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    bike stolen right out of my office

    just thought i'd tell you guys..

    my office's front door goes right out to the sidewalk. it's an all glass facade and we put our bikes in the lobby under the stairs and you can see them from outside. for whatever reason the front door wasn't properly latched shut and locked from the outside and some psycho with unbelievable timing was able to run in, grab a bike, and take off. we normally have someone at the front desk right there but this jackass found the exact moment to make his move. sucks. some people were walking down the stairs right as he was running out but couldn't catch him. so after that the rest of us brought our bikes upstairs.

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    you let your bike out of your sight? wtf who does that?

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    Sorry to hear that... Immoral society!
    ride it like you stole it!

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    that sucks. then again, valuable lesson learned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
    you let your bike out of your sight? wtf who does that?
    Believe it or not mucky, some people live in the real world.

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    My bike actually has a leash, so at least if i cant see it i can hear and feel it dragging behind me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Believe it or not mucky, some people live in the real world.
    x2
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    should one keep a lock on even inside? discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    should one keep a lock on even inside? discuss.
    My office building has bike parking inside the loading dock. There are security cameras 24/7 and a security guard during work hours. The big garage door to outside is usually closed. I do still lock my bike to the rack, although I just lock the frame and don't go through all the hassle of locking my wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskaz View Post
    My office building has bike parking inside the loading dock. There are security cameras 24/7 and a security guard during work hours. The big garage door to outside is usually closed. I do still lock my bike to the rack, although I just lock the frame and don't go through all the hassle of locking my wheels.
    similar, except people can be ******** and i usually take the extra fifteen seconds because i like my wheels. i leave my knogs on though most of the time, which is dumb because i'm basically asking for an excuse to buy the new USB charge ones.

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    you could just run a long cable lock thru everones frames so somebody can't run off with one. In the future at least...
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    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    you could just run a long cable lock thru everones frames so somebody can't run off with one. In the future at least...
    This would be a pretty big pain in the ass unless everyone arrived and left at the same exact time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i'm basically asking for an excuse to buy the new USB charge ones.


    they dont keep their charge that long tho :/
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    crabon/campy/rapha/roadie-bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Believe it or not mucky, some people live in the real world.
    wait, what!? But Flynn said the portal to the real world was closed! Im never gonna get out am I? Fml =*(

    On srs note, a bike not locked is a bike not yours. At least that's what the thief thinks.
    Last edited by muckymucky; 04-22-11 at 10:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    This would be a pretty big pain in the ass unless everyone arrived and left at the same exact time.
    a bigger pain in the ass is having your bike stolen...if everyone had a copy of the key(or combo) it wouldn't be that bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Unless your bike was in the middle.

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    the real question is whether your employer has created a duty to protect the bikes on their property, if a duty has been created (arguably so) then you could actually hold your employer liable for the theft. Then when they fire you, you can then sue them for unjust termination / retaliation. Just a thought.

    I'd just throw a lock on it anyhow inside or not.

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    I've got my bike locked to a large cabinet in my room. I'm in and out all the time and have keys to my room, but if the door is accidentally ajar when I'm out, or if maintenance/custodial comes in I want the additional deterrent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    This would be a pretty big pain in the ass unless everyone arrived and left at the same exact time.
    Combo lock that everyone locking up there knows...

    When I was parking inside in the city, bike was still out of sight from where I worked, so I locked it. Some didn't. No bikes ever walked.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Unless your bike was in the middle.
    I never said it was the best idea...
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramas View Post
    the real question is whether your employer has created a duty to protect the bikes on their property, if a duty has been created (arguably so) then you could actually hold your employer liable for the theft. Then when they fire you, you can then sue them for unjust termination / retaliation.
    Dumb. The bike wasn't locked up, it got stolen. That sucks, but people need to be responsible for their own stuff rather than figure out who they can blame. Why would the employer have a duty to protect the bikes?

    OP: Sorry your bike got stolen, now you'll know to lock it up. Even inside. I'm glad I live in a place where I can leave mine on my porch outdoors overnight without someone taking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
    I'm glad I live in a place where I can leave mine on my porch outdoors overnight without someone taking it.
    hey jake i have some products i'd like to send you as samples. whats your address?



    jk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
    I'm glad I live in a place where I can leave mine on my porch outdoors overnight without someone taking it.
    thats good to know, thanks for sharing that
    I'd rather have to carry a u-lock and cable lock with me here in LA than live in the middle of buttf**k nowhere winnebago county ahaha
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    Bummer dude. I'd say start throwing the u lock through your frame/wheel even if you don't have anything handy to lock it to. At least that way it'll slow the thief down as they try to ride it away and maybe you can catch them.

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    Hey now, Oshkosh has a population of 60000. I have no desire to live in LA. If you really want to drive here from California to get a free bike be my guest. You'll get a 1995 Gary Fisher Tassajara SS worth maybe $50. I'll even PM you my address
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