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    dear new york city:

    hey guys. my bike was stolen last week thursday night and im truly devastated. it was parked outside my work, 3rd and bowery outside the bowery hotel. i ran back into work when i realized it was gone and saw the whole incident on tape at security. the mother****er came out with a battery powered tool and clipped my krypto and rode off. i spent nearly $400 and the entire winter converting it, it was just perfect and i barely got to enjoy it. when the fact sunk in at work i really felt sick to my stomach. it was a Chicago made frosty blue Schwinn Super le Tour with with headbadge number 1309, a 700c track formula/sun M13 wheelset, specialized mondo pro tires, a Tioga CD chainwheel, black cork tape, bullhorns, all silver drivetrain. i guess those are the only things that are distinctive about it. i know i wont recover it but if anyone tries to sell it to you, please drop me a line. the real reason im writng this is because im looking for some thing nice to convert. if you guys have anything to sell me or know where i can go to get a cool vintage road bike, please let me know. do the shops even sell used bikes in this town? im checking ebay/craigs but im not finding anything. i've got like 200 to spend. let me know, i'd appreciate it. i swear i won't harm a fly but i would do unspeakable thing to a bike theif! argh,
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    you could try cross-posting over at the new york fixed forum too:

    http://fixed.gr/nyc/

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    That totally sucks, and not to open a wound, but *exactly* what lock was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    That totally sucks, and not to open a wound, but *exactly* what lock was it?
    Yeah, don't some of those locks have a guarantee.

    Also, it seems like this guy planned ahead to steal your bike, which means he had to have seen it out there beforehand. Maybe he works or lives nearby (but I guess it would be pretty stupid to steal stuff around places you frequent).

    Or he may be a full-time bike thief (judging by the equipment), and the police might be interested in the video of this potentially repeat offender.

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    you could always ge ta windsor or a mercier they are good sturdy bikes ont he cheaps
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    i HAD a kryptonite NY chain lock, older version (not bic pen-able). i dont have insurance as i bought it hand-me-down used. so forget about that guarantee. what's crazy is that we caught the thief's face and actions on tape and i thought about calling the police, the head of security at our hotel advised againt it. he said that he was NYPD for 4 years and he was certain that they wouldn't do anything about it, even if we knew where the bike was! he said NYC wasn't a bike freindly city, and i knew that having been arrested twice just for riding critical mass.

    i will cross-post. and i have been looking at a windsor. thanks for the suggestions

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    Still file a report. do you have pics and get a copy of that video.


    Post on nyc fixed forum. We will look out for it as most hang out around the area.

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    Just curious, what kind of tool was it, and how long did it take?

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    Post a pic of your ride in case anyone sees it.
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    And this was just on the Kryptonite blog.....




    Although the May issue of Cycling Plus Magazine hasn’t hit my mailbox yet, I have seen a sneak peek of what everyone in the UK has already seen – the results of their annual lock test – thanks to a scanned PDF from a colleague across the Pond.

    Each year the guys at C+ do a very thorough lock test with all the popular brands represented. They are master testers and have provided us with some great feedback over the years (thanks, guys!). They do such great testing that their ‘Recommended Buy’ ratings are highly coveted in the industry.

    I’m bouncing in my chair like a 5 year old at Christmas because of the results. Bouncing. Bouncing. Bouncing!

    When asked, we submitted two locks to the C+ test. In the chain category we went with the New York Fahgettaboudit chain and kept it all in the family for the U-locks, submitting the New York Fahgettaboudit U-lock. The magazine recommends both of these locks!
    I’m bouncing…really.

    They test the locks two different times. The first they use “an extending bar for leverage to twist locks, a hammer, pliers, mole grips, wire cutters, chisel and the trusty axe. This year we’ve added large bolt croppers. The locks are subjected to a maximum of five minutes abuse in test one.”

    The second test is where they go at the locks with a barrage of power tools. I think they do this more for their enjoyment than anything since they do say, “When reading through this test remember that Test 1 is the more important test; the Test 2 is used only by professional thieves.”

    So….how did they do in the tests?

    The chain passed test 1 with flying colors and with all the power tools it lasted 1 minute 19.6 seconds. The next closest chain lasted 1 minute 18.8 seconds and then it dropped off dramatically from there with the third best lasting 52 seconds. Now 1 minute 19.6 seconds doesn’t seem all that long does it? But, remember that’s with sparks flying…and lots of noise….“the noise and commotion this created would draw a crowd unless you’re silly enough to park your bike in a cave”. Thieves do not like to draw attention to themselves, it is detrimental to them staying out of jail.

    http://unbreakable-bonds.blogspot.co...ryptonite.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pretendlee
    ...we caught the thief's face and actions on tape and i thought about calling the police, the head of security at our hotel advised againt it. he said that he was NYPD for 4 years and he was certain that they wouldn't do anything about it, even if we knew where the bike was!
    WHAT??? Contact the police. Did you hear me? Contact the polies.

