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    A rough weekend

    First, I DNFed my dang triathlon (not enough training or fluids), then last night the wife and I's bikes were stolen. I'll get over the triathlon, but now we're starting from scratch on the bikes. My bike was a crap aluminum Walmart frame, but I had upgraded EVERYTHING including an awesome hand built rear wheel featuring a 105 hub donated by a BFer out of the kindness of his heart last year. The wifes was a nice basic Trek 1.1 that I gave her as a wedding present.

    Thankfully, insurance covers most of it, but minus the deductible and depreciation, we're out about 40% of the value of the two bikes plus upgrades and accessories. We're getting enough to replace the wifes bike, and I'll have the starting point for my next bike, but very little time to build it. Sadly CL is pretty empty right now. If this had to happen 2 months ago would have been a lot better time for it.

    Better now than a few days before our half-ironman I guess. The good news is we get to go bike shopping!

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    Sorry to hear about your troubles. I guess there's never a good time to have bikes stolen but you're right about looking on the bright side - bike shopping will be fun.

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    That is a really crappy weekend. You might need to help your insurance agent be honest. (I am one, we slip sometimes.) The bikes should be covered under contents at Replacement value-NOT depreciated. Full value, including the cost of upgrades. You will need to produce receipts for that, minus deductible.

    If you bought the upgrades with a credit card you can use the receipts from the Card web history for proof of purchase.

    Craigs list changes everyday and people need cash. Be patient and don't be afraid to bargain.
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    Daspyder - we have replacement coverage, but they take the depreciation, and give it to you only if you replace like for like. He only took 10% so its not like its a killer but out of 1600, 650 is a lot. still 950 if we play our cards right should net us 2 good bikes that will at least get us through the big race.

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    Dude that sucks about your bikes.
    Hope that you get a bike in time to do your tri.
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    Sorry to hear....now is a good time to try out that giant sponsorship
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    Sorry to hear....now is a good time to try out that giant sponsorship
    Ditto that.

    I'm sorry this happened to the two of you, and I hope you find new bikes soon.

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    Auuugh, that sucks! I'm so sorry. I hope you find really awesome deals, soon.
    Go until you stop, then take a break.

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    Time to upgraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaade!

    Dang that sucks.

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    Wow that sucks, like a lot. Hope you able to recover.

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    Hi TKGN,

    Even though your information says you post from Columbus, are you still in Boston? Sorry to hear about your bikes being stolen, especially because I presume it was in our neighborhood. Were they outside? A neighbor in our condo had one stolen from outside her door, though I think she might have left it out unlocked for the proverbial "just a minute."

    Otherwise, how's the cycling been in Boston? Send a thread or a PM.

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    Jim, I need to update my info. We've been in Boston a little over a year now. They were outside, locked to our car for one night. Our neighbors mountain bikes are locked to the building every night.

    I'll make sure to get you out a message later on today.

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    Bike theft is awful, I've know so many people who have had their bikes stollen. Best wishes, I hope you're able to find good replacement bikes.

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    That totally sucks. Hope you're back on the road soon!

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    That sucks, I hope better comes of this

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    That sucks. Good Luck!

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