find a few random bits today, some good tyres, tubes, wheels and quick release skewers. Also present was a beautiful old Schwinn but the rust had taken too much hold on the rims so we left that in the scrap metal.

bike parts

This Schwinn bike seat was actually on a discarded exercise bike, i.e. one without wheels. It was so stylish in an un-cool way that I decided that it needed to be put on real bicycle (on which one might also obtain exercise, imagine that) so that it could see more of the world with it's campy cool logo.

bike seat

This Giant carcass seems in pretty poor shape at first sight but due to our freshly replenished spares department it could probably be quite a usable beater bike pretty quickly. Some rust on chain and brake cables etc but will work fine for a long time yet with some care.

giant bike

Hmm, Giant carcass, makes one think of Ender's Game, a copy of which has appeared on this page.

 

2007-08-05 Two wheeled person powered transportation devices.

The mongoose that was stripped of wheels, pedals and saddle has been resurrected. The scumbag thief also cut the brake cables in order to get the wheels off. We ended up finding bits from several partial bikes in the scrap metal and assembling it all. Now it is better than before but that is in no way a silver lining on the cloud that scumbag bike thieves cast.

bike

This rocky mountain bike was found a day or so ago, stripped amongst the scrap metal. Possibly a scumbag bike thief had been at it and the previous owners treated that as a reason for discard? Today we managed to find all the requisite parts to make it whole again to a standard suitable for sale on the list of craig or some such. Maybe the previous owner will buy it back? Also available to avid readers of this page of course, at a deep discount. It is now a pretty fancy bike but only suitable for hominids under about 5 ft 8 in height. Having small feet helps also, about the size of those of the foot model in shot are fine.

bike
 

2007-08-05 Toddler seat

An Evenflow toddler seat in perfect condition, has barely (if ever) been used. Not nearly as desirable as equivalent Britax etc but usable nevertheless.

evenflo baby seat
 

2007-08-05 Hardwood

As if by Murphy's law, just days after we bought some hardwood to rebuild a park bench, we find some nice mahogany. It is not quite enough to finish an entire bench but will be useful for something else. Custom whiteboard frame? Hmmmmm....

mahogany wood
 

2007-08-05 Complete baby seat kit

A Peg Perego baby seat with two matching snap=in bases (not shown in pics) and snap-and-go chassis thingy. For those in the know Peg Perego is pretty good stuff, less of the whole seat detaching and baby plus seat flying out of car business. I guess a nearby somebody's offspring just crossed a height/weight threshold and they tossed their entire infant car safety setup. All in very good shape and will appear on the list of craig soon. Monica?

peg perego baby seat
snap and go chassis
 

2007-08-05 Athlon 2.2Ghz

A gentleman new to the neighbourhood had obviously decided to upgrade his entire home computing infrastructure and hence was pitching his old one. Emachines 2.2Ghz athlon with 512M ram and a nice 160G HD. Also flat screen packed for transit in original box and all paperwork etc, including Geek Squad receipts. At the last minute, when he saw us coveting his hardware, he asked us to take the HD out for him. Sensible fellow. I have a HD the same as that with broken controller board so I would have quite liked that but there you go. Machine will probably be donated to a needy family at some point. Teenage son needs the learning, skills, responsibility of setting it up for younger sister, who needs a faster machine, all to benefit of parents, who need demanding offsprings' demands quieted. All of them need something.

e-machine athlon
 

2007-07-28 Toolchest

A nice Stanley tool chest. It has super monster bearing drawers, holes drilled in the top and couple of dings but all in all is in fine functional shape. Colour is pretty nasty but there you go. This may end up used, traded or sold, not sure which yet. Put in your offers....

stanley tool chest
 

2007-07-28 Laptop Carcass

A Dell laptop missing everything. The last one of these that we had went well on ebay so I think this one will follow it. Missing memory, HD, optical drive etc etc. Has screen, keyboard, motherboard, power supply and most of case.

dell laptop
 

2007-07-28 Books off booklists.

Some random books off some various bestseller lists, acquired for a youngish female relative to get through. Now she has finished HP7 she has cycles to spare......

a pile of books
 

2007-07-28 Bike stuff

A rather nice mountain bike. Simple but effective. The thing had a super bent front wheel so we grabbed a wheel off some crappo walmart special bike and a also the seat was better replaced with one from stock. Now, a nice machine, posibly destined introduction to its new owners via the list of craig.

Manitoba mountain bike

Also found some fancy 24 inch wheels from on super high end mongoose kids mountain bike. The bike itself had a really nice frame and all sorts of cool stuff but was a little messed up and had bits missing. Never fear, the wheels will live to fight another day.

24 inch wheels

Also scavenged off the mongoose the brakes for sombody who needs brakes such as these for a repair job. Fine and dandy.

set of bike brakes
 

2007-07-25 Laundry Basket.

Ikea again and potentially not a good item to find used but it is in near perfect condition (one handle loose) and the liner is of course washable. Cool.

laundry basket
 

2007-07-25 Ikea cornucopia - Office Chair.

The old desk chair was getting a bit ratty and pieces would sort of swivel off at random times so this is a welcome addition to the household, even though it is Ikea. It is more comfy and more functional than previous chair and more or less brand new except for a few cat hairs or something.

ikea office chair
 

2007-07-25 Garden Chair

A folding garden chair of no great notability except for the fact that is is pretty comfy.

outdoor chair
 

2007-07-25 Bookshelves

Ikea bookshelves in perfect condition. This event is fairly astounding as these things tend to fall apart when you move house or even under normal use. They must not have been ever really used. Will be plonked in some bedroom to hold a cache of books, can never have too many bookshelves. Note of course the key advantages of picking other people's Ikea stuff out of their garbage are that we do not have to go near the nightmare swarm of people that perpetually envelope every Ikea and we do not have to do any self-assembly. Win, win, and because it is free, win again. This was found with the chair while we wsere on foot so it was most convenient to put the shelves on the chair and wheel the both home.

bookshelves
 

2007-07-14 Stainless BBQ

A somewhat monstrous stainless BBQ with side hob and cabinet and stuff. It has a few broken spot welds that we can easily re-weld, then we will convert it to charcoal from gas and proceed to press it into service. Replacement of the junky steels nuts and bolts will also occur, stainless all round now. This should last a while when finished. No real apparent reason for discard.

stainless steel bbq
 

2007-07-14 Skillet

This is a very early calphalon I think, it has a bowed base so will be returned for a new one.

skillet
 

2007-07-14 Bike Rollers

A set of rollers for when you have a bike but don't actually want to go anywhere with it. Near perfect condition, super spiffy all round. We have no use at all for this, off to Craigslist.

bike rollers

Update: Exchanged for liquid financial instruments via the list of craig.

 

2007-07-14 BMX

A BMX in good shape, needed a flat fix on rear wheel and all ready to go. Available or used for distant family offspring.

bmx

Update: As expected it turns out to be coveted by some distant family offspring. Hence saved for such.

 

2007-06-21 Graco

A graco duo glider double pushchair. All the stuff seems to be present, one or two little things on it are a bit ratty but otherwise seems OK.

graco duo glider
 

2007-06-16 Measuring cups

1/4 and 1/3 cup stainless measuring thingies. I ferreted around trying to find the whole set but alas that seemed too much to ask. If we end up not using them or just getting bored of them we can send them for scrap stainless.

stainless measuring cups
 

2007-06-16 Fireplace Hardware

A pair of imposing iron fireplace thingies. They are pretty nice and simple and are available to anybody who wants them.

fireplace stuff
 

2007-06-16 Double Stroller

A pretty fancy instep brand double jogging offspring transportation contraption. It has numerous bells and whistles, as you can see from the pic. There is nothing really wrong with this but it does not push that nicely, even when empty. With two fat slobbering parasites in it I would imagine it is even more cumbersome.

instep double stroller
 

2007-06-16 Bike

A mongoose bike in spiffy red. It seems to work OK except the front shifter. Has knobbly tyres so not so good to ride on the road but all round pretty serviceable and happy. Available.

mongoose mountain bike

Update: Sold via the list of craig.

 

2007-06-02 Bike

A panasonic bike in spiffy red. It has super nice tyres for city riding and is very like the schwinn found last week. Broken gear cables soon fixed by replacing with some some off a nearby frame. Available-ish.

panasonic bike
 

2007-05-26 Two wheeled person powered transportation devices.

Lots of bikes, mostly arriving from different sources but all in the same place over a few hours. One super spiffy one we already tuned up and disposed of with alas no picture! Next a really nice schwinn mountain bike. Needed air in tyres but nothing else, this is really nice to ride and somewhat classic and hence may be kept for future usage. The only real downside to this is the supa knobbly tyres which are pretty awful on pavement. The saddle cover is a bit loose but not in any serious way.

schwinn mountain bike

A Ross ladies racing style bike. Uninspired except for the fact that it might have just a touch of hipster appeal in the same way a brown 1979 olds V8 would. This possibly has a home already, tentatively yours Brendan, for the swiss miss?

ross bike

Update: Bike given to aforementioned swiss miss, unfortunately soon stolen by some scumbag.

A random Huffy bike. It has a super cushy seat with a sprung seat pole. It is sort of comfy to ride but not very satisfactory due to ill-defined adjustment related issues. Available.

huffy bicycles

A matched pair of smallish his and hers Trek mountain bikes. Fairly small frames and one missing a chain. One damaged wheel had to be tossed but we have one rideable made from the pair already. Available.

trek bicycles

A Specialized mountain bike with small frame. It looks a bit well-used but is OK under the dirt and scratches and has somewhat nice components on it. It is allocated already. Puncture in rear tyre and needs a good clean and adjust.

hardrock bicycle

A large framed Mongoose, perfect for riding in the city. This has been earmarked for exactly that purpose. Once its sadly disfunctional-by-design carrier is fixed it will be a handy thing to have access to.

large mongoose bicycle

Update: Used for a while in a large city, then stripped of its pedals, wheels and saddle by a scumbag bike thief. Reminder, always flay alive any bike thief you catch. Then put some salt on. Bike currently awaiting arrival of replacement parts from various garbage sources. This was a really nice rideable bike before being stripped so is worth rebuilding.

A smaller mongoose, seemingly set up for a delivery type situation. This may become the property of some restaurant in the city for exactly that purpose.

mongoose bicycle
 

2007-05-26 Beads on Wires

Some form of offspring entertainment device that seems to work quite well. Not sure how long its entertainment capabilities will last though.

beads on wires toy
 

2007-05-17 Rucksack

A rucksack for carrying offspring. It is all very fancy and in perfect condition, this may be deployed for the actual carrying of offspring or it may be sold. Maybe even both, in some order.

kelty offspring rucksack
 

2007-05-17 Miele Hose

A hose and floor wand for a miele vacuum cleaner. This is highly fortuitous as a steam heating pipe managed to melt the hose on our miele. From this we figure that no german would be stupid enough to use steam heating etc etc because we cannot imagine that miele made an error on their hose material. But now we have a new hose should the duct tape fix applied to the old one become unsatisfactory. And a spare wand, whatever use that will be.

miele hose
 

2007-05-04 Schwinn Pixie

A kids Schwinn Pixie bike that is in pretty good condition for its age. It will be cleaned up and deployed as an offspring transportation device or sold as a "classic hipster kids toy" or some such.

Schwinn Pixie bicycle
 

2007-05-04 Jogging Stroller

This jogging stroller has 20 inch wheels and is in perfect shape now that I straightened out the bent axle it had when we found it. No idea what caused that bend. It also needed a squirt of air in the tyres but had never really been used. We, in keeping with its former owners, have no real use for it so it will be sold at some point.

red jogging stroller

Update Sold on craiglist, took a long while though. These usually go withing 24 hours but this took 5 days. Finally we can feed the family again....

 

2007-05-04 Dell

A Dell Pentium 4 2.4GHz with 512M ram. It had a dead power supply. One from a Dell carcass found the same day was swapped in and voila, works fine. Previous owner searched web for amsterdam escort services, porn, guns, and pics of shiny expensive cars he will never own. Media on HD included fuzzy SVCD rips of Wedding Crashers (2005) and Mr and Mrs Smith (2005). Yuck. No music or personal pics at all, but some documents in wWrdperfect present, high-school or college homework style stuff, very generic subjects like Jefferson, September 11th and the Battle of the Ironclads.

Notable pieces of downloaded movie content in a Shared directory on the HD also include those prefixed by these stubs

     14 ufc
      9 naughty america
      4 top gear
      4 naughty office
      4 illegal street racing
      4 heather brooke
      3 jenna jameson	
      3 ghostrider
      3 latin adultery
      3 american daydreams
      2 my friends hot mom
      2 milf hunter
      2 mikes apartment

Ultimate Fighting, Fast cars and Porn. All deleted now thankfully. Even the crappo rip of Land of the Dead (2005), of which a screenshot below. Even for free, I am disappointed that somebody is prepared to watch that rip?. Just go to Schlockbuster dude!

screenshot film
 

2007-05-04 Curbstones

60+ feet of curbstones. Some of them had attached cement and stuff but it chipped off very easily. They just need a quick cleanup and they can be used for edging various areas in our yard, they even match the existing curbstones on the driveway. Pic shows exemplary model.

curbstones
 

2007-05-04 Bathroom Sink

A bathroom sink. This is in great condition (despite its appearance in the pic) and is a candidate for use in one of our bathrooms. Pity about the scalloping on it, but even with that it is nicer than the one we have. We will see, if we do not want it them somebody on craigslist will.

bathroom sink

Update:Taps stripped off for somebody, rest is still available.

 

2007-04-21 Transformer

Yes, yes, enough with the silly topical toy/film jokes. This converts 110V AC to 220V AC and is pretty damn handy for any european that happens to end up on the North American continent with some of their appliances. We have 220V run throughout the house as well as the native 110V so do not need it. This is available or for sale or whatever. It can only handle 250W so think before you speak up.

transformer 110V to 220V

And no, it does not turn into a drill press or any other useful household item. It transforms leccy. Now if it could transform into a 3-phase converter I would be happy.

