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I’ve just spotted what must count as the most malformed abomination against two wheeled nature imaginable. A 1990’s sloping top tube time trial bike converted to a hipsters fixie (twatty deep section rims, 8” wide flat bars e.t.c) – with a large wire shopping basket seemingly welded on to the front.

I’m not sure what would have been the greater mercy – to put the bike or it’s rider out of their misery….

Is there any chance that a charity could be set up to rescue bike from such abuse?

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Argos74 [407 posts] 3 years ago
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Pix?

For reference purposes, of course.

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HowardR [42 posts] 3 years ago
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Sadly not - I was so flabbergast the thought of recording such a horror didn't cross my mind. If, however, I see it again I'll definitely be recording it for posterity.

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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Surely the bike would rather be out looking silly than gathering dust in a shed?

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HowardR [42 posts] 3 years ago
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Good point! - but to be used like that...  20 - the indignity!

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SideBurn [890 posts] 3 years ago
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HowardR wrote:

Good point! - but to be used like that...  20 - the indignity!

I am just imagining the bike propped up against the bar, "Back in my day, I could go well under the hour" and "It is too easy these days" with a heavy dose of "The youth of today" etc...