The Bicycle Survey

(project 'ricycle survey')

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