Chicago Rat Patrol.
July 26, 2002 2:08 AM   Subscribe

Chicago Rat Patrol. No, not this kind of rat patrol; for this crew, rat spotting is just a sideline. What these guys skulk in alleys for, though, is discarded bike parts to kludge, especially in strange and unexpected proportions. Most of them work. As a result of their experiments, they're attuned to the kitbashed contraptions used by (mostly) economically marginal folk. Additionally, or superfluously, they're sort of anarchist anti-corporate critical-mass types. Updated until almost a year ago. Note: Geocities site. Tread lightly. And stay away from the "Rodeo" link, where there's a quicktime video, until tomorrow.
posted by dhartung (4 comments total)
You killed the geocities site.
posted by pracowity at 2:16 AM on July 26, 2002

I plead good intent, m'lud. It will live again in the next hour, they say.
posted by dhartung at 2:20 AM on July 26, 2002

Rotten luck. Is it my impression or are Geocities sites easier and easier to bring down? Perhaps a rota can be arranged - one user every ten minutes - to see if the flimsy floozy can be persuaded to stand up for a while. ;)

It sounds very interesting, though.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:32 AM on July 26, 2002

Back up for now. Interesting. I've heard of 'found art', but not found bikes.

The Sprawl is so full of people having fun doing geeky stuff I've never heard of or imagined.

Oh, and the first thing I thought of when I saw 'rat patrol' was this.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 3:40 AM on July 26, 2002

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