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    Ever see anything like this before?

    We spent a few days in Madison, Chicago and Toledo. Saw this bike rack and others like it in Toledo. Don't know that I've ever seen any like them before.
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    Are you referring to the crocheted cover ?
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    I live in the Toledo area and have seen these.I just lean bike against it. And now a question for you, What the heck were you in Toledo?lost a bet,,jk

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    I'm told they're called ribbon-style racks. Pretty common here.

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    It's what's know as Yarn Bombing - knitters going all wild & crazy.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_bombing
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoman View Post
    Are you referring to the crocheted cover ?
    Yes.
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    Hope that the council get out with the degreaser before the 20 little old ladies that made it get to come and view their handiwork.
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    What FUN!

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    Saves a lot of bikes from getting scratched up I imagine.

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    It is a painful reminder of attempts I've made to make my husband a sweater.

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    Those type of bike racks are all over Tampa. Never seen any with a knitted cover but they are certainly different.
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    I see these types of racks all over the place. However, this is the first time I have seen one with all those decorations.

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    Obviously, SOMEBODY has too much yarn on their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
    I live in the Toledo area and have seen these.I just lean bike against it. And now a question for you, What the heck were you in Toledo?lost a bet,,jk
    Making a tour of minor league ball parks. So, we had to see were the Mud Hens play.
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    The Hens are having a tough year.Nice ball park.You probably know that Jim Leyland the Tigers manager is from the Toledo area.

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    never with a cover

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    Now I want to know how they do that. Surely it's not crocheted in place.

    Looks too pretty to use. Do you suppose that's why it's empty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss kenton View Post
    It is a painful reminder of attempts I've made to make my husband a sweater.
    lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
    The Hens are having a tough year.Nice ball park.You probably know that Jim Leyland the Tigers manager is from the Toledo area.
    Shoot, I'm a big long-time Tigers fan and didnt know that.

    The crocheted cover in a place like Toledo? Wow. Is Detroit next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    We spent a few days in Madison, Chicago and Toledo. Saw this bike rack and others like it in Toledo. Don't know that I've ever seen any like them before.
    Bike rack Toledo.jpg
    Toledo has a rich and vibrant arts community, and this is just one sign of it.

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    The cover is a good idea and a nice touch, but that sine wave style of rack is much less efficient than a series of individual U sections. You can put 5 bikes on that rack, but with four U racks, 8 bikes could be locked up.
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    We had one done up like that and as Bill mentioned, it didn't last long, just a slouchy bit left here and there.

    Usually 4 staples would cost a bit more but it looks like they would fit fine in that location. Sometimes there is room for a ribbon like that but not for staples running perpendicular.
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    My wife crochets. It gets to be an obsession. She has bags of stuff she's done down in the basement. Some of it could be put to good use, covering bike racks, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    Obviously, SOMEBODY has too much yarn on their hands.
    You clearly don't know knitters. Every knitter has way too much yarn on their hands. They can buy yarn way faster than they can use it.

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