    I lived in a bldg on 7th street years ago and the super would contact a bike thief anytime a bike was locked up outside the building for more than 24 hours. He just didn't like seeing them there. I know this for a fact, won't bother explaining how.

    Get a copy of the video if you can. Contact the police. Put the video on youtube and get famous. Make the thief famous. Do not be a coward about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40x14
    WHAT??? Contact the police. Did you hear me? Contact the polies.

    I lived in a bldg on 7th street years ago and the super would contact a bike thief anytime a bike was locked up outside the building for more than 24 hours. He just didn't like seeing them there. I know this for a fact, won't bother explaining how.

    Get a copy of the video if you can. Contact the police.
    Put the video on youtube and get famous. Make the thief famous. Do not be a coward about this.
    That is an EXCELLENT idea!!!
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    Get the video as quickly as possible - those tapes usually get erased with new video fairly quickly, sometimes every 24 hours. You know... there are thousands of bike owners who want to see real video of a person stealing a bike and will be tremendously thankful to you for doing it. It might even help you get your bike back. If the thief gets picked up for something else (say a minor offense like hopping a turnstile) the cops will be very happy to throw larceny charges on top of that and put him in Jail. It's what cops do. Most cops like catching the bad guys. The ones who don't end up working hotel security.

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    that hotel just opened. Security dick probably didn't want cops coming by (they have a fancy lobby bar and visits by the cops for any reason get reported to the liqour authority). guy should get back over there quick quick. they go over those security tapes at regular intervals.

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    "BIKE THIEF CAUGHT ON TAPE, SECURITY DOES NOTHING."



    DO IT. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THIS VIDEO - GO GET IT!
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    [QUOTE=Ziemas]The chain passed test 1 with flying colors and with all the power tools it lasted 1 minute 19.6 seconds. The next closest chain lasted 1 minute 18.8 seconds and then it dropped off dramatically from there with the third best lasting 52 seconds. Now 1 minute 19.6 seconds doesn’t seem all that long does it? But, remember that’s with sparks flying…and lots of noise….“the noise and commotion this created would draw a crowd unless you’re silly enough to park your bike in a cave”. Thieves do not like to draw attention to themselves, it is detrimental to them staying out of jail.[QUOTE]

    but this is nyc. you could haul out a power grinder or welding torch and sit on the street grinding a lock for an hour and no one is going to say a word.

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    *holds torch*

    *joins mob*

    get the tape!
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    Man, that sucks. How long did it take the thief to cut your lock and steal your bike?
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    Well if someone wants your bike that badly I guess there's nothing you can do. ****ty deal man, heres hoping you get a satisfactory replacement soon.

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    [QUOTE=brunning][QUOTE=Ziemas]The chain passed test 1 with flying colors and with all the power tools it lasted 1 minute 19.6 seconds. The next closest chain lasted 1 minute 18.8 seconds and then it dropped off dramatically from there with the third best lasting 52 seconds. Now 1 minute 19.6 seconds doesn’t seem all that long does it? But, remember that’s with sparks flying…and lots of noise….“the noise and commotion this created would draw a crowd unless you’re silly enough to park your bike in a cave”. Thieves do not like to draw attention to themselves, it is detrimental to them staying out of jail.

    but this is nyc. you could haul out a power grinder or welding torch and sit on the street grinding a lock for an hour and no one is going to say a word.
    I guess this should be brought to the attention of the folks at Kryptonite, as they are the one's running the blog....

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    Contact Castle Hill Bikes in the Bronx. They are on Tremont ave in the Throgs Neck section. I bought a "new old stock" Nottingham TI Raleigh Record from him last fall for $80. He said he had a few more. The frame I got had never been built up... nice blue color, immaculate condition, the old 2030 tubing but sweet! He has other stuff too.

    Sorry to hear about your bike.
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    Wow, that's a new one, power tools through a NYFU chain (an old one but still) to steal a ~$300 bike. Sorry to hear about it -- did he cut the chain or the lock? And did it look like a grinder (sparks flying everywhere) or some kind of jaws of life type scissor cutter?
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    What size frame do you need?

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    Why would you listen to the hotel dick, he isn't interested in your loss of 400$, he is interested in making the hotel seem safe. Having cops roaming around isn't worth your paltry 400$ but you might be able to get the hotel to buy you a new bike. Why else would they have security cameras if not to catch people breaking the law? Talk to your supervisor and explain the situation and perhaps the hotel can reimburse you. If not, get a copy of the video and put in up on YouTube, as someone has already suggested.

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    That really sucks big time. As one who locks up on the street most days, you make me a bit afraid to continue doing so especially when it gets rebuilt with the soon-to-be IRO frame. Only thing in my favor is all the security swirling around the building. But if somebody wants it, they'll get it.

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