I love to watch the urban scavengers strip a bicycle carcass. Slowly, they take every item of worth, here they’ve started with the seat.
Then they bend or break the bolted on metal, here the wheels. Last, they fill any remaining orifices with trash and refuse.
The whole process only takes about a month or two, before a perfectly suitable bike becomes a useless hulk.
Thankfully, DC is not China. There, abandoned Chinese bicycles are the scourge of major cities, the rusting metal impeding progress.
Here, we just have occasional street art.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs