Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Green Bike Mystery

I was walking down Third Avenue yesterday, when I spotted this green bike:

Seemingly-normal green bike.

If you look closely though, you will see that the handlebars are missing! Here is a close-up:

Handlebars ripped asunder.

I've always wondered about damaged bikes like this. When the owner returned to find the handlebars missing, did she just throw up her arms in disgust and walk away, abandoning the bike and lock forever?

Usually, when a bike is abandoned, it gets picked apart until nothing is left but the frame, which vandals come and beat into a modern-art sculpture. This bike is still in good shape, which makes me think this is a relatively new occurrence. But then what about that rust?

It's a mystery… in the East Village!

#eastvillage #thirdavenue #bicycles #vandals

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