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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Very Cool Photo!

A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike. Incredible that this bike has been there for 98 years now!

For the bike experts on CF is this bike model really 98 yrs old?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 06:40 PM
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Simply...WOW!! That is amazing!!

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It is a cool pic, but I wonder if they used those molded plastic handle grips back then. I don't think plastic was prevalent until much later. I may, however, be wrong.

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Snopes.com kinda, sorta dispels it.

snopes.com: Bicycle Tree

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 07:25 PM
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that is a very cool pic and a cool story. thanks for sharing.
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I would think that parts of it would have rusted away and fallen apart by now. Doesn't seem plausible at all.


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