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So earlier this week behind a local school I discovered something remarkable. Someone had put a old, wrecked women's bicycle in a pond.

The wheels toast, the chain rings are useless, rust in many spots and the handle bars take some effort to get them to turn. The frame itself isn't too bad, just has some rust and chipping paint everywhere.

Here are some photos of how I found it initially:

http://prntscr.com/2ki9u5

http://prntscr.com/2kia5f

http://prntscr.com/2kiaer

http://prntscr.com/2kiaom

http://prntscr.com/2kiawl

After closer inspection i noticed a decal on the top tube that read "Alpine 26" which I can only assume implies 26" wheels. Also there is a sticker on the down tube that reads:

"Lawrenceburg, TN 07 76"

Made July, 1976 in Tennessee?

I know Murray doesn't make bikes anymore and I heard that there quality of bikes went south in the 80s. I couldn't really bring myself to leave it there so I have it now and would simply like suggestions as to what to do with it.

Scrap/recycle?

Wall art?

I really don't think there is any point in restoring this unless I find another bike that has working components that could fit but a damaged frame or something for free/cheap.

So could this be significant at all? I don't have a clue as I can't find this model anywhere on the web.

Personally I feel like it's not, but just checking.

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Murray was never a high-quality bike -- always a "department store" brand. But, hey, go ahead and list it on Craigs List or some such for free (if they pay the shipping + tip). Someone might want it. –  Daniel R Hicks Jan 18 at 23:33
    
It's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, but in my experience some people love old junk. –  WTHarper Jan 19 at 19:36
    
The easiest way to get any value out of it would be to cut off any non-metallic parts and bring it to your local scrap yard. –  DSG Jan 31 at 21:15
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