Abandoned Part 12

Abandoned Part 12

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<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.

Abandoned part 12 v2

More in the series: Abandoned Part 1Abandoned Part 2Abandoned Part 3Abandonded Part 4Abandoned Part 5 Abandoned Part 6Abandoned Part 7Abandoned Part 8Abandoned Part 9Abandoned 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 workshopThe 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. 

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  1. What amazes me is that you never see these people in the act. I haven’t even seen them looking over the bikes to see which is the easy target. Lesson learned here I think. That area is covered in cameras and so called patrols but they aren’t interested in bike crime. Someone walking away from a bike rack carrying a bike with a wheel missing? And they want to encourage people to cycle,hmm. Stunning shot looking out over the bay yesterday by the way.

    • (Thanks Loz).

      I know exactly what you mean. These crimes are as low as they get and quite how these people manage to evade being spotted is beyond me.

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