 

2007-04-21 Roofracks

Thule ski racks that seem in perfect shape apart from the missing keys. These are vagueley available.

thule ski rack
 

2007-04-21 NICs

A pile of 5 still sealed in the original package dual interface NIC, 100baseT. I think they are for some compaq server or other. Also present were a pile of new old stock 4G scsi drives in hot swap server trays. Oooooooh. You could almost extract a DVD onto one of those, but not quite. Anyway, I now have a couple of dual NICs to spare, Allan or Russell, these are probably great for making firewalls etc. One taken out of it's special wrapping for photo purposes shown in the pic:

dual nics
 

2007-04-21 Kitchen Sink

Yet another kitchen sink, this will be bound for criaglist pretty quickly. OK condition, needs a bit more cleaning.

stainless kitchen sink
 

2007-04-21 Golf Ball Grabber

A telescopic thingy for fishing golf balls out of nasty places after errant shots. This will be donated to people who may have use for this type of thing. This in conjunction with a box of 100 golf balls makes for great fun in the garden. After dinner games etc.

golf ball grabber thingy
 

2007-04-21 Crutches

Very handy for a friend who will be going in for ankle surgery soon, these crutches are super spiffy. When we are done with them they can become scrap Al.

crutches
 

2007-04-21 Cast Iron Fish

Sort of artsy and wierd, we are not entirely sure of the intended use of this cast iron fish thingy. Maybe it is a planter, the inside stuffed with potting compost would allow seedlings to sprout out of the holes quite nicely. Answers on a postcard to /dev/null. Pending approval of recipient this may have a home.

cast iron fish
 

2007-04-21 AV stack

An AV stack from some auditorium type place. Came in a large case with lots of stuff. First the power conditioner and console lighting unit, seems to work fine but one bulb is dead. Pic:

power conditioner

Next a Yamaha power amp, seems in very nice shape. We have no use for it so ebay should be seeing this soon:

power amp

A video switching unit with some number of input cards in the back. Not sure about this, it might be useful for certain things (Z boys??) or might just be out of date. Investigation followed by allocation seems to be in order.

video switching unit

Also present was high end professional VHS player. What garbage that was, it seems all VHS players are crap no matter how high end they are. We got rid of that plus some other peripheral junk and the case.

 

2007-04-14 Copper Tube

Some 12 ft lengths of copper tubing that were initially candidates for scrap copper but turned out to be new old stock and hence will be saved in case we need to do some plumbing at some stage. No pic, you know what copper tube looks like.

 

2007-04-14 Alloy wheels

Two alloy wheels off a fancy schmancy Saab 9-3. 20 lbs of scrap aluminium alloy each or for sale on craiglist. I suspect we will get significantly more than scrap value for them from some saab owner. The rims seem to be in good shape and have no dings impairing their wheelness function. Some minor scratches on the outsides where a curb-wheel interface problem occured. We could wait and see if we can collect the rest of the saab as it is incrementally thrown out but I suspect that would not be fruitful.

saab 93 wheels

Update: Sold on CL to some guy whose nephew had just driven his fancy saab into a curb and trashed the front wheel. He gets a bargain, we get to eat dinner!

 

2007-04-14 Alienware

An alienware PC, minus the HD. It is only an athlon 1GHz but seems to work fine. Somebody will want it for the case I would think, these things are handy if you need to pack loads of crud into a machine. They have loads of drive bays and largeish power supplies and other such features. They are rather large and ugly though.

alienware PC athlon
 

2007-04-08 PVR Update

The Tivo boots fine, batteries in the remote are good, everything is happy. The selection on the HD is the sort of thing that people really do not need a Tivo for. Apologies for the super hokey analogue hole capture, but I currently do not have a TV capture card installed in any computing machinary at the required locale, and this TV is the best I could scrounge up to use as a display with the Tivo. Honestly. The Tivo has the lifetime subscrption on it. Spiffy.

tivo series 2

The replay does not seem to boot. The batteries and the battery compartment cover were missing from the remote. It will be fiddled with. Keep wtaching this space. Both of them needed a good cleaning, there was all sorts of fluff inside. Yes we violated the warranty on the replay in order to do this but the Tivo seemed to have no little stickers informing us of this.

 

2007-04-07 Tivo and Replay

Somebody really went to town and bought both a Tivo S2 and Replay. Then, some time later they apparently tossed both of them. Investigation will proceed into the gems of television culture left behind on the HDs. Both remotes are present, as shown in the pic. Tivo is only the 80G model, not sure abnout the Replay's HD size. For now, a pic, watch this space for more details later.

tivo series 2 and replay
 

2007-04-07 Speakers

A set of fancy logitech surround sound speakers and suchlike. All very fancy and of little or no use for us but again exactly what a friend wanted. Straight into the arms of a happy new owner.

logitech pc speakers
 

2007-04-07 Printer

A fancy looking HP printer. Guy who tossed it said it worked fine so figured it was worth a look. Tests out fine, ink is low but all the vaious modes of operation seem to work.

hp printer

Found at the same time but not related I think is some printer ink new in the box. One in date and one expired. Ebay for the good one.

ink
 

2007-04-07 P3 Dell

An acquaintance asked me, "Have a you a junky machine I could put OpenBSD on to make a home firewall?". Off we went looking for such a device and we found a nice Pentium 3 Dell in small form factor. I loaded him up with lots of spare ethernet cards and a extra partial machine or two for even more spares and hopefully he is now firewalling away.

 

2007-04-07 Firewire kit

A firewire enclosure that looks like it was made to appeal to 1st gen iMac users. Really ugly. But that is OK because again it was just what somebody wanted, now hopefully being used by its new owner.

firewire enclosure
 

2007-04-07 Bubbles

Some bubbles stuff, mysteriously abandoned but fully functional. Great for offspring entertainment purposes.

bubbles
 

2007-04-01 Pack and Play

Graco 3-way pack and play, almost new, with changing table, net cover, canopy etc etc. Again, super fancy example of its type, almost new but no use to us. Already sold.

pack and play
 

2007-04-01 Combi Dual

Combi dual stroller in almost new condition, a very recent model, if not still a current model. We never knew these things came with so many features:

  • Folds two ways to get super small (relatively speaking).
  • 3 cupholders for offspring usage
  • 2 cupholders plus handy little bag for the driver of the contraption.
  • 5 point harnesses, usable as 3 point in the fortunate event your offspring is not pathologically inclined to launch self forward out of stroller (we have never used a 5 point harness in a stroller and our offspring lives yet).
  • Fully reclining seats.
  • Accepts a car seat (only one at a time though).
  • Individually detachable hoods with the little flaps and windows in the back of them.
  • Shoulder carry strap.
  • Foot pouch thingies.
  • Other usual stroller things like brakes etc.

This thing has more features and special thingies than our cars. No way we need all that stuff or any dual so off this goes to craigslist.

combi dual pushchair
 

2007-03-30 Dell

Dell Pentium 4 1.7Ghz with 256M RAM and a 40G HD. Has the funky paired memory with blanks required for unused slots. Bit of a pain. Machine had Windows XP install and hung for no real reason late in boot process, seemingly just prior to login. Eh, who cares, Knoppix is the answer. (But then also note that for some rather large set of computing machinary related questions or problems, Knoppix is the answer). Points to note on contents of HD:

  • Family had Canon PowerShot A60 and curiously neglected to take a picture of the computer or of the box the Canon came in. How weird, though I suspect they had a prior machine when they bought the camera. Zero points for self-referentiality anyway. Pics of kids and Temple Sinai all over the HD, in fact everywhere except the My Pictures directory.
  • Family also have some form of scanner and was digitizing various older pics and diagrams etc.
  • No digital audio or video media.
  • No word docs etc.
  • No porn except for the possibly inadvertant image file in cache named penis_enlargement_stretcher[1].jpg.
  • Beanie Babies and Baseball in the cache directory, how curiously appropriate, both are completely pointless by design and each markets multiple functionally exchangable instances of the same thing.

Pic shows what might be the family dog winking with one eye and getting redeye with the other. Maybe it knew it was destined to have this picture shown on the interwebs??

labrador dog
 

2007-03-29 Athlon

Compaq Athlon 1.3GHz with 500M RAM and 75G HD. Has a whole family's worth of users on it. Yum, delicious found data. Machine bluescreened on boot and seems to have io errors on the disk. But then also the main 71G partition is absolutely stuffed full, zero bytes available. Highlights:

  • Program Files/Microsoft AntiSpyware is 4.1 G in size.
  • An older male offspring has complete downloads in watchable but annoyingly bad quality of The O.C..
  • Also a 90 minute porn movie, Ninfas en Hawaii, again pretty sketchy rip from DVD, seems like it was torrented. Two differently named copies present on HD.
  • 10 or so topless pics from some female acquaintance of aforementioned offspring, She is referred to in AIM logs as his "hot cousin from Anyville". Note I changed the name of the town to protect the terminally clueless. She seems very proud of her mammary glands.
  • Assorted porn pics sprinkled throughout caches, AIM logs and other random places.
  • Lots of home movies involving the various younger offspring, edited and snazzed up with small stories etc and MSpaint style intertitles.
  • Lots of AIM accounts with 4036 sessions recorded, along with pictures etc. A totally randomly chosen one (really!) starts like this (anonymized again):
     
       Friend (10:00:07 AM): yo
       User   (10:00:09 AM): yo
       User   (10:00:11 AM): what up killa
       Friend (10:00:15 AM): nm u
       User   (10:00:19 AM): nm'
       Friend (10:00:37 AM): you were supposed to call me yesterday douche bag
       User   (10:00:48 AM): i know cocksucker
       User   (10:00:54 AM): if i had something to tell you yet, i would have
       Friend (10:01:13 AM): what about the summer shit
       Friend (10:01:18 AM): send me an email
       User   (10:01:50 AM): oh yeah
       User   (10:01:55 AM): aight, i'll get on it
       User   (10:02:00 AM): those things are hard to find
       Friend (10:02:20 AM): wha d o you mean
       User   (10:02:58 AM): like,  it's  hard  to  find  good college
                             programs that aren't like all work for five weeks
       Friend (10:03:13 AM): oh yeah
       Friend (10:03:26 AM): is it 5 weeks
       User   (10:03:53 AM): i dont think so, how long do you want to go for
       User   (10:03:54 AM): about
       Friend (10:04:30 AM): i dunno whatever
       Friend (10:04:43 AM): not really long like 7 weeks though
       Friend (10:05:02 AM): are there choices
       User   (10:05:26 AM): yeah, but im still lookingh
       User   (10:05:34 AM): i'll email you all the choices by tonight
       Friend (10:06:22 AM): ok ggt
       Friend signed off at 10:06:24 AM.
    
    Thus do the high-flyers of tomorrow spend their time today.
  • Lots of crude MSpaint drawn images.
  • Firefox installed, heavy usage on both it and IE.
  • 1500+ iTunes plus assorted other P2P acquired music. Summary by "artist":
        389 Compilations
         92
         79 Outkast
         74 The Notorious B.I.G_
         71 Dave Matthews Band
         40 Van Morrison
         38 Bruce Springsteen
         34 DMX
         28 Creedence Clearwater Revival
         27 The Offspring
         24 Dropkick Murphys
         22 The Beastie Boys
         20 Bob Dylan
         19 The Jam
         18 Green Day
         17 Sublime
         17 Jimi Hendrix
         16 LWL
         16 Jerky Boys
         16 Bob Marley
         15 Paul Weller
         15 Chili Peppers
         15 Blink-182
         14 Red Hot Chili Peppers
         14 NaS
         14 Metallica
         14 J-Kwon
         14 Jay-Z
         13 Pearl Jam
         13 Lit
         13 John Mayer
         13 Incubus
         13 Guns N' Roses
         13 Bob Marley & The Wailers
         13 Black Eyed Peas
         13 Barenaked Ladies
         13 Alien Ant Farm
         12 Will Smith
         12 Nirvana
         12 New Found Glory
         12 Midtown
         12 Matchbox Twenty
         11 The Strokes
         11 The Streets
         11 Death Cab For Cutie
         11 Counting Crows
         10 Jojo
         10 Franz Ferdinand 
  • 3000+ mp3s, too lazy to document them at present.
 

2007-03-28 Art

Unknown art of unknown provenance. It has been donated to somebody who may appreciate it.

violin art
 

2007-03-27 Wine Rack

A wine rack made from that modular wireframe shelving system whose name currently eludes me. It is complete with all the little plastic collets required fopr assembly (in the a tupperware box!), but I think it has never been assembled. Useful for a friend or a stranger via craiglist I suppose, we have no need for a wine rack.

wine rack

Update: Traded to a wine-store owner for some fine wine but we kept the tupperware.

 

2007-03-24 Books

A pile of faintly interesting books. The salacious expos into the secret ways and workings of tools is of interest to certain relatives who collect hand tools and the Bell System book is of interest generally, because all old Bell System stuff is cool.

technical books
 

2007-03-17 Delta Saw

A Delta compound mitre saw in rather nice condition. It is not the most recent type, which I think is a good thing as it feels pretty solid. It runs nice and smoothly of course and the hinge-down action is good. The blade is carbide tipped and fine for good number of cuts. This will be pressed into service in place of the previous one that had some issues.

delta compound mitre saw
 

2007-03-17 Dell P4

Most of a Dell Pentium 4. No HD, cpu or memory. I have one exactly like this that has a bad power supply, hence this will result in one working machine plus a spare motherboard. Fine and dandy.

P4 dell bits
 

2007-03-15 Survival Manual

US Army Survival Manual reprint in OK condition. How useful. We may keep this as it has some nice plant guides and stuff in the back.

