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BlankBox
25th Mar 2018, 06:25
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/

...absolutely unbelievable ...well no its China..:p

Hempy
25th Mar 2018, 07:23
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/20/ror.jpg

treadigraph
25th Mar 2018, 07:56
Well, they've obviously been saddled with too many bikes, but I expect they can be recycled...

Sallyann1234
25th Mar 2018, 09:32
Well, they've obviously been saddled with too many bikes, but I expect they can be recycled...
I'm tyred of this already.

goudie
25th Mar 2018, 09:36
Good illustration of China’s production capacity...scary.

KelvinD
25th Mar 2018, 09:45
There's a few candidates there for a Turner prize there!

treadigraph
25th Mar 2018, 10:12
There's a few candidates there for a Turner prize there!

They don't usually come with a frame these days.

Tom Cundall
25th Mar 2018, 10:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I5jxHqKRtw

hiflymk3
25th Mar 2018, 10:58
Well, they've obviously been saddled with too many bikes, but I expect they can be recycled...

Said a spokesperson.

SpringHeeledJack
25th Mar 2018, 11:08
Beautiful from a different perspective, but close up......Yikes!!! I have a soft spot for bike transport, such as in Holland etc, but when the mass overproduction for the mass overpopulation collides, then abominations arise. Next they'll be telling us that they've built cities with no inhabitants ;-)

vapilot2004
25th Mar 2018, 11:13
Said a spokesperson.

...at a free-wheeling interview, with only one or two instances of backpedaling.

goudie
25th Mar 2018, 11:51
Appears to be a chain reaction

Hydromet
25th Mar 2018, 12:03
Just keep pedalling that line.

The product, of course, isn't the bicycle rental, it's the data about the people hiring them.

PDR1
25th Mar 2018, 12:58
Are we sure they're not just peddling fake news about china's supply chain? Perhaps they are just regretting choosing a be-spoke transport solution.

PDR

Lonewolf_50
25th Mar 2018, 16:58
I'd like to see some charity bundle up those bikes and make them available to people who could use one. there's a variety of places in this world where a bike like that is valuable.

Mostly Harmless
25th Mar 2018, 21:05
Meanwhile on this side of the equation, people are paying as much a used car for a bicycle.

Gertrude the Wombat
25th Mar 2018, 21:50
Meanwhile on this side of the equation, people are paying as much a used car for a bicycle.
Yup. But I had a look at an Ofo bike the other day, that I found abandoned cluttering up the pavement, and it's utter crap - no comparison whatsoever to the one I paid 1,400 for - I can't imagine getting more than a mile or so on the Ofo BSO before pain and discomfort were dominant.

Which is not to say that they wouldn't be welcome, if less than ideal, as freebies in parts of the world where the alternative is walking.

G-CPTN
25th Mar 2018, 22:17
Newcastle upon Tyne has become littered with 1000 orange bicycles (Mobikes) - "the new bike hire scheme you can pick up and drop off anywhere you like".

"Already a success in more than 100 cities across China", meanwhile in Manchester:-
https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article13354270.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS125764600.jpg

rjtjrt
26th Mar 2018, 03:45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fwD2Nil3ZYI

https://youtu.be/fwD2Nil3ZYI

ehwatezedoing
26th Mar 2018, 18:29
In China it’s bicycle, in the States it’s cars :p
Thousands of diesel-powered Volkswagens are parked at Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. (http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/2018/03/25/a-parking-lot-with-21000-vw-diesels-parked-for-scrap/)

Diesel VWs land in 134-acre purgatory at Southern California Logistics Airport (http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170429/diesel-vws-land-in-134-acre-purgatory-at-southern-california-logistics-airport)
After cheating with the emission test, Volkwagen offered a buyback to it’s customers. Apparently 340,000 took the bait.
Those cars will be either dismantled or sold elsewhere...