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Old 06-12-18, 11:31 AM
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I think I can fix this.

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Old 06-12-18, 11:33 AM
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Are you sure it's not just a scratch in the paint?
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Actually, if you can address the rust, those are in a good location for some S&S couplers.
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Old 06-12-18, 12:04 PM
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hey @RobbieTunes is looking for a frame for his build.....is this a 54? maybe a little @gugie help?
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I think you've got your work cut out ;--/
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Tin snips.
A few beer cans.
Four hose clamps.
Craigslist.
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Old 06-12-18, 12:46 PM
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I saw a video of someone who cut a bike in those places and used tape on the gaps. He left it out so thieves could take it. He leaned the bike against a tree at the top of the hill. He video'd the thieves riding it down the (grass-covered) hill and wiping out when the bike came apart.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Wrong tape. Duct tape is considered the fixall. Some baling wire would help reinforce the fix.
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Old 06-12-18, 01:02 PM
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+1 on the S&S couplers.
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Old 06-12-18, 01:19 PM
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I think you better go for her sister, this time around.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
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I think you've got your work cut out ;--/
"Cut.. Out." Ha. Ha. Ha. ... (Ouch!)

+1 for duct tape.

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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I saw a video of someone who cut a bike in those places and used tape on the gaps. He left it out so thieves could take it. He leaned the bike against a tree at the top of the hill. He video'd the thieves riding it down the (grass-covered) hill and wiping out when the bike came apart.
Please tell me this video exists somewhere on youtube
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Originally Posted by tonyfourdogs View Post
Please tell me this video exists somewhere on youtube
I think so, but I'm not volunteering to help you find it. The prankster lies in the bushes and watches and laughs.
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In the words of the late great John Candy "
" this is the kind of thing I see on CL with a note from the seller, who probably doesn't know a cone wrench from a pedal wrench, confidently saying it shouldn't cost much to fix.

the rear part might make an interesting shop stool..
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Old 06-12-18, 02:16 PM
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I like the video with the bike hooked to a cable at the top of a hill. People would steal the bike and take off down the hill until the cable tightened.
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Originally Posted by tonyfourdogs View Post
Please tell me