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    stolen conversion... nyc.

    bike thieves get to go to a special part of hell, but the ones that steal my ****ty conversion from a sea of spanking new treks locked with pencil-thin cable locks, on the one day that i can't just do the subway ride of shame but instead get to do the freezing cold walk of shame... fhjasdlhafjksd.

    stolen from 13th street and 5th avenue in front of parsons.

    anyway, so y'all can keep them peeled:
    black motobecane grand jubilee, with red accents. 53cm-ish.
    converted to fixed.
    chopped and flipped bars with white tape. white tape that is ripped to **** around the curves because i wiped out like whoa today on a puddle of... soap?
    clips and straps. 39x15.

    now for the super identifiable details section:
    the front wheel is out of true... i trued my first wheel today! and i did an okay job, as post-crash it was pretty terrible, and i made it better, but also worse in a way because i had to use vice grips before i got my hands on a spoke wrench (i am such a special kid, i know this now) so it's got some UNNATTURALLY stripped nipples. they look like they got chewed on.
    the top tube braze-ons are filed off. the downtube braze ons.... one of them is partially filed off and the other one is still intact. i got lazy. who knew this would be an identifiable detail.
    on the electrical tape front... theres a red skull on one side of the seat tube, and a red heart on the other side. theres also a strip of red tape sort of candycane striped around the top tube, because i took it off of something then wrapped it around there for a minute and forgot about it.


    i feel like a bad mom for never putting it on fixed gear gallery, and i weirdly don't seem to even have any pictures of it. this one's pretty much a dead ringer though, save for the bars. http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/d/sip.htm

    if someone tries to sell this to you, pick it up for me, would you? or just u-lock it and the mother****er to a no parking sign, and i'll deal with them both myself. thanks guys.

    -kate
    kate dot garaufis atatatatatat gmail dooooooooooot com

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    Quote Originally Posted by yam
    bike thieves get to go to a special part of hell, but the ones that steal my ****ty conversion from a sea of spanking new treks locked with pencil-thin cable locks...

    I blame the Puma DVD.




    (seriously though, sucks, sorry to hear about it.)

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    I have a crank set w/ chain ring..a set of mtb pedals... and a seat... and.....errrrr...some bars that would work.

    All stuff that would not look bad by any means and has been on bikes i have had as I graduated to other parts.

    Lemme know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yam
    sucko bike stuff
    hi i just commented on your thread on bikepirates
    haha.

    get better soon
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    how were you locked up?

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    yam
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    thanks so much fantomas, but i took a little sojourn out to my parents' house and got my old bmx bike from my whippersnapper days, so i'm still rolling, although im going to look like a crazy old fart.

    thanks for the sympathy guys.

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    i was locked with the thickest chain they have at home depot (the one that they cut with the hydraulic cutter because "bolt cutters can't cut it"... psh) and one of those donut-shaped master locks. they cut through the chain, not the lock.

    it's one of those things where i know i should have had a kryptonite chain, but i never bothered because what i had was working. i guess it works until it doesn't.

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    word...just let me know man.
    I rode a MTB for an alley cat (off road) saturday and not being on my fixed made me FUKCING NUTS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yam
    i was locked with the thickest chain they have at home depot (the one that they cut with the hydraulic cutter because "bolt cutters can't cut it"... psh) and one of those donut-shaped master locks. they cut through the chain, not the lock.

    it's one of those things where i know i should have had a kryptonite chain, but i never bothered because what i had was working. i guess it works until it doesn't.
    damnn....as soon as you said thickest chain at home depot....I thought , "clip, clip"...don't know why they told you that, or even used a hydraulic cutter for it
    it probably wasn't a hardened chain either...or was it?

    anyways...sorry to hear that....hope you come across it somehow... if not..hope you build up something next that you like better, and wouldn't call ****ty
    I think I'm gonna invest in an ABUS lock and chain when the paper comes thru...this, and that other thread got me shook

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    man, another YH crossover :-O

    anyways, i'm really sorry to hear it. That's really super ****ty. The nerve of some ******bags. I'll definitely keep an eye out, but ... What do you look like so I don't superman style flying leap of faith drop kick to the dome someone who I think stole your bike, and its actually you??

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    That SUCKS...eyes are pealed

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    Thats the kicker, they leave the treks cause they think "thats a nice bike, someone is really gonna try and track that down if I take it" never knowing that they just f**ked up bad and now they have a bunch of angry riders on their hands and not just some jerk waiting by his cell phone for the cops to call back.

    good luck. I hope you guys out there find it.

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    Someone was looking for a fixed gear .... not a geared bike. That person is already painting it on a different color.
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    YAY for mrRed!
    i'm like 5'7, not fat but closer to it than skinny (though who can really tell in teh winter), wear a black helmet with red straps, dress kind of like the most half-assed hipster you'd ever see. or a posenger.
    this is a pretty bad description. i have a big head. im a girl but sometimes people are fooled. and im riding an orange bmx these days, so stop me and say hi if you see me

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