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    Stolen Wheels

    Keep an eye out for red deep Vs with yellow vittoria rubino tires. black spokes and black high flange velocity hubs.

    I must seek and destroy.
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    U-lock Justice is on it's way to the streets of Oakland.

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    god that wheelset was beautiful- not to pour salt on the wounds, but what happened?

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    oh my...
    those pics of your bike without wheels are really sad..

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    they should offer explosive rim tape that you can detonate with your cell/mobile phone.

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    sorry to hear about your wheelset... funny that your blog is titled "ride it like you STOLE it". Whoever stole your wheelset is probably doing just that.

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    WTF?!
    That sucks, I'll keep an eye out in SF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny
    sorry to hear about your wheelset... funny that your blog is titled "ride it like you STOLE it". Whoever stole your wheelset is probably doing just that.

    Ya, FUNNY.
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    Well, hey, maybe somebody has a spare Pista laying around that you can ride in the meantime...

    Seriously though, that sucks.

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    Well, that blows. Sorry pal. I have some extras. Chat me up later.

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    What happened?

    Was your bike outside?

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    That sucks, I'll definitly keep an eye out. On the bright side now you have an excuse to build up that bling-bling gold wheelset you've always wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raygunner
    What happened? Was your bike outside?

    Just a guess, but I'm assuming the frame was locked to something but the wheels were not. Good reason to at least lock your back wheel in the the triangle. Hindsight is 20/20. Sorry to here about your wheels Terror. If you find who did it, cut off their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny
    sorry to hear about your wheelset... funny that your blog is titled "ride it like you STOLE it". Whoever stole your wheelset is probably doing just that.
    hahahah

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    Ya. I carry around a NY chain and a mini everywhere i go (meaning i lock both wheels and frame). I am a paranoid locker. I was supposed to stop by a coffeeshop yesterday so i only took my mini because i ususally sit at the window and can see everything. I've lost some weight and my Chain doesn't want to sit on my hips anymore so it's a ***** carrying it around. We stoped by Ameoba in Berkeley and i left it out there for maybe 15 minutes tops.Then i threatened all the junkies at the park a block away and a random guy that was crouched down near my cranks. Apparently he was locked nearby and was "putting his cd in his bag" but i had a funny feeling about him. Angry Terror with a U-lock is no one to be ****ed with. The excitement of building new wheels is ensuing but there is a part of me that won't let go, i am convinced i can recover them and am just as excited to smash someone's face in, including ink1373.

    laughing at someone's loss is pretty funny.
    Last edited by Terror_in_pink; 08-08-05 at 11:29 AM.
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    I often see people locking just the frame and it baffles me. A minute with a 15 mm wrench and you're out several hundred bucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNCLR
    Well, that blows. Sorry pal. I have some extras. Chat me up later.

    Thanks Justin, it would be nice to roll around while i get my new wheels built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terror_in_pink
    Ya. I carry around a NY chain and a mini everywhere i go (meaning i lock both wheels and frame). I am a paranoid locker. I was supposed to stop by a coffeeshop yesterday so i only took my mini because i ususally sit at the window and can see everything. I've lost some weight and my Chain doesn't want to sit on my hips anymore so it's a ***** carrying it around. We stoped by Ameoba in Berkeley and i left it out there for maybe 15 minutes tops.Then i threatened all the junkies at the park a block away and a random guy that was crouched down near my cranks. Apparently he was locked nearby and was "putting his cd in his bag" but i had a funny feeling about him. Angry Terror with a U-lock is no one to be ****ed with. The excitement of building new wheels is ensuing but there is a part of me that won't let go, i am convinced i can recover them and am just as excited to smash someone's face in, including ink1373.

    laughing at someone's loss is pretty funny.
    Your chain doesn't fit? You can always latch it several links shorter than the actual chain. When I put mine on, I lock it about five links from the end so I get a nice snug fit.

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    Amobea in Berkeley?

    What's that gross pizza place up the street on the other side?

    When I was a young punk I used to dream about going there (as well as ABC No Rio in NYC) but when I got there & saw all the hippies & junkies I finally realized how cool Chicago is. Plus I can say "gimme a couple, two tree Old Styles" ala Dennis Farina.

    But best of luck on their recovery.

    My next door neighbor was robbed last week of like 7 guitars and his computer. I'm paranoid now even though any theives would only find some old horror mags and a jar of mustard in my place.

    Reading the posts about robbery on this forum as made me a paranoid locker as well.

    All the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Your chain doesn't fit? You can always latch it several links shorter than the actual chain. When I put mine on, I lock it about five links from the end so I get a nice snug fit.

    the u part of the lock only fits the links at the end of the chain, meaning i would have to cut some links off. Are you using the NY chain? I have the heftiest one, not the one with the yellow u lock but the big heavy black one. Fuhgeddabout it (sp?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12XU
    Your chain doesn't fit? You can always latch it several links shorter than the actual chain. When I put mine on, I lock it about five links from the end so I get a nice snug fit.
    The NYC Fahgettaboudit locks won't fit in links other than the last ones. The best way I've seen is to use those little mountain climber hooks to cinch it shorter.

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    The sad/funny part is, if the thief had only stolen what was locked up too, you could have cashed in your Kryptonite $2000 no-stolen-bike guarantee. $2000 buys a pretty decent setup, I'd wager.

    Oh well. Sorry for your loss. Good luck at finding them.
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    damn, Terror. sorry to hear about the wheels. I'll keep an eye out as well. I feel for you girl.

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    Ugh - that's painful to read about. To a speedy new wheel build and to the generosity of TNCLR!

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    Take the rubber off the little u-lock. Then it'll go through the interior links.
    Besides the u-lock doesn't actually touch your frame most of the time.
    If you're still worried about scratches you can cover the metal w/ electrical
    tape which will still give you the clearance you need.

    jeff

    sucks about your wheels.

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