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Old 12-21-01, 05:03 PM   #1
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bikes stolen

yes, 3 mo fo bikes got stollen today at my high school, me and two of my friends

NOW WHO THE FO WOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO GO AND STEAL A BIKE RIGHT BEFORE X-MAS?

i think it just is worce because there worth over a $1000 a peice...

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Old 12-21-01, 05:40 PM   #2
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That really stinks. I read in paper tonight that a family around here got all their Christmas presents stolen. What kind of people would do these things I can't imagine. I always think that they must lead very pathetic, unhappy lives. So they get their punishment every day of their lives. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 12-21-01, 08:09 PM   #3
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You rode a $1000.00 bicycle to your high school?:confused:
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Actually, the 2 weeks just before christmas is the busiest time for theft. Why would you think otherwise? Some crack junky has $$ for presents now.
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A friend of mine had his Trek Carbon road bike stolen. He waited about 2 weeks than put an ad in the newspaper looking to buy one. Maybe he's got luck but the theif tried to sell him his bike back.
Something to think about!

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You rode a $1000.00 bicycle to your high school?:confused:
I saw a Trek 5500 locked to a rack on the University of Minnesota campus a couple months ago. Now, personally I think that's a bit too much bike to be leaving on a rack just outside downtown Minneapolis, but maybe this guy just trusts people more than I do.

That's a drag Cashius. Sorry to hear it.
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If it's any consolation, the crack head who stole them will probably overdose himself to death eventually anyway. Sometimes justice can take a while to work.
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Old 12-22-01, 12:11 PM   #8
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ok, first i this useually is a peiceful neibor hood, a bike hasn't been stolen for about 4 months, and also there is a large window right infront of the bike racks, and they n/ seen it happen...

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I don't think it's terribly bright to take a snazzy road bike to school, but then again, there are kids who drive their parents Lexus' and Mercedes to school. It's just that bikes are easier to steal.

Years ago, my own bike was stolen from the garage of our apartment building. It wasn't a really high-end bike but I'd saved up to buy it and so it was devastating. What puzzled me was that there were better bikes there for stealing- including a Peugeot with a not-too-good lock. Why the ^%&(&&^% stole mine, I'll never know.
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What puzzled me was that there were better bikes there for stealing- including a Peugeot with a not-too-good lock. Why the ^%&(&&^% stole mine, I'll never know.
The drug-crazed mind works in mysterious ways. They probably didn't realise the other bikes were better, or that the locks were not-too-good.

Something I always do every time I clean my bike is too leave just a little dirt on the frame. It makes my bike look slightly older to the untrained eye than it actually is.
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Every serious cyclist needs a beater bike for general transportation. It can even be pretty decent (both of mine are), as long as it looks like @#^&% and didn't cost you too much to buy (used, of course).

What have I lost to theft in the past? A yard sale Sears [Huffy] Free Spirit boat anchor with a market value of about $10. Lesson: use a beater wherever security is an issue, but be prepared to lose it eventually. I have proof that they'll steal anything!
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Yeah, a friend of mine has an old bike that he rides around. He has ridden it and left it unlocked in areas where people have been mugged for $2 (no kidding!). He hasn't lost it yet.
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