US army survival manual
 

2007-03-15 New Old Stock Money

A fancy first 13 states special state quarter presentation pack, issued by the US Mint and the NARA. Hence this is technically New Old Stock coinage. This is of course useful for the fact that it contains 26 25 cent pieces, handy for toll money we think! Though maybe there is somehow more value in preserving the presentation in its entirety......

state quarters

We are still faintly perplexed by the fact that this ended up in the trash. Who tossed this and what was their thought process? Answers on a postcard....

 

2007-03-10 Jogging Stroller

A lightweight jogging stoller in good condition. After some air in the tyres it is all ready and good to go, go on craigslist that is. The tyres are almost not worn at all, slight rust showing on some bolts.

jogging stroller
 

2007-03-08 Cast Iron Radiator

A rather nice ornate cast iron steam radiator in OK shape. It has that nasty "heat transfer" paint on it that inspires so many arguments. Not sure if we will use this one or pass it on to our period--piece-o-phile neighbours.

ornate radiator
 

2007-02-03 Fancy Stroller

A Sportrunner jogging style stroller that folds up pretty small for it's style. It runs well and is in OK shape. It works OK, unlike most strollers, it is possible to push it without kicking the rear of it all the time and the handle is at a reasonable height (though not quite high enough). It has a label written in hebrew on it so I am guess this is a super spiffy grey market model. Fine and dandy, it even came with a hat for very young offspring and a full bottle of spray-on sunscreen. The only thing really wrong with it was that the tyres needed a quick squirt of air, which of course promptly got.

sportrunner jogging stroller
 

2007-02-03 Allclad skillet

A nice Allclad skillet. It has a stainless steel interior lining in the aluminium main part. It is in very good condition. Should check on warranty availabilities on these, but meantime this one may be available.

alclad skillet
 

2007-01-27 iMac Plus firewire

A late first gen iMac in good shape with a LaCie firewire casing containing a fast cd burner. The former owner is an executive with a large music company, in fact he even seems to be some guy in charge of digital privacy for said music company. Oooops! Recently the machine seems to have been used by the young offspring of the family, learning to play chess and suchlike. Continuing our series of self-referential digital archeology, here we have a pic found on the HD, taken with a Kodak EasyShare CX6200:

iMac

Extra self-referentiality points for taking a picture of the screen with iPhoto open! Note that in common with many new digital camera owners the first pics they took documented the box the camera came in. How nice!

 

2007-01-13 Toshiba laptop

A Pentium 4 2Ghz Toshiba. This thing works very well except that the enter key is a little touchy, requiring a good tap to get it to work. The machine was unfortunately almost completely empty, no laughable user data here, move along. Picture of the machine shown here for no particular reason. The apple stickers are a little baffling, maybe they replaced this with an apple?

toshiba laptop
 

2007-01-13 Dell laptop

A Pentium 3 600Mhz Dell laptop in somewhat well-used shape. It boots OK with some encouragement and seems to work fine. On it we find:

  • Some small sprinklings of porn in two of the users' caches.
  • Some iTunes activity, all very boring etc etc.
  • A fair few pics taken with an Olympus U710 camera.
  • Some small file sharing activity.
  • Some homework.
  • Lots of google searches for specifics on historical english immigration to the US.
  • A nice portfolio snapshot, seemingly indicating that the principal earner of the household gets lots of options.

Two pics shown, illustrating the physical house this household lives in courtesy of local.live and a juvenile female member of it indulging in her favourite high quality beverage with a friend.

aerial view
drunk girls
 

2007-01-05 Powerbook

Mac Powerbook 667 Mhz, other specs as yet unknown. I know that the charge board does not work on this but that otherwise it might be fine. I have no power supply for it hence will have to borrow one to find out and test it a bit. Watch this space.

powerbook g4
 

2007-01-02 Shelving

It may seem all very idle when you sit around and muse that in order to clean up one's apartment one needs a serious storage system for all the laptops and stuff lying around, but sometimes fortune smiles on the idle. 3 hours after exactly this type of musing, here we are, a special laptop filing system. It may need a couple of extra shelves but this is a good start.

shelving
 

2006-12-30 Ridged Wagner

A ridged base cast iron Wagner skillet. In nice condition, just needed a quick scrub and a cure. We already have one like this so this is up for grabs if anybody wants it.

wagner cast iron ridged
 

2006-12-23 Firewire card

A firewire and USB2 card seemingly somewhat new in the box. Weird. I found it at the bottom of a big box of ethernet cables and such. This may get tossed into the Dell for good measure.

firewire usb2 pci card
 

2006-12-23 Dell

Dell 2Ghz Celeron with 256M RAM, 30G HD and Windows XP installed. It seemed to have some trouble booting XP but knoppix worked fine. Primary uses for this PC were surfing and digital pics shot with their PENTAX Optio S. Pic shows the keyboard and screen from the machine in its former household. They had two very similar machines. The other was set up for use by a blind family member. This machine may join a certain cpu intensive project, once I have tested its cpu for its suitability for the task.

dell celeron
 

2006-12-23 CD case selection

A handy dandy CD carry case with lots of CDs inside. Windows ME with key and other such uselessness. The case is available if anybody wants it and the CDs are coasters (i.e. getting tossed).

windows ME cd and more
 

2006-12-15 E-Machine

EMachines Athlon 1400, missing memory, 40G HD, somewhat dusty inside. Machine works fine with some borrowed memory. Lots of delicious things on the HD:

  • 5 users with associated cache directories. Lots of cache hits indicating gaming and sports etc. No, or very little porn. 3 or so users may be juveniles.
  • 500 or so iTunes including the following:
         77 Compilations
         28 Black Eyed Peas
         27 Norah Jones
         27 10,000 Maniacs
         25 Michael Tilson Thomas, Philharmonia Orch
         20 Christina Aguilera
         14 'N Sync
         14 Kelly Rowland
         14 Justin Timberlake
         14 John Mayer
         14 Jewel
         14 Counting Crows
         13 Coldplay
         13 Britney Spears
         12 Zero 7
         12 Vince Guaraldi Trio
         12 Sheryl Crow
         12 Seal
         12 George Michael
         12 Dido
         11 Sade
         11 Natalie Merchant
         11 Dave Matthews Band
         10 Sarah McLachlan
         10 Maroon 5
         10 Destiny's Child 
    Lovely. Listening to them now as I write up this page.
  • Some 86 downloaded mp3s also, seemingly acquired using Limewire. Shortly before discard somebody had tossed all this stuff in the RECYCLER, and left it there. Including the following variations of some mildy famous chap:
          2 Emenem 
         13 Eminem 
          1 eminem
          1 Eminem Feat Dr.Dre 
          1 Eminiem  
  • Also mp3 versions of some of the iTunes user ripped stuff was there also. This indicates I guess that they ripped a bunch of stuff to mp3 then started with iTunes and reripped. All very confusing.
  • A few word docs, work and school and such.
  • Some evidence of ebanking including scans of cheques etc, including one big one to the IRS.
  • Some pics taken with a Canon PowerShot A40.

Pic is one of a series found on the HD that were taken at a wedding. Amidst all the happy people attending there was apparently somebody who felt the need to bring a sickbag from delta airlines in their pocket. That says something about family occasions I guess.

sickbag in pocket
 

2006-12-09 Netgear

Yet another netgear wireless NAT box thingy. Seemingly OK but we have not actually properly tested it yet. We were able to bring up the management interface and log into it after resetting the thing but have not got it working on an uplink yet.

netgear nat box
 

2006-12-09 Calphalon Lids

Weirdly, two calphalon lids. Often we find the pans without the lids, but today the converse. We now have a huge surplus of lids due to the extra lids you get from doing returns. Calphalon lids anybody? They are nice.....

 

2006-12-09 Books

A pretty fine pile of books. Assorted novels and literature etc, all very interesting. An interesting combination of cookbooks and weight-loss books, mostly we do not pick these up. Also some really nice art books etc. The Sotheby's wine enclyclopedia we already found a home for. Some pics below:

books
books
 

2006-12-05 Worklights

Two worklights, as idly requested the other day while working on the house.

 

2006-12-03 HP Pentium 3

HP Pentium 3 800MHz with Windows XP installed and only 32M of ram. Astounding. From the pristine undisturbed state of the monster dust bunnies inside I would say that the 32M of ram was all that was in there the whole time and none had been removed before we got to it. The dust bunnies were the worst I have seen in a while. Needless to say, bearing in mind the memory size, the thing took for ever to boot. Lots of family pics and stuff, a few word docs, kids' homework etc etc etc. iTunes installed with just a few pieces of media, Limewire likewise. This picture was on the HD and is particularly notable in the self referential sense because it shows the HP machine itself that we found the picture on but also the box from the Sony camera that took the picture (as confirmed in the exif headers).

HP Pentium 3 with sony camera

This machine has a new home with a friend of a friend already. We tossed in a 256M ram chip we found seperately. So now the machine is not so very bad and might have another life ahead of it.

 

2006-11-20 Kitchen Sink

Stainless steel kitchen sink complete with Moen single lever mixer faucet and snake squirter. It looks to be in near perfect condition and came up super shiny after a quick clean. We are looking into a new kitchen sink for ourslves but we want an under-counter mount. Hence this one is straight off to craigslist as the last one was a roaring success there.

stainless kitchen sink

Update: Sold after a few hours on craigslist. Fine.

 

2006-11-20 Fire Extinguisher

A fire extinguisher, of distinctly vintage type. The primary reason this was picked up of course was for scrap brass but it seems pretty special and "period" so we may try to find a rabid fire extinguisher collecter to give us money for it. Ebay or craigslist might assist in this endeavour.

brass vintage fire extinguisher
 

2006-11-20 Art

Some art, details as yet unknown but investigations are is progress by those in a position to know. But is it art? We will see.

art
 

2006-11-18 Starbucks Card

Well, as I was mining a rich seam of discarded brass plumbing fittings ($1:50 a pound scrap value) a woman asked me if there were any wrought iron railings in the pile I was looking through. I replied that no, there were not, but the guy over there with the Ford Exploder and homemade plywood trailor had a whole load. After overcoming her various stages of incredulity at my apparent omniscience she arranged to offload the railings directly from truck to truck. In return for my handy indexing functionality (something I am known for in other areas) she gave me a starbucks gift card for 5 USD. That counts for this page because I found some free discarded stuff and traded knowledge of it's whereabouts for the card. But, can you still get a drink at starbucks for a paltry 5 USD? I guess I will see.......

starbucks card
 

2006-11-18 NAT box

Linksys NAT box. Looks to be in good shape, untested as yet. This is pretty surplus so if you need one of these it is yours to play with I would think.

linksys NAT box
 

2006-11-08 Bar Sink

A nice little bar sink, stainless steel complete with water pipe, taps and feeder tubes etc. Missing the snake or soap, though it looks like there was never a snake installed. The sink and taps are in good condition. We are currently looking for a sink but not this type, so this is available in a craigslisty type way.

stainless bar sink

Update: Sold in a very craigslisty way so no longer available.

 

2006-11-05 Water Feeder

Attached to the copper tubing from yesterday we dicovered a water feeder. As luck would have it this is the same model that we have. Ours has had a leaking problem for a long time and even though this one is pretty beat up we may be able to make one good one out of the two. Mmmmm, hybrid devices.

water feeder
 

2006-11-05 Books

A nice selection of books with enough variety to please everybody. Pic soon.

 

2006-11-04 Weed Whacker

A Homelite Echo weed whacker. It looked so complete and spiffy that we took it home. After adding fuel and giving it a few cranks it started and ran and whacked weeds. Reason for discard seems to have been that it ran out of fuel. Cool. Pic shows it posed in the neighbour's driveway....

weed whacker
 

2006-11-04 Gateway P3

Random Gateway Pentium 3. Again not worth our time to fix up but worth a quick look at the bits. Boring, but here is the summary:

  • Three word docs, boring.
  • Huge cache directories, but no porn in there. Cache shows lots of golf and halloween costumes.
  • No media (mp3s, video etc) or file sharing
  • Shown below is one of the more interesting images from the MSIE cache:
catfish
 

2006-11-04 Dell P3

A run of the mill Dell Pentium 3 which did not seem to want to boot. Seems in OK shape though, it will be passed on to somebody who has more time for machines this old. First though, a quick look at the HD reveals a happy family lifestyle. Some salient points:

  • 83 excel docs including taxes and such ($325000 revenue, $113000 deductible for the year I looked at)
  • 166 word docs, all subjects, business and pleasure.
  • A fair amount of porn in caches, much of it branded bangbus.com.
  • Lots of evidence of surfing looking for dogs and pigs
  • Notable google search, and this is verbatim: "pat benetar play ing her g". What does this mean we wonder?
  • Lots of happy family pics, including this lovely self referential one. Random family members in foreground of course but the Dell this picture came from is visible behind. Presumably that word document they have open is something I now have a copy of.
dell p3
 

2006-11-04 Bin

A nice galvanized storage bin which we will use to store our accumulating pile of scrap copper, of which today there was a fair haul. Somebody tossed their entire furnace plus lots of pipes and peripherals.

steel bin
 

2006-10-20 Switches

Two 100baseT switches, mildly antiquated by the standards of their industry, but seemingly OK, one 8 port and one 5 port. Thes will be tested and made available for anybody who wants them. Rob? Charlie? Also present were some junky hubs and a very old laptop, left that other stuff.

ethernet switches

Update: both tested out OK, each has power supply etc. Get them while they are hot.

