Old 11-01-09, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Fast Cloud View Post
Some messengers deserve it.
THIS. IS. SPARTA!

Seriously though... I don't see this as a failure of the program. They certainly miscalculated how much vandalism and theft would happen, but they seem undeterred... and I commend them for that. Very cool idea, and I hope it spreads.

As for the price of the bikes, at first I was shocked... but then I thought about what kind of bike could stand up to this kind of abuse without a ton of extra maintenance... and yeah... it would cost a lot more than your average bike.

I think the bikes would have held up just fine if people were merely abusing them, but active vandalism is a bit different. No bike would last long with people seriously pounding it on purpose.
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