Ghost Bikes.

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  1. BikeBikeBikeBike

    BikeBikeBikeBike Well-Known Member

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    Sitting here at work watching the news, I can't belive I only now learned about ghost bikes!
    http://ghostbikes.org/ghostbikemap/Toronto

    SUCH A COOL IDEA.
    What do you guys think?
    Am I just getting old and out of the loop?
    Did Y'all know about them before and what do you think about them?
     
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  2. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Zey are German! Zey are usually good deals component wise around here. (Eu)

    Specialized might be even a better deal over there (you are in the US of A right?).

    But then again a 35000 eurozzz Mercedes is 20000 eurozzz over there and zey awe vewy, vewy Tzerman alzo!

    Check BMC too... Swiss! :D
     
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    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Ah, you ment those ghost bikes. These are fuggin creepy... Especially the ones with the fresh flowers. Brrr.
     
  4. Susimi

    Susimi Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of them before and it is a sort of nice idea as long as they don't obstruct other things.

    You wouldn't be able to do that around these parts, sadly. Not because you're not allowed to, it's because the bike will be stolen within 24hours of putting it there.
     
  5. ZXD22

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    I still have no idea what a ghost bike is. I'd have to travel to one of them just to see what all the fuss is about...
     
  6. Susimi

    Susimi Well-Known Member

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    As far as I understand, at the roadside where someone has been killed whilst riding a bicycle, a white spray-painted bicycle is chained to something to mark the spot where the cyclist was killed, acting as a memorial to the fallen person.
     
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