Pushes Your Buttons, Doesn't It?
This looks painful. I mean, if bikes could feel pain, this would probably hurt. More importantly, it just looks wrong. Something about seeing the bars and fork turned around like that makes me feel like the bike is broken or something. Which it isn't of course, just make the cables just long enough, and you can park your bike so that it looks like one of the experimental subjects of this great study. As I took the photo of this nice old aluminum-framed bike, though, I was wondering if that was the point: is parking your bike screwed up like this a method for making it less attractive to thieves? In that case, whatever works is OK by me. I don't know though. It just feels wrong. Get up. Go ride.