Worn out, rusty bicycles are no match for Al Schroader. The retired Illinois man's alter-ego is "Bike Man"- a hero who's saved over 3000 bikes from the brink for individuals in need.
"When I receive a bike, many times there is parts missing and other issues, such as tires, and I have to determine if it's salvageable or not," Schroader said.
He said that "every bike has a story."
Schroader said the work is rewarding, but he's not looking for recognition.
"We're just so appreciative that people are being helped," he said.