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 12-20-05, 11:47 PM   #1
yam
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: BROOKLYN
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
yam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 11:50 PM   #2
slopvehicle
ass hatchet
 
slopvehicle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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.)
slopvehicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 11:52 PM   #3
Fantomas
bah
 
Fantomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Portland OR
Bikes: WEEEEE!!!!
Posts: 589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Fantomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 12:08 AM   #4
youth
slot machine
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes: 2006 Fuji Track
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by yam
sucko bike stuff
hi i just commented on your thread on bikepirates
haha.

get better soon
-jacob
youth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 01:01 AM   #5
teiaperigosa
Banned.
 
teiaperigosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 40th, up in the 30th
Bikes:
Posts: 1,694
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how were you locked up?
teiaperigosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 01:01 AM   #6
yam
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: BROOKLYN
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
yam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 01:04 AM   #7
yam
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: BROOKLYN
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
yam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 01:07 AM   #8
Fantomas
bah
 
Fantomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Portland OR
Bikes: WEEEEE!!!!
Posts: 589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
Fantomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 01:13 AM   #9
teiaperigosa
Banned.
 
teiaperigosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 40th, up in the 30th
Bikes:
Posts: 1,694
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
teiaperigosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 08:43 AM   #10
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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??
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 10:02 AM   #11
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That SUCKS...eyes are pealed
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 11:01 AM   #12
Farret
It's French
 
Farret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Scrap yard fixies
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Farret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 12:44 PM   #13
huhenio
Barbieri Telefonico
 
huhenio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bikes: Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
Posts: 3,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Someone was looking for a fixed gear .... not a geared bike. That person is already painting it on a different color.
__________________
Giving Haircuts Over The Phone
huhenio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-05, 03:16 PM   #14
yam
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: BROOKLYN
Bikes:
Posts: 32
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
yam 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 07:11 PM.