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Old 05-23-08, 05:07 PM   #1
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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)

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Old 05-24-08, 10:33 AM   #2
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Old 05-24-08, 07:12 PM   #3
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Land fish?
Orphan bikes?
I made both of these up but the second is probably an actual phrase.
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Old 05-24-08, 10:09 PM   #4
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Bike painted all white, locked to a pole= "Merciless beating from a mob of cyclists"
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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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Old 06-14-08, 01:38 AM   #12
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things found at the side of road....

I call them Free gift.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:51 AM   #13
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Woods bike. Swamp bike. River bike. Funny thing: Bikes, like water, always seem to end up in the lowest places.
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Old 06-19-08, 11:23 AM   #14
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'Booty', as in treasure.
I often cruise for booty around Worcester but you don't find much... Except at the bottom of the pond in Elm Park.
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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
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Old 06-20-08, 10:23 AM   #17
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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
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?
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Old 06-20-08, 07:33 PM   #18
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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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Old 07-10-08, 12:33 PM   #20
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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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Old 07-15-08, 02:59 PM   #22
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Several of my bikes were what I refer to as "alley rats".
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Old 07-15-08, 07:14 PM   #23
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Im doing an article on Abandoned Bikes & was wondering if anyone is familar for any slang regarding abandoned bikes (locked or unlock)

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Trouser Trout...oh wait that something else....sorry
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Old 07-18-08, 05:29 PM   #25
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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.
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