John Thompson wrote:
> Freek Faro wrote:
>> An unknown percentage of bicycles ends up in the famous and pittoresque
>> canals of Amsterdam, after being stolen for joyriding ...
> Several years ago I purchased a pile of old Zeus parts from an eBay
> seller in Amsterdam. When I received the package, the parts still had
> mud and what appeared to be aquatic plants stuck on them, so I assumed
> they had been dredged from a canal. Perhaps the frame they belonged to
> had rusted away, leaving only the components.
Ditched bicycles rust away very slowly
some years ago a lockkeeper made a tiny mistake and opened both gates at once. The canals in the city of Groningen 30 miles away all drained. This allowed the municipalty to collect a huge amount of bicycles and shopping trolleys and probably a few ditched cars as well with just a truck mounted crane. -- mvg