Spot the basic error here

by PJ McNally   August 29, 2013  

Just thought i'd put this photo up here - not my bike, someone else's that i spotted at the supermarket.

First one to spot what's wrong with this picture wins something. The helmet debate, maybe. Yes - if you win this you get to decide about helmets - can't say fairer than that.

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no proper cycle parking available at location.

posted by klrsa05 [11 posts]
29th August 2013 - 10:18

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It not actually locked to anything?

posted by Nevetsyarg [74 posts]
29th August 2013 - 10:23

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D lock only on stem.. fairly simple to ride bike away, should you wish to enjoy such a beast.

posted by Ronstermonster [7 posts]
29th August 2013 - 10:39

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Straight handlebars, mudguards, disc brakes, seat tilted back, pannier thing; no end of issues there.


I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1668 posts]
29th August 2013 - 11:36

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Wastefully discarded half-smoked doobie.

posted by The Rumpo Kid [590 posts]
29th August 2013 - 11:45

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Flat pedals....oh lord Sick

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posted by Gkam84 [9283 posts]
29th August 2013 - 16:17

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And the winner is:

Ronstermonster wrote:
D lock only on stem..

Although the rest of you are very inventive / saw things in the picture I didn't realize were there. Everyone's a winner.

I was very tempted to "steal" this bike with my multitool, just to see how quickly i could do it.

(Though I'd probably be slowed up by resetting the headset bearings to my satisfaction, and making sure the stem was midline. In other words I'd make a terrible bike thief!).

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posted by PJ McNally [595 posts]
29th August 2013 - 17:58

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Oh, just realized I could probably have popped the faceplate, no need to undo the top cap - that would make for a much quicker getaway.

Anyway, the real question is - Ronstermonster - do we have to wear helmets now, or not? Wink

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posted by PJ McNally [595 posts]
29th August 2013 - 18:06

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PJ McNally wrote:
Do we have to wear helmets now, or not? Wink

No, but if you're planning on riding a bike without a stem faceplate, I'd recommend it. Wink

posted by ashfanman [94 posts]
29th August 2013 - 19:39

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I always wear a helmet.... but tbh I haven't got any hair so I do that more for the camo effect tan I sport on my bonce through the summer.
But yes children you should wear a helmet at all times.

posted by Ronstermonster [7 posts]
29th August 2013 - 20:13

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Oh good, that's the helmet debate decided then! Let us never speak of it again.

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posted by PJ McNally [595 posts]
30th August 2013 - 7:21

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PJ McNally wrote:
Oh good, that's the helmet debate decided then! Let us never speak of it again.

Too late, some woman called Trott has an opinion on it...


I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1668 posts]
30th August 2013 - 20:41

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The Rumpo Kid wrote:
Wastefully discarded half-smoked doobie.

Proof that Dutch style cycling will never catch on in Britain.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [345 posts]
30th August 2013 - 22:43

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Am I the only one to focus on the second lock that is "holding" the seatpost to the frame?

posted by Yorkshie Whippet [435 posts]
3rd September 2013 - 12:38

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