The LBS that I worked at was run by an elderly woman that grew up during the Depression and a heroin junkie son. Between the two of them, everything got saved. Rusty skip tooth chains, wooden rims, pre-War inner tubes (really), every zip tie and rubber band from a new bike box, pedals w/o a mate, old crappy Campy parts, bizarre Sturmey Archer hubs, Biopace, glitter banana seats, and practically every Schwinn known to man. You name it, it was there. Bitchin' set of tools, too. My favorite truing stand was from early 1900's (I could fit my motorcycle wheels in it). Ebay helped unearth a lot of the old goodies but they're still around. Tweakers will always hoard their bike parts. You just have to wait for them to die.