People don’t really know what a maggot bike is. I invented the name and category in 1979 or so, perhaps earlier, because I needed a bike to ride to work in the winter and it was completely cheap and disposable once the salt ate through the frame and the pedals hit the ground. Throw that one away and make another, often from parts people gave me. My first one was a frame snagged from an abandoned mineshaft. It’s a bike that you can ride to the bar, work or class and leave it unlocked. Will it get stolen, yes but mine have ways been recovered a block away as they are so hard to ride. Crooked steering, bent pedals and every part is broken and fixed just enough. Different colors and the wrong fork (26 inch on a 24 inch frame, etc), so that when it’s abandoned and the cops pick it up it’s easy to describe and reclaim. I’ve always found them near where they were stolen, except once and I got it back from the cops. The cop had a look of disgust when I picked it out from a pile of abandoned bikes that were shed stored. Bent wheels so the brakes have to be loosely attached to the fork and stays so that they can swing back and forth to match the wheel wobble. I’ve been known to weld the krp pedals to the crank, seat, seat post fender stays, all welded so they couldn’t be removed. I made one that had the drive on the wrong side so you couldn’t pedal it. That one is attached to a tree on a local mountain bike trail. Hard to steal. That one is unridable bent and every part is welded to the frame.