 
 

2006-09-16 Puters

A nice selection of computing hardware. First an e-machine Celeron 2.0Ghz, 256M ram but no HD. Also an e-machines Athlon 2400, same source as previous, again no HD but has memory etc. Pic shows the Athlon but the Celeron looks almost exactly the same:

E-machines Athlon

Next a Dell Pentium 4, complete with everything. Watch this space to see how much completness there is in the data on the 40G HD. I think this is identical to a prior Dell Pentium 4 we had.

dell p4
 

2006-09-16 Peripherals

A fancy netgear NAT box and vpn thingy, plus a netgear 802.11g access point and NAT box. Both untested but so far they look in fine shape. One or both may get deployed as they both have advantages over their equivalents that we are currently using.

netgear NAT box
 

2006-09-16 Mower

Another happy little push mower, same brand as our previous ones. This one is in very good shape in the blade department, having been sharpened and set recently, but the handle is a little beat up. No problem, it will get the handle off another one that has a cracked cast iron side casing and all will be well. Shown here before its rennnovations.

push mower
 

2006-09-16 Atari

Atari 5200 supersystem plus a whole bunch of extras. It mostly looks like it has not been used, all very special. This will be tested and maybe some action stills posted later but for now just a boring ebay style showcase pic.

atari
 

2006-09-13 Updated update

The 3 foot pipe wrench was required to remove a radiator. Tried the 18inch model and did not work but the 3 footer cranked it right off. How fortuitious that it turned up a week or so in advance of when it was really needed.

 

2006-09-10 Updates

The pipe wrench got further cleaning and restoration to original manufacturer colours. Pretty much anyway. It is now in fine shape, as evidenced by this pic. It is pretty old but seems in good shape modulo the surface rust it had on it when it was found. I am sure we will have a use for a 3 foot pipe wrench at some stage.

pipe wrench

Also the calphalon 8qt stock pot came back from its excursion to warranty-return-land and went, via ebay, on a journey to the house of a complete stranger. The 10inch omelet skillet went straight from warranty-return-land to a friend of a friend as a gift.

Upon detailed investigation, the dualit 3-slice toaster had one element dead inside. The thing has quite a history already as an acquaintance had asked me that day, "hey, could you find me a toaster?". I thusly found that toaster but he declined to take it as he was pushed for baggage space etc on his plane trip home. After we played with it and grokked the mechanism we liked it, hence our discovery of the bad element (reason for discard?). Another aspect of this toaster we like very much is that you can get replacement parts for it, hence we did so and voila, we have a "new" toaster. Sure beats buying one.

 

2006-09-09 Lego etc

One set of underwater technical lego, complete enough to be convincing. Seems fine. This was donated to some form of remote cousin, hopefully providing some small moment of childhood happiness.

lego

Also a couple of sets of K'nex, well populated though obviously we have no idea of their completeness, should that even mean something with this product. Donated to yet another remote cousin, in fact a 1st cousin of the aforementioned remote cousin. Again, seemingly happiness ensued.

k nex
 

2006-09-09 Books

Some books, including but not limited to those in the picture below.

books
 

2006-09-09 Baby Seat Grab Bag

Lots of this is catching up with stuff we found a while ago, but certain readers have been nagging us to update here so off we go. Lots of baby seat stuff. For example here we see a brand new never been used Eddie Bauer infant seat. We offered this to a friend who has impending offspring and he informed us that his wife wishes to buy everything new. Well, this is new, just not bought by you? Whatever.

baby seat

Further a couple of Evenflo seat bases, these are usually good for craigslist or some such.

baby seat base
baby seat base

Also an Evenflow complete baby seat, ready for use etc etc. Not seen much use hence it will be good for somebody at some stage.

baby seat
 

2006-08-20 Non-ferrous redux

We finally amassed enough non-ferrous scrap to fill a military surplus missile resupply trailor and wandered down to trade it in for cash. A few hundred pounds of alu at 61c/lb, a hundred plus of brass at $1.30, a hundred plus of lead at 16c and a load of copper at $2.50. They issued us a handy little receipt to take to the front desk and they dished out several hundreds of dollars for us. Cool. They even unloaded the trailer for us with great dispatch, better service than one gets at many restaurants.

 

2006-08-10 Platform

A painting platform type thing, used for painting the ceiling or reaching into high places with better freedom of movement than on a ladder or chair. This was almost destined for scrap Al but we thought it would prove useful at some stage so gave it to a friend on condition we might borrow it at undertermined times in the future. Oh, and yes it is in fact new in the wrapping?!?

aluminium painting platform
 

2006-08-05 Scooters

Visiting friends appear with their two genetically programmed terrorist offspring, what should one do to amuse them, we all say? Well it so happens that we found two nice alu scooters that were adjustable in such a way as to provide amusement devices for their age groups. "Engage!", we all cry and deploy the scooters in a frantic ploy to distract the monsters from tall buildings etc. Success........

scooters
 

2006-08-03 Hookah

Not especially special but there it was, all discarded and lonely. A silver hookah. It was promptly donated to one that might appreciate its charms.

hookah
 

2006-07-29 Puter bits

6 sticks of PC100/133 memory and a HD. Pretty junky stuff but the memory sells well on ebay in nice assortment style lots and the HD is handy for fixing crappo machine for people. No pic for now, you know what this junk looks like.

 

2006-07-29 Life vest

Life vest, US Coastguard Approved, to suit some particular mass range of human offspring. This mass range is destined to be attained by our particular offspring at some stage and hence this item will put this aside for that day. Pity about the nasty imagery on it.

life jacket
 

2006-07-08 Pipe Wrench

36 inch Ridgid pipe wrench, after a cleanup it looks a lot better and may be kept lying around for future usage. Maybe a little refurb first though, it deserves some paint I think and a cleanup.

Pipe Wrench
 

2006-07-08 Maclaren Double

Double Maclaren stroller, all seems in good shape, just a little dusty. CR for this I think, as soon as we get ourselves organised.

double maclaren stroller
 

2006-06-17 Griddle pan

Calphalon square griddle pan with corrugated base. It is almost brand new and has probably been used just a few times, but it was dirty and hence got thrown away. It is very like this one but not non-stick. We have cleaned it a bit already but we have no use for it so it is yours for free if you want it and you get to clean it. The dirt comes off with a little persistence.

 

2006-06-17 Copper Skillet

This is a very similar thing to that skillet above but copper with a brass handle. It has a tin lining that is coming off, hence the thing is no good for cooking as we do not want to ingest lots of copper. Now it could either have some non-food use or contribute to the brass and copper piles for the non-ferrous scrap. Anybody want it? It is quite ornamental. Made in Italy.

skillet

Update: It is possible to get these things retinned, or to do it yourself. Nice! I may have to give it a try, although I am still not really interested in this particular skillet and hence it is still available to any who want it.

 

2006-06-17 Calphalon

There appeared in the air a flying object, saucer-like but with a handle! The elite UFO investigation team that reached the point of impact were pleased to identify it as a Calphalon 10inch non-stick omelet skillet. The point of impact was of course a scrap metal dumpster and the person who launched it through the air had apparently no further use for it. Reason for discard, bowed bottom, which is conveniently also a fine reason for warranty return......

skillet
 

2006-06-17 Bikes

A really nice panasonic steel frame in excellent shape, completely stripped. Also an old and rather classical and stylish Hunter 3-speed with Brooks leather saddle.

 

2006-06-17 BBQ starter

We have been looking for a good one of these for a while. This one has a nice handle with heat shielding and a second handle to assist in the final pouring of the coals. It has some rust on it and other siugns of use but is in pretty good shape for something that has endured that sort of heat cycling. It has a nice size also. Tested it the same night cooking dinner on the BBQ, hangar steak, sausages, smoked pork chops, corn, brocolli rabe and potatos all cooked over that fire. We added no further coals after initial starting in the chimney.

bbq starter
 

2006-06-13 Jogging Stroller

Random jogging stroller as shown in the pic. Seems to work fine. Also, another one not shown. It had folding issues but now I oiled it it has different folding issues. We will see about that one.

jogging stroller
 

2006-06-11 Outdoor Table etc

A Wood Classics teak table, with four matching chairs and a matching bench. They are all in OK shape and will be cleaned and oiled for our use. Fortuitous really, we have been discussing redoing the patio and getting a better table for it as the current one is starting to rust. Curbside bulk garbage day offers a great in-car shopping experience. Here is a pic showing the table and bench after some cleaning and some teak oil, chairs yet to be prettyfied. Note patio underneath that really needs doing, where am I going to find free discarded patio materials we all wonder?

teak table and chairs
 

2006-06-10 Pool book

I got this for the custodian of the pool table we found. Not that he is an idiots or needs to learn more about pool but it can sit next to the table in case an idiot does show up.

pool book
 

2006-06-10 Overhead Panel

Probably useless but somebody might want it. No power supply unfortunately.

overhead projector panel
 

2006-06-10 O2 tanks

Two large oxygen tanks. They look to be in good shape, latest test dates 2000 and 1994. They are available for anyone who wants them, failing that I may try to see if there is a deposit on them I can get. Crappy pic taken in dark garage in the middle of the night, sorry about that.

O2 tanks
 

2006-06-10 Maclaren Double

The last one of these went for a pile of cash on ebay so we will try the same with this I think. The last one had a small break in the hood but hopefully this one will turn out to be in fine shape upon further investigation.

maclaren double stroller
 

2006-06-10 Dualit Toaster

A nice looking Dualit 3-slice toaster. I initially got it for somebody else but we might keep it for ourselves now. I have never played with one of these before, they seem quite nice and simple. The previous owners had even been so thoughtful as to empty the crumb tray before tossing it out. How nice.

toaster
 

2006-06-10 Calphalon

Eight quart stock pot, regular aluminium with the hard anodised finish worn off somehow on the inside, see pic. It is actually in much better shape than the picture makes out, almost new in fact. It is as if the former owners cooked up a pot of acid in the first week they owned it and that scoured the inside but left the rest relatively pristine. This is going for a nice warranty return and will come back all super spiffy and shiny.

calphalon stock pot
 

2006-06-10 Bike Rack

This is a request item for a friend who needs it to move a bunch of bikes he is acquiring from us, they of course appeared on this page at some point. The photo makes it look like there was a brutal mnurder or some such involved in acquiring it but that is just water etc that seems to look sinister in the depths of the night. Honest.

bike rack
 

2006-06-03 iMac 400

iMac 400. These things are getting pretty dated now but they will still run OS 10.4 with enough memory chucked in. This one boots OS 9 and has some video issues but maybe they are the special firmware thingy. Will find a home somewhere if we can make it work, and maybe if we cannot. We have one or two iMacs in stock in case anybody wants one to tinker with, they run Ubuntu nicely.

iMac
 

2006-06-03 Two bikes

Two slightly dated racing style bikes, a Schwinn and a Univega. Both are slightly heavy compared to their really modern counterparts etc but are in nice shape. Both are already in new home with happy users, sketchy pic of this one with tyres pumped up and rideable.

univega
 

2006-06-03 Dell P3

1GHz Dell Pentium 3 PC with a nice 256M RAM chip and 10G HD plus DVD rom. We got this mainly for sending to certain avid teenaged tinkerers (you know who you are!). It does not seem to boot (hardware/power supply issue) and has linux installed on it. Whole or in parts it will still be sent off. Pic shows it pulled apart so that I could inspect the HD on another machine (yours Charlie) using knoppix.

Dell Pentium 3

Update: After reseating memory, CPU, HD and all motherboard connectors this PC now works fine. Canadian rebuild strikes again! Currently running knoppix on it watching Ultraviolet with xine as a test of the machine. Check out the screenshot of this here, Dr March is just cleaning up Mike's leech bite. Machine will now be sent complete with extra parts added in rather than as extra parts itself.

 

2006-05-27 Stainless thingies

Somebody had zip tied 3 bosch oil pumps together and plumbed their inputs and outputs together with very fancy stainless tube fittings such as those sold on this page . As we often purchase and use fittings just such as these we dismantled the assembly, tossed all the junk and the pumps and kept the fittings. Spiffy, the collection included stuff such as these in sizes such as 1/2 inch tube and 5/16 inch tube resp.:

fittingsfittings

The whole arrangement looked pretty new so I suspect the construction was rather speculative and did not work. And no Rob, these pumps would be no use for your your reclamation setup. For other things maybe some use. Pic of them hangining out between on a shelf

fittings
 

2006-05-27 Stainless Drum Dolly

A newish stainless steel 55 gallon drum dolly. These are not cheap, check out McMaster again here ,l item number 2608T14 near the bottom. I have no real use for it so it is up for grabs (Christine??) before I try and find somebody to pay for it. Or maybe I should expand my own oil reclamation activities?

drum dolly
 

2006-05-27 Scrap Brass Update

The brass we found was 135 lbs and scrap brass is now USD 1.70 per pound. Woohoo!

 
 

2006-05-27 Puter parts

Some memory and a 30G HD, blah blah. Memory will go to ebay as part of a job lot. The HD had the following salient points:

  • The cache directories were an estimated 90 percent porn pics. No specific style of porn on the whole, one or two gay porn instances did pop up though .
  • The remainder of the cache was mostly airsoft or paintball guns. Mmmmmm, now there is a classic combination: guns and porn. I was actually quite astonished by the near total lack of anything but porn and guns in 1200+ cached jpgs. Now that is a dedicated web surfer!
  • Kazaa was installed, with a "My Shared" directory of 727 mp3s with that acquired look about them. Naughty. Music sampling pretty standard, a rough rundown of popular artists:
         21 tom petty
         10 red hot chili peppers
          9 bruce springsteen
          8 led zepplin
          8 eagles
          8 dispatch
          6 tupac
          6 led zeppelin
          6 kc
          6 frank sinatra
          6 bob marley
          6 50 cent
          5 will smith
    
  • Lots of junk installed like dodgy looking games etc
  • Some spyware/adware stuff plus multiple anti-spyware/anti-virus thingies
  • Big fat "recycled" directory. I guess before tossing the machine previous owner has "cleaned up".
  • Found in recycled, lots of pics taken with a Sony Cybershot camera and showing a happy family christmas.
  • Also in recycled, two ripped CDs. Note that this dude had "deleted" his more legal music and left all the illegal stuff in place before tossing the machine. There is a story here somewhere.

