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    I feel bad for this guy

    Nyc nonsense. Saw this outside my building on 53rd, guess he had nice parts.
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    I don't even have any idea what to say to that.. geeze people suck!
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    At least he still has his crank

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    at this point i think ripping off the water bottle holder would be an act of mercy.

    oh, and i think the frame is my size..

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    Looks like a single speed. Chances are the components were stolen to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Looks like a single speed. Chances are the components were stolen to begin with.
    Maybe someone came by and stole their parts back??
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    A few weeks ago I bought a 70 something Raleigh Record 10 speed on ebay for ten bucks and my brother asked me "why would you buy that piece of junk?" I just sent him that pic and now he gets it. I live and work in a giant cesspool where anything goes. I feel like putting a sheet over it like they would a homicide victim...for a last shred of dignity. For some reason the chain just laying there with nothing to do got to me, like a jumper sprawled out on the sidewalk for the whole city to see his insides. I am gonna go get a sheet now
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    Quote Originally Posted by kageones View Post
    Nyc nonsense. Saw this outside my building on 53rd, guess he had nice parts.
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    THIS is why I won't depend on any bike lock to "protect" my bikes.

    I believe in "all hazard" bike insurance to "protect" my bike (and my wallet).
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    NewYork Gold left in the streets a street named I don't know how to lock up my bike on 5th and 4th
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    The thief had every tool he needed except a crank puller.
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    The thief took everything but the real treasure...A gold chromoly steel frame!...What a fool!

    This is further proof that thieves are genuine idiots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
    The thief had every tool he needed except a crank puller.
    Or the crank arms were 175's not 172.5's

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    Maybe the guy takes all those parts off his bike before he locks it up so they don't get stolen . . . . lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    THIS is why I won't depend on any bike lock to "protect" my bikes.

    I believe in "all hazard" bike insurance to "protect" my bike (and my wallet).

    how much do you pay for the insurance? just curious as never really looked at insurance and was wondering. oh and does the price include replacement policy in it? if i do get insurance(along with my locks) plan on getting that included. ack sorry 1 more and does using better locks possibly get you a discount on the additional charge? hmm probably that depends on the insurance people and coverage id guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbaile2 View Post
    At least he still has his crank
    The chain too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan.johnson View Post
    The chain too!
    The thief measured the stretch and decided to pass on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
    The thief had every tool he needed except a crank puller.
    I have never disassembled a bike completely, but wouldn't one only need a set of metric allen keys to remove all the parts and leave what is depicted above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsdavis View Post
    I have never disassembled a bike completely, but wouldn't one only need a set of metric allen keys to remove all the parts and leave what is depicted above?
    I wonder where one might find a compact tool for stealing bike parts?
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    This would have worked too...

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    Man, the headset?, Really?
    I wonder how long it took 'em to strip the parts.
    Life in the big city, I guess.
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    I don't see the logic in it. It is hard to make out what kind of lock is used, but for such a dedicated thief wouldn't it be much easier (and faster) to cut the lock and steal the whole bike intact?

    For this reason, to me it doesn't look like a single-event theft. It looks more like an abandoned bike that was left in the street for a long time, losing part after part until it eventually got to the stage we see in the picture.
    Last edited by AndreyT; 12-02-11 at 05:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kageones View Post
    Nyc nonsense. Saw this outside my building on 53rd, guess he had nice parts.
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    Folks. I used to work in that area and there are tons of people walking down that block and no one did anything. It goes to show you the idea of leaving your bike in full view does not protect your bike at all! I seen an MTB in FULL in a court yard not far from this location in FULL VIEW stripped of parts.

    Hide the bike is far better.

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    Is that on 53rd and Broadway/7th? If so, I think I walked past that bike.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kageones View Post
    Nyc nonsense. Saw this outside my building on 53rd, guess he had nice parts. ..
    Seems to be one crappy area if that kind of thing happens. What other moronic activities happen there?

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