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Old 05-06-07, 09:02 PM   #1
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STOLEN in Brooklyn, NY

Bike theft 5/6/07 around 8:15pm in Brooklyn Heights (Montague St.)

White Fort fixed gear with silver lettering and black bullhorns.

Fort is a pretty uncommon frame to see around, so if someone suddenly appears with a bike that matches this description - it is probably mine.

Reply to this thread if you have any info. I offer a reward if you can help me recover the bike.

Thanks.
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Old 05-06-07, 09:05 PM   #2
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that sucks. i'll keep my eyes open. did you file a report with the police? how was it stolen? what are the components (as they might be flipped)? what size?

keep an eye on ebay/craigslist, you never know...
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Old 05-06-07, 09:28 PM   #3
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I will keep my eyes peeled ... I bike through that area multiple times daily.
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Thanks for the support

I just ducked into Chipotle to get a burrito to go - so I got hit fast. Dumb of me to only bring along 1 lock but I wasn't gone for more than a few minutes. Came out and it was gone.

A Police report has been filed. Posted to Craigslist already for a lookout and will keep checking.

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Old 05-06-07, 09:42 PM   #5
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sorry to hear that man, ill keep a look out around the phila craigslist. things tend to travel.
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Old 05-06-07, 09:57 PM   #6
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Stolen bike BUMP to the top. I hate Brooklyn bicycle thieves.
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just out of curiosity, what kind of lock did you use?


really sorry to hear about your bike buddy, good luck getting it back!
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Old 05-07-07, 12:34 AM   #8
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All honesty, I didn't have my ulock with me and was just using a cable lock. Figured it'd keep things in place while I ran in/out for a burrito - wrong, wrong, wrong.

Proof-positive the baddies are still out there. Don't get lulled.
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Old 05-07-07, 05:39 AM   #9
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Sucks big time! Seems like a lot of stolen bikes in the city lately. Making me paranoid! Anyhow, do you have a pic you can post? Could help with people identifying your ride. Also, you should crosspost this in http://fixed.gr/nyc/
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Wow. That's pretty rotten. NYC is a bike thief's dream. I can't imagine living there thinking that my bike could be stolen at any time. Makes a person wonder what the best lock is.
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