Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-07, 08:43 AM   #1
lason
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bike stolen

some goddamn punk stole my bike out of my front yard last night. yes, i know it should have been put away in my garage but i've always left it in my yard and never thought anything of it. i registered it on the national bike registry and the stolen bike registry. i'm going to the police station now to file a report but i have little confidence that they'll do anything. words can't express how pissed i am right now. i ride my bike to work every day and didn't find out it was missing until this morning. that bike was my only mode of transportation. i swear if i ever find out who took it, it'll be an unlucky day for them.
lason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 09:09 AM   #2
brodie
Senior Member
 
brodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ohio
Bikes: 76 raleigh grand sport, 1970s motobecane grand record and,a peugeot.
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my worst fear is someone stealing one of my bikes. so i can sympathise with you. you will probably see it around.maybe a different color.
or as my brother said to me,if its worth anything, check the local pawn shops.
she will turn up.
brodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 10:04 AM   #3
solveg
Squirrel
 
solveg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Winfield, KS
Bikes: 07 Rivendell Atlantis, 83 Schwinn Peloton, 94 Scott Cheyenne, 81 SR Touring Bike, 80's CCM,
Posts: 4,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aren't pawn shops required by law to check the serial numbers?
__________________
solveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 10:16 AM   #4
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That sucks man.....I'm starting to use mine a lot more for more than just rides. I'm riding to work and to occasional store and such now......so I'm having that fear too. But I do make sure to lock mine.

I had a bike stolen off my front porch about 15 years ago and may have gotten into biking that much sooner had that (almost new - only a few months old)bike not been stolen (and unable to be replaced).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 10:54 AM   #5
Stujoe
This Space For Rent
 
Stujoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern IL
Bikes: 2007 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That sucks. My bike is stored in the house. I don't really go anywhere on it that I need to park it but I will lock it if I do. Even at work, when I commute, it will be inside.
Stujoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 11:17 AM   #6
JumboRider
Senior Member
 
JumboRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is like horse stealing, people should be hanged. Well maybe not, but it sure makes one angry when it happens. Sorry man.
JumboRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 11:19 AM   #7
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JumboRider
It is like horse stealing, people should be hanged. Well maybe not, but it sure makes one angry when it happens. Sorry man.
I'd rather see bike thieves staked out on an anthill with honey smeared in strategic locations.
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 12:17 PM   #8
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 02:06 PM   #9
Wogster
Senior Member
 
Wogster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
I'd rather see bike thieves staked out on an anthill with honey smeared in strategic locations.
Naw, they should be whipped with a bicycle chain, 10 lashes for the first bike, 20 for the second, 30 for the third, etc.

Seriously, if you can get 10 years in jail for stealing a car, you should get 10 years in jail for stealing a bicycle.....
Wogster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 11:35 PM   #10
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lason
some goddamn punk stole my bike out of my front yard last night. yes, i know it should have been put away in my garage but i've always left it in my yard and never thought anything of it. i registered it on the national bike registry and the stolen bike registry. i'm going to the police station now to file a report but i have little confidence that they'll do anything. words can't express how pissed i am right now. i ride my bike to work every day and didn't find out it was missing until this morning. that bike was my only mode of transportation. i swear if i ever find out who took it, it'll be an unlucky day for them.
Lason,

How horrible for you. I'm sorry this happened. I hope you get your bike back or a replacement bike soon.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 11:58 PM   #11
lason
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks. i was planning on doing some spinervals this weekend but i guess that's out of the question. i also found out they took my kid's bike too. i didn't even realize it because i was in shock from having mine stolen. his will be easy to replace though. mine was considerably more expensive so it may be a while before i get a new one. nothing like this has ever happened to me before so i'm really at a loss for words. i just hope to be riding again soon.
lason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 12:08 AM   #12
Blue Jays
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: United States
Bikes: roadbikes and full-suspension mountainbikes
Posts: 1,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
  • What is the make, model, size, color, and components are on the bike so folks can keep their eyes open?
  • Has it appeared on eBay or CraigsList to be sold?
  • In what state did this happen, in case the thief is still pedaling it around?
Blue Jays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 12:51 AM   #13
lason
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it's a blue/silver trek 7000 hybrid. 17.5 inch frame. it has a cateye cadence computer, a serfas grifter pump and a banjo bros saddle bag filled with spare tube, tire levers and multi-hex wrench mounted to it. my kid's bike was a cheapie honda team racing mountian bike. it had woody woodpecker on it. it happened in st. louis, zip code 63132. i don't think the thugs who took the bikes are smart enough to put them on ebay or craigslist but i've been checking anyway. so far nothing though.
lason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 02:16 AM   #14
Deanster04
Senior Member
 
