Author Topic: 'found this on a ride today'!  (Read 136684 times)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #825 on: 01 August, 2022, 02:17:57 pm »
IMG_2584 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Sooooooo, whats all this then, stuff put out for 'de schcrap man'  an old Raleigh Pioneer, and, but, but , but whats that lurkin' behind..............






IMG_2585 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Fuji Transonic 2.5 carbon road bike, minus front wheel, 11 speed :o  Needless to say , I shouldered said work of art? and rode the 10 miles home. I cut off the lock that was locked and wound around the top tube, and it halved the weight of the bike!
I gave to a very surprised chum across the road, as a fettling project, turbo/roller bike.  It is sadly in need of tlc  .........O    I    L   .  Hey ho. in 2016 they were £1600..  If I said it weighed less than my Carradice saddlebag with contents, I would not be telling porkies.

Gattopardo

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #826 on: 01 August, 2022, 02:49:05 pm »
Er Dibs.

Are we that consumeristic that a bike like that would be dummped?

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #827 on: 01 August, 2022, 10:14:10 pm »
Crash damaged maybe?

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #828 on: 02 August, 2022, 06:36:17 pm »
I collected an as new Kona hybrid behind some bins once that had two buckled wheels. It's still in use as the family ute.
Rust never sleeps

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #829 on: 02 August, 2022, 06:41:58 pm »
I once saw a seemingly intact carbon road frame and forks put out by someone's bins. Can't remember the make. Was highly tempted but left it cos, a) no room, b) it had no components so would have become a time and money sink, c) possibility of invisible delamination or whatever.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #830 on: 02 August, 2022, 08:32:26 pm »
Miss von Brandenburg's flat-bar Ridgeback was rebuilt from a wheel-less street find.
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Cudzoziemiec

  • Моя планета голубая, я люблю тебя и обнимаю
Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #831 on: 06 August, 2022, 02:13:05 pm »
Saw a round plastic container in the gutter. My attention was caught by the word Velo printed on top. What could it be? Minty lard arse? Excessively packaged bar tape? No. It turned out to contain "nicotine pouches".  ::-)
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

rr

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #832 on: 07 August, 2022, 03:41:22 pm »
A fridge/freezer protected by cones
2022-08-07_02-46-05 by Richard Rajham, on Flickr

Mr Larrington

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #833 on: 07 August, 2022, 09:49:43 pm »
Did you check to see whether Bloody Stupid Johnson was in residence?
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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #834 on: 08 August, 2022, 07:41:48 am »
You wouldn't want to wake him up....would you? :o ;)
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