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They eventually found my stolen bike

pinnopinno Posts: 45,319
edited July 2015 in The cake stop
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  • The urban legend behind that photograph is the bike belonged to a lad who leaned his bike against a young sapling when he went off to join the first world war, "back before christmas" whatnot. However, he unfortunately never came back. The bike remained where it was over the years as the sapling grew around it.

    Don't know if there is any truth behind the tale, as I think the bike looks too modern and probably photoshopped.
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,611
    no brakes, was he a hipster?
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,705
    The urban legend behind that photograph is the bike belonged to a lad who leaned his bike against a young sapling when he went off to join the first world war, "back before christmas" whatnot. However, he unfortunately never came back. The bike remained where it was over the years as the sapling grew around it.

    Don't know if there is any truth behind the tale, as I think the bike looks too modern and probably photoshopped.

    Nice legend. It falls down on a few points though.

    As you say, the bike looks to modern for WW1.
    I don't think the tree is that old either.
    It's hard to get the scale, but looks like a kids bike, did he join up at 5 years old?
    Possibly a girls bike, as there's no crossbar.

    But I don't think it's photoshopped.


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  • metronomemetronome Posts: 669
    Video of it here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06J1GLnvIss

    1950s apparently.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,319
    This guy lost his bike completely:

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