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    Junior Member NewsCat's Avatar
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    Another Beltway resident

    I guess I could say "DC" but actually I live in Arlington, VA and the DC-VA divide is fierce.

    I've been commuting to the metro or biking directly to work for a year now and on Tuesday, right before Christmas, my Trek 7.2 FX got stolen. I *loved* that bike. It was my first "real" bike that I ever bought, after a year of riding around on a bike that someone discarded on the side of the road. I don't even know what the model was.

    Anyway it was stupid. The bike lock I was using was a Kryptonite U-lock circa 2003, which I had no idea until this morning has been considered pretty unreliable.

    Anyway I just bought a new bike today, an upgrade really. Here's hoping my new lock holds up.

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bikeforums. That sucks about your bike getting stolen. Did you have it insured, or part of your house insurance?

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    Junior Member NewsCat's Avatar
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    I haven't tested it yet, but I suspect the deductible on my renters insurance is $500 anyway. My brother thinks I should just overreport the value of the bike, but I already filed the police report where I say exactly what bike it was.

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    Welcome, sorry about the theft.

    Where I live I can leave my bike unlocked on the rack at work... but then a town of 30k does not exactly have the variety of entertainment and services, so it's a tradeoff.
    What is bicycle touring?
    "So I kept looking and eventually found that a spark plug had same threads. So I cycled next two days until I got to Jackson, MS with a spark plug instead of right pedal." - mev

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    wait.... wut
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    Looks like more and more DCers are joining. Welcome, and remember to watch out for those cab drivers!

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