Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-08, 08:47 AM   #1
dobber
Perineal Pressurized
Thread Starter
 
dobber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: In Ebritated
Bikes:
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bummer - Love the Title Though "Stolen In Detroit"

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008...essaMiller.htm

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/
dobber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 04:05 PM   #2
IonSpeedMaster
Member
 
IonSpeedMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is a shame but in the thing it says that "they CUT through two locks" This leads me to believe that she had some cheapo cable lock that was incredibly easy to cut through with standard bolt cutters. If this is the case, I dont understand why people have things that are so important to them secured with something so cheap. Spending 10 extra to get a D lock has made me feel so much more secure locking my Fuji up around campus
IonSpeedMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 04:29 PM   #3
Sin Titulo
I haz byke?
 
Sin Titulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The nimrod who stole it has probably already rattle canned it all black.
Sin Titulo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 05:37 PM   #4
dervish
unofficial
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: san rafael, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin Titulo View Post
The nimrod who stole it has probably already rattle canned it all black.
including the rims and spokes and seatpost and stem
augh, it sickens me to think about it
dervish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 06:19 PM   #5
dobber
Perineal Pressurized
Thread Starter
 
dobber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: In Ebritated
Bikes:
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by IonSpeedMaster View Post
That is a shame but in the thing it says that "they CUT through two locks" This leads me to believe that she had some cheapo cable lock that was incredibly easy to cut through with standard bolt cutters. If this is the case, I dont understand why people have things that are so important to them secured with something so cheap. Spending 10 extra to get a D lock has made me feel so much more secure locking my Fuji up around campus
Then again, maybe she had the standard U-Lock for rear/frame and another for front/frame with one of the two connected to a solid object.

Who are we to judge simply based on her comment in the post.
dobber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 06:26 PM   #6
sp00ki
partly metal, partly real
 
sp00ki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Philadelphia.
Bikes: Hummer H2
Posts: 3,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sexy frame, cute build. what a loss...
i hope she gets it back.

side note: this is exactly why i'll sprint home to grab my nishiki over locking my bob jackson every time. makes my stomach hurt just thinking about it.

ps, anyone know what's up with the paint on the fork crowns? looks like it's wrinkling.
sp00ki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 07:11 PM   #7
IonSpeedMaster
Member
 
IonSpeedMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dobber View Post
Then again, maybe she had the standard U-Lock for rear/frame and another for front/frame with one of the two connected to a solid object.

Who are we to judge simply based on her comment in the post.
it was mere speculation bro. I see nice bikes locked up all over the place with cheap twine-like cables simply because people say its easier to carry around a coil cable. Id rather be "troubled" by carrying a D lock and have my bike than convenienced by comfort and without a bike. once again, it was mere speculation
IonSpeedMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 07:30 PM   #8
paulwwalters
beatz down lo|seatz up hi
 
paulwwalters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Missouri, USA
Bikes: A 2007 Trek 4300. 22.5", 1981 Trek 610 24" (61cm)
Posts: 1,062
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by IonSpeedMaster View Post
it was mere speculation bro. I see nice bikes locked up all over the place with cheap twine-like cables simply because people say its easier to carry around a coil cable. Id rather be "troubled" by carrying a D lock and have my bike than convenienced by comfort and without a bike. once again, it was mere speculation
I think it's easier to carry a U lock in my belt than to unlock a cable lock from my bike, uncoil it, recoil it, relock it, and do that every time.

The u-lock is out-unlock-lock-gone.
paulwwalters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 08:26 PM   #9
dervish
unofficial
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: san rafael, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
sexy frame, cute build. what a loss...
i hope she gets it back.

side note: this is exactly why i'll sprint home to grab my nishiki over locking my bob jackson every time. makes my stomach hurt just thinking about it.

ps, anyone know what's up with the paint on the fork crowns? looks like it's wrinkling.
its possible the owner rattle canned them and they didnt dry evenly
dervish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 08:40 PM   #10
vanessam
friend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: detroit
Bikes: raleigh's
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hey, it was my bike... and yeah i was dumb to have two braided cable locks.. but it was on the side of an art gallery with security and inbetween other bikes.... i thought that would be enough.. but i shoulda known my friends vivalo was stolen with a kryptonite lock on it a few weeks ago.

i had only had the bike 6 days.. so i hadn't invested in a d (we call them U) lock yet.. so yes i was dumb but at the same time.. it doesn't sound like any lock is good enough sometimes.
i loved the bike we had been working on it for three months.. and i cried telling Ron (who built it for/with me).

i went up to security and was like someone stole my bike.. and they said they hadn't been watching it.. and i asked them what kind of security are you? ah well.... i would sleep tight if i found it... just been moping around since.

