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    Not my wheels!!!

    So I went the beach with some friends this weekend. While I'm there my roommate calls me......

    Jennie "hey Matt somebody stole your wheels"
    Me- "S#!T, when!"
    Jennie "early this morning, I was asleep"
    Me - "well at least your ok. This sucks.!!!" Long broading pause "They get anything else?"
    Jennie- "No just your car"
    Me- ďOh! they stole my car?!! Crap I thought they got my bike....."

    Ok so my bike is worth less than $400, and my car is worth over 5,000. I have no theft insurance, so why was I more worried about my bike? I do use my bike a lot more, but the car is harder to replace. This biking thing is like CRACK man!!!!!

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    I do believe I'd have a serious emotional breakdown if any of my bikes were stolen.
    Namaste.

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    Sorry about that man I agree with you that I am *much* more angry and sad when a bike gets stolen than a car (unfortunately I have had 3.5 bikes stolen). I use my bikes a lot more, and I built them myself so I am much more proud of them!

    On the bright side, a car is more likely to be recovered I would expect. Good luck!
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    Any car is just a car, but a nice bike is a ride.

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    " (unfortunately I have had 3.5 bikes stolen). "

    3.5 bikes stolen? Wow that would hurt. I'm going to get paranoid soon. What time a day where they stolen, where, and what type of lock/locks did you use?

    Oh they found my car. No wheels, tires, or CD player. There was also "other" damage. I don’t know what the "other" damage is, as I only got to talk to dispatcher and not the deputy. I have to wait until Monday to see the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cead_tinne
    " (unfortunately I have had 3.5 bikes stolen). "

    3.5 bikes stolen? Wow that would hurt. I'm going to get paranoid soon. What time a day where they stolen, where, and what type of lock/locks did you use?
    Lessee... 1 cheap MTB stolen from my high school in France the *first day* I rode it to school (cable lock), 1 cheap Raleigh MTB stolen from my house at Cornell in the middle of the night (unlocked, subsequently recovered ), same MTB stolen from basement of my house in Maryland (house locked, I think), wheels stolen off nicer MTB from bike rack outside physics building at U of Maryland in broad daylight (wheels unlocked), that bike subsequently stolen about 9 months later from trunk of girlfriend's SUV in downtown DC at night (bike unlocked).

    I've never had a bike locked with a U-lock stolen. After all the theft I've had in Maryland (did I mention my car was broken into and all my CDs and brand new graduation-present CD player stolen the day after I moved here?) I am very paranoid and never lock my bike up overnight. I always use a U-lock around the back wheel and I use allen-bolt skewers with caulk-filled heads to make it that much more of a PITA to steal.

    Oh they found my car. No wheels, tires, or CD player. There was also "other" damage. I donít know what the "other" damage is, as I only got to talk to dispatcher and not the deputy. I have to wait until Monday to see the car.
    Ugghh... sorry man
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    Jesus H. Christ. I am glad I live in the South sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moxfyre
    ... I always use a U-lock around the back wheel and I use allen-bolt skewers with caulk-filled heads to make it that much more of a PITA to steal. ...
    What do you do if you flat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogBoy
    What do you do if you flat?
    Pick the caulk out with a screwdriver It's the gooey soft silicone kind, so that only takes a minute or two if you know how to do it. Fortunately, I almost never get front tire flats, and I've pretty much given up on caulking the rear skewer since I lock the rear wheel all the time
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    How do you have half a bike stolen? If it's a left-right half, then that would freaky UFO stuff and would need photos, because it would be preaty cool to see a bike cut in half lazer like that.

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    I had my old tri-bike stolen out of my basement. Someone broke in the side window, and walked out the back door with it. It was a CF Trek 2100 w/ aluminum fork and rear stays. I had an Aerospoke rear and Profile aero-bars on it. It wasn't worth very much money any more, but I had sentimental attachment to it because of all the age-div wins I had gotten on it. Never recovered it, never even found parts from it at the local pawn shops. I used to scour local rides looking for it so I could get it back.
    Check the local shops and see if anything turns up for you. Hopefully you can recover the wheels. I hope that your car turns up mostly OK (minus the missing parts they told you about.)
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    I'd be pissed if my bike were stolen, but the car....anyone who steals our Civic deserves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon
    Jesus H. Christ. I am glad I live in the South sometimes.
    Preach!

    I've yet to have a ride stolen, though I've had a saddlebag taken. That's how it is in the dirty dirty.
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    Jesus H. Christ. I am glad I live in the South sometimes.

    You're right. There is only crime above the mason-dixon line. Just ask anybody in New Orleans.
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    I had 4 bikes stolen last year. In two different instances last summer someone broke into our garage and made off with two bikes. After the second breakin I replaced the windows with glass block.
    Luckily for me my bikes were either not ridden much or ones I wanted to replace anyways. However two of the bikes were my wife's. The first was a lightly used comfort bike and the second was the nearly cruiser I replaced the first one with.
    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowandsteady
    You're right. There is only crime above the mason-dixon line. Just ask anybody in New Orleans.
    Haha, seriously.

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