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04-05-2018, 19:10   #501
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It's not that hard to see and also to see what's going on.
Said it before on this thread , seen them around the cathedral regularly . Anyone who denies this must walk round with their eyes closed
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04-05-2018, 23:09   #502
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The scheme is very well designed. so well in fact that OFO are upping the amount of bikes in sheffied

dont forget, these bikes are mass made down to the lowest possible spec. i would guestimate the manufacture cost of under a tenner.
they really dont care if a bunch of them get mashed by idiots.
So well that they don't care about one I've reported to them as being abandoned and lock free

Am I supposed to now just go and dump it?
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05-05-2018, 00:02   #503
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Why bother doing anything with it?
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05-05-2018, 08:35   #504
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Why bother doing anything with it?
Exactly.

However some of these bikes are left in places where it looks like litter.
Even when bikes with locks are left after being used properly, they can be left in stupid places.
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05-05-2018, 13:15   #505
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well done to the two midwives who used OFO bikes on the "call the midwife" chart ride today. In fact, well done to anyone getting around the route in full vintage costume on a warm day

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05-05-2018, 13:17   #506
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Seen quite a few being used by drug dealers to get around Sheffield to pedal their wares to the homeless beggars on the streets. So a big thank you to OFO for making the begging homeless drug problem in the city centre that bit more worse.
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11-05-2018, 13:01   #507
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think we've got a problem? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-a...ike-graveyards

saddens me to see the OFO bikes being destroyed , dumped or stolen around Sheffield. Most of the ones actually being ridden have been tampered with...
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12-05-2018, 10:01   #508
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There's a couple of days a week when it would be really handy for me to use one of these. Every time I try to find one though, there are either none showing on the app, or the ones that do show aren't actually there when you get to the location.

It's even more frustrating when the location is showing inside a building.
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12-05-2018, 13:05   #509
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The OFO mountain:

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12-05-2018, 13:18   #510
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Nah, that’s Popple Street
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12-05-2018, 14:40   #511
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Nah, that’s Popple Street
as I was driving up Owler Lane on Thursday evening, there were 3 guys kicking and stomping on an OFO bike. These weren't kids, they were easily mid to late 20s. What type of pillockry is that? The man in the car in front of me got out of his car and shouted at them, and they sloped off looking sheepish.

What is wrong with people? There's always at least 2 ofos buckled wheels or smashed seats round that area.
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Wonderful a load more bikes ridden and dumped by the irresponsible. Fed up dodging the yellow peril riders on the pavements. Perhaps the money invested in this would be better spent providing cycle lanes for the responsible riders to ride safely
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Where would you put the cycle lanes? The narrow ones on main roads are completely unsafe to ride in. Then others go right through parked cars.

Then when its legally a shared pavement, pedestrians are completely oblivious.
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17-05-2018, 08:31   #514
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Wonderful a load more bikes ridden and dumped by the irresponsible. Fed up dodging the yellow peril riders on the pavements. Perhaps the money invested in this would be better spent providing cycle lanes for the responsible riders to ride safely
It's private money, so how would investing in cycle lanes make them a profit?
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17-05-2018, 08:36   #515
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Seen another one this week, ofo lock gone and cheap personal lock to stop others from taking it.
Considering pensioners get free bus pass in this country young people should get free bicycles as well.
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17-05-2018, 09:04   #516
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Seen another one this week, ofo lock gone and cheap personal lock to stop others from taking it.
Considering pensioners get free bus pass in this country young people should get free bicycles as well.
It looks like they already have!
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17-05-2018, 12:01   #517
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Seen another one this week, ofo lock gone and cheap personal lock to stop others from taking it.
Considering pensioners get free bus pass in this country young people should get free bicycles as well.
I'd be tempted to either let it's tires down, or splash out on my own personal lock to add to it. Then chuck away the key.
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17-05-2018, 12:29   #518
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I'd be tempted to either let it's tires down, or splash out on my own personal lock to add to it. Then chuck away the key.
Bit of superglue in the lock of the one they've fitted should suffice, cheaper and you get to use it on any others you come across.
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17-05-2018, 12:31   #519
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I'd be tempted to either let it's tires down, or splash out on my own personal lock to add to it. Then chuck away the key.
They have solid tyres I believe.
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17-05-2018, 13:17   #520
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Seen another one this week, ofo lock gone and cheap personal lock to stop others from taking it.
Considering pensioners get free bus pass in this country young people should get free bicycles as well.
nothing to stop pensioners, or any other age for that matter smashing the lock off and getting a free bike should they desire
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