Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: DC / Maryland suburbs
Bikes: Homebuilt tourer/commuter, modified-beyond-recognition 1990 Trek 1100, reasonably stock 2002-ish Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo
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I don't have any photos, but a short walk around the Maryland campus or downtown DC will give you a view of numerous ruined and abandoned bikes. Some have been vandalized or partially stolen, but many are just abandoned. Why do people abandon bikes???
I don't understand at all, frankly... maybe the $50 Huffys, but NOT a $500 Trek bike. There's this really nice aluminum frame Giant mtb chained to a nearby building and everything is gone except the frameset and cranks. I'd love to have it, but am morally opposed to stealing it, having been robbed several times myself. It's a pity, the university will probably just cut it off eventually and trash it :-(