Abandoned Part 8

Abandoned part 8

Oranges are not the only fruit?

They are on me.

There’s not much left to pick.

My chain is a regular orchard.

They ain’t links. They’re like a long line of metallic mandarins.

I’ve been plundered for parts and deserted by my owner.

Just waiting for the council to finish the job.

orange chain

Sheffield stands outside Cardiff central station. Another bike stripped and left for dead. Another bike rotting under the elements. Using the ‘D’ lock solely around the frame makes it a little more inviting to for thieves to remove wheels (though you should be able to leave your bike anywhere and not have to worry about this kind of nonsense). A  great shame that the bike is no longer of interest to the owner, however some good will come of it; a council warning has been attached to the bike indicating that it will shortly be removed and donated to the Cardiff Cycle Workshop for recycling.

More in the series: Abandoned Part 1Abandoned Part 2Abandoned Part 3Abandonded Part 4Abandoned Part 5 Abandoned Part 6, Abandoned Part 7


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 workshopThe Bristol Bike Project or ReCycling (London). This is part of an ongoing series to highlight cycle security, abandoned and vandalised bikes. 

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