All in all a nice view into the life of a "normal" internet user. Very satisfying to see some nice cliches fulfilled. Here is a pic from the family Christmas Trip to Radio City Music Hall, at least from what I can gather. Do they let you take pics in there, maybe this pic is illegal also?

family pic at radio city
 

2006-05-26 Buckles and such

We found a fancy rucksack/carryon converter bag with lots of fittings on it. Bag was a little decrepit but the snap fittings etc were good so we cut them off. These will possibly be used in some form of custom offspring retention device, maybe as part of aforementioned homemade baby-bjorn project.

 

2006-05-24 Calphalon Update

The most recent 12inch calphalon frying pan we found has duly made its way back to us after having every part of itself simultneously replaced by the manufacturers under warranty. Nice.

 

2006-05-19 Printer

An Epson c84 printer, see here for example. Needed cleaning but seemingly works. Spiffy.

 

2006-05-19 Laptops

Two 500Mhz Pentium 3 laptops good for not much at all, ITC brand (who are they we ask, without caring to hear the answer). Donated to somebody who seems to value such things so fast that there is no pic, good turnaround.

 

2006-05-15 Tricycle

The existing tricycle that was deployed to amuse the offspring of guests was getting rusty, a testament to its permenant outdoor home. We found an new and inferior version today, inferior because it is plastic, but it will not rust I guess. It will just embrittle and fade. Either way it is on much better shape than the last one, o9ut with the old and in with the "new"

plastic tricycle
 

2006-04-30 iMac box

An iMac x86 shipping box. This will be sold to some mac user at some point. Bonus inclusion was all the docs and the OS 10.4.4 install/restore CD. Woohoo!

iMac box
 

2006-04-29 Scrap Brass

We found a sufficient quantity of brass sitting on one place to incent us to pick it up. Probably a 100 or so pounds of it. This will all duly be converted into meat and wine via the arcane alchemical process of driving it to a non-ferrous metal scrap dealer and taking the money they hand over to the meat and wine repositories. I am not sure what the exact scrap price of brass is but I know it is unseasonably high. No pic for now, you know what brass looks like.

 

2006-04-28 Pool Table

A local dive bar has been purchased for its booze license and the new owners have decided to toss the pool table. We happened by at the right time and found a home for it. It is real slate and pretty heavy though the furniture elements are somewhat beat up from being in a dive bar the last 20 years or so. Pic shows it loaded into the trailor for transport to its new home. Those of you sneering at my prior perceived trailor snobbery should shut up now.

pool table
 

2006-04-22 iBook

A late model toilet seat is seemingly pretty good condition. It chimes when the power button is pushed but does not get any further that we can see. Various pieces will be sold to Mac dudes anxious for spare parts.

toilet seat
 

2006-04-22 Helmet

Either a WWI/II British helmet or a WWI US helmet. Pretty ratty but cool. I think it has only a small value on ebay but a friend of mine likes such things so we will show it to him. Any ideas what that insignia means?

helmet
 

2006-04-22 Drill

An oldish drill that still seems to function but is way too crappy for our usage. Not that we are drill snobs you understand, but we have several far superior models already. A friend wishes to have it so that is all well and good. I just wish he would have told me last week when I had to the chance to pick up a basic milwaukee drill for 10 USD almost new.

drill
 

2006-04-22 Calphalon

Yet another juicy Calphalon 12inch omelet non-stick with the teflon worn off. We all know where this is going, it even looks almost exactly the same as the last one of this size.

calphalon 12inch
 

2006-04-18 Plonk

At an estate sale, having selected lots of juicy items, I found some bottles of fizzy hidden in the tool cupboard in the basement. I brought them up from the basement for the attention of the bereaved daughter. The juicy items I of course paid for and hence they do not appear here except in passing. After I pointed out the value of some items I did not want however, I was given a bottle of the fizzy plonk, free stuff. We shall sample it at an approriate time. Pic shows the plonk in front of two of the super bargains I got.

plonk
 

2006-04-17 Taps and Extractor

Two threading taps (1/2 course and 12mm 1.5) and large stud extractor. Quite possibly handy things to have so they go into the machine tools chest for future use.

taps and extractor
 

2006-04-17 Swirler

A swirler thingy for mixing or agitating things. It looks absolutely brand new and in fact the power cord that was right next to it was still sealed in its plastic bag. Upon first test it did not work but when I opened it up and gave it a hand assist start it ran fine. After that it started fine on its own. Special. It is an MS 450 Swirler by IKA, I guess.

swirler
 

2006-04-16 Hard Drive Fun

Aforementioned hard drive was found to have the following data:

  • 181 word docs involving resumes, letters and random family business.
  • Lots of wedding/bachelorette/honeymoon pics.
  • Pic from other family events such as Uncle Jack's birthday etc.
  • No audio media or filesharing software and only 2 movie clips of which one was mildy pornographic.
  • No porn (modulo my quick check) in the cache directories, somewhat surprising
  • Lots of bank account records and tax infomation in laborious detail.
 

2006-04-15 PC Parts

Some random PC parts, memory, HD, good sound card, graphics etc etc. These will be sent to approriate users of such, including certain industrious teenagers intent on turning every PC they touch into a miraculous chimera of functionality. You know who you are...

 

2006-04-15 Outdoor Chair Legrests

Four intriguing legrests for outdoor chairs. By great good fortune they even fit on our teak chairs. I do not really like them but we will see what shall become of them. Example shown here attached to one of our chairs.

footrest
 

2006-04-15 Jack

Jack not name, Jack job. All very fine. This thing works sort of but needs some work. It is however better than one of my other jacks (same source) so I may do that work and press it into service.

jack
 

2006-04-15 Books

A nice selection of books. There were a whole bunch of them but I cherry picked a little. Includes Allende: Daughter of Fortune, Sobel: Longitude and some Discworld stuff (not shown).

books
 

2006-04-13 Le Creuset Pot

One red Le Creuset pot with lid in very nice shape. The inside was a little dirty but it seems to have cleaned up OK. The enamel is in OK shape inside (as opposed to having been worn down to the iron) so this is all ready to be used now. Check it out on Amazon.

le creuset
 

2006-04-07 Keg

A 15.5. gallon stainless steel beer keg with Sankey connector on top. It was labelled Miller and was half full. We immediately conveyed this to our friendly neighbourhood brewpub so that I might incurr the brewmaster's gratitude. When I marveled at its good condition and the fact that it had been tossed into the general scrap metal some regulars at the bar pointed out that the fact that it was half full of Miller is enough to make any sane person throw it away. Indeed. No pic for now, you know what a keg looks like.

 

2006-03-28 Wheels

Two pretty nice Mavic bike wheels with Shimano 600 stuff on them. The tyres are fancy schmancy ones and brand new never ridden. These will go to a friend who has a possible need for such things.

bike wheels
 

2006-03-28 Mac Kdb

Present was iMac 233 Mhz or thereabouts but the only really useful parts was this keyboard. No sign of the mouse.

mac keyboard
 

2006-03-11 Coat Rack?

This morning, while we were rennovating the back porch, somebody said, "Wouldn't it be nice to put a coat rack there?". Ask and you shall receive. This is not a coat rack but it seems to be some kind of heavy duty convergent evolution equivalent of one. The only markings on it say "Hub Rak". I have some spare hubs for the car mentioned above in the basement but I am pretty sure I will not be keeping them on this thing. Pic shows it after a slight clean, it is heavy guage galvanized steel with some slight rust on the "pegs". Maybe we will regalvanize it next time we do a batch?

coat rack
 

2006-03-11 Car Seat

The offspring project has exhibited substantial growth in the longest dimension and has in fact outgrown the particular car seats claimed to be relevent to her age group. Hence we have been looking for nice example of the next size up. Voila, we found one today. The other car already has one (the denim covered britax previously seen on this page a while ago) but here is the new one installed into the car that needed one. It seems pretty much brand new and has good attachment straps.

car seat
 

2006-03-08 Snow Chains

A pair of pretty heavy and moderately old snow chains. They fit 7.50x16 and have some surface rust but seem in pretty good shape A test fit onto a convenient wheel went well. I have passed them onto a friend who may have need of these things. No pic, think piles of rusty looking chain and you will have the correct visual.

 

2006-03-01 Cast Iron

A medium sized cast iron campfire cooking pot complete with lid, it has never been used and had surface powder rust on it. I cleaned all that off and cured it and voila, you see it before you. Seems fine for all sorts of cooking activities.

camp pot
 

2006-02-27 Media

We were given access to a newish iBook that was purchased on eBay. The iBook of course is not "stuff" for this page but the data left on it is fair game, i.e. it was unambiguously discarded and we got it for free. No cleanup had been done prior to shipping out the machine. As far as we can tell the story goes as follows:

  • Previous owner, let us call him Arthur, is given a Mac laptop and told it is cool and he should "switch"
  • Possibly with some assistance, Arthur manages to transfer a whole pile of stuff from his old Windows machine's "My Documents" folder over to his shiny new Mac including dubious Windows executables and various media.
  • iTunes detected his music (600 plus songs sourced seemingly from filesharing in various formats) in this media pile and maybe Arthur was happy with that.
  • Arthur was however probably unhappy that he could not get his new Mac to play any of his porn collection stored in some Windows Media Format.
  • Hence Arthur decides that he does not like Macs.
  • Hence the Mac was sold on eBay, complete with all his data, after only 14 boots (we checked /var/log/system.log*).

Here is gets a little self-referential. Below is a picture of the machine (we think) that we found on the HD of the machine itself, probably taken for the purposes of eBaying said machine. Of course, the machine itself is not actually "stuff" by our definition, but the picture of it was free and hence appears here.

ibook picture
 

2006-02-26 Spanner

Small spanner double open end with sizes 7/16 and 3/8. Better than a kick in the butt as these are pretty useful sizes.

spanner
 

2006-02-26 Cast Iron Pan

A 12 inch (lip to lip) cast iron skillet that says "Made in USA" on the bottom but is not a named brand. In very good condition with a nice cure on it as shown in the pic. Available to the first person who informs me that they want it.

cast iron skillet
 

2006-02-18 Laser

A Helium Neon Gas Laser. Hmm, how useful. These things sell for quite a price on ebay sometimes so I think we will get rid of it, will fetch a few dollars and make somebody happy. We did not find the power supply (12V) for it so have not tried it but seems in OK shape.

laser
 

2006-02-17 Songbook

The New York Times Great Songs of Broadway. This will be for a friend who is more musically inclined than we are. Inclined towards actual production of music that is, and probably also consumption. These guys seem to want to sell you one.

songbook
 

2006-02-17 Ruler

A stainless steel ruler with centimetres and inches marked, useful in our household due to the mixture of mesurement needs, users and capabilities.

steel ruler
 

2006-02-17 Mac box

A shipping box for a recent 12inch powerbook complete with inserts and some pistacio shells. This will be sold to some rabid mac-head at some point. It is in very nice condition so it could be destined for the *mint* obsession crowd rather than the pragmatic "need a shipping box" crowd. Lovely.

mac box
 

2006-02-16 Update.

The Calphalon 4qt posted here 2004-12-10 and sent off as part of a warranty return batch has come back. We used it quite a lot prior to sending it off but the anodized finish had come off inside and we were always missing a lid. Note the before and after pics, before first

old pot

Instead of basic Calphalon Commercial they sent us Calphalon One, maybe they have discontinued the Commercial line? Pan is quite nice, lid is big improvement over some of the lids on the older Commercial line.

new pot
 

2006-01-27 PC parts

Pile of parts from a PC. On the HD we see the following:

  • Alimony details.
  • Full tax returns.
  • Medical stuff
  • Names, addresses, TNs and emails for the extended family etc
  • A dusting of mild porn in the cache directories.
  • A nice fancy resume with all sorts of businesslike claims and deals on it.
  • Pictures of the offspring and extended family.
  • A pretty vestigial Napster directory with such gems as Peter Paul and Mary and Matchbox 20. No contribution to our mp3 collection here, move along.

Below is a banner that the owner of this machine seems to have followed up on. AFAIK it seems pretty tame stuff (we did not check out the site) but the cache dirs display evidence of having sampled this site. And no, for those of you asking the question already this is none of our congressman, senator or governer. Still waiting for that stuff to show up, watch this space.

banner
 

2006-01-24 Calphalon

Yet more calphalon, a 12 inch nonstick omelet and a 10 inch anodised omelet. Also a silicone heatproof handle cover shown in the pic sported by an unrelated pan. The big nonstick might be worn enough to be warrantied, or we might just use it. The anodised pan is dirty but in OK "well used" shape, nothing to warrant warranty replacement, so to speak. That may be sent to a friend who recently requested such things of us.

skillets
 

2006-01-22 Mac Monitor

A Mac studio CRT display, not the super huger size but a very nice monitor. This is being donated to winestore owner for his ensuing "conversion" over to Mac from Windows. He got a dual 1Ghz G4 donated (not from us) and I guess one must have all the right peripherals. Shown here being tested on an ubuntu machine lurking in the background that normally runs headless, the more astute amoung you may recognise that machine from its prior appearance on this page.

monitor
 

2006-01-22 Bike

A pretty new updated ladies bicycle. Updated in that it is a fairly traditional form and style but with fancy all new modern components. Tyres needed air and brakes adjusting and voila, a fine bike. Has that interesting super low first gear to remove need for multiple front chainrings.

bike
 

2006-01-18 Gateway all-in-one

OK, picked up a Gateway Profile 400Mhz with 128M RAM, like this one. Booted fine into Windows 98, seems to work. Booted knoppix DVD on it and it seems to have trouble, optical drive trouble. Tried different knoppix CD, no improvement.

