Japan has such an abundance of basket bearing bicycles, that all too often they are indifferently discarded.
And sometimes, the sight of one scrapped cycle can lead to several others seeing their service come to a similarly sorry end.
That said, it’s not just basic bikes that suffer such a fate, but also rather comical looking combinations.
As well as their super-sized, but unceremoniously stripped, siblings.
Hahahaha, that is so true. When I was a ruthless teenager back in Tokyo, we would “borrow” these abandon bikes and play “Hell Bike” – which pretty much meant: riding these bikes, perform ungodly stunts, jump off the bikes before crashing into walls and cliffs and soforth. Nonetheless, the goal was to destroy the bikes as much as possible. And yes, I’m still paying for my karma even to this day.
What I can’t figure out is why the garbage people don’t look for the frame numbers (which exist on every motorcycle and bicycle and are tied to the registration) to figure out who the abandoners are…