What In the World is Wrong with this Bicycle?


Seriously…I can’t figure this top bike out.  Click on the image to enlarge, leave a comment if you have any idea what happened to this poor velociped.  Maybe it was a Livestrong bike art project gone awry.  Terribly, terribly awry.

Thanks to Steph for the pic!


LB - 07/27/09 - 11:43pm

It’s an old exercise bike

Eddy - 07/27/09 - 11:58pm

It’s an old stationary bike. The back is missing the horizontal crossbar. If you look at the front just behind the head tube you see the tension adjuster. It is connected to a hinge that has a small wheel just in front of the head tube. the harder the wheel is pressed into the tire – the harder to ride.

Any questions?

Mark - 07/28/09 - 12:08am

Exercise bicycle/ Stationary bike. Note the friction brake above the tire.

gob - 07/28/09 - 12:26am

It’s an exercise bike. No rear wheel, chain powering a fan or a heavy flywheel at the front.

greg - 07/28/09 - 12:53am

it’s a stationary bike. dial behind the stem applies friction pressure to the top of the “tire”, solid rubber…

ori - 07/28/09 - 1:50am

it’s a trianer or a indor cycling bike

jblair - 07/28/09 - 2:40am

looks like someone built themselves a pretty sweet indoor trainer, resistance settings and all!

Josh - 07/28/09 - 3:23am

Its an exercise bike :p

Daniel - 07/28/09 - 5:20am

Looks like some kind of home-made indoor-bike…!?

level-4 - 07/28/09 - 7:41am

it’s an exercise bike

David - 07/28/09 - 8:07am

It’s an exercise bike … a really old one.

matt - 07/28/09 - 8:20am

It’s an exercise bike. You can see the resistance knob up by the handlebars.

JV - 07/28/09 - 9:38am

It’s a bike for Contador. He uses it as he’s looking for a new team. Pedals and pedals and gets no where.

Editor - 07/28/09 - 1:23pm

Just found out from the photographer that this pile was found in Key West, just outside the Hemingway House.

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