Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: 1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
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I had a $450 bike stolen a few weeks after I got it. I regretted buying it and was secretly happy it was gone. I decided to "eat" the loss, rather than look into claiming it on my home insurance, as I thought they might jack up the rate.
THe theft was probably the result of a moment of innattention. I had a cable lock and I may have locked it to the end post of a freestanding rack, so all the thief had to do was lift the rack and work the cable around the T-shaped base. I knew better but had a one-time lapse.