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    Madison sure breeds stupidity!

    This link http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/295129 somes it up pretty well. My question is why would you not lock up your bike if it cost $8000 dollars? This next link http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/295576 is refreshing, the thief who probably responsible for many thefts here in madison gets bagged. I 'm never amazed by the stupidity of criminals, in this case he would have been riding without incident if he would have been riding with lights. This kind of stupidity reminds me of the pot smokers who travel down the highway in their bug plastered in Dead Head Stickers, and then wonder why they are pulled over and arrested with pot in tow. I wan't to know what that $8000 dollar bike was for god sakes!

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    an $8k fixed-gear? sounds like insurance claim padding to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink.Terror View Post
    Sure does
    How about I thrust a stick in your spokes, smart ass. It's early and I was spelling phonetically, nice catch!
    Last edited by wheelsucker; 07-10-08 at 08:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsucker View Post
    How about I thrust a stick in your spokes, smart ass. It's early and I was spelling phonetically, nice catch!
    It's on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsucker View Post
    for god sakes!
    The term 'for god sakes' is nonsensical. Perhaps you meant for god's sake?

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    pwnd!

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    Thats why a thief is a thief, to stupid to do anything else.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    to stupid to do anything else.
    too true

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    Well it could be 8k... a BMC track bicycle frame runs for about 10k.

    And I know of at least one example of a 4.5k single speed/cross bike.

    and ya'll're a bunch of pedants.

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    There was a posting on CL about this from the owner, but I can't find it now. It actually had a photo of the bike. The bike was a very persuit-style carbon track bike that was pretty tricked out with matte black carbon everything. I don't remember decals on any of the parts, defintely none on the frame, and I don't know exotic carbon track bikes enough to ID it from a little CL photo.

    Was leaving an uber expensive bike unlocked (for even a minute) a good idea? No. However, I am guessing that at this point the owner probably has realized that, so I don't see much point in trashing on the person's decision to run into the store ATM quickly w/o locking up. My guess would be that the bike is either in one of the lakes, in a back alley, or in Chicago or Mpls or futher by now. As a former bike theft victim, I hope it gets recovered.
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    I should also point out that your article that you linked is incomplete and late.

    http://www.wkowtv.com/Global/story.a...nav=menu1362_2

    MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police officials say a $8,000 racing bicycle was briefly left unlocked and unattended on the city's east side, and was promptly ripped off.

    But someone came to the rescue of the bike's owner.

    Police officials say the bicycle has only one riding gear, with no brakes, and top components, tailored for sprint racing.

    Officials say when the bike owner's went into an east side store to use an ATM, a thief swiped the specialized bike.

    "He (owner) was thinking this bike might not be any use to a thief who didn't know what it was," police spokesman Joel DeSpain told 27 News. "So what happened is, somebody only rode this bike a couple of blocks and ditched it. There was a good samaritan, a good citizen who found the bike, didn't exactly know what it was, but knew it had value."

    DeSpain said the good citizen took the bike home, and reported its discovery to officers.

    The cycle was returned to its owner.

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    Sounds like he was...

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    "...There was a good samaritan, a good citizen who found the bike, didn't exactly know what it was, but knew it had value."

    Did the article mention anything about the pot smokers who travel down the highway in their bug plastered in Dead Head Stickers, and then wonder why they are pulled over and arrested with pot in tow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge_Posner View Post
    too true
    it should be too stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the pope View Post
    "...There was a good samaritan, a good citizen who found the bike, didn't exactly know what it was, but knew it had value."

    Did the article mention anything about the pot smokers who travel down the highway in their bug plastered in Dead Head Stickers, and then wonder why they are pulled over and arrested with pot in tow?
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    It doesn't appear to... I know we were all hoping for such a lovely slur against East Madisonians but it was not to be.

    Yea, there were shouts of "Get off the street longhair!" and verily there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth and then everyone went home to pack a bowl and rattlecan their Deep-V rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Severian View Post
    It doesn't appear to... I know we were all hoping for such a lovely slur against East Madisonians but it was not to be.

    Yea, there were shouts of "Get off the street longhair!" and verily there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth and then everyone went home to pack a bowl and rattlecan their Deep-V rims.

    Huzzah! When I went to UW we pack'd our weed in toe.
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    http://fixedgeargallery.com/forum/vi...&highlight=000

    Trek prototype is what this post says. Ugly bike for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge_Posner View Post
    too true
    tooo funny

    Quote Originally Posted by capolover View Post
    it should be too stupid.
    whoosh
    Last edited by kyselad; 07-10-08 at 01:22 PM.

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    for 8000 you would think there would be some sort of foot retention

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    I saw this very bike last year (I assume it was the same bike, since how many would be in existence, let alone in Madison?) being walked by its owner (again, assumption). My immediate thought was, that bike is going to be targeted for theft eventually. Not a question of if, but of when.

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    That bike looks home made. $8,000 my ass.
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    Bucky stole it. He's now bombing down Bascom with no brakes or foot retention.
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    Yeah, next time shoot her down. It'll make her easier to bunnyhop.

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    Police released this sketch of the perp.
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    I just roll up on the atm, my ass never leaves the saddle. Stop, cash, go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strick View Post
    I just roll up on the atm, my ass never leaves the saddle. Stop, cash, go.
    Since this was an in-store ATM, the owners might object to that.

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