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    Abandoned Bikes Slang

    Im doing an article on Abandoned Bikes & was wondering if anyone is familar for any slang regarding abandoned bikes (locked or unlock)

    thanks

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    derelict bike
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    Land fish?
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    I made both of these up but the second is probably an actual phrase.

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    Picking up Strays.
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    Bike painted all white, locked to a pole= "Merciless beating from a mob of cyclists"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatTop View Post
    Bike painted all white, locked to a pole= "Merciless beating from a mob of cyclists"
    This is a 'Ghost Bike'. It's a memorial to a cyclist who was killed at the spot where the bike is found.

    Remove it only if you don't value your life.

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    Abandoned bicycles in NYC are called "a chain and nothing else around a sign pole."

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    things found at the side of road....

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    Here's a definition of "Stolen Bike", from the urban dictionary:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...rm=Stolen+bike

    http://www.urbandictionary.com
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbike View Post
    Here's a definition of "Stolen Bike", from the urban dictionary:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...rm=Stolen+bike

    http://www.urbandictionary.com
    What do two blatantly racist entries in the urban dictionary about stolen bikes have to do with abandoned bicycle slang? I fail to see the connection and the linked material is pretty offensive, what are you trying to say here?
    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderChunky View Post
    i think hotbike made that piece of ****.

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    We call the ones that are locked up and abondoned "Pole Humpers" I hope that, if god forbid I end up a road streak, someone ghosts the spot.

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    I live above a bar. We have 2 unclaimed bikes. They are not even chained. They are a couple of cheap imitation cheap full suspension wally world bicycles. Ones a next and the other is a mongoose. They have been there since last summer.

    The mongoose bike was locked up for months and never moved. My roomate lopped the lock and rode it to the store. The next day it was gone. The bike was actually not abondoned. One of the bar's employees asked us about it. She never rode it and had a big ass. Maybe if she rode it... Well a month later it came back and she did not work there anymore. It's been here for about 9 months now. The other one just showed up one day. A dog pooped on the spokes and that may be why no one wants to steal it. PLus it's a next bike.

    My bike was taken when I forgot to lock it up. I ended up finding it behind a gas station.

    Maybe if I pump up the tires a drunk will ride them away.

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    not completely off topic, but does anyone have any ideas on the protocol for taking parts or even the whole shabang from abandoned bikes? i've seen several bikes with one or both wheels missing that are frame-locked to a bike rack, and haven't moved for weeks. i could use apair of cranks, but i don't wanna take them if the person's got plans to deal with their bike...

    i know if my wheel/s got stolen, i'd at least take the frame home and deal with it there...

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    Several of my bikes were what I refer to as "alley rats".

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    Quote Originally Posted by norfamericana View Post
    Im doing an article on Abandoned Bikes & was wondering if anyone is familar for any slang regarding abandoned bikes (locked or unlock)

    thanks
    Trouser Trout...oh wait that something else....sorry

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    Stink Whistle.

    Or is that slang for a high-pitched fart?

    A fellow freak-bike builder referred to a bike we saw in a pond as an 'organ donor'. I kinda liked that.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderChunky View Post
    i think hotbike made that piece of ****.

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