The Bicycle Survey

(project 'ricycle survey')

A bike becomes a gate December 25, 2009

Filed under: Bicycles — tourodeouro @ 13:23
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Bike reused as a gate.

This bike has been here for quite a long time. I think it is a cool idea to reuse bikes like this and I suppose that the gate is also quite functional.

  • Preservation status: unrideable
  • Find context: found welded into a gate in Pispalanharju, Tampere
  • Documented on: December 24th 2009
  • Make and model: Unknown
  • Location
 

Another one bites the ice December 21, 2009

Filed under: Bicycles — Marko Mikael @ 23:40
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These winter wonders are coming in pairs! This poor fellow was found drowned by the ice masses just 20 meters from the previous one. I suppose the water level is low in the winter time and all kind of garbage comes up. Who knows how long these bikes have been in the river.

  • Preservation status: unknown
  • Find context: found on the riverbank of Aurajoki covered in ice
  • Documented on: December 20th 2009
  • Make and model: Unknown
  • Location

The river Aurajoki seems to be filled with bikes. This one is almost completely covered by the ice.

The same bike from an other angle..

 

Riverside freak

Filed under: Bicycles — Marko Mikael @ 23:27
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This baby is well on its way to the archaeological context. It is lying on the bank of the Aurajoki river in Turku. Nothing is really missing but it’s not going anywhere since the spokes on the wheels are cut and its pretty badly rusted all over. I would say that this one is the firts truly abandoned bicycle on the blog. It will make its way into the bottom of the river once all that ice is gone.

  • Preservation status: unrideable, rear wheel busted
  • Find context: found on the riverbank of Aurajoki
  • Documented on: December 20th 2009
  • Make and model: Unknown
  • Location

This bike will be at the botton of the river once all the ice is gone

 

Turku Action

Filed under: Bicycles — Marko Mikael @ 09:33
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This Helkama was documented near the University of Turku

The first Turku bike! This Helkama Velotar is missing the rear tire. It’s unsure if this bike has been abandoned at all. It may just as well be waiting for repair.

  • Preservation status: unrideable, rear wheel missing a tire
  • Find context: In the backyard of the “YO-talo” in Turku near the university
  • Documented on: December 18th 2009
  • Make and model: Helkama Velotar
  • Location
 

Another Tunturi Vip December 15, 2009

Filed under: Bicycles — tourodeouro @ 00:45
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Snow and -10 C, sun and Tunturi Vip.

These fellows don’t really get a v.i.p. treatment. This has been in the same place for quite a long time, at least 4 weeks. I’m really not sure if the owner really wants it anymore. It is just the front wheel which is bended.

  • Preservation status: unrideable, frontwheel bended
  • Find context: Tapulikaupunki, near the R-Kioski, standing on a bicycle rack
  • Documented on: December 14th 2009
  • Make and model: Tunturi Vip
  • Location
 

“I park my fillari like a fucking idiot” December 13, 2009

Filed under: Bicycles — Marko Mikael @ 15:57
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This green Crescent was found near the Kamppi subway station. The most interesting little detail about it is the sticker on the frame saying “I PARK MY FILLARI (finnish for ‘bicycle’) LIKE A FUCKING IDIOT”. This parking was no exception. Even though (or more likely because) the bike is locked to a structure with a cable lock, it has lost both its wheels.

  • Preservation status: only frame
  • Find context: near the Kamppi subway station, locked onto a structure
  • Documented on: December 13th 2009
  • Make and model: Crescent
  • Location

This green Crescent has been peed on.

A detail of the bike above. The text on this sticker says a lot about the owner of this bike.

 

A Stray Shopping Cart December 12, 2009

Filed under: Miscellaneous — tourodeouro @ 22:34
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A stray shopping cart located approximately 800 m from its source.

This shopping cart was located near Malmi railway station. Its source, Prisma, is located approximately 800 m NE from this location. According to the Stray Shopping Cart classification system I would suggest that this was a  A/9 (Remote false), B/1 (Remote true) and B/13 (Complex vandalism).