Parts are standard laptop stuff so I grabbed a DVDrom from a toshiba laptop, stripped off the toshiba mounts and IDE connection shim, and put the gateway stuff on it. Plonked it in and knoppix booted OK. Upon showing my achievement to a colleague, he grabbed the corner of the still dismantled machine and it went dead. Hmmm. No light, no bios, nothing. At this point I personally declared success because I had fixed what was initially wrong with the thing, but I suspected a warped motherboard had now killed the machine. For some reason he dismantled further. Getting close to fundamentals he tried a last test boot and it worked, hence we remantled piece by piece test booting as we went. Eventually was fully working and all together, change knoppix CD yet again to avoid a big piece of bitrot we dicovered and it works great.

Phew. Now, on the HD was a pile of word docs (homework assigment type stuff) , some porn movies, some music, Napster, Kazaa etc etc. Usual stuff, here are the top 20 domains previous owner got cookies from:

    138 sextracker
     88 go
     83 hitbox
     51 yahoo
     28 aol
     27 advertising
     26 sportsline
     25 co
     24 msn
     22 nj
     22 att
     18 weather
     18 porncity
     17 cnn
     15 gator
     14 porntrack
     13 villanova
     13 lycos
     12 mediaplex
     12 fastclick

Nicely representative I would think. This machine will become some kind of installed art at the hands of the Z dudes or something as it is quite a handy form factor for that.

 

2006-01-14 Some memory

Some crappo PC100 memory. Big whooppee.

 

2006-01-14 Loads of Calphalon

A nice batch of the basic Calphalon commercial stuff. These are the style with the plated, slightly crude cast handles. Specifically:

  • 2x 2.5 Qt pots with one lid for such.
  • 1x 1.5 Qt pot, no lid
  • 1x lid for 5 Qt stock pot
  • 1x lid for 8 Qt stock pot
  • 1x 10.5 inch omelet skillet
  • 1x 7.5 inch omelet skillet

Here are two of the pots pretending to be a happy set. These two will be sent off on Tuesday to be warrantied (loss of anodized finish inside...).

pans

And the rest of it in a junkpile-like ensemble. These will be dealt with in due course. The lids we keep as Calphalon send you new lids when ever you return stuff. Finally we now have enough lids!

pans
 

2006-01-14 Fancy bike

A super fancy Softride Windshear bike. It has loads of gears, fancy wheels, fancy bouncy saddle mount thing, and elbow bars. Missing one quick release skewer but otherwise in pretty fine shape. We may ride this for a while and then sell it or part it out. The mileage computer on the handlebars has 4000+ miles on the clock. No idea why it was discarded, though I talked to the discarder. I did not want to ask him why as he then might have reconsidered tossing it.

bike
 

2006-01-11 Update - 12inch Omelet skillet

One of two things happened to the 12inch omelet skillet from 2005-10-29, either I got it renewed with the Calphalon lifetime warranty, or I stripped off the remaining nonstick, you judge by the pic what happened:

skillet
 

2006-01-10 Mac Keyboard

After having given away our last Mac full keyboard last week we conveniently found an identical one. Some kind of cosmic conservation of junk law seems to be in operatyion here, must investigate further. It had some form of coffee stain in one corner (compare, the one we just gave away originally had coca cola spilt on it) but when tested it all works fine. Quick clean and it is good as new, see the pic:

mac keyboard
 

2006-01-07 Pancake griddle

Bottom of the range Caphalon pancake thingy similar to this. I have no real use for it but we will hang onto it as maybe one of you has a use for it??

pancake griddle
 

2006-01-05 Mac Kbd

Yet another Mac keyboard, very good condition, bright green back, lots of sparkly little stars stuck all over it. Works fine, no pic as I have Mac keyboard fatigue.

 

2005-12-31 Wireless card

Compaq iPaq PCMCIA wireless card, new in wrapper. Useless to us I think so will be sold or traded. Looks fancy and shiny.

ipaq card
 

2005-12-31 Sat TV stuff

Everybody is ditching satellite TV round here, maybe for HD cable? The hardware is pretty useless but some poeple want this stuff so we picked up an assortment of junk.

sat TV stuff
 

2005-12-31 Puter parts

Wow. A guy disposing of his PC decided to shred pretty much the entire machine with a knife and physically break every part he could in order to protect his data from those evil hacker ID thieves he knew to be lurking. Kudos to him for the right idea but his execution as a bit OTT. We salvaged his 1Ghz CPU, 256M PC133 memory, firewire card and some other junk. I think he kept the HD, which was all he really had to do, but who knows what stray data was lost on the motherboard? Extra 800MHz cpu sneaked into this ensemble pic:

computer parts
 

2005-12-31 Laptop

Crapped out Compaq Pentium 2 Laptop that has broken screen. Not worth our time but somebody might want to fix/break it. We will see if anybody snaps it up on ebay.

laptop
 

2005-12-31 Carhart

A Carhart jacket. Modelled here by a transient guest, chainsaw purely optional, only used for modelling purposes. Don't try this at home. Nevertheless, jacket is pretty fine.

jacket
 

2005-12-30 Mac Keyboard

Yet another mac keyboard, quite a nice one with numpad and an interesting stain in one part. Works fine so was probably tossed because previous MacHead owner, being the supreme aesthete, did not like the stain, and upgraded to the newer version in purest white. Will come in handy at some point, sale trade or usage.

mac keyboard
 

2005-12-24 Compaq Pentium 3

Middling useful Pentium 3 Compaq. 733MHz, 13G HD, 256M memory. Was previously used by employee of J. P. Morgan but did not have much on the HD. Either this individual never really used the machine or the thing was cleaned up by management stuff. VPN stuff and all sorts of shared drive links still in place so I think this machine was used a telecommute box by somebody who never worked from home. Pic showing the thing booting into a very self referential situation there, this page seen in picture on left hand monitor.

P3
 

2005-12-24 Calphalon

Two calphalon items, both without lid. Why do people not throw their lids away with their high end pots and pans? How frustrating. This time a 2.5 qt sauce pan and a 3 qt shallow saute pan thing like this. We have one of the 2.5 qt already but the saute thingy is a welcome addition to the cookware shelves.

saute pan
 

2005-12-17 Drive duplicator

HDS 8000 drive duplicator, makes up to 7 clones at once from an IDE drive. Read the manual as pdf here. I am guessing this was tossed because it does not do SATA. Either way, it seems to work so far, great for fast sneakernet parallelization or just cloning drives for servers (I need the SATA version for the servers I have in mind). If I had a cybercafe I would probably use it. As I do not, it may be sent to ebay or craigslist.

drive cloning
 

2005-12-13 Update

Of the four DVD players found a while ago the following has so far been ascertained. All are pretty fancy and play many media typres, VCD, CD, mp3 CD etc etc. Further:

  • The sony works if you hand spin up the DVD to get it started. I.e. motor can spin the DVD and everything works but only if you help it to start up. Tossing this one.
  • The super shiny Daewoo works fine. Sent to a wine store to assist in the creation of wine buying ambiance through playing of classical music.
  • The Phillips seemed not to work but now works fine after having its various moving mechanisms exercised by hand. Stored for when a user asks for it.
  • The other chunkier Daewoo, not yet tested.
 

2005-12-10 USB Mouse

An ever desirable USB mouse. Seems to work fine, pic shows it being tested out on a random laptop but will probably find a home elsewhere.

usb mouse
 

2005-12-10 Old Apple

Some old Apple II something or other. The last one like this went very well on eBay hence we will see if there are any takers for this, whole or in part. Not yet tested.

apple II thing
 

2005-12-10 Calphalon Pan

A small calphalon pan, minus lid. It is in very nice condition, a few scratches in the Teflon. Still waiting on warranty experiments on the last one listed here so not sure what we will do on this one. Picture shows it being pressed into service boiling up receptables recently relieved of their payload of 6 week old baby food.

calphalon pan
 

2005-12-04 Rollator

A wheeled walker thingy. We actually picked this up a while ago but it slipped into the cracks in that clunky interface between real world and internet until now. While we do not currently have need of this particular assistive technology, we may in the future. But who knows, by then we might have gravitic-repulsor-micro-modules or some such nonsense. Mmmmm, maybe we should get rid of this then, perfect condition, made in Sweden, probably the Volvo of walkers, or the Saab? Might have to hit craigslist.

walker
 

2005-12-03 Dell LCD

Dude, I got a Dell 1905FP 1280x1024 LCD display. Perfect for you high tech puter users out there! See, see how 1337 I am with my fancy screen and other bling bling? Unfortunately, see picture, this has some vertical lines on the screen. That is rather intriguing. This thing was made in May 2005 and according to Dell it has a 4 year warranty, so we may have to follow that path and see where it leads. Failing that further investigations will be made.

dell lcd
 

2005-12-03 Bungee

A Gunk brand rubber bungee thingy, pretty short one but brand new still with its label on. Always a handy item when one has a big fat roofrack and a trailor.

bungee
 

2005-11-26 Fireguard

A nice simple fireguard in good shape. Not that we have a fire of course but somebody I know will want it. Hal?

fireguard
 

2005-11-26 DVD player

A Daewoo DVD player that deals with all of DVD, CD, MP3 CD, Kodak Picture disks. No VCD listed on there, strange. Anyway, looks like it might work though I have no need for it.

dvd player

Also 3 more similar very modern DVD players found. Does this mean people are tossing their DVD gear for PC based home media centre equipment? MythTV or the M$oft equivalent?

 

2005-11-26 Bike parts

A partial bike with some good parts and some parts without a bike. Pic shows the partial bike and a skewer that came on a wheel that was bent but had a very nice hybrid tyre on it. Gear cluster was intriguing also but damaged.

bike parts
bike parts
 

2005-11-25 Rotel Amplifier

A Rotel RX950AX, comes with some videos switching capabilities. Looks quite nice and if it works I may use it instead of my current Denon (also a piece of found electronics). Now I know why people strive to get such bargains on so called "Black Friday", this certainly looks fine and the price was right.

Rotel amp
 

2005-11-25 HP video thingy

A HP ex5000 video thingy that one might use to transduce between TCP/IP and TV video (composite). I guess you can shoot video from your desktop/laptop anywhere in the house to a TV with this. Seems pretty hokey to me, why not just dump the TV in the first place. Oh well, we will test it and get rid of it I guess. Presumably was from same former owner as the amp above.

hp IP -> Video
 

2005-11-25 Bike Parts

A rear wheels and saddle plus fancy seat pole, useful for a couple of the partial bikes we have kicking around. Too boring for a pic.

 

2005-11-19 Puters

Two Pentium 3 computers of super no-name brand but seemingly cast off from a town library. They are marked "DEAD" on the top but we shall see how accurate that statement is later. Watch this space.

puters

Been watching this space? Good. These were cyber-cafe style surfing machines at the library, from what I can gather. They had some pretty good management stuff on there that seemed to delete the browser cache quite frequently and also keep the machine clean in general. Not sure whether they were flushed every week or what. Kudos to the library. First machine, 800MHz Pentium 3, had dead power supply. Runs now with replacement power supply. Second machine was 500MHz Pentium 3, booted and ran fine. Both labelled "DEAD" but only one was, and even it has come back to life.

 

2005-11-19 One-step Stroller

A twin stroller in perfect condition, made in china by One-Step. Here it is after a quick wash. This is of no use to us so will be made available for others to acquire via the usual channels.

twin stroller
 

2005-11-15 Duct Tape

Well, this is a tricky one. I gave a short presentation about the things that go on on this page and backstage and the steering committee at the event in question decided I should be awarded a prize for my efforts, burgundy duct tape. They said that duct tape seemed highly appropriate for this particular effort. So, to recap the duct tape was free to me in terms of money but earned by pulling stuff out of the garbage, hence I judge it gets a place here.

duct tape
 

2005-11-05 USB Kbd

A super crappy compaq USB keyboard complete with a full set of idiot buttons on it. Picked up because USB keyboards can often find a home in front of a mac, not because we need idiot buttons.

usb keyboard
 

2005-11-05 Trek Bike

One Trek something or other bike, hybrid style. It had (gasp!) flat tyres but they pumped up fine and seem to hold air. Saddle was a bit ratty but we went back and pulled a better saddle of another bike that was toasted in other ways (bent forks). Reason for discard unknown (flat tyres maybe?). This bike is very nice to ride, an excellent compromise between road and mtn bike. In fact, in terms of general riding to actually get somewhere, better than any "mountain bike" and better than any "road bike". Fate of this thing is unknown, it will fetch up to 100 USD in the city but it is a very useful bike, so we may keep it.

trek bike
 

2005-11-05 Pentium 3

A slot 1 Pentium 3 with firewire, CD-RW and nice sound card but missing CPU and memory. Could go either way, split for parts or pressed into service with somebody who might use it. No pic for now. Below you may peruse some exerpts from the budget of a person that we shall call M (abbreviation used to protect the terminally stupid).

Monthly Expenses
Madge 800
Stu Loans 400
Water 50
GPU 200
PSE&G 200
Cable 80
Groceries 1,500
Amex 4,000
Cars 1,450
Cash 2,000
Mort. 5,833
Household 2,000
Landscaping 100
Other 1,000
Club 500
Total 20,113

The next bit has a units problem all round I think. Do not try and add up the second column and make it tally with what you spend unless you are prepared to allow errors on the scale that astronomers tolerate.

