yep... once again my sixth sense was tingling as i was walking out of the metro... i could just feel something was taken from me yet again... I took a glance towards my bike from 30 feet and saw my bike so i was a releaved until i walked up to it, i was a bit confused at first but after looking at it for 10 seconds i noticed something was wrong
My marin mtb has been getting raped over the past month, it started with a loose front tire one day and then a missing rear tire 3 days after... i knew in the back of my mind someone had tried stealing my front tire but i figured he chickened out and forgot about it so I put off on getting a new bike lock because i was a bit to lazy to bike to a walmart.... first mistake = $200
Two weeks later my seat and post where missing... i didn't replace all those quick clips with bolts, second mistake = $60
so after loosing my rear wheel and seat i went out and bought another lock to wrap around my rims, one U-lock for my frame and another cable lock that went through both rims... i tripple checked it every day and thought i had won, no more thieves will be looking at my bike anymore... I WIN!!!
Three days ago i had got off the metro and noticed my bike was flipped upside down while still locked.. i found it strange and thought someone had fliped it over in anger because i took up 4 spots on the rack to lock my wheels... well now i know why it was fliped upside down, someone had tried taking my fork/shocks but must have gotten scared off.. well he came back and finished the job last night, he even took every single ball bearing, I feel so foolish for not even knowing what was going on, i feel like i've been raped!
I have a spare fork with rock shox so it isn't that bad this time but what really ticks me off is that the thief picked on me and my bike 3 times in a row, my bike... out of 40 others that are locked up beside it... MINE HAD TO BE THE ONE! The only thought that makes me happy right now is the fact that the thief will never smile with his original teeth again.... my plan is to lock my bikes frame and leave the rims exposed and then i will wait in the bush 30 feet from it every weekend night for as long as it takes.. which won't be long since the thief has touched my bike at least 5 times within the last 4 weeks... I won't even ask for my stuff back, he will just pay me back in pain... that is my plan and it will be carried out.
so that is the end of my complain/rant, i had to vent somewhere... might aswell be a bike forum ahah