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[Bicycles] Bike lanes and cycling infrastructure in Victoria and the south Island

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#6261 nagel

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:04 AM


I know it will be hard for people on this forum to believe, but I am not anti-car.


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#6262 aastra

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

When we're preparing our list of bugbears and menaces I'm going to say an orderly arrangement of colourful bikes in an otherwise empty & useless space shouldn't rank too highly.



#6263 Jason-L

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:28 AM

The weirdest thing I've seen around those bikes was someone pedaling a bike with the tires from one of them, but the frame was definitely not a repaint of one of their frames.

I'm suspecting that if you take two front tires off, you can kitbash them to a different bike, likely under the tarp in the mobile chop-shop that I've seen set up on the corner of Pembroke and Vancouver occasionally.

#6264 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:54 AM

I've seen one green tire on another bike.

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#6265 lanforod

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Those are solid rubber, right? Probably quite a upgrade for some folks, and never have to deal with flats from all the broken glass and blackberry thorns.

#6266 Rob Randall

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:19 AM

^Yes, they are spongey solid rubber, perfect for a hobo bike. If citizens reported sightings of green rims (obvious stolen merchandise) they would become less desirable to thieves.

#6267 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:17 PM

I've seen one of those bicycles with its blocking mechanism removed.


A bunch of them were stationed at the Vic West community centre building this evening. Five or six all neatly arranged.

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#6268 mbjj

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:15 AM

I saw one on Linden with one of the wheels totally gone.

#6269 spanky123

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Posted Yesterday, 10:10 AM

maybe its time to put a cap on how many of these are allowed, before we end up looking like China


Are these actually additional bikes or just replacements for the broken and stolen ones?

#6270 Bingo

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Posted Yesterday, 10:15 AM

Are these actually additional bikes or just replacements for the broken and stolen ones?


They are becoming an eyesore on every street corner...worse than the abandoned mattresses and chesterfields.

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