how long do i have to wait before i take a hack saw to a lock on the street?
there are several good condition bike frames i have been eying on the streets around here...all of them stripped down and (presumably) abandoned. i say abandoned because they have already had all or most of their parts stolen, but the frames themselves are chained up still, and haven't moved in weeks.
i was thinking that 3-4 weeks is fair. i haven't attempted to get any yet, #1 beacuse i don't want to get arrested, and #2 because i don't want to be a dick and take a frame that hasn't actually been abandoned.
the way i see it, if someone strips everything off the bike then leaves it, and then the owner continues to leave it there for 3-4 weeks, they obviously don't care enough to salvage what they can.
is there some sort of legal time period? i would think so...