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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:52 pm 
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This is one of those seemingly abandoned bikes in my C/center
Obviously its a kona ,but as to which one, i dont know ,i've never had a kona + dont know their models.
The bike has been there at least 6 months ,the chain has come off and is,like most of the metal ,rusted solid
Rest allover it in fact
You would think this has been abandoned but there are 4 big bike locks on it ,chaining the frame/wheels/forks etc
Seems whoever actually owns it isn't wanting it stripped but has no apparent way of removing it or doesnt want too :?

Shame ,i'll love it for a project ,but some of those locks look like you'd need a grinder to cut through them,its not like they're made of cheese or something :wink: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:07 pm 
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probably has so many locks as hes sick of people trying to make a project out of it

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:39 pm 
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mabey he lost his keys :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:14 pm 
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Maybe they're not his locks


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:44 pm 
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Probably two retrobikers claiming dibs but neither coming through with taking it away.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:10 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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The locks are actually structural, without them the bike will collapse in a heap of rust :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:56 am 
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It's a 97 Lavadome.. Not worth sh*t.. look at all the rust..! :shock: I think the earth is reclaiming that one.. Leave some flowers by it and walk away. :(

EDIT: Its not actually a 97, it doesn't have a v-brake lug on the back of the top tube.. It looks like someone has re-painted it, badly, at some point to look like a 97 lavadome. Probably why all the paint has fallen of and led to all the rust! There's no way you can save that one!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:07 pm 
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OrangeRetro wrote:
Leave some flowers by it and walk away. :(



I think i will :lol: ,i'll zip tie some to the stand

Might find people will think the owner is dead like Fred from the Kickstand Cyclery


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:13 pm 
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bolt croppers'll do the trick!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:20 pm 
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reminds me of a blog i come across full of pictures of old, unwanted bikes left chained in the streets of new york.
If only the could talk..i'm sure they'd tell some stories

http://www.so-money.net/brokenbike/


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