There are times when taking a closer look at a Running When Parked bike is a good idea. This little minibike looks like a lot of fun especially if you can talk the owner down to around $250. But once you take a look at the detail shots that the seller supplied, you get an idea of how much work this little project is going to need. If you are looking for a “rat bike” mini, this could be a good deal. If you are looking to restore, this is going to require more hours and elbow grease than you think.
The phrase “running when parked” (RWP) is code for a once treasured possession that has been neglected in the corner of the garage or tool shed for far too long. Lacking the energy, time or resources to bring the little beauty back to life, the owner lists it for sale in hopes that a new owner will massage it back to health. Our collection of RWP bikes fall into two distinct categories; treasure or trash. And you are the only one who can properly judge which category the bike belongs in.