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Old 04-21-11, 11:39 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-21-11, 11:40 PM   #2
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you let your bike out of your sight? wtf who does that?
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Old 04-21-11, 11:52 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear that... Immoral society!
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that sucks. then again, valuable lesson learned?
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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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should one keep a lock on even inside? discuss.
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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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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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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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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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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.

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Old 04-22-11, 10:17 AM   #15
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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.
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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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Old 04-22-11, 11:25 AM   #19
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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.
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Unless your bike was in the middle.
I never said it was the best idea...
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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.
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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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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Old 04-22-11, 02:03 PM   #23
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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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