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    [QUOTE=chapel;16190773]yeah... very weird ****.

    Here's another shot of the Miyata and Fuji from today


    Is that blue painter's masking tape on those handlebars?
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    What's this lever do? chapel's Avatar
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    no, it's actually really nice tape and looks new.
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    What if both owners were murdered and you take the bike/bikes? you become the prime suspect in their deaths!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    What if both owners were murdered and you take the bike/bikes? you become the prime suspect in their deaths!
    You're a glass is half empty kind of guy aren't you?

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    Over here the police use 'bait bikes' to catch thieves ...
    Clunker or not, it's gotta have gears!

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    What's this lever do? chapel's Avatar
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    I was kinda thinking the Miyata was a bait bike based on that ****ty chain.
    I could probably pry it apart with my hands if I wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by chapel View Post
    I was kinda thinking the Miyata was a bait bike based on that ****ty chain.
    I could probably pry it apart with my hands if I wanted
    i knew a policeman who used to do the bait bike thing in central park. back in the mid 80s. He would go to the park with a bike. Lay on a blanket, leave the bike next to him and if anyoen said they wanted the bike he would say please go ahead and take it. Then that guy would get schlomped by police as he rode off.

    I agree with the statements above... don't mess with other peoples stuff and just leave the note in a plastic bag with string. Hope you get it.

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    leave a note on that Miyata for me. it's painful to see it just sitting like that. looks like it's my size, and i'd be happy to swing by from Boston and pick it up ...

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    Hey OP, apparently you see these bike on a daily as you've taken a few pics of them on different days, but your pics don't show any notes on any of the bikes? So you can stop and take multiple pics and reply to this thread but you still haven't gotten a second to jot down your info a place it on the bikes?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Both of those bikes are nice and I would be psyched to own them. It always makes me a little sad to see nice vintage bikes rusting away on racks. If they were mine, I'd find/make room in my apartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Hey OP, apparently you see these bike on a daily as you've taken a few pics of them on different days, but your pics don't show any notes on any of the bikes? So you can stop and take multiple pics and reply to this thread but you still haven't gotten a second to jot down your info a place it on the bikes?
    I have a note, but I don't have anything to secure it to the bikes with.
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    Wedge it between a couple of interlaced spokes.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    You are waffling on that bike! It's easy to find a way to attach a note. A twisty, some duck tape, wrapped into the spokes, a bit of wire, a clothespin, etc. Lotsa' ways, some more reliable than others.
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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    There's a (once-)nice Pinarello wasting away on the steps up to the castle above Heidleberg, Germany, if someone wants to leave a note. I took these pics a couple weeks ago. My guess is nobody has touched it since then. Kind of sad.






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    Might contact MBTA and let them know as well. They may have a policy in effect for this whole thing.


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    Great... Now you've gone and made a certain brown bike in my hallway rather upset about the tragic neglect that's befallen his brethren.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Wedge it between a couple of interlaced spokes.
    Ah, that's easy enough. I'll do that on Monday with some bright orange paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chapel View Post
    I always wonder where the owners went. When you take a train you normally come back eventually.
    That miyata is sad though. I'm pretty sure he had a rear yesterday morning. The 710 is a pretty good bike? Has a Suntour cyclone RD
    im surprised someone took the rear wheel. The bike is locked with a cheap chain. I wonder if it's a sting bike or if the guy just really doesn't care. Glad I double lock my bike. I'm going to leave notes on both of these bikes with offers.
    The Kingston Trio have an answer as to why the bike remained:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbtkL5_f6-4

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    I left notes today


    basically said if they are interested in selling to contact me and put my email and phone number.
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    Last year there was a gas pipe single speed left at the local mall.
    It was in a odd place, locked to a sign on the access road. It stuck out like a sore thumb.
    Nice wheels, good tires and looked like it was loved by someone.
    I kept an eye on it. When hooligans knocked it over I would stand it up, and if no one
    was nearby, I would try to make it look like it was being used.
    Wiping dust from the saddle, removing wind blown garbage from the wheels,etc.
    It disappeared after five or six weeks.
    I hope the owner came back for it.
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    You might as well put a sign on it that says STEAL ME

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    I thought my bike was stolen off my porch. Two months later, I saw it locked up at the train station, and I realized that I had left it there.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I thought my bike was stolen off my porch. Two months later, I saw it locked up at the train station, and I realized that I had left it there.
    Funniest reply ever seen in this forum. What was going through your mind, when you thought the bike was stolen? You must be thinking of something unbelievably important.
    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I thought my bike was stolen off my porch. Two months later, I saw it locked up at the train station, and I realized that I had left it there.

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    Thank you for the honor of quoting my ditziness in your signature.

    I often took the train into Manhattan to visit my mother. My wife would drive from her work to my mother's to meet us, and she'd drive me home.

    Meeting me is probably a strange experience. I memorize people's phone numbers and such. I even memorize my neighbors' license plate numbers, without meaning to. But I can't remember important sh*t.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I thought my bike was stolen off my porch. Two months later, I saw it locked up at the train station, and I realized that I had left it there.
    this is a thread starter. "cycling forgetfulness"
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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