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    如果你能讀了這個你講中文 genericbikedude's Avatar
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    Dag, yo

    Just now, I heard a breaking bottle and some raised voices outside, so I looked out the window. I see two guys, one older, who is standing next to a patch of wetness on the ground--probably the broken bottle. The second is guy wearing a chain lock for a belt, with a big backpack-style messenger bag, and a brakeless fixed convesion, with platform pedals. They argue. The guy with the bike flips down his kickstand, exchanges some more words, and gets on his bike to ride away.

    He goes halfway up the block and comes back. THe other guy (who is older, with greyish hair) stays outside. The guy with the bike flips down his kickstand, and drops his bag. The older guy graps the bag. The bike guy tries to grab it back, they scuffle a bit. The bike guy then jumps back and grabs his chain from his waist. He makes a few false swings like he is only threatening, then he gives it a full swing and CLOCKS the older guy on the back of the head (hard!). The older guy retreats and drops the bag. He yells inside, to a woman in the doorstep: 'call the police.'

    The messenger guy walks down to the avenue with his bike, then rides back through the street to the other avenue. It is unmistakably fixed, and making TONS of noise. Poor chainline or something. And no straps. And a kickstand.

    As I write this, the cops come. An EMT checks the old guy out, and when the cops start questioning him, he gets angry and shouts "he's got my keys!" He repeats this a few times. I couldn't tell, but he seemed a bit bloody (I'm on the 5th floor). He gets in a squad car and they roll off.

    Moral of this story: If you are a messenger in NYC and know a guy who rides a noisy brakeless conversion with flip and chop bullhorns and platform pedals, he is an ******* who takes old peoples keys and then hits them on the head (hard!) with big chain locks. If you think you know the guy, do him a favor and throw something in his spokes, or hit HIM with a chain lock.

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    yo... dag.

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    har har.
    post it on CL.

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    I dont understand why you didnt go down and do something while this was happening. Instead you watch it and then post it on Bike Forums, why?

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    I looooove diffusion of responsibility!

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    do nyc messengers really use kickstands? my image of cool has just been shattered.

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    Kitty Genovese.
    Looking for a gipiemme pista headset, trade or otherwise. PM if you have one.

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    "Bystander Apathy" (<-Kitty Genovese was already taken.)

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    I want to say something smartass but I'll wait and see if you have an adequete response for your inaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlupfer
    do nyc messengers really use kickstands? my image of cool has just been shattered.
    im pretty sure this guy was not a messenger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morbot
    im pretty sure this guy was not a messenger.
    But he had a messenger bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krispistoferson
    But he had a messenger bag!
    And a fixed gear bike! C'mon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    If you think you know the guy, do him a favor and throw something in his spokes, or hit HIM with a chain lock.
    Or just take his keys.

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    bikeforums.net != your blog.

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    you could have at least called the cops. i mean, i hate to get cops involved in anything, but if the alternative is doing nothing...still, i guess it's worth looking out for him.
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    too long, didnt read

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehz
    too long, didnt read
    dear god, is nowhere safe from tl; dr?

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    stairs, what can i say

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    Quote Originally Posted by juvi-kyle
    I dont understand why you didnt go down and do something while this was happening.
    Seriously folks, give the OP a break. The perp had already assaulted one person. What was generic going to do, go down there and have a Kryptonite chain-duel with the guy? Unless he has a superior weapon (which is unlikely), he did the right thing, since the police were already being called.
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    Yeah, I thought about going down, but really there was nothing I could have done. If the messenger guy was standing over the old guy beating him, the situation would have been different. But he hit him once and rolled off. I live on the 5th floor, and by the time that I realized that this was somewhat serious, it was too late to get down.

    Also, I'm not sure I could have taken the guy in a 1on1, but I DO believe that the ends justify the means. If I see him (and I'm sure its him) trackstanding at a stoplight (unlikely enough), he might get a bit of a shove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    Also, I'm not sure I could have taken the guy in a 1on1, but I DO believe that the ends justify the means. If I see him (and I'm sure its him) trackstanding at a stoplight (unlikely enough), he might get a bit of a shove.
    i'd love to see someone put down their kickstand while waiting for a stoplight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shants
    i'd love to see someone put down their kickstand while waiting for a stoplight.
    Isn't that how everyone else trackstands, Or is it just me?

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    kickstanding, yo.

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    'Yo momma's got a fixed gear, WITH A KICKSTAND!'

    What a weird situation.
    I wonder what the smashing bottle had to do with it.
    ..and whether chainlock/kickstand guy really had the old guys keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skelly
    kickstanding, yo.
    I think I'm going to start having kickstanding competitions with my friends....we'd have to ban those cool double kickstands like they use on mopeds.
    Anyone know where to buy a good NJS kickstand?

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