Deanster04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Bikes: Cinelli Supercoursa 69, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Mondonico Diamond Extra 05, Coors Light Greg Lemond (built by Scapin) 88, Scapin MTB, Stumpjumper 83, Specialized Stumpjumper M4, Lemond Poprad 2001
Posts: 1,366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a bike stolen in 1968 and I am still pissed when I think about it. I was racing at the time and had just setup the bike perfectly...Probably good I never caught the guy because I would probably be languishing in some prison serving out a murder charge. NEVER LEAVE YOUR BIKE UNATTENDED!!! I guess I really don't need to say that huh?
Deanster04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 05:36 AM   #15
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here's something good! It's an older bike, but a good one. The Price is right as well.

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/368583336.html

Check this ad as well! Multiple bikes here:

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/368503384.html
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 08:32 AM   #16
lason
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i really can't afford to replace my bike at the moment. i'm trying to save for a car as i don't have one of those either, so it's going to be a while before i get a new bike.
lason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 12:09 PM   #17
gattm99
Rouleur
 
gattm99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: HARRISBURG IL
Bikes: ROAD MOUNTAIN
Posts: 656
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Sorry to hear that but hopefully you've learned a valuable lesson. Leaving a bike anywhere outside not attached to something is like hanging a sign on it that says, here ride me home.
gattm99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 05:26 PM   #18
lason
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well, in a bit of good news it turns out that i'll be coming into some money this week and my wife is encouraging me to get a new bike. i don't know if i'd get the trek again. what would be a good hybrid type bike priced between $300-$400? my only requirements would be a rigid front fork and trigger shifters.
lason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 05:30 PM   #19
JoeMetal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bloomington, IN
Bikes: Trek 2.3 w/ full SRAM Red; Surly LHT
Posts: 388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you have a nice LBS, like me, you can get a Trek 7.2FX. It is a great bike and I really can't say enough about it. It fits your requirement too.
JoeMetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 05:37 PM   #20
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeMetal
If you have a nice LBS, like me, you can get a Trek 7.2FX. It is a great bike and I really can't say enough about it. It fits your requirement too.
The Trek is a good bike, and in the right price range. However, it has grip shifters. Not a catastrophe by any means.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 05:40 PM   #21
Blue Jays
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: United States
Bikes: roadbikes and full-suspension mountainbikes
Posts: 1,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Any luck with recovering the stolen bike or finding clues from thieves who might be trying to sell it? Good luck with your search.
Blue Jays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 05:52 PM   #22
ang1sgt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chili, NY
Bikes: 88 Fisher Gemini tandem, 92 Trek 970, 07 Nashbar Frame, 08 Gary Fisher Paragon
Posts: 733
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by solveg
Aren't pawn shops required by law to check the serial numbers?
True Story:

A few years ago my buddy had his new trolling motor stolen off of his boat in his own yard. I asked him if he had check the listings on E-Bay. Yep... it was right there on E-Bay. Inner City Pawn Shop selling it. We called the Police and found out that as long as the Pawn Shop takes down the proper information THEY CAN'T BE HELD LIABLE for Stolen property! Of course the Pawn info was all BOGUS too.
ang1sgt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 06:15 PM   #23
JoeMetal
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bloomington, IN
Bikes: Trek 2.3 w/ full SRAM Red; Surly LHT
Posts: 388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Historian
The Trek is a good bike, and in the right price range. However, it has grip shifters. Not a catastrophe by any means.
Nuh-uh. The 7.2FX has the thumb and finger shifters (I'm sorry I don't know the name for them.) Not grip shifters. I wouldn't have bought the bike with grip shifters; I hate those things!
JoeMetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 06:22 PM   #24
Neil_B
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeMetal
Nuh-uh. The 7.2FX has the thumb and finger shifters (I'm sorry I don't know the name for them.) Not grip shifters. I wouldn't have bought the bike with grip shifters; I hate those things!
Hmm. I thought all the Trek fx series had grip shifters. I stand corrected. Thank you for setting me straight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 10:36 PM   #25
lason
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
anyone got any opinions on the specialized sirrus or gary fisher wingra? my brother in law knows the head mechanic at an lbs so i may end up getting a deal on the specialized. another lbs has a 20% off coupon so that may bring the fisher into my price range.
lason is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:38 PM.