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    NOT a weight weenie Hunter's Avatar
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    Found $250,000 in stolen bikes, and parts


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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    "Police said the man died after falling from a bike he had stolen from central Melbourne and hit his head."

    No helmet, died stealing a bike, nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    "Police said the man died after falling from a bike he had stolen from central Melbourne and hit his head."

    No helmet, died stealing a bike, nice!
    Lousy legacy for a person to leave himself.

    On a lighter note, anybody missing their fixie?
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    "why did he stock pile them? he must've stolen even more than that!"

    Might've had some sort of compulsive disorder... I remember reading a lengthy article about a book thief; he stole thousands of books and kept them all for himself. He just really, really liked books. Had some nice stuff, first editions and the like.

    Bikes are at least as attractive as books, IMHO. Not that I'm amassing 500 of them.
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    Waste your money! Buy my comic book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    why did he stock pile them? he must've stolen even more than that!
    maybe he was planning on throwing all of them on Ebay at once and retiring on whatever he made. if he sold them one by one he would have a greater chance of being caught but if all sold at the same time by the time he got his money and somebody realizes he is selling stolen bikes he could be long gone

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    riding a Pinarello Prince orguasch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    "Police said the man died after falling from a bike he had stolen from central Melbourne and hit his head."

    No helmet, died stealing a bike, nice!
    he deserved whats coming to him, he should be buried with the bike he stole,
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by orguasch
    he deserved whats coming to him, he should be buried with the bike he stole,
    Bike should be returned to its owner first...

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    According to what I read he didn't steal all of them, started at
    swap meets etc.
    My wife sent me this:
    Australian man's bicycle obsession
    Thu Jun 3, 1:18 PM ET
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Police suggest a bicycle enthusiast became a little
    obsessed with his hobby later in life after discovering 435 bikes in
    his house after his death.

    Police in the Victorian city of Geelong found every room in Ken
    James' three-bedroom house stacked to the rafters with bikes which he
    had collected, and some that he had probably stolen, during his 64 years.

    "He bought bikes, he traded bikes, but we think towards the last 10
    to 15 years, when it became almost like an obsession with him, he
    started to steal bikes," senior constable Kevin Warburton told the
    Age newspaper.

    It took police seven days to remove the bikes along with hundreds of
    frames, wheels and other parts from James' house and have invited
    anyone who thinks they can still identify their lost bike to contact them.

    James died after hitting his head when he fell off a bike.

    Now my e-baying and projects don't look so bad. . . at least not yet
    but she is keeping an eye on the number of frames that follow
    me home

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    435 bikes in his house and I thought my 5 was bad.
    Sick BubbleGum

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    heck no, if someone died on a bike they stole from me i wouldnt want it back. it's some sort of voodoo hexed devil bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Bike should be returned to its owner first...

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    "It took police seven days to remove the bikes along with hundreds of
    frames, wheels and other parts from James' house..."


    they should have called me. I could have had them out of there in an hour

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