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    Senior Member Essthreetee's Avatar
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    Freakin No good, dirty, thieving, jerks!!!!!!!

    Yep. That's right, my bike got stolen today. I locked it (not TO anything, but with a u lock through rear wheel and frame)....lesson learned. The friggin thing wasn't 30 ft away from the courts I was coaching on.

    I had JUST gotten it the way I wanted...Robbietunes sold me levers and a nice caliper for it. A buddy of mine had given me some nice peddles. Had a great Topeak rack and bag..,nice On One Midge bars.

    I HATE THIEVES. HEY ALL DESERVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL. If you want something, go get a job and WORK for it. I have spent several years playing with this bike, and it had finally all fallen into place....maybe I should take it as a compliment.

    Anyway, just had to rant.
    "They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck

    lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. Of course a bike is light enough that it can be carried away, doesn't have to be ridden. Or toss it into a pickup and away you go.

    Bummer. May the thieves rot away.
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    Yes very sorry to read about your loss. The tragedy is that your loss is so much greater than the thieves gain. To you the bike was precious beyond its financial value, to the thief its just a few bucks. Stupid thieves.

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    By all means, Rant ! they deserve every rotten curse, wish of foul luck and ugly demise that you can hurl at them !

    Our bikes, and yours, are special items in this world we use to give us peace of mind and a little control over this world, a world we are finding harder to make sense of and control.

    Good luck with the hunts... the bike and thief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
    The tragedy is that your loss is so much greater than the thieves gain. To you the bike was precious beyond its financial value, to the thief its just a few bucks.
    Exactly. When the Trek 800 that my wife was riding for therapy got stolen last summer, I'm sure the thief sold it for less than fifty bucks. Now ALL my bikes are registered online, and I built her a much nicer ride.

    Any way we can help?
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    Big bummer to read, I have had a few stolen over the years, the last one really hurt.
    This loss reads to me like it will be worth scanning craigslist.
    Be sure to file a police report.
    I still scan ebay for mine, it is significant enough that it might one day turn up...
    Check your homeowner's or renters insurance, SOME will cover it.

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    I feel your pain. Experienced it big time. Won't divulge much here but have a 99.9% chance of knowing who did it. The 'out of shape' Sheriff was a complete A#$@*& too! Like I was some guy hurting over a few Huffy's! Talk any bit of bike values and he made me feel like I was lying. Hope the thief I know someday gets flattened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudson308 View Post
    Exactly. When the Trek 800 that my wife was riding for therapy got stolen last summer, I'm sure the thief sold it for less than fifty bucks. Now ALL my bikes are registered online, and I built her a much nicer ride.

    Any way we can help?
    Well...I dunno, I will be scanning CL (I do already). The bike was not rare, or vintage, just special...between my wife and I.


    Quote Originally Posted by repechage View Post
    Big bummer to read, I have had a few stolen over the years, the last one really hurt.
    This loss reads to me like it will be worth scanning craigslist.
    Be sure to file a police report.
    I still scan ebay for mine, it is significant enough that it might one day turn up...
    Check your homeowner's or renters insurance, SOME will cover it.
    I have a be a police report. I have sent a message to my insurance guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
    Yes very sorry to read about your loss. The tragedy is that your loss is so much greater than the thieves gain. To you the bike was precious beyond its financial value, to the thief its just a few bucks. Stupid thieves.
    I guarantee that this POS thief will just dump it of a few bucks.

    Good ode thing is, I am a school teacher and have sent a picture and a very detailed description of all parts to a few of my students to pass around.

    This is a small town and hopefully, someone will know something.

    Just pisses me off.
    Last edited by Essthreetee; 03-13-14 at 07:26 PM.
    "They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck

    lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?

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    Here is a pic...this was before Robbietunes levers and caliper

    http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a.../photo-143.jpg

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    Black Schwinn single speed.
    Shimano 600 cranks.
    Cane creek chrome brake levers
    On One "Midge" black handlebars
    Front brake caliper - Black Shimano "105"
    Rear brake caliper - silver Shimano 105 (mounted backwards)
    Topeak Rear rack and bag.
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    Specialized Riva 143 seat.
    Shimano peddles, one side mountain, one side clipless.
    Cateye "Velo 9" computer mounted on top tube - wired to back wheel.
    "They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck

    lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?

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    Sucks man, I wish you the best of luck in finding it / the thief.
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    I'll keep an eye out for it in Fresno.

