Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-14-05, 08:08 PM   #1
Retard
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Have you ever forgotten to lock up your bike?

I did... on spring street and Broadway(nyc). After finishing making my delivery (which took 10 minutes) i went to unlock my bike but there was no lock to unlock. The damn chain was around my waist the whole time i went upstairs. lol
Retard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 08:42 PM   #2
adamkell
72 & Sunny
 
adamkell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: '93 Yamaguchi Pursuit track bike, Alan Super Record
Posts: 1,103
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did you create that username solely to post this thread?
adamkell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 08:53 PM   #3
NYCBM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
LOL... I created it for this post Inflating my tire damaged my rim

NYCBM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 08:56 PM   #4
bikiola
royal dutch of dukes
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: brooklyn, nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
occasionally the american lock doesn't click and i've left my bike unlocked for hours once. my heart skipped a beat when i came back and realized. now i quadruple check up and down to make sure its actually locked.
bikiola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 08:57 PM   #5
zelah
Banned
 
zelah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Portland
Bikes: Mercier Kilo TT
Posts: 2,536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
three times in a row i forgot to lock it when i went into the post office, thats the only place though
zelah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 10:23 PM   #6
theritor
professional lurker
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: central illinois is my home
Bikes: KHS 304XC, Shwinn traveller3, sette reken frame
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
just today i threw my bike in the racka and wrapped my lock through it, but didnt put the thing through the frameor any other part of the bike.
theritor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 10:25 PM   #7
EnLaCalle
Radio Bemba 00.0
 
EnLaCalle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rocking the spot.
Bikes:
Posts: 866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have left my entire key chain with all of my keys in the lock. yikes. badness. thankfully the few times this has happened was in relatively secure areas. sometimes we're not paying close enough attention...
EnLaCalle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 10:41 PM   #8
Terror_in_pink
Senior Member
 
Terror_in_pink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes: Custom Holland Ti road bike, Custom track bike I traded a painting for.
Posts: 2,047
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am too neurotic and obsessive... After locking i check to make sure and sometimes i walk back after i have already double checked.
__________________
Ode to the after work nap ( ride your bike instead)

Ode to the nap
The evil, evil nap
It lures
you succumb
But only with good intent
Shortly I will rise
But you do not.
Do not succumb
To the evil, evil nap
Terror_in_pink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 11:10 PM   #9
skelly
anarchy burger
 
skelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 969
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Same here. My mind's on my lock before I even get off the bike. Although I have fumbled with the chain and end up locking it outside of the frame, but I always notice right away.
skelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-05, 11:55 PM   #10
Spudzie
Slow but sure
 
Spudzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hebron, Ohio
Bikes: 2 GT's, 1 Kona, 1 Bike E
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
at my last job i never locked up my bike and it was rarely in plain sight
but then again i werked with ppl that were to lazy to take it.
Spudzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 12:59 AM   #11
Toasted
commuter extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: San Antonio, Tx
Bikes: Trek 4100, 3700
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HA! I once worked a ten hour shift in downtown (high theft area, needless to say), set my bike in the rack at 7am and got back to it (after visiting with friends, coffee, pizza, beer, etc) around 11pm or so. I wrap the cable around it as many times as is possible and being a warm day didn't think much of the excess I had...cheap bell, ya know?

Yeah, I was lucky...Locked the damn bike to itself and still had a way home...
Toasted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 05:37 AM   #12
pitboss
cxmagazine dot com
 
pitboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: WI
Bikes: Titus road, Fort CX
Posts: 8,269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by adamkell
Did you create that username solely to post this thread?
not cool - I am sure there will be at least two more threads regarding bag color/size (requesting pictures) and then the ubiquitous "which cranks/bb" one also. Today is going to be exciting!
pitboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 05:52 AM   #13
ryan_c
troglodyte
 
ryan_c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: the tunnels
Bikes: Soma DoubleCross, Surly Steamroller, various others
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toasted
HA! I once worked a ten hour shift in downtown (high theft area, needless to say), set my bike in the rack at 7am and got back to it (after visiting with friends, coffee, pizza, beer, etc) around 11pm or so. I wrap the cable around it as many times as is possible and being a warm day didn't think much of the excess I had...cheap bell, ya know?

Yeah, I was lucky...Locked the damn bike to itself and still had a way home...
Yeah I spaced out and did the accidental freelock once or twice. Fortunately a friend caught it, he said, "whoah, you're freelocking your bike??" Whoops! I think that was after about 90 miles of riding that day though.
ryan_c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 06:22 AM   #14
jayrooney
some dude
 
jayrooney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 797
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've come home tired from the ride, set my bike against the wall in my building hallway to unlock my door. then go in and forget bike to take my bike inside. take a shower, eat, go to sleep, wake up and i can't find my bike in my apt... freak out!
i realize i left it outside. luckily it was still there... i had 2 break ins while living there. that building sucked.
jayrooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 08:59 AM   #15
jk610
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: philadelphia pa
Bikes:
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reading this thread this morning cursed me! I read it and thought to myself, "I would never forget to do that...". So I pedal to class which is about 2 miles away and I get there, rack up my bike, look in the bag...and theres no lock. I forgot my U-lock at home. SON OF A *****!! I had absolutley no time to ride back and get it and I had an exam so I couldnt go back. So for an agonzing hour and 15 minutes of thinking my bike is going to get stolen I jet out of the classroom and its still there. What a relief. I will NEVER do that again.
jk610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 09:01 AM   #16
bmxdan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Philly pa
Bikes: windsor hour, fly bikes pantera, custom lowrider, hoffman ep flatland bike, eastern hercules.
Posts: 133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i locked my bmx bike in my old car once. when i woke up the next morning my window was smashed and my cd player was stolen. i was bummed out a little and then remembered i left my $1200 bike was in the back seat. i turned and it was still there. i had never been so happy!
bmxdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 09:04 AM   #17
gnat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: brooklyn
Bikes: iro markvpro, eai bareknuckle
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
shoulda just taken it into class with you. most of the time people are too surprised to complain. if someone does give you problems, just tell them it's a prop for an acting class you have right after the class you're in.
gnat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-05, 09:32 AM   #18
shants
roll'em high
 
shants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: columbus, ohio
Bikes:
Posts: 2,391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
forgetting your lock is the ****ing worst.. i used to do it entirely too frequently, which would result in a goddamn time trial back home and then back to class... i get so unholy sweaty. i especially love it when i do it in the ****ing rain.
shants is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:06 AM.