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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 08-13-07, 06:38 AM   #1
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sad sight

Saturday night I went downtown to meet a friend and parked my singlespeed near the central railway station (in front of Sanomatalo, for you helsinki people). When I came back, some 3 or 4 hours later, I found the bike next to mine had its rear wheel stolen. I felt really sad for the owner. In the mix of emotions there was anger agaisnt the ******* who did that, and relieved it wasn't my wheel to be stolen.

I wonder if a geared bike's rear wheel (with a prominent cassette) is more attractive than a singlespeed's. Maybe it was the QR - I don't have one, the other guy or girl did.
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Old 08-13-07, 07:33 AM   #2
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QRs are much easier to steal, and a thief might imagine it's more valuable, especially if it's a fancy road bike. Sucks, though; I wish we didn't have to do the chain plus u-lock plus burly dude watching your **** when locking up.
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Old 08-13-07, 07:34 AM   #3
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The QR makes it easier to steal.
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Old 08-13-07, 07:35 AM   #4
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WTF happened not sure where the double post came from.
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