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    GUYS!!!!!!! Someone swiped my bike last night!!! I was going to my bike to go ride on the road I found and my bike was gone!!!!! I'm totally bummed!!! And I don't have enough money to go get another one, and I don't start a job for another few months!!!! What am I going to do???
    You know what else? the evening before it was stolen I had just adjusted the front deraileur so that is worked perfectly, and I had given the bike a bath ealier that day. gosh darnit.

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    Fubar,

    It's not over! It rots out totally, but you will get another bike! Nothing will stop the Great Fubar! Nothing, ever!

    FUBARFUBARFUBARFUBARFUBARFUBARFUBARFUBARFUBAR

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    In one of our Topic "Best Bike Theft deterrent" we have discuss several item about best bike theft deterrent, I guess you did not fellow it, Fubar5 I am not blaming you , but you should have been more vigilant about guarding your bike, my heart bleeds for you,
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    Man, that SUCKS! I had one of my bikes stolen 4 years ago, two weeks after it got taken I found it sitting outside the Albertsons (grocery store) right next to work! I just sat on the bike until a guy came out and looked at me and the bike, then started to walk off.. i asked him if it was his bike, and he said somebody left it on his yard when he was hosting a party... i showed him my key worked on the lock, he gave me my bike back

    Good luck, i hope you find it, or replace it... I now keep all my bikes in my basement, i dont dare leave them anywhere else.

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    Major bummer. I hope you can work something out and get back on the road soon.

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    Thanks guys, you make it easier.
    If I find the dude who stole it, I'm gonna walk up to his door, knock, and say,"you stole my bike, sniff, that wasn't very smart" and then...WHAM!!!! I'm gonna punch him so hard...
    My parents said they can put an insurance claim on it, so I should be able to get a new bike sometime, but will have to be in the 300-400 dollar zone. But when I get my job...Yeah man

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    The big problem about theft is the feeling of violation.

    Well, fubar5, if you are low on cash, don't let that stop you. Go to the nearest thrift shop like a Salvation Army or St. Vincent de Paul or other shop. Church sales and garage sales are a good place to look. Get yourself a good '70's vintage ten-speed for $15.00 or less.

    You will fall in love with the old bike. It will serve you well, prove to be immensly reliable, and will cost near nothing to maintain.

    If you really are in a money pinch, explain your situation to the manager of the shop and they will probably sell a bike to you on the cheap.

    Brands to look for include Schwinn, Peugeot, Motobecane, Bianci (dream on), Giatano, Raleigh. There are others. You can write to me for an opinion, or go to www.oldroads.com and go to the Vintage Lightweights section. Those guys will tell you if you are looking at a quality older bike.

    Good luck.
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    Fubar5, If you happen to know who stole your bike you should not walk up to his/her door and give him/her a wham, contact Hunter, peteclarke, Mike or Me, well take car of the dude, maybe smash him on the head, with Mike's overhead mirror
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    Originally posted by fubar5
    My parents said they can put an insurance claim on it, so I should be able to get a new bike sometime, but will have to be in the 300-400 dollar zone. But when I get my job...Yeah man
    Fubie,

    Man, tell yer folks they are o.k. in my book! :thumbup:

    Happy Ridin, dude!

    LATE BREAKING STORY: Just saw Mike's post. Listen to Mike, buddy...he's got some tricks. Heard he's got Einstein's brain, too.
    Last edited by LittleBigMan; 04-08-01 at 07:57 PM.

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    MMMMMM Not very nice!!!!! Well look at it this way you can always pray that the spokes suddenly come out of the rims or the brakes fail at an inoportune time. I am with Oscar though just give us a holler we will get it back HA HA HA!

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    Yeah mike, there is a thrift shop on the way to Columbia that usually has a couple bikes out, I'll go there.
    I'm gonna tell him when I find him,"you mess with fubar5, you mess with all my buddies at bikeforums.com!!!! You just wait till they all get here."
    I have also decided to dust off the ole weight set, and put this dull time to good use, so when I get a new bike I won't have to start from scratch.

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    Hey, count me in on the revenge team! Hey, Fubar, get the guy's email address, and we will flame him so hard his eyes will burn. That'll show him!
    Yeah, for now, just get something to ride until you can save up for a new one. There are always a few in the classified pages here. The thrift shops are so cheap you can get something, and with your knowledge, fix it up where it is at least rideable. I have gotten so into commuting that if anything happened to my good bike, I would even stoop to riding a rusty, 1-speed, fat-tired Murray cruiser with a huge handlebar basket on it. Which is a good thing, because I already have one. :blush:
    Here is a theft deterrent: Load your bike up with all kind of geeky stuff like fenders, headlight, blinkies, etc. No bike thief with a modicum of self-respect would be caught dead riding a bike like that. It is working so far for me!
    Hey, I hope you hadn't put that new cassette on yet.
    I wonder how many people who have never been in the military even know what FUBAR means? And you certainly don't sound like you are.
    Good luck,
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    Last edited by RainmanP; 04-09-01 at 09:26 AM.
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    No, thank goodness I hadn't put a new cassette on yet, but now I have to tell the dude at phattire.com that I don't need it anymore.
    I don't sound military?? well, I'm just a military dependant, my dad is the actual member. Wait till I'm a fighter pilot, your house will be the first thing that goes up in flames.

