For the last week or so, leaned on one of the fences down the street from my house was a yellow road bike, apparantly discarded by a neighbour. After some luck in not having it taken away by someone else, I finally had the chance to inspect it today for damages, especially to see if that bend I noticed in the right seat stay was due to design or damage.
Unfortunately for me, the latter was the case. And, upon closer inspection, I noticed a huge dent in the top tube, and that the whole frame was slightly warped.
It would seem that there will be no free bikes for me today.