Everybody knows the connection between a pair of tennis shoes suspended on telephone wires overhead and drug sales by now, but what do you make of this mountain bike tire perched high above the Great Parking Lot of Civic Center (nee the 100 block of Fulton) betwixt the Asian Art Museum and our Main Library?
My guess is that it means “stolen bikes and parts are sold here.”
To support my theory I’ll add that, in actuality, stolen bikes and parts are sold here.
Buying a stolen bike for $20 on the Streets of San Francisco remains the cheapest way to replace the bike that just got stolen from you, in’nt?
I can’t recommend that course of action, but I do heartily endorse the Marin Bikes Outlet in SoMA and their policy of selling new bikes for $200-something. Check it out the next time your bike gets stolen.