wrecked bikes - how long does they satnd in YOUR streets?



hi all! I shot that picture in Paris (France)
and I'd like to know how things work in your
corner of the world - that is: HOW LONG would/does
such a bike stand on the street before it gets
removed by whoever is in charge of removing wreckage?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2179778915/

And if you want to know, the answer for Paris is:
It depends - between days and monthes, even years.
That one (see below) was there 19 monthes ago.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2180569092/
 
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Roger Merriman

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[email protected] <[email protected]> wrote:

> hi all! I shot that picture in Paris (France)
> and I'd like to know how things work in your
> corner of the world - that is: HOW LONG would/does
> such a bike stand on the street before it gets
> removed by whoever is in charge of removing wreckage?
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2179778915/
>
> And if you want to know, the answer for Paris is:
> It depends - between days and monthes, even years.
> That one (see below) was there 19 monthes ago.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2180569092/


there is a old mtb thats been locked up next to a pub in kingston upon
thames for a year or so thats we've noticed.

roger
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Martin Dann

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[email protected] wrote:
> hi all! I shot that picture in Paris (France)
> and I'd like to know how things work in your
> corner of the world - that is: HOW LONG would/does
> such a bike stand on the street before it gets
> removed by whoever is in charge of removing wreckage?
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2179778915/


A bike like the one above will gradually evaporate, with the smaller
more energetic bits leaving first, until only the frame remains.
After this the frame can stay for well over a year.

Of course the above bicycle appears almost complete apart from the two
wheels. If it were a bike of mine, I would take it home and fix it with
the spare parts in my garage. (Yes I do have two spare wheels, four
spare pedals, and all the spare cables and flexies ;-) )

What really is a pity is that the above bike was not locked up properly
given that it has a u-lock and a cable lock. (I know it is victim blaming)
 
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Colin McKenzie

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[email protected] wrote:

> hi all! I shot that picture in Paris (France)
> and I'd like to know how things work in your
> corner of the world - that is: HOW LONG would/does
> such a bike stand on the street before it gets
> removed by whoever is in charge of removing wreckage?


All I know is that when I do my annual parked cycle count, the
abandoned bikes from last year have gone. This is in Ealing, West London.

Colin McKenzie


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at what point does a bike cease to a be bike?
is this still a motorbike?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2175566931/
and is this still a bike?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2141/2179784479_e557645090.jpg

Martin Dann a écrit :
> [email protected] wrote:
>> hi all! I shot that picture in Paris (France)
>> and I'd like to know how things work in your
>> corner of the world - that is: HOW LONG would/does
>> such a bike stand on the street before it gets
>> removed by whoever is in charge of removing wreckage?
>>
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2179778915/

>
> A bike like the one above will gradually evaporate, with the smaller
> more energetic bits leaving first, until only the frame remains.
> After this the frame can stay for well over a year.
>
> Of course the above bicycle appears almost complete apart from the two
> wheels. If it were a bike of mine, I would take it home and fix it with
> the spare parts in my garage. (Yes I do have two spare wheels, four
> spare pedals, and all the spare cables and flexies ;-) )
>
> What really is a pity is that the above bike was not locked up properly
> given that it has a u-lock and a cable lock. (I know it is victim blaming)
 
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Phil Cook

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Martin Dann wrote:

>[email protected] wrote:
>> hi all! I shot that picture in Paris (France)
>>
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2179778915/

>
>What really is a pity is that the above bike was not locked up properly
>given that it has a u-lock and a cable lock. (I know it is victim blaming)


Perhaps even more poignant is this one, though it is probably a
carrier off a moto.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2175566931/
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Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"
 
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Jim Harvest

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On Jan 13, 2:37 am, Phil Cook <[email protected]> wrote:
> Martin Dann wrote:
> >[email protected] wrote:
> >> hi all! I shot that picture in Paris (France)

>
> >>http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2179778915/

>
> >What really is a pity is that the above bike was not locked up properly
> >given that it has a u-lock and a cable lock. (I know it is victim blaming)

>
> Perhaps even more poignant is this one, though it is probably a
> carrier off a moto.http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2175566931/
> --
> Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"


For some reason that made me laugh, albeit guiltily.