<light wind, dust, a discarded ticket blows past>
Cardiff central station – A bike that has completely lost it’s voice. All that remains is one wheel, tethered with a short cable lock; the penalty for plumping for securing the wrong part. Cable locks are tenuous at the best of times, being the easiest of the locks to remove (with the exception of very heavy motorbike chains). But if you find yourself with only a cable lock available, DON’T apply it to your quick release wheels. The clue is in the title.
More in the series: Abandoned Part 1, Abandoned Part 2, Abandoned Part 3, Abandonded Part 4, Abandoned Part 5 Abandoned Part 6, Abandoned Part 7, Abandoned Part 8, Abandoned Part 9, Abandoned Part 10, Abandoned Part 11
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, ReCycling (London) or The Bike Station (Glasgow). This is part of an ongoing series to highlight cycle security, abandoned and vandalised bikes.