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Tweaker bike.

Old 06-06-22, 12:18 PM
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Tweaker bike.

This is a classic tweaker build. Spray painted Walmart 20 inch full suspension bike, Walmart fork for a 26 inch wheel, no rear shock, drop bars with electricaltapeas bar tape, singlespeed rear wheel, weird chain on the fork, BMX pegs, and the rear brake was operated by just pulling on the cable, which was zip tied to the top tube. It makes me mad that someone would steal a kids bike. This thing was locked up with a padlock and chain. The frame has major dents in it like they were made with a hammer.
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Old 06-08-22, 09:53 PM
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Old 06-09-22, 10:32 AM
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I'll take the tires and tubes if you are.
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Old 06-10-22, 09:51 AM
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Where you at?

I could use the “stupid *****” step through frame.
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Old 06-10-22, 10:06 AM
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Sadly I think there will be a rise in the theft of Walmart and other lower tier bikes not just from kids. But from people fighting rising gas prices buying them to just possibly be able to get to work.

And I don't know if it is true or not, but what I'm told is, bikes like these ridden by young adults with backpacks are a means of selling drugs on the street.
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Tweener or Tweaker? Someone tweaking on a bike would be something to see, or not.
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I think it's a pic of a tweaker nest, the "stupid" frame that is. Dismantling bikes and buggering about with parts keeps the hands moving while on meth, hence a bunch of stolen bikes being reduced to parts which are left in a messy pile. The object is occupying hands with a repetitive task rather than anything else.
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Old 06-10-22, 10:39 AM
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Reminds me of my working days. I pull up to a hamburger joint to dump their trash and an overnight cleaning employee was getting fired for dismantling the milkshake machine.
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Old 06-10-22, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by grant40 View Post
This is a classic tweaker build. Spray painted Walmart 20 inch full suspension bike, Walmart fork for a 26 inch wheel, no rear shock, drop bars with electricaltapeas bar tape, singlespeed rear wheel, weird chain on the fork, BMX pegs, and the rear brake was operated by just pulling on the cable, which was zip tied to the top tube. It makes me mad that someone would steal a kids bike. This thing was locked up with a padlock and chain. The frame has major dents in it like they were made with a hammer.
It is rare that I see this genuinely asked- what is the point of this thread? I really cant guess and feel confident the guess is correct. Why post this?
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Old 06-10-22, 01:24 PM
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Nice find, I rescued a bike once with the craziest clown seat, was very soft with a bunch of duct tape. Coworker commented that it looks like a crackhead made it
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Old 06-10-22, 02:58 PM
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I think Grant just loves posting bikes with issues or that look different. I don't think their threads have a point it is just needing to post a new thread to post a new picture with no text or anything useful to discuss.
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How does one distinguish a Tweaker bike from a DUI/Bum bike?
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Old 06-11-22, 10:16 AM
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How does one distinguish a Tweaker bike from a DUI/Bum bike?
A bike ridden by someone with a DUI or someone who is homeless is a bike of pure practicality and is carrying stuff around. A tweaker bike is just a bunch of parts slapped together in ways that do not make sense.
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Old 06-11-22, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I think Grant just loves posting bikes with issues or that look different. I don't think their threads have a point it is just needing to post a new thread to post a new picture with no text or anything useful to discuss.
The reason for posting as I thought that these were really interesting.
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Old 06-11-22, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by PDKL45 View Post
I think it's a pic of a tweaker nest, the "stupid" frame that is. Dismantling bikes and buggering about with parts keeps the hands moving while on meth, hence a bunch of stolen bikes being reduced to parts which are left in a messy pile. The object is occupying hands with a repetitive task rather than anything else.
The 5 images in my 2nd post are actually at a local Co-Op that receives a lot of stolen bikes and a lot of times they get messed up and the owners don't want them back so they just put them in this back area for them to be thrown away. There are a number of bikes in the area that are just spray painted poorly. But the largest amount of bikes there are just Walmart bikes that kids grew out of or people don't want anymore.
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Old 06-11-22, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by SkinGriz View Post
Where you at?

I could use the “stupid *****” step through frame.
What isn't shown in the picture is that the seat tube is completely damaged from riding the seat post above minimum insertion.
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Old 06-11-22, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by grant40 View Post
The reason for posting as I thought that these were really interesting.
Sure maybe but post something with them or just make one thread for all of them. Give someone something to talk about not just pictures. Why are these bikes interesting to you and what are your thoughts on them rather than just pictures of bikes with issues.
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