Video: the vanishing bike
Lifecycle bike experiment video
The folk at Red Peak chained a 'fully loaded' bike to a post in New York City on January 1 2011, and set out to take a photo of it every day until the end of the year to see what happened.
The end result is, perhaps unsurprisingly, similar to the time-lapse footage you see of decomposing animals on David Attenborough's nature programmes.
What is surprising is how long it takes to start decomposing... watch the clip for yourself by clicking 'play' below.