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Clandy

The Dead BSO Thread...
« on: April 10, 2010, 03:08:19 pm »
If this has been done before then please merge the threads…

Saw this expired BSO on my way back from Hadleigh Castle this morning:


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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 08:48:59 pm »
I saw this on the Greenway path in east London:

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 08:57:17 pm »
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Getting there...

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 09:11:31 pm »
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2010, 09:11:51 pm »
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2010, 12:29:26 am »


It took a lot of mussel to do this one in..
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010, 12:32:39 am »
Carping on again are we?
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 08:59:42 pm »
This one has almost returned to ore, except for the plastic pedals.

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 10:09:05 pm »
I've thrown better than most of that lot inna skip . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010, 11:14:17 pm »
Seen at the seaside last weekend:

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2010, 03:13:08 pm »
Seen at the seaside last weekend:



Whitby???
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2010, 03:19:40 pm »
Rockhopper?
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2010, 03:30:06 pm »
Whitby???

Sorry, only just seen this post.  It was Northumberland actually, just south of Amble.


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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 08:50:21 pm »
The one on the rocks actually looks happy, with its decoration of flotsam and jetsam.
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 11:30:50 pm »
The one on the rocks actually looks happy, with its decoration of flotsam and jetsam.

You're getting into Flann O'Brien territory . . .
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2010, 06:44:48 pm »
I was purchased by a scally
Whose name was Jack O'Malley
He rode me to the pub
And someone nicked my hub
He never oiled my chain
A wheel went again
His mates told him one day
I'm a girl's bike, so he was gay
He threw me in the sea
Thought that was the end for me
But I sit here on the rocks
Shat on by the flocks
Draped in smelly weed
But when the sea is calmer
I think I've reached nirvana
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2010, 04:23:29 pm »


Leaning against part of the French farmhouse restaurant I was sat in last week,

It is truly abandoned and yet looks like it was "installed" to help with the atmosphere.


Clandy

Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2010, 05:40:38 pm »


Leaning against part of the French farmhouse restaurant I was sat in last week,

It is truly abandoned and yet looks like it was "installed" to help with the atmosphere.



Nice find! Not sure if it (in the strictest terms) qualifies as a BSO though… looks more like an old BSA, although that may be unlikely given the location.  :)

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2010, 03:43:15 pm »
Time for a confession....I don't know what BSO means

Clandy

Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2010, 03:56:06 pm »
Time for a confession....I don't know what BSO means

Bicycle Shaped Object. A poorly made cheap 'bicycle' that will most likely fall to pieces within a month of purchase. For example anything sold by the likes of Asda, Tesco etc. for less than £100 or so. I have seen it said that anything costing less than £300 is a BSO, but I have seen some nice bikes for sale priced less than that.

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The only reason I said your example may not qualify as a BSO is it looks like it started out as a good quality bicycle. Still a good find though and thank you for sharing it.

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2010, 04:52:12 pm »
Clearly Lee's isn't dead - it's hibernating!

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2010, 06:56:14 am »
In a skip:
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2011, 02:55:24 pm »


Outside a house somewhere in Holland  :-\

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2011, 03:23:31 pm »
I've only just noticed this thread.

I too have seen the BSO depicted in the OP, when taking the dog for a walk.



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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2011, 05:04:10 pm »


Neighbour's bike last summer.
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