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Old 08-27-07, 09:18 AM   #1
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As Web Fuels Bike Thefts, Victims Turn Vigilantes

Not a local story, but still relevant.
As Web Fuels Bike Thefts, Victims Turn Vigilantes
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Old 08-27-07, 07:07 PM   #2
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Not unusual to see or hear about stolen bikes on eBay or Craig's List. Confrontation and trying to get your bike back can be a dangerous move unless you have the police as your backup. Bike thief has always been a problem and a low priority for law enforcement. Money from parts is only worth it if it's an high end item or a set of wheels. Selling a complete bike, esp a high $$$$ bike, on eBay can often get more money.

How many people take the time and money to register their bikes with their local police depts, DMV, university, or local govt agency? I recall my GF got stopped in SM and was accused of stealing/riding a stolen bike. Even though we had just registered the bike, it wasn't in the system yet and it was a good thing I made a photocopy of the Invoice with the frame/serial number and made her carry it with her. A scary situation for her but it worked out in the end and she got pissed at the accusers...lol. Not too many people own that brand of cruiser bike, at least I haven't seen too many of them any around. Ended up engraving her CDL number by the serial number as an extra precaution.
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Old 08-27-07, 07:17 PM   #3
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What's needed is a explosive charge that can be fitted under the bike seat. Your bike gets stolen, hit the remote and hopefully the low life will never be able to breed anymore like him.
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Old 08-27-07, 10:30 PM   #4
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My first full suspension mountain bike was stolen several years ago and I got obscene pleasure from knowing that I had recently bent the rear dropout... hopefully the punk that stole it was blasting down a hill when the temporary fix failed, and throwing him into a tree or rock.
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It says on the site that people care more about their bikes than their iPods.
Well no duh. Can you commute to school on an iPod? Didn't think so
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It says on the site that people care more about their bikes than their iPods.
Well no duh. Can you commute to school on an iPod? Didn't think so
Well duh..
iPods suck...
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