Was that really necessary?
Why pick on me?
I’m not rich with exotic bits. I’m not expensive. I was made to serve, to trundle along, to get from ‘A’ to ‘B’.
It’s low. You’re low. I’m crippled.
Now that you’ve taken my capacity to roll, who”ll want me now?…
This is not an expensive bike. The cost of buying replacement parts will almost negate the cost of buying another. Perhaps that’s why it’s been abandoned to the Welsh weather and passing vandals, outside Cardiff’s central library. It’s the type of bike used purely for the convenience of getting around cheaply. Looking at the locking arrangements, using the cable lock to secure the back wheel and frame would have at least prevented the loss of one wheel. Shame.
Incidentally, if you are locking up your bike in Central Cardiff, the library is a notorious black spot. The CCTV cameras don’t point directly at the cycle stands and there is easy unhindered access for wannabe thieves. If you lock here, lock carefully.
If you come back to your bike to find it decimated by detritivores, please think about passing any unwanted bits to local social enterprises such as The Cardiff Cycle workshop, The Bristol Bike Project or ReCycling (London). This is part of an ongoing series to highlight abandoned and vandalised bikes.