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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 04-05-05, 05:05 PM   #1
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Fixie got stolen today (NYC)

Title says it all. It was probably my fault because I locked it to something that was easily cut w/o bolt cutters. Anyways, the bike is a blue Lotus (road bike frame) with green tires and a red saddle and red + blue handlebar tape. I don't know what to expect anyone to do if they see it. If I see it what am I supposed to do? I know all the parts on the bike like the back of my hand but why would a police officer let me take it from someone who would claim it was theirs? I'm keeping an eye on craigslist, is there anything else I should be doing? Thanks.
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How about we start a collection?
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Old 04-05-05, 05:20 PM   #3
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Well that's terrible. I'd help if I can.
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Well that's terrible. I'd help if I can.
You can donate money to the collection.
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post a pic. if i see it, i'll throw my lock around it and contact you. i did this once to a friend's bike and got it back for him.
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Title says it all. It was probably my fault because I locked it to something that was easily cut w/o bolt cutters. Anyways, the bike is a blue Lotus (road bike frame) with green tires and a red saddle and red + blue handlebar tape. I don't know what to expect anyone to do if they see it. If I see it what am I supposed to do? I know all the parts on the bike like the back of my hand but why would a police officer let me take it from someone who would claim it was theirs? I'm keeping an eye on craigslist, is there anything else I should be doing? Thanks.
condolences... that really sucks. i remember your bike - if i see it, i'll do what i can (like msngr said). where did it get yanked?
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Old 04-05-05, 05:45 PM   #7
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Here's a pic. Mind you this is w/o the green tires and red saddle I later installed and thereis a light where the lock holder is now but you get the idea. The frame is big, by the way. It's like 60 cm so it's hard to miss. It got yanked on 87th and lex. I left it on the corner (where there's a lot of foot traffic) though it WAS the middle of the freakin' day.
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lets hope the theive is dumb enough to sell on craigslist and we'll all go over to "check out" the bike and then let natural selection do the rest. But really, i'm sure we'll all keep an eye out.
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How'd it get stolen exactly?
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Old 04-05-05, 06:38 PM   #11
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Well I lock it up in the same place every day except today another bike was on my usual streetpost so I decided to lock it up to the newspaper dispensers right next to it. I locked it up to this chain connecting two dispensers and when I came back the chain had been cut from one of the dispensers and they just had to slide my U-lock out.
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bad move.. I will keep alook out for it. Go to St Marks place and Thompkins Sq park or Washington Sq Park.

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dang...sorry to hear that. thats right in my neighborhood too. do you know the serial number of your bike? if so, i'm sure you could be easily justified in tackling any fool you see riding around on it.
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I can see the headlines now "Biker Gang" roughs up local theif
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that has been done before. We were in Washington sq park and we spotted a guy riding a stolen track bike. about 15 bikers chased him down by Cooper Union and the beat down proceeded. That was when we all hanged out at the park ..The good days!! My boy ran that boy off the road.

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Sorry to hear that. It is a beatiful bike. If I see anything like it online, I'll let you know.
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