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    Originally posted by RainmanP
    I wonder how many people who have never been in the military even know what FUBAR means? And you certainly don't sound like you are.
    Good luck,
    Rainman
    Fubie,

    Don't flame Rainman's house just yet! I don't think he meant to down you, just doubted you were really "FUBAR".

    :angel:

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    No, No, No. I must have spoken unclearly. I know you are in the military so to speak. I was referring to the subtlety of your handle. Kind of an inside joke that some of us get.
    You da man, dude. Got a bike yet?
    If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!

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    Well, I'll let'em get away this time. But Rainman, you'd better explain the inside joke!!!
    No, I have gotten a new bike yet, it will probably be a couple weeks, if not months. My mom wants to wait for the insurance claim. I don't get it though, I mean 25$ for a bike???But my mom has other stuff on her mind than bikes I guess, and my brothers bike got stolen too, so it wouldn't be fair for me to get a new one if he doesn't.

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    Unless your bike was worth over $1,000 or your parents have a super-low deductable, your parents insurance probably won't cover the cost of the bike.

    Gather up $25.00; Ask some guys at the base to cough up one day's cigarette money for you. If about eight guys pitch in, you've got a Schwinn Varsity or Continental and you will be two wheeled again.
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    Hey Fubar, just checked in after being away from the forums for a couple of days and saw your post. That really sucks. I had a bike stolen a few years ago too, after only having it for about two weeks, so I have an idea how you feel. I had to walk most of the way home, about five miles, but I was so mad it didn't even bother me. If I could have gotten my hands on that sucker....! Everyone's offering good advice, I can only say, save your bucks, and look on it as an opportunity to learn from this experience, and when you can get a new bike you'll really know what to get. By the way, ask your Dad what fubar means, when you're alone with him sometime.
    Keep your chin up! :thumbup:
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    I got a old Trek 800, its a hybrid type bike and it needs some repairs, but that is cool, I'll be able to learn some bike mechanics.
    By the way for guys wondering, I know what fubar means, that why I got it.

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    Fellows, good fortune robbed me of the military experience. I'm in the dark on this one.

    What does Fubar mean?
    Mike

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    F***** Up Beyond All Recognition

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    Hey, Mike...it's

    F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition...

    course that handle could describe me after a good night's worth of drinkin'.
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    Harrrrrrr. Thar's the answer. Thank's t' ye fer keepin' me modern and in-tune.
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    ooooh have i got a story for you guys

    first, sh1tty deal fubar....getting a bike stolen is one of the worst things that can happen. i know, i had it happen once before, almost twice...read on.

    ok, it was two years ago. i had a rocky mountain element race(nice bike), and it got stolen from the back of my truck. i was royally pissed off, i mean steaming mad for a long time after that. but what i did was kept an eye on all of the classifieds in my area. one day a few weeks later i saw an add for a bike matching mine...all components. so i called the guy up, it was some kid...17 years old...went over to see it. i started out like i was a buyer, looked it over, test rode it, etc. it was my bike, i was positive(it had to have been...i did some custom things on that that i only knew about, plus the brake levers were two fifferent colours)....i looked for the serial number, sure enough it was grinded off. he also had about 10 other bikes in there too....

    so the guy asks me if ill buy it, i replied, "no...no i dont think so, instead i think im gonna beat you to within an inch of your life you ******** scum bike stealing piece of sh1t!!". at that point, the guy turned white and looked at me and said in a trembling voice, "oh sh1t". tried to run but didnt work....i grabbed him by the collar, shoved him up against a wall and proceeded to beat the crap out of him. i made sure not to cause any real damage to him, but i assure you this guy was hurting after my visit.

    hes laying on the floor, i say "i think ill take my bike back...that ok with you?" he says" yeah...im sorry dude, im so sorry, please dont turn me in". i left with the nice sentiments of "f#ck you".

    later that week, i contacted one of the guy's neighbors and got him to call in about it(if i phoned in the guy would probably have been able to sue me for beating him up). last i heard the kid got cought and all the bikes he had were returned to their rightfull owners...dont know what punishment he got tho...

    but ill tell ya, catching thatguy was one of the best feelings....ahhh revenge, its so sweet

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    DUDE!!! you were really ticked!!! I'm looking around in all the backyards and places where I know guys hangout. If I find him....
    But I did get a new bike. Its a Trek 800 antelope, 6 spd cassette, triple chainring fixer upper. Now I'm doing all sorts of odd jobs around the house to get the parts I want for it. It stays inside.
    Glad you're out of the fog mike, by the way, shouldn't you have "Pro cyclist and Tour de France record holder "under your name??

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