Months 11
Yearly total 221
Other
Insurance/Taxes 25
Vacation 5
Car Ins. 4
Life Insurance 2
Charity 2
School 4
Total 42
Total annualized 274
Monthly 23
Mortgage $ 1,000 $ 4.79 0.0575
Taxes $ -0
2nd Mortgage $ 250 $ 1.04 0.05
3rd Mortgage
Insurance $ -0 $ -0
Total 5.8
$ 1,250 12.5
Total Mortgage $ 18.33
Total int.220

I did not see the 101 iTunes they had bought in that budget, I wonder where that comes in. Also this M was cunning enough to earn a fair amount of wad per month (judging by outlays etc) but seemingly unconcerned about the possibility of ID theft from his old HD. I will spare you the moronic obsession with sports that M seemed to be infected with. It's not big and it's clever.

 

2005-10-30 Schwinn Bike

Schwinn Traveler racing style bike. This one is made in japan and slightly later and less desirable than the others, but it is in excellent shape and will be sold off to some urbanite in need of transportation. No reason for discard became apparent during the brief look over it just had. Air in tyres, oil on chain, a quick wipe and ready to go.

schwinn traveler
 

2005-10-30 Mac Keyboard

White mac professional keyboard, looks in very good condition, no sign of american champagne on it but it sends consfused signals through its usb cable as far as I can tell. Either way, we have enough usb keyboards right now so this one may be going to visit Mr and Mrs Ebay at some stage, working or not.

mac keyboard
 

2005-10-30 IBM P3s

Two socket style Pentium 3 IBM PCs in good shape, all complete etc. One with Windows 98 and one with Windows ME. I suspect reason for discard of the pair was that previous owner installed Windows ME on one of the two, saw how much of a complete dog it was, then tossed them both. They both orignally had Windows 98 on them. Brief summary:

  • 1x 1GHx, 30G HD, 128M RAM with Windows ME
  • 1x 733MHz, 20G HD 128M RAM with Windows 98
  • average payload of spyware/anti-spyware junk contibuting to very slow boot times etc.
  • some porn jpgs present in cache directories.
  • not many google searches cached, mostly mass transit related
  • lots of legal docs like wills, codicils etc
  • VPN connection software etc all intact.
  • No audio or video of any kind.

These are now earmarked for good homes.

 

2005-10-29 Table nest

A nest of small side tables. Very modern. They seem OK and so will not be just used for their scrap aluminium value, we can find a home for them I think. The black finish is worn through in a few places but that just gives them "patina" as somebody I know would say.

table nest
 

2005-10-29 Random Puters

A HP celeron small case and a Dell Pentium 3 slot 1. Nothing special, one might go for parts to the cyber cafe and the other to a friend. Watch this space for the HD investigation.

Dell Pentium 3
hp celeron
 

2005-10-29 Edging thingy

A bizarre lawn edging device. It looks completely preposterous but must be worth something to somebody, even if just to a collector of weird tools. You ge to cut a swath of grass 6 inches wide with one side or flip it over to use the pizza wheel on the edges.

lawn edger
 

2005-10-29 Calphalon 12inch

Calphalon 12inch omelet skillet, click here to see it on Amazon. The teflon is very beat up so one of two things is going to occur. Either Calphalon will send me a new one by virture of their warranty thingy or I will figure out how to strip off the remaining teflon and use the thing as an anodized aluminium pan.

omelet pan
 

2005-10-24 Cat Seat etc

An EvenFlo discovery baby seat with seat base and matching folding stroller thingy for instant mobile offspring deployment. It is in very good condition and surplus to requirements here so we will have to find a home for it somehow.

car seat
 

2005-10-23 Filing cabinet

A medium sized olive drab filing cabinet with a small combination lock box built in. Hidden at the bottom of a drawer was a cheque for 900 USD from many years ago, I bet that caused a ruckus at the time. This cabinet is already pressed into service as a storage device for mac laptops and parts of such, as you can see from the image:

filing cabinet
 

2005-10-21 Schwinn Bike

Schwinn Breeze bike in OK shape. The last one was snapped up quickly at an agreeable price to both parties by a young hipster chick so this one seems destined for a similar fate. Has original cool schwinn saddle and the backpedal brakes. Also special 70s sparkly glitter handgrips!

schwinn breeze bike
 

2005-10-18 Maclaren Double

Yet another Maclaren double pushchair. This one is newer and fancier than the last one but has one break in the hood aparatus. Still works OK though overall. We do not need it so off it goes to make us some cash someplace.

maclaren double stroller
 

2005-10-16 Portable Prison

For when the offspring is in the mobile phase of its lifecycle, we have acquired this handy dandy portable imprisonment device. Seems in OK shape, compare with previous one we found made of wood and sealed new in the plastic a while ago.

prison gate
 

2005-10-16 Comfy Chair

No, not the comfy chair! This is a very fine comfy chair considering it is a folding outdoor chair. Perfect condition with a light coating of sawdust. Sawdust must be why it was thrown out I guess.

comfy chair
 

2005-10-16 Child Seats

Two child seats the next size up, very forward looking. One a britax and one some no-name thing. Pics show then before cleaning, seem in fine shape the a pair.

seat
seat
 

2005-10-16 Car seat base

An EvenFlo baby car seat base. Seemingly new and will be sent to find it's destiny on ebay as we have no EvenFlo stuff.

seat base
 

2005-10-16 Car Seat Stroller Thingy

One car seat stroller base that accepts multiple types of car seat. Handy dandy indeed. Seems to work with what we have so may see service and then be sold off at some stage.

car seat stroller
 

2005-10-16 Baby Rucksack

Baby rucksack for slightly larger offspring. While wse do not in fact have one of these we postulate that the one we do have will eventually become such. Will be stored and used at appropriate point in lifecycle of offspring. Pic:

rucksack
 

2005-10-16 Baby Bath

One seemingly new baby bath. Our existing one is very squared and hence wastes a lot of water. It also seems to defy it's intended function in allowing the bathee to slip down and submerge. This is not really a great feature. This new bath uses much less water and has a nice non-slip butt retention device that actually works. Out with the old and in with the "new".

baby bath
 

2005-10-15 P3s

A total of 3(ish) 1Ghz range Pentium 3 machines, two identical Gateways and one Dell. From these at least two working machines should be made. A bunch of parts were missing here and there hence requiring said amalgamation. No pic yet. Such HD investigation as I have done has been pretty barren on the multimedia front but lots of WordPerfect files to read. Subjects range from personal to real estate management. Want to read word perfect files in linux? Get libwpd, works great so far.

 

2005-10-15 Caulking Guns

After having borrowed the neighbour's caulking gun this week because mine suffered the total handle collapse syndrome that the cheapo ones tend to succumb to I of course found a couple today. One is the wrong size and the correct one has some minor deficiciencies. Never fear, we have the technology to rebuild him! We will make one good one from the two. Pic:

caulking guns
 

2005-10-08 Graco Strollers

Two Graco strollers/pushchairs, much fancier than the previous one. Hmm, maybe that one we found before will not be pressed into service overseas for us. We have given one away already and here is a picture of the one we kept:

graco strollers
 

2005-10-06 Dell Laptop?

Dell laptop, or some portion thereof. I picked it up on the offchance it had memory in it, but when I got home and looked it had none. In fact it had the following defects:

  • Physically broken screen
  • Missing cdrom
  • Missing memory (as mentioned)
  • Missing battery
  • Missing power supply
  • Missing hard drive and sled
  • Broken plastic case at the back underneath

It sat by the back door trying to be thrown away for a week or more but at some point got thrown on ebay with all its many deficiencies declared and ended up making a respectable sum.

laptop
 

2005-10-04 BBQ

A small portable Coleman barbecue. This, though it seems to have been used only once, is a piece of junk. It was picked up to provide cooking facilities for a friend who is currently off with it as I type in the middle of a field with a bunch of silly people. He is planning on living of BBQed skirt steak for several days, from what I can gather. Ahhhh, the good life.

crappy bbq
 

2005-10-01 Sprinklers

Two lawn sprinklers, dusty and cobwebby in appearance, but seemingly in good order otherwise. We shall see, these are for a friend whose sprinkler lost a piece, he shall report back on his experiments in sprinkling.

sprinklers
 

2005-10-01 Pint Mug

A english country style pint mug with a souvenir from Paris metal thingy on it. What crazy person would buy such a P.O.S. we ask? Who can tell. It is now pressed into service due to our somewhat high rate of glass breakage.

cheesy pint mug
 

2005-09-30 Graco Stroller

Not very inspiring but functional Graco stroller. After a good washing with simple green etc and some re-arrangement it is ready for shipping off to another continent where it will provide transport for the offspring during its stay there.

graco stroller
 

2005-09-24 Yamaha Exhaust

Seemingly new exhaust system from some form of yamaha two wheeled powered transport device. I think this is going on ebay, we certainly have no use for it.

yamaha exhaust
 

2005-09-24 Plastic thingy

One of the Peg-perego strollers from last week was missing a small plastic fastener that holds the liner into the chair. Today we found a later version of the exact same stroller but it had been mangled by a bucket loader. I obtained the little plastic part to fix ours. Now good for ebay or barter....

 

2005-09-24 Marble top table

A faux marble top table with tastless cheap legs. Has a nice cool pattern on the top so has some camp aesthetic appeal. I suspect it has enough appeal to certain demographics in a certain large city nearby such that we will be able to sell it on. Shown here in the back yard:

table
 

2005-09-24 Golf Bag

This was a request, a cheap light golf bag. Some golf courses do not let you play without a bag even if you have no clubs (i.e. sharing with somebody) and hence do not need a bag. This then is for a poor student type of my acquaintance who needs this bag to get on courses with his golfing acquaintances.

golf bag
 

2005-09-24 Calphalon skillet

Calphalon commercial 10 inch frying pan with anodized finish, or omelet pan as they like to call it. So much more fancy with that name? Is in good shape and just needs a clean.

calphalon
 

2005-09-16 Two pushchair thingies

Two Peg-Perego brand strollers, one a twin Tender model and the other a single Milano model. Both appear completish and only need a clean and look over. These may well be traded or sent off to the great marketplace that is ebay.

peg perego strollers
 

2005-09-16 Optima Battery

An Optima Red top battery. For a price check see here . These batteries are superior in several ways to regualr car batteries and I refuse to use anything but optimas. It looks newish and the sold-on date strip has not been punched out. That means that even if it is dead I can use the 3-year warranty to get a new one. Woohoo! Pic shows it charging, accepting 35amps:

optima

Battery started out at 6.2V and currently is at 12.3V (with charger off of course). Will push a little more in and see if it stays n. Discharge test tomorrow maybe.

 

2005-09-16 Dell P4

A newish but low end Dell Pentium 4. Specs: 1.7Ghz, 256M Ram, 40G HD, CDRW. It was rather dusty inside but worked fine and booted. Pic shows it open for ministrations from the shopvac and inspection. Note the special medical style wrapping I got on some VGA cables recently, I think they do that so I do not catch a virus from any machine I plug them into. Glad I have that!

dell P4

Reason for discard seems to be marriage, i.e. the two parties involved pooled their computer infrastructure into one machine when moving in together. I think that other machine is a Mac based on the google searches I saw in the cache.

Other things:

This HD is notable in terms of it's lack of porn and some other things. No trace of digital camera use even.

 
 

2005-09-10 Bertrand Russell

A nice little book by Bertand Russell. Could not leave that in the paper recycling, even though I think I already have this book.

book
 

2005-09-08 Dell P4

A dell early-ish Pentium 4 , specifically a Dimension 8100, missing some internals. Present and correct are power supply, DVD-CDRW, mobo, all chassis and cover parts. Missing memory, cpu (plus heat sink etc) and HD. This is up for grabs if anybody wants it. I have a similar machine here so we can test what is there if you like. Pic:

Dell chassis etc

Any takers; Doug, Bob?

 

2005-09-02 Dell LCD

A dell lcd monitor in seemingly good order. Missed out on the Pentium 4 Dell machine itself as we were too slow but we got the monitor without the power supply. Fresh power supply purchased in order to restore it to working condition, as evidenced here:

dell monitor
 

2005-08-28 Freaky Books

A small selection of books rescued from the terrible fate of recycling. Medieval french churches, breastfeeding and drugs/poisons seems like a well-rounded mixtue of topics for weekend reading.

books

Why do all the breastfeeding and similar books have such offensive covers? Is it due to the mindless exploited consumeristic idiocy that new parents seem to descend into? On a related note, rejected today was a book on pediatrics that seemed to indicate, at least by it's front cover, that all pediatrics is about horrendous deformation and fear-mongering. You would never guess from this book that human offspring just seem to thrive if you do any old reasonable thing to them. We point to most of the world, and the history of the world, as evidence of this conjecture.

 

2005-08-27 Scoooooter!

Y.A.S, yet another scooter. This is again for the colleague who fancies himself a scooterologist. Note, no connection with the atrocious german techno dude Scooter.

juv mtn bikes
 

2005-08-27 Schwinn Bike

A schwinn ladies bicycle. Its is nicely made and has some classically good components on it. We fear it is not worth much but it is definitely too nice to be tossed. Any takers out there should speak up, or it will be off to craigslist or some donation mechanism.

schwinn bike
 

2005-08-27 Keyboard

Random newish compaq keyboard, has a faintly interesting key action on it so it might be given a test in that perpetual search for nice keyboards. Every now and then the keyboard spillage death occurs and hence must have spares.

kbd
 

2005-08-27 Calculus Book

A 2nd Edition copy of Stewart's Calculus, ISBN=053413212X . Obviously the 2nd Ed is not worth a lot due to the vagaries of textbook model-year syndrome. Nice condition but a little written in. This is a canonical book. It was passed around at the pub tonight for everybody to recall old times with this stuff. It is a nice book, not sure what we will do with it.

calculus book
 

2005-08-27 Bikes for kids?

