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E.Wiener Bike Parts and XLC support an upcycling project: Pullach high school students repair old bikes for a good cause

18 October, 2020

E.Wiener Bike Parts and XLC support an upcycling project: Pullach high school students repair old bikes for a good cause

"Upcycling" can be seen as a counterpart to the worldwide throw-away mentality and represents a form of reuse of materials (recycling). Apparently useless waste products are converted into new materials with the help of "upcycling".

And it is precisely this goal of sustainability that the Geography P-Seminar "Bike UP-Cycling", consisting of 13 students of the Q11 of the Otfried-Preußler-Gymnasium in Pullach and their teacher StR Michael Starz, pursues.

In this school year the pupils make it their task to make functional and roadworthy bicycles from old, unfit bicycles. For this purpose they have received a donation from the Pullach community of masterless S-Bahn bicycles, which will be reconditioned and repaired in the coming weeks and months, and then auctioned off for a good cause.

For this purpose the P-Seminar meets weekly to carry out both minor repairs (e.g. patching a bicycle tube or adjusting the gears) and more complex tasks (e.g. renewal of a complete brake system or replacement of bottom brackets or gear rims). They will be supported by E. Wiener Bike Parts GmbH, which will provide the seminar with the necessary spare parts and tools of the XLC parts and accessories brand.

 

As no suitable storage facilities could be found at the school for capacity reasons, the company quickly provided an overseas container for storage. In a joint action, the pupils, under the guidance of a professional sprayer, decorated it with the sponsor's logo.

Despite the sponsoring with new parts, the idea of sustainability and thus the reuse of old parts is still in the foreground. The aim of this project is to sensitise more people to a more conscious use of resources.

Philipp Meier, XLC Brand Manager at E.Wiener Bike Parts explains: "Sustainability plays a major role in our company, that's why we are happy to support this project and look forward to discovering the remanufactured bikes.

More information about this project can be found at www.opg-pullach.de or on Instagram (@bikeupcycling).