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Old 12-05-04, 05:01 PM   #1
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Needing reference shots of bike carnage

So here's what's going on. I'm working on shot sketches for a short film concept I'm working on, and I'm really in need of some good reference shots of dead bikes. Bikes that have been hit by cars or other vehicles. Bikes that have been thrown off cliffs. Bikes that have had run-ins with an errant stick of dynamite. You get the idea. Particularly looking for good shots of really messed up wheels and broken aluminum frames. Road/track preferred, but anything is helpful.

So, whatcha' got?

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Old 12-05-04, 07:20 PM   #2
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Here's one. Not road/track, but hey.
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Old 12-05-04, 08:08 PM   #3
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Old 12-05-04, 10:42 PM   #4
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Old 12-05-04, 11:49 PM   #5
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Excellent. The inspiration is coming.
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Old 12-06-04, 12:37 PM   #6
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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 :-(
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Old 12-06-04, 01:00 PM   #7
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moxfyre, why don't you go to the campus office or where ever, say "hey this bike has been here forever, I will remove it for you, here's my contact info if any one raises questions about it"
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You know, that's not a bad idea. I guess it wouldn't be stealing if I left my contact info and such. I will figure out who's in charge of these things.

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moxfyre, why don't you go to the campus office or where ever, say "hey this bike has been here forever, I will remove it for you, here's my contact info if any one raises questions about it"
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Old 12-06-04, 05:56 PM   #9
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Hell man, tell them they you will pick up all bikes they want removed....
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Usually if you go to the campus safety they will have a shed full of bikes they have removed off campus, or at least know who to talk to about removing a bike.
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