Two juvenile mountain bikes of moderate quality. One had a broken derailleur cable stop so we pulled one off another bike carcass that was sitting nearby and voila, 'twas fixed. These two will probably go to those of our acquaintance that have offspring about to become the requisite size for these things.

juv mtn bikes
 

2005-08-21 Dell P4

A Dell Pentium 4 2.66Ghz with 40G HD and 256M ram. Side and front covers missing. It did not boot first time but once we reseated the CPU and memory it booted Windows XP. Well, it tried. It took half an hour or so before the spyware had finished fighting with the anti-spyware etc etc. It still was not very usable even after that so we booted up knoppix to see what was going on. Found on the HD:

  • Lots of jpgs showing all kinds of dubious antics in dorm rooms etc.
  • Lots of word docs including happy little homework assignments.
  • 2842 mp3s, seemingly sourced from P2P apps.
  • 1332 iTunes songs.
  • Pretty clean cache directories, no porn and not that much stuff overall.

A bunch of the pictures were of local places we recognised, that was nice and fun. Took a copy of all the interesting stuff and then it will have ubuntu installed and be pressed into service as part of ragtag fugitive fleet for a certain highly parralellizable CPU-intensive task.

Here is a pretty random pic from the HD that nicely illustrates the previous owner's taste in beer and artistic compositional skills. This was shot on a Nikon E4300 apparently.

beer?
 

2005-08-17 iMac

While sitting at a traffic light an iMac 500Mhz was spotted with a half Gig of Ram. Seems to be all present and correct. Readily apparent that previous owner was a smoker (literally that is, the translucent casing is brown in places, not a standard apple colour). Upon investigation we discover 600 iTunes and 800 mp3s. How jolly. The well represented artists in the iTunes dir were:

    301 Compilations
     24 Monade
     22 David Bowie
     21 Dr. Octagon
     18 GZA
     18 Ghostface Killah
     18 Boards Of Canada
     17 Brian Wilson
     15 Elliott Smith
     14 Junior Boys
     14 Beach Boys
     13 Built To Spill
     12 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
     12 Cocteau Twins
     12 Brigitte Fontaine

Pretty fine, some form of coolness in there.

 

2005-08-17 Pentium 3

A random Pentium 3 600MHz with memory missing. As I happen to have found two 128M PC100 dimms in an otherwise stripped chassis the other day this is not a problem. Possible donation to worthy cause. Investigation of HD shows it was a child's machine with lots of play software. They obviously had net and caught something nasty as there was a Windows 98 install floppy in the drive when it came into our hands.

 

2005-08-06 Wibbly Trailor

A trailor. This is really for the neighbour but he asked me to pick it up and bring it home for him as his vehicles currently do not have tow hitches. Due to the fact that we only have NATO pintle tow hitches I just hooked up my trailor and put his inside that. I would not have bothered for myself as I obviously already have a trailor and it makes this one look like a shopping cart; yes yes yes, I am trailor snob. The thing seems to be just fine, wheels run etc. Needs some electrical attention and a quick cleanup.

trailor
 

2005-08-06 Update!

One of the previously mentioned redundant cast iron pans was bartered for a very nice bottle of wine. That went nicely with our hangar steak this evening.

 

2005-08-06 Tools

A big fat pipe reamer/deburrer in OK shape, a little rusty but fine nevertheless. No pic yet.

 

2005-08-06 Hot Hose

A nice industrial garden hose. This is especially welcome due to the fact that our existing hose had developed some leaks about half way down about two weeks ago. Previously mentioned hip young dude had tried to fix it with tape of various types but the thing was dying the death of a thousand progressive little tiny holes. The new one had the male end squashed by a car, hence its reason for discard I suspect. I put a new male end on it. It is longer than the old one, far better quality and less kinky. Two out of three is not bad... Shown here with undercar mud cleaning squirter wand attached. Other wand in background is also a recent find.

garden
 

2005-07-30 Tool Boxes

A tool chest and tool box in rather good shape. Some assorted junk inside but unhappily not a full set of tools. Oh well.

tool chests
 

2005-07-30 Pan Lid

Also a smallish anodised aluminium pan lid in the style of Calphalon Professional (but not actually that make). Pan was present but was crap and had lots of burnt crud on the bottom. The lid fits on a couple of our receptables and pans, so all is well.

 

2005-07-30 Cast Iron Cookware

Three non-matching cast iron pans. Pic shows the large Griswold and the Wagner after cleaning and recuring. These will be added to the collection, replacing inferior models. The extras generated by this influx will be split between friends with good cause to need these and maybe an ebay auction for a nice matching set at some stage.

cast iron
 

2005-07-25 P3

Also a Pentium 3 (socket 462) machine with no memory and no CPU. It does however have lots of dust and crud in it, probably, I hypothesize, its reason for discard. Machine may be resurrected with parts or turned into parts at some stage. HD, DVDrom, CDR and other items all look handy dandy. No pic yet.

 

2005-07-25 Keg

One funky german keg from the DAB brewery. It has a galvanised steel jacket around a stainless beer capsule at the core. I assume this is to give rigidity and bashproofing at lower cost than an all stainless version. This will be sent to the the local friendly brewer for examination.

keg
 

2005-07-25 Bike (mostly)

One Giant bike that has been well used but is in very good shape and all complete except for the wheels. It has a nice largish frame, often a problem these days. Will hang that some place until some wheels turn up, in fact I already have one spare wheel I can use for it.

giant bike
 

2005-07-18 P3

One Pentium 3 800MHz machine, boots XP just fine and displays the contents of the formers owners' lives for all to see. Most entertaining. No time for detailed analysis though as this machine was cleaned up and donated to a hip and trendy young dude of our acquaintance. Because he lives in hip and trendy Pankow we assisted him in doing a silly case mod as well as the Windows 2000/ubuntu setup. Who knows, he may be able to turn this into liquid assets based on its hipness and trendiness? I am sure if you put this in a store in SoHo NYC you could fetch a pretty penny.

silly p3
 

2005-07-15 Wheelbarrow

One almost new but crappo wheelbarrow. Not sure if it will be returned to source yet.

wheelbarrow
 

2005-07-15 Oil Can

Old oil can that used to be used at filling stations. Will fetch a few dollars on ebay maybe, or adorn some friend's garage.

oil can
 

2005-07-15 Marin Bike

A Marin Mountain bike that was somewhat expensive at some stage. It has 24 gears and disk brakes and front suspension. It is very light. It is missing the two quick release wheel skewer thingies and the derailleur mount is broken. This mount unbolts so I suspect it's probability of successful repair will be high. I further suspect that the derailleur mount broke as the previous owners threw it away, and they did not throw it away because it was broken.

marin bike
 

2005-07-15 Feuerzangenbowle

A brand-new-in-the-box never used Feuerzangenbowle kit. We, of course, already have the required materials for this fine drink and they are superior. But we shall see what we will do with this one. I am pretty sure the market for these is slim, even on german ebay.

feuerzangenbowle
 

2005-07-15 Books and puter parts

Some assorted books and computer parts, as usual. Some 256M ram sticks, always handy for reviving Pentium 2/3 era machines, and a USB card. Also a complete Chronicles of Narnia set and some Roald Dahl, super.

assorted
 

2005-07-09 Puters

A selection of assorted puters, specifically 2x Pentium 2 and 1x Pentium 3. The Pentium 3 will be reconditioned to send off to somebody in need, the Pentium 2 machines will be off to somebody even needier or the cybercafe. The assortment of parts sitting around nearby include a Brooktree TV capture cards and a firewire card plus 2 CD burners. Dell Pentium 2 shown in pic:

dell PII
 

2005-07-09 Pushchair

A single Maclaren pushchair that, apart from having rather worn rear wheels, will do nicely for the impending offspring. Same make and model as the previous one, just half of such. We may replace those wheels at some stage, shown here after a quick clean with simple green:

maclaren pushchair
 

2005-07-09 Alice frame

One Alice type backpack frame. It is in near perfect shape (say supergrade to those who know that that means) and will doubtless be used in some project at some stage in the future. Jerry can carrier, mobile hotspot, homemade industrial strength baby-bjorn, whatever.

backpack frame
 

2005-07-06 Apple IIC

An Apple IIc with most of its original packages and in full working order, as evidenced by the picture. This one may have to go and visit Mr and Mrs Ebay as I certainly have no use for this stuff, modern apples give me enough trouble. Ever tried scp-ing 100k plus files to a G5 Xserve? Ooops.

apple IIc
 

2005-06-25 Trash Pump

A Honda trash pump. The motor is pretty beat up and might run but I am more interested in the pump part. That, mounted to a PTO would enable me to kidnap entire swimming pools in short order. How useful.

trash pump
 

2005-06-25 Sediment Bowls

Two matching sediment bowls from some random petrol engine application. They may be pressed into service as shot glasses at some stage, I am not sure. Pic:

sediment bowls
 

2005-06-25 Pushchair

A twin pushchair of the Maclaren brand. Have no real use for this but luckily they seem to go well on ebay.

pushchair
 

2005-06-25 Kids' Bikes

Two kids bikes in pretty fine shape. They are both off now to a friend so that his two conveniently sized offspring can upgrade into these bikes from their previous. Weirdness, botn cranks were pretty loose but were easy to tighten. Was this the reason they were tossed we ask?

kids bikes
 

2005-06-25 Generator

5KW generator that had a sheared crankshaft. A friend is going to try and use just the generator part by mounting it on his truck for PTO sourced 110V AC. Looks in fine condition, better than the photo seems to indicate:

generator
 

2005-06-22 Sign

A no parking sign sitting in amongst a lot of scrap metal. We have no use for this but I gather certain other groups of people like these. Will save it until such a time as it's potential use or user becomes apparent to me. Failing that the chunky sheet aluminium is great for repairing certain vehicles.

sign
 

2005-06-17 USB Enclosure

A USB2 enclosure with a 48x cd burner in it, complete with the required funky power supply and a blank CD in the drawer. It is a masterpiece of bad design from the point of view of both form and function, but it does seem to work. Pic:

cd burner
 

2005-06-17 PC Case

One somewhat recent funky custom-case PC missing everything but the motherboard, CPU and fans. I took it for the special fan that I intend use extending the life on my freshly waranty-returned 320G HD, but the case will be donated to cyber cafe type people.

 

2005-06-16 Mac boxes

Three mac display boxes with polystyrene inserts. These will be hoarded until some suitable chance comes along to offload them to some mac head in exchange for their hard earned cash. Side note: are there any mac heads who actually do work? I think mostly they spend their days animating desktop thingies and loving one button clickiness.

mac display boxes
 

2005-06-02 Bench Grinder

A jolly fine bench grinder, 110V AC with good stone and brush on it. The guards around the wheels are very chunky and the whole thing comes from an era when things were built well. Was given to me by a colleague who was clearing out the garage and was going to toss it. Check out his pic of it:

bench grinder
 

2005-05-31 Thermometer

One Dakon temperature probe that was attached to the side of a largish stainless mixing tub. Tub had been trashed by heavy implements already so I just took the probe. Range 40F to 140F. Seems to work fine.

temp probe
 

2005-05-25 Dell followup

Some follow up on the Dell. The hard drive was a 20G with 16G of crud on it. Some examples of what we found:

  • 616 mp3s from many and various artists. I think they got them from Kazaa and Limewire. They must be some of these so-called music pirates we hear so much about. Will look for the eyepatches, parrots and cutlasses later, meanwhile, a rundown of their top ten artists:
         21 Led Zeppelin 
         19 Jimmy Hendrix 
         19 Black Sabbath 
         17 Rush 
         16 Red Hot Chili Peppers 
         14 Beastie Boys 
         12 Ozzy Osbourne 
         12 Frank Zappa 
         11 The Who 
         11 Soundgarden 
    
    Nothing too surprising turned up, very mainstream stuff. We listened to some it.
  • More than 7000 porn movie snippets (yes, seven thousand!) in the MSIE cache directories. Some are non-unique or at least highly related to each other but that is still an impressive inadvertant collection to have amassed. Roughly 50 percent repeat looking at some samples md5s, so more than 3k unique porn clips.
  • Of the 50000 jpgs (yes, fifty thousand) in MSIE cache dirs I suspect quite a few (half or so) are also porn.
  • At least 700 snapshots of their hotmail inbox and more courtesy of MSIE caching.
  • Lots of browsing history, check out one user's top 10 sites in terms of numbers of hits:
       3132 www.cdnow.com
       1359 gs.cdnow.com
       1240 ads.cdnow.com
        967 www.nudecelebritypics.com
        907 hurl.content.loudeye.com
        762 www.qualityvids.com
        663 exclamation-all-free-nude-celebrities-naked-pics.com
        540 ug.hooters.dk:8080
        468 graphics.nastydollars.com
        424 www.free-celeb-galleries.com
    
    Music and porn, seems to fit in with the other users of this machine just fine (and most of the rest of the internet also?). Different types of porn though to the other users on this machine.
  • Complete tax records for a couple of (recent) years with income, assets, accounts, SSNs etc etc etc. I am amazed they found time to do such mundane stuff given all the porn and music they had to plough through.
  • Word documents describing business dealings in grand buzzword compliant terms; designed, no doubt, to impress whoever happens to peruse them after they were discarded.
  • A history of their google searches courtesy of the MSIE cache, top 20 searches by one particular user shown below:
         33  yahoo weather 
         11  europro steam pants press 
          9  shakespeare's Henry IV 
          7  ithaca college 
          6  habit rabbit vibrator 
          5  surfing schools california 
          5  steam fast pants press 
          5  muhlenberg college 
          5  leo october horoscope 
          4  skidmore college tuition 
          3  syracuse university 
          3  SUNY New Paltz 
          3  skidmore college 
          3  race tolerance education 
          3  pearl rabbit vibrator 
          2  trouser press netherlands 
          2  The Caretaker, the play, nyc 
          2  the caretaker 
          2  synopsis, Pinter's The Caretaker 
          2  SUNY Purchase 
    
    What are google doing with your search history we ask?
All in all a most instructive hard drive. It really gives insight into what normal people do with their machines.