(Quick translation: what we Kiwis call a 'tip' you folk would call a 'dump') Being on a disability pension makes me a woman of slender means and I don't have a great deal of money to spend on maintaining my primary means of transport ie: - the bicycle/tricycle. Come to that I don't really have a great deal of money to spend on anything so apart from teaching myself how to be successful at growing my own vegetables I spend a certain amount of time keeping a sharp eye out for what other folk throw away. This morning I was down at the tip (council recycling depot and transfer station) and to my utter surprise I discovered that somebody had thrown out well over 1000 brand new 6mm metric cap screws in very useful lengths. It was a no-brainer - on the back of my tricycle they went. Not far from the cap screws there was a paper bag full of high tensile metric hex head bolts and nuts too. I also found a mechanical speedo, cable and drive from a discarded exercise machine. These work just fine on bikes and the price of course was right :grin: I also found a useful sheet of plywood, and three sets of metal shelving - brand new - and fully knocked down which will just perfect for my workshop. Keeping this post safely in the motor-bicycle sphere I've also found such things as a nice Homelite weedwacker engine with good compression and no scratches on the cylinder walls. Steel tubing and angle section in useful sizes and lengths is another 'find' I depend on to complete my projects. Being a farming district quite a bit of agricultural equipment gets delivered in metal pallets made from really nice clean steel angle and tophat section steel, - almost always it gets dumped in the tip and I carry it off rejoicing. A great deal of my bicycle spares come from the tip too which means that about the only things I buy new are tyres and brake pads. As you can see my Hercules tricycle is not just a pretty lady, she works very hard for me. In case you're all wondering I can change over the usual wicker baskets for a tray type body and convert her into a tricycle truck or else I'd never be able to get a decent load home :grin: I can't believe what folk throw out sometimes and if it wasn't for the wastefulness of others I certainly couldn't manage as well as I do.