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    perspective distorts killsurfcity's Avatar
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    black brooks saddle stolen yesterday in philly...

    at 34th and walnut between 7 and 8 pm off my friends blue beater commuting bike. **** was brand ****ing new. **** sucks, that is all...
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    Man, not a new Brooks...that bites

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    Thats my worst fear when I have to park my bike for any time. Sorry man.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    yeah, it sucks. he felt he was ok b/c it's a pretty high traffic area, even at that time. it sucks we have to concern ourselves with these things. it's making me wonder if i should rig some kind of anti-theft up for my slr, as if my bike needed any more uglying up.
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    I used an old chain to keep my brooks in place. Its not theft proof, but I figure it will stop the opportunity theives. It doesn't look too bad, and the chain was given to me for free at my lbs when I told them my plan.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    Sorry to hear about it. That’s exactly why I don’t have a Brooks on my bike. I know the thing would be gone the minute I turned my back. People suck.

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    there're always dirty dudes out there that have surprisingly excellent taste. Comfort!

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    bummer. i have two brooks and one is on my bar beater bike. i don't know how it hasn't been stolen (im in philly too) in the past 18 months.

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    I either run my chain through the rails of my brooks or attach the lock through it. That sucks. Was it QR?
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    What were those really weird shaped nuts for wheels, seatpost binder bolts, seat clamps, etc. that somebody posted on here awhile back? Those seem like more and more of a good idea with every thread I read like this on here. Not too expensive, and people can't steal your ****, so that's good, I guess.
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    the bagina is the frame and the fork is the wangola. The wheels are the ass nipples.

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    2 chip: naw, it was regular allen bolt style.

    2 veggie: i'd like to know about that. anyone know what he's referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by killsurfcity

    2 veggie: i'd like to know about that. anyone know what he's referring to?

    Nope but I'd like to know too. I just ordered a black Brooks Pro saddle at my lbs



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    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/pitlock.asp

    HA! Damn I'm good. It was in a Wikipedia article about bike locks. Weird.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    the bagina is the frame and the fork is the wangola. The wheels are the ass nipples.

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    that's the ****, but $47 for a seatpost bolt? i guess i'll be going with the ballbearing and superglue.
    thanks for the tip tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiemafia


    Very cool idea. 256 different shapes! Im thinking about getting one.

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    That Pitlock secures the seatpost, but does it really secure your saddle? Can't a thief simply loosen the clamp that goes on the rails and be off with your saddle?
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    yes, it seems theres no pitlock to secure a saddle to the rails

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    some bike co. should design a lock mech that goes through the rails to the frame somehow. something nicer looking than the piece of bike chain, as at present that seems to be the only alternative.
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    Just make friends with someone who's a machinist. One of my friends / coworkers made himself a custem set of nuts for the wheels on his langster and a tool to go with them. Once he has free time to teach me to use the mill I'll be doing the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killsurfcity
    anyone know what he's referring to?
    search for 'tamper-resistant socket cap screws' at http://www.mcmaster.com/

    most bike stuff is metric. #6 is a pretty common mid-range size for bikes. home depot usually has a little sizing gauge for nuts and bolts in the screw dept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    smartass!

    you actually had to do a google search and **** to link that... bwahahahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by potus
    search for 'tamper-resistant socket cap screws' at http://www.mcmaster.com/

    most bike stuff is metric. #6 is a pretty common mid-range size for bikes. home depot usually has a little sizing gauge for nuts and bolts in the screw dept.
    good idea, i'll have to look into that next time i'm there. i wonder if there's a decent size available for the saddle clamp thingy too.
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    ^^ oh wait, that needs a special bolt don't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blu3d0g
    Just make friends with someone who's a machinist. One of my friends / coworkers made himself a custem set of nuts for the wheels on his langster and a tool to go with them. Once he has free time to teach me to use the mill I'll be doing the same thing.
    Too bad I don't have any machinist friends. Somebody could probably make quite a bit of money selling this stuff.
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