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    Get it on the bay area's lost bike website (yes it might make it up there), and lean on them for support. They know tactics about getting bikes back.

    Sorry to hear about this. Ironically, I was in Seattle last week, and being from NYC, I was shocked at the use of only 1 U-lock or worse, cable locks. In New York, you lock it down or you lose it.

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    Some people just need killin
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    I'd bet on Fresno (so if you find it, Brian3069, smack him with that bass guitar one time for me!), but I'll keep an eye peeled for it in the SF Bay Area..."Death to the Insects that Prey on the Lives of the People"!

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    Sorry for your loss. I'll also keep an eye out for it in the bay area. Thieves suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
    I'd bet on Fresno (so if you find it, Brian3069, smack him with that bass guitar one time for me!), but I'll keep an eye peeled for it in the SF Bay Area..."Death to the Insects that Prey on the Lives of the People"!
    Wait a minute...Brian, you play bass? So do I. Weird. Man...bass was my obsession before bikes...now it is just a "used to" thing. What type of basses (I know you have more than one ) do you have? 4 string? 5? 6? I used to play 5.

    anyway, thanks for keeping a lookout...I am trying to get the word out.
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    lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?

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    ^I was just making a joke based (no pun) on Brian's "Paul Simonon" avatar...but if you don't play bass, Brian, you should.
    Fresno needs more bass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
    ^I was just making a joke based (no pun) on Brian's "Paul Simonon" avatar...but if you don't play bass, Brian, you should.
    Fresno needs more bass...
    needs more cowbell!!!
    "They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck

    lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?

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    RATS - Less than 30# bike means 40# of locks and chains...

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    Damn. I love ya man, but next time lock your bike to something, not nothing. Something super heavy and not-easy-to-pick-up-and-carry-away.

    This always works for me.

    I have an early 70's Ibanez P-bass, made from some kind of Asian OAK that weighs about 60 lbs; this might work. I very nearly beat a guy to death with it one night at a gig, but fortunately, I was restrained. (The guy was being more than just a total dick.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
    Damn. I love ya man, but next time lock your bike to something, not nothing. Something super heavy and not-easy-to-pick-up-and-carry-away.

    This always works for me.

    I have an early 70's Ibanez P-bass, made from some kind of Asian OAK that weighs about 60 lbs; this might work. I very nearly beat a guy to death with it one night at a gig, but fortunately, I was restrained. (The guy was being more than just a total dick.)
    Yep. Learned that it's not safe anywhere...even 30 ft from the courts I was coaching on.

    As for the heavy bass...been there. My first was a Peavey T-40 (I think that was the model) anyway, the 40 had to be the weight. SOLID OAK I think.
    "They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck

    lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?

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    Sucks big time all round, sorry for your loss and the grief you have to go through. I'd be watching around the courts for a while and look to see if there are any unusual looking or shady characters lurking around, too. The Craig's List watch in the area is a good idea, not just your local one, but probably most of Central and NorCal as well. That is one seriously well built bicycle you had, and hopefully will regain.

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    aw man, that's such a pity.
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    Well it sucks for you...but look on the bright side:

    You've justified the need to buy another bike

    They get to work on the U Lock in the safety and comfort of their own home

    You've inspired others to lock it to something

    You've proved U locks are as useless as cables (unless you chain to something)

    And you've brought back some fond memories of growing up....I can hear my Pop now..."Son, I hope this taught you a lesson"

    Cheer up, smile and put the energy into finding a new ride and looking for the old one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    Well it sucks for you...but look on the bright side:

    You've justified the need to buy another bike

    They get to work on the U Lock in the safety and comfort of their own home

    You've inspired others to lock it to something

    You've proved U locks are as useless as cables (unless you chain to something)

    And you've brought back some fond memories of growing up....I can hear my Pop now..."Son, I hope this taught you a lesson"

    Cheer up, smile and put the energy into finding a new ride and looking for the old one.
    Yep. And in talking to my insurance guy...looks like I will be getting some money for it from homeowners. Not sure what, but I guess I can start by finding a frame and going from there.

    Always learning. Always learning.

    I just oust keep thinking of all the little things, and wondering WHAT was in the bags...were there any important papers? Pictures? Gum?

    Anyhow...thanks guys.
    "They ain't following me, I'm just in front." - Rubber Duck

    lol <---- does that look like someone drowning to anyone else?

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