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Random Musings => Gallery => Topic started by: ed_o_brain on November 26, 2009, 09:16:57 pm

Title: Abandonment
Post by: ed_o_brain on November 26, 2009, 09:16:57 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4122085165_34cca8fab5.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4122085165_34cca8fab5.jpg)

I'd have locked it up and reported it to the police if I had of been carrying a lock. Had it been unreported/unclaimed, it would have made a good commuting bike.

Post your abandoned bike pictures...
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Salvatore on November 26, 2009, 09:31:41 pm
Seen outside a pub somewhere N of MK yesterday. If its crew are still inside, then they're having one hell of a session.

Features: detatchable front rim, ancient derailleur.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4136982722_8be846682a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/4136982722/sizes/o/)
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Butterfly on November 27, 2009, 02:47:00 pm
Wow. That's fabulous! :D
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Jaded on November 27, 2009, 03:11:38 pm
Tabernacle St, London. 7th October, 17:10

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/4137814977_5d5ca6d866_o.jpg)

Opposite Mildreds, Lexington St, London. 7th October, 20:50

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2798/4138579230_60a92f6610_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: clarion on November 27, 2009, 03:12:35 pm
There's one round the corner from here.  I should bring my camera to work one day...
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: clarion on November 27, 2009, 03:13:23 pm
Seen outside a pub somewhere N of MK yesterday. If its crew are still inside, then they're having one hell of a session.

Features: detatchable front rim, ancient derailleur.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4136982722_8be846682a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/4136982722/sizes/o/)

Hold on.  That looks like my back garden :o ;D
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Wascally Weasel on November 27, 2009, 03:29:17 pm
Seen outside a pub somewhere N of MK yesterday. If its crew are still inside, then they're having one hell of a session.

Features: detatchable front rim, ancient derailleur.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4136982722_8be846682a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/4136982722/sizes/o/)

Hold on.  That looks like my back garden :o ;D

Isn't that Phil's old tandem?
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: delthebike on November 27, 2009, 03:32:36 pm
(http://www.delthebike.ukfsn.org/images/dedbike0.jpg) (http://www.delthebike.ukfsn.org/images/dedbike1.jpg)

I wonder what state the post is in now.
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: delthebike on November 27, 2009, 03:39:03 pm
And another one....
(http://www.delthebike.ukfsn.org/images/dedbike2.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Polar Bear on November 27, 2009, 03:45:49 pm
That's better!  Phew   ???   I don't think that I'll ever get the hang of posting images.   :(
 
Abandoned beside the canal in Ribe, Denmark.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2580/4138639626_0547704054_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 27, 2009, 04:01:33 pm
Outside the Chemistry Building at Aberdeen Uni
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2736518288_2c14682b86.jpg)

Bruges
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/377790502_cd30e66be0.jpg)

Barcelona (plus an abandoned banana too by the looks of it!)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3695334383_3dbecd2382.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3446/3695354079_768ef08c6e.jpg)

Barcelona again (why??)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2459/3695327397_a6618c05d8.jpg)

Oh, and Bamberg, Germany
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/379139711_ba3513c41b.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Zipperhead on November 28, 2009, 06:25:14 pm
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_3a8mQ6kkehU/SxFqeN2ZrTI/AAAAAAAAGds/nXYvSUFXfWc/s800/P4078906.JPG)
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Bluebottle on November 28, 2009, 06:50:00 pm
Outside the Chemistry Building at Aberdeen Uni
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2736518288_2c14682b86.jpg)


Blimey.  I think that was there when I was last there about 4 years ago!  It might have had a wheel at that point.
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: woollypigs on November 28, 2009, 08:37:38 pm
(http://www.woollypigs.com/wp-content/uploads/Abandoned_bicycle.jpg)
Spotted some time in 2008.

Remember this one ?

(http://www.woollypigs.com/wp-content/uploads/old_ladypool.jpg)

It turned into this ...

(http://www.woollypigs.com/wp-content/uploads/old_ladypool_new_life.jpg)
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Mike J on November 28, 2009, 09:19:37 pm
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_3a8mQ6kkehU/SxFqeN2ZrTI/AAAAAAAAGds/nXYvSUFXfWc/s800/P4078906.JPG)

Does that wheel have any spokes, or a hub?  ???
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Zipperhead on November 28, 2009, 09:45:46 pm
Does that wheel have any spokes, or a hub?  ???

Nope, that was the amazing thing about it. Some toe rag must have wanted the hub really badly.
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: arvid on November 28, 2009, 10:51:43 pm
Not only the hub. When I went to get a hub respoked the guy cut the old spokes because that saves time. I would have expected that here too. Imagine someone there loosening all the spokes. He must have been there a while.
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 30, 2009, 07:51:03 pm
Blimey.  I think that was there when I was last there about 4 years ago!  It might have had a wheel at that point.
It was about 4 years ago, when we first moved into this flat. When we first saw it, it was a full bike. It's not there anymore though.
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: rogerzilla on November 30, 2009, 09:04:11 pm
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_3a8mQ6kkehU/SxFqeN2ZrTI/AAAAAAAAGds/nXYvSUFXfWc/s800/P4078906.JPG)

Does that wheel have any spokes, or a hub?  ???
Sod that, someone appears to have nicked the headset!

There's something not right there - the rim and tyre look OK too.  Is it staged?
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Greenbank on November 30, 2009, 09:26:58 pm
Sod that, someone appears to have nicked the headset!

There's something not right there - the rim and tyre look OK too.  Is it staged?

I think that's the point, everything that can be nicked has been. The tyre and rim are inside the D-lock and therefore un-nickable.
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: rogerzilla on November 30, 2009, 09:55:44 pm
I'm surprised no-one turned up with a mini bottle jack to spring it open.  That must be one hell of a good D-lock or one hell of a crap frame.
Title: Re: Abandonment
Post by: Zipperhead on December 02, 2009, 04:18:26 pm
There's something not right there - the rim and tyre look OK too.  Is it staged?

It's not a staged photo - I was out with my children and saw it, and happened to have a camera with me.