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    Bike Stolen recently (Philly, orange fixed)

    DAAAAAAMMIT people were moving out of my apartment and left the door open. Someone must've grabbed the bike out of the apartment.

    It's an orange fixed gear bike, with Sugino RD's, home-made double toe straps (one is Silva), formula/alex R390 rims, Nitto bullhorns with black bar tape.

    Pleaaaaase buy it from whoever is selling it. Reward will be given!!

    Adam



    The bike looks like this except it now has black bar tape and the toe straps are different. It also doesn't have the bandana anymore.
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    That sucks. Post pictures if you have any. Keep your eyes on craigslist, but I wouldn't advise posting anything there about your bike being stolen.

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    j/w, why not on craigslist?

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    Hey adam... that really blows. WTF is with all these thefts lately?! I will have my eye open. good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikardi151
    Hey adam... that really blows. WTF is with all these thefts lately?! I will have my eye open. good luck.
    thanks ricky. keep an eye out there for me. I think I might be stopping by 52nd and warrington tonight..

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    Quote Originally Posted by str8flexed
    j/w, why not on craigslist?
    If you post about your bike being stolen, it might stop someone from trying to sell your bike there.

    On the other hand, you could potentially increase the number of people out there keeping an eye out for your bike.

    So I guess the real question is: do the potential benefits of posting on cl outweigh the costs? Cl can be pretty sketchy, so I'm not sure. However, I think you have a better chance of reaching an honest crowd of people by posting your stolen bike in cycling forums.

    It's up to you though, hopefully you'll get it back one way or another.
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    I'll keep my eye out... hope you get it back! People always think I'm way overparanoid about locking my bike, but these threads remind me I'm not.

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    i feel for you. i had an orange bike stolen from me last august. very painful. in the months following i would pull up right behind anyone riding an orange bike and prepare to give them my samuel l. jackson speech, but it was never the right bike. i gotta tell you, though, renters insurance really did take the sting off. it's totally worth it. anyone out there riding a bike they love should have it. i had a bianchi touring conversion that i'd built up and to replace the parts i put on it, many from swap meets, ebay and the like, i was able to produce quotes for comparable components and end up with a pretty decent upgrade. still miss that bike though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnmrk
    i feel for you. i had an orange bike stolen from me last august. very painful. in the months following i would pull up right behind anyone riding an orange bike and prepare to give them my samuel l. jackson speech, but it was never the right bike. i gotta tell you, though, renters insurance really did take the sting off. it's totally worth it. anyone out there riding a bike they love should have it. i had a bianchi touring conversion that i'd built up and to replace the parts i put on it, many from swap meets, ebay and the like, i was able to produce quotes for comparable components and end up with a pretty decent upgrade. still miss that bike though.
    ive been thinking about renters insurance... it only applies if your bike (or other stuff) is stolen out of your house right?

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    guys. what should i do? file a police report? ride out to 52nd and warrington? I already went out a little but turned around around Aldi's under the bridge. I'm not sure I'm ready to venture over that west late at night...

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    bump. sorry..

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    i would post something on philly's courier homepage. i think its www.phillybma.com.
    my bike was stolen awhile back, and my friend dennis (who's a courier) saw it while working and got it back. if anyone's going to recognize and have a good chance of seeing it, it's the guys (and ladies) who ride the streets all day everyday!

    worth a shot. sorry about your bike, i know what it feels like. sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnat
    i would post something on philly's courier homepage. i think its www.phillybma.com.
    my bike was stolen awhile back, and my friend dennis (who's a courier) saw it while working and got it back. if anyone's going to recognize and have a good chance of seeing it, it's the guys (and ladies) who ride the streets all day everyday!

    worth a shot. sorry about your bike, i know what it feels like. sucks.
    many thanks. i will try that. btw i dont think the link is right, wait--i figured out its .org. i will post there now..

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    52nd and warrington? what's there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skelly
    52nd and warrington? what's there?
    A supposed bike thief lives there--check out this previous thread about a BF'er who recovered a stolen bike...

    Stolen Bike Recovery Story West Philadelphia
    http://velospace.org/node/5540

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    i'll keep an eye out.

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    ditto.

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    good luck with getting your bike back man. ive had a bike stolen before, it sucks, i know..

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    you should file a police report asap. if, say, you see someone riding your bike, and you want it back, a police report is the only way to confirm that it's stolen property. especially if the other person paid good money for it off the street and wants to call the cops b/c some crazy ass mf is demanding he/she give up their new bike.
    i *think*, and i may be wrong on this, but i think renters insurance applies outside the home. my bike was stolen from the hallway of my apt., but i would have been covered if it were in the back yard, locked up on the stoop, etc. still, totally worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhnmrk
    you should file a police report asap. if, say, you see someone riding your bike, and you want it back, a police report is the only way to confirm that it's stolen property. especially if the other person paid good money for it off the street and wants to call the cops b/c some crazy ass mf is demanding he/she give up their new bike.
    i *think*, and i may be wrong on this, but i think renters insurance applies outside the home. my bike was stolen from the hallway of my apt., but i would have been covered if it were in the back yard, locked up on the stoop, etc. still, totally worth it.
    Going to file a police report now...

    I'm also going to bring a picture (hopefully this color laser printer pic will turn out well)...
    http://velospace.org/node/5540

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    just shamefully reviving my thread...
    http://velospace.org/node/5540

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    +1 to renter's insurance.
    Mine covers my bikes if they're let pretty much anywhere. At work, home, etc. I'm not sure about locked on the street though, but I think it's covered there too.
    I hope I'll never have to use it, knock on wood, but I sleep better knowing it's there.
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    slight aside, what companies typically offer renters insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregtheripper
    slight aside, what companies typically offer renters insurance?
    I have renter's insurance through State Farm. I have a friend who works for them. I can get you his contact if you want to.

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