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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #125 on: September 09, 2017, 05:54:42 pm »
OxfordBSO by JuanM58, on Flickr

Oxford, the other week.

Are you sure this is not a sort of conceptual art exhibition? Otherwise, I can't explain how the front rim got caught this way between the fork and the hub.

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #126 on: September 09, 2017, 06:16:32 pm »
Isn't the rim passing between fork and hub the normal way of things?  It's just flopped over through lack of spokes.
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2017, 12:29:03 am »
Most of that will buff out. Not trying hard enough...
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2017, 07:47:08 pm »

IMG_9533_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #129 on: September 15, 2017, 07:56:22 pm »
Dead in the Goldfinger sense...
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #130 on: September 25, 2017, 04:29:53 pm »
Hiding behind the bins at Wing Hall campsite:

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #131 on: September 25, 2017, 06:40:36 pm »
I should have taken a photo of the dead BSO that donated a pedal to a LEL rider at Spalding.
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #132 on: January 27, 2018, 10:19:49 pm »

IMG_7039_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #133 on: March 28, 2018, 03:45:27 pm »
Well since most rental bikes are kinda BSO this article goes well here :

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/

Here is some of the many photos





Just mental !



Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #134 on: March 28, 2018, 04:26:48 pm »
Well since most rental bikes are kinda BSO this article goes well here :

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/

Here is some of the many photos





Just mental !

With all those yellow bikes I couldn't help thinking about New York cabs and wondered if this was where New York Bozo bikes went to die.

Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #135 on: March 28, 2018, 06:19:49 pm »
Well since most rental bikes are kinda BSO this article goes well here :


Might get a container of those sent over, I don't like cleaning bikes so I could just get a new one out every couple of weeks.

Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #136 on: May 08, 2018, 05:44:38 pm »
By the Grand Union near Watford on my off-road commute route. Not sure how it ended up being removed from the canal though.


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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #137 on: September 28, 2018, 02:42:38 pm »
IMG_0310 by mark tilley, on Flickr

 :'(

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #138 on: September 28, 2018, 03:06:22 pm »
By the Grand Union near Watford on my off-road commute route. Not sure how it ended up being removed from the canal though.

I presume canals get dredged from time to time, and what comes up, comes up.
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #139 on: September 28, 2018, 03:19:11 pm »
By the Grand Union near Watford on my off-road commute route. Not sure how it ended up being removed from the canal though.

I presume canals get dredged from time to time, and what comes up, comes up.

The Canals and Rivers Trust have members and volunteers who regularly haul stuff out of the Rochdale Canal.  Bikes and shopping trolleys are the commonest items - knives and crowbars sink into the silt.

Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #140 on: September 29, 2018, 12:57:01 pm »
By the Grand Union near Watford on my off-road commute route. Not sure how it ended up being removed from the canal though.


Anachronistic Ever Ready Rearguard there.
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #141 on: December 29, 2018, 08:12:26 pm »
Some brightspark, in Littlemore, has stomped on this pony...  Holey tubeless tyres, I see. 

 IMG_pony by a oxon, on Flickr
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #142 on: January 06, 2019, 11:14:02 am »
Are they solid tyres with air pockets?
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #143 on: February 23, 2019, 08:04:36 pm »

IMG_2509_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #144 on: March 11, 2019, 07:21:08 am »
A dead WSO? ^^^

Seen on a walk round the village, behind a locked gate



Needs a bit of surface treatment, but looks sound
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #145 on: March 11, 2019, 09:24:28 pm »
That saddle looks like it might take some getting used to!
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #146 on: April 01, 2019, 07:52:34 am »
On the tow path just south of Gnosall.

2019-03-31_09-16-36 by essexian, on Flickr

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #147 on: April 01, 2019, 04:53:55 pm »
There's one sturdily D-locked to a signpost near here that I intend to photograph for this thread once I work out whether it's abandoned or not.  The lack of seatpost and front wheel make the status unclear.
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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #148 on: June 20, 2019, 10:06:49 pm »
There's one sturdily D-locked to a signpost near here that I intend to photograph for this thread once I work out whether it's abandoned or not.  The lack of seatpost and front wheel make the status unclear.

I guess that's now pretty unambiguous:

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Re: The Dead BSO Thread...
« Reply #149 on: June 20, 2019, 11:08:04 pm »
Funnily (or not funnily) enough, I was thinking along similar lines (but more "how not to lock up your bike") about a black 1980s road frame locked to some railings not far from here. All that's left now is frame, crankset and rear mech. Everything else, including forks and pedals, long gone. Odd that the cranks haven't been taken too.
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