just thought i should share this little part.. when i sent it to fixed gear gallery i was still blindly upset and left out the more human stuff. that bike had alot of heart in it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by IonSpeedMaster View Post
That is a shame but in the thing it says that "they CUT through two locks" This leads me to believe that she had some cheapo cable lock that was incredibly easy to cut through with standard bolt cutters. If this is the case, I dont understand why people have things that are so important to them secured with something so cheap. Spending 10 extra to get a D lock has made me feel so much more secure locking my Fuji up around campus
vanessam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 08:41 PM   #11
phrost
afixieonado
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: East Lansing
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know she really cared for this bike and put alot of time and effort into it. I really hope it turns up, its such a shame.
phrost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 08:42 PM   #12
vanessam
friend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: detroit
Bikes: raleigh's
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ps. yeah the paint was a little wrinkled on the fork, but the rest was pristine.
vanessam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 08:46 PM   #13
vanessam
friend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: detroit
Bikes: raleigh's
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
last one.. thanks everyone, i was walking down commonwealth after it happened with two friends.. loosing my wits when the guys who run the hub bike shop down here showed up and like scooped me up into hugs... and made the world seem better.. Andres (who lost his vivalo only hours after it was complete) drew pictures of our bikes riding next to each other joking.

just a nice reminder of how amazing bike communities can be.

so : )
vanessam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-08, 08:56 PM   #14
blickblocks
.
 
blickblocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,861
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope you get your bike back.
__________________
http://blicksbags.com/
blickblocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-08, 02:51 AM   #15
imthewalrus
kinda useless.
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: East Lansing, MI
Bikes: Tommaso Augusta, Raleigh Sirocco, Raleigh Sovereign, Specialized Hard Rock
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was biking in detroit just the other day! Bummer. I'll keep an eye out for it tomorrow. If I see it i'll get my u-lock justice on. Hope you get it back.
imthewalrus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-08, 04:37 AM   #16
Legalize It
Brakeless
 
Legalize It's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Home of the Hyphy....
Bikes: Brew, Felt TK2, Masi Coltello, and Unknown French Frame.
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn.

The moment i started rocking an eye-catching $$$ bike, i bought a chain for my shortie ulock.

I figured the two go hand in hand. Some people look at it as a burden to carry around a chain AND a ulock, i look at it as knowing that the only way a person is going to steal my bike is going to have to put in alot of effort.
Legalize It is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-08, 03:05 PM   #17
import600
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Bikes: Raleigh all the way.
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
where in detroit did this happen??
import600 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-08, 03:13 PM   #18
dcdude
Senior Member
 
dcdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is anyone else pissed off that this guy keeps calling it a "D lock" or is it just me
dcdude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-08, 03:14 PM   #19
negative
positive
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes:
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thieves should die.
negative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-08, 04:24 PM   #20
dobber
Perineal Pressurized
Thread Starter
 
dobber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: In Ebritated
Bikes:
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcdude View Post
is anyone else pissed off that this guy keeps calling it a "D lock" or is it just me

Just you obviously.
dobber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-08, 12:26 AM   #21
Ziemas
Senior Member
 
Ziemas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Riga, Latvia
Bikes:
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcdude View Post
is anyone else pissed off that this guy keeps calling it a "D lock" or is it just me
He probably also says daft things like 'pram', 'lift', and 'flat'. What a prat.
Ziemas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-08, 08:11 AM   #22
wheelsucker
SiteMod
 
wheelsucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Madtown
Bikes: Mark V,DeBernardi
Posts: 157
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it's one thing that bothers me it is a thief, no exceptions. Sorry about your bike and I hope you do recover it. Sometime I think our society is to free because obviously others think they can take what isn't theirs. Peoples belongings would not end up stolen if we started taking fingers from the thieves. Start with a pinky and work your away across the hand. If they don't get the idea that stealing is wrong after the first amputation I would be surprised.
wheelsucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-08, 08:16 AM   #23
andrewssohip
FREE SSFG
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.
Bikes: IRO Angus, 46/18, promax sb to deep v
Posts: 206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good luck getting your bike back! some of my friends have had some incredible recovery stories, so don't give up hope!

ps- when you do get it back please get some form of foot retention or a brake, seriously.
andrewssohip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-08, 08:21 AM   #24
Flimflam
Raving looney
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Bikes: 70s Leader Precision w/Shimano 600 (road), IRO Rob Roy (Fixed)
Posts: 2,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wheelsucker View Post
If it's one thing that bothers me it is a thief, no exceptions. Sorry about your bike and I hope you do recover it. Sometime I think our society is to free because obviously others think they can take what isn't theirs. Peoples belongings would not end up stolen if we started taking fingers from the thieves. Start with a pinky and work your away across the hand. If they don't get the idea that stealing is wrong after the first amputation I would be surprised.
+1

Hope you get it back, Vanessa!
Flimflam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-08, 06:41 PM   #25
slopvehicle
ass hatchet
 
slopvehicle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 1,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin Titulo View Post
The nimrod who stole it has probably already rattle canned it all black.
I would hope so. for the sake of good taste.
slopvehicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:34 PM.