Friday, September 26, 2008

Dude, where's my bike?

Two unfortunate victims of the Bike Blagger of Olde London Towne spotted today as I roamed around in the unseasonably warm city.

I was particularly impressed that the first bicycle stripper even cut out the hub of the wheel, presumably for those nice expensive gears.

That shows initiative and dedication.

9 comments:

chris hale said...

Stevyn, these aren't evidence of criminal activity, but rather of a latter-day Magritte. Somewhere there was probably a little note that read, "Ceci n'est pas une bicyclette".

Stevyn Colgan said...

Art! I should have spotted that. It's so hard to tell these days. The late, great Willy Rushton once labelled a plug socket at the Tate Gallery and it was treated as an art piece for years ...

Katie said...

This kind of makes me sad.

Shit, I see people busting windows and stealing cars here in Dallas, but NEVER stealing someone's sweet bike!

Jon M said...

The top one must've taken some time to dismantle, didn't anyone see it happening? Looks like a job for...bicycle repair man! (remember that?)

punk in writing said...

See, this is why I have TWO locks on my bike. And never wash it.

Janet said...

My immediate reaction to the photos, before reading any of the words...

#1 Street Art

#2 Bicycle carcass

Janet

Stevyn Colgan said...

Katie - Does anybody ride a bike in Dallas? Isn't it a mite too hot for all that?!

Jon - Bicycle Repair Man! Funnily enough, Janet and I were discussing old Python sketches earlier (Nice to see you back with us BTW).

Punky - Sensible and stinky. I like it.

Janet - Ah ... maybe I've missed a trick here. It could be a pan-London installation.

Debby said...

And you question, in America, why apartment dwellers haul their bikes indoors?

Stevyn Colgan said...

Debby - True enough. Am watching events on your blog ... good luck on the 30th! xx