These images were taken in Barga (LU) Italy recently. Close examination of these bikes will show the incredible likeness between these and the original 200 joensuu bicycles. Could it be that they really ARE some of the missing Finnish bikes?. There are now 3 reports of the desk of the head of police in Barga and the mayor of the town has this week ( 23 oct 1999 ) ordered an investigation into the whole affair.
The inhabitants of Barga are saying nothing, but there was some hostility shown when the photographer tried to get closer to the bikes for a clearer look . Indeed, all questions about the identity of the owners of the bikes were met with blank looks and closed doors. The reporters, both with more than 3 decades experience behind them, were left in no doubt that here really was an authentic sighting but without concrete proof they had to leave the scene with empty hands.
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