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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)

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Old 09-07-06, 05:34 PM   #1
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Bike Theifs on BF?!?!

all these "classic" bikes are being stolen and disappear never to be seen again. is this because theives take the bicycles hundreds of miles away to be sold and hoped never to be seen on the street or...

is it collectors stealing these bikes that are getting used on the street where they think they should be well kept and not riden at all? my theory is that bike forums collectors are stealing bikes and putting them on their walls. then they write to the people who get their bikes stolen and give them false sympathy when really they are thinking, "what an idiot riding that bike on the street, luckily i saved that bikes life."

beware of who you talk to if you have a nice bike. those people who are friendly to you may just be there to steal your bike and hang it on their wall, where it should be.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:37 PM   #2
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yes. lets storm classic and vintage. MAKE THEM PAY.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:40 PM   #3
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if someone stole my bike and I found out who it was I would kill them. Bikes are tools, made to be ridden, not hung on walls (unless they are otherwise unrideable or have won some sort of record and been retired), if you think differently then you're a bourgeois piece of dung.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:45 PM   #4
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judah - ask DW about his pog...
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Old 09-07-06, 05:49 PM   #5
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I'm just saying, if someone stole my bike so that they could "preserve" it, I'd have to murder them. It's a part of my "code".
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Old 09-07-06, 05:50 PM   #6
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couldnt agree more.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:50 PM   #7
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with your meat blocks i presume?
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Old 09-07-06, 05:57 PM   #8
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judah,
i am doubting anyone would want to steal your bike.
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Old 09-07-06, 05:58 PM   #9
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well, yeah, me too. I'm just saying...
although I did see some crackhead eyeing it as I came out of a building on market today. I don't even bother to lock it up on top of davidson anymore. Free keirin bike!!!

Actually, what? I don't think I've seen another bike in the city or on the internerd that I would trade mine for...

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Old 09-07-06, 06:23 PM   #10
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i was talking about your DW. i didnt know you had a keirin.
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Old 09-07-06, 07:05 PM   #11
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I have had my share of bike's stolen. I have also recovered my fair share of stolen bike's for folk's. I am pretty tight (well as tight as a "citizen" can be anyway) with the local cop's in the hood my shop is in. Alot of these guy's are Mtn bike racer's that I talk some "I finished better than you" s#!t talk too. They are cyclist's (some of em' undercover on their ride's) and know high end bikes well. The feeling amongst them is that there is a pipeline amongst dirtbag's in other major city's so that when a sweet bike is stolen they are moving them between each other into other city's so that the heat is lower. I know here bike theft's that are reported pretty much stay within the jurisdiction that they are stolen in. Keeping other people in close by, but perhap's across a State/Provincial line, informed about theft's may someday help this problem. The cop's don't have the time (that's a whole other conversation) to combat this scourge. Keep getting the word out and sometime's good thing's happen.
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Old 09-08-06, 05:32 PM   #12
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although I did see some crackhead eyeing it as I came out of a building on market today.



Dude... that was your bike. My bad.
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Old 09-09-06, 05:52 PM   #13
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it doesn't have to be some crack head doin this, it can verywell be the work of another tracky who can quickly evaluate the worth of a bike and its parts.
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Well ****, I hope you feel better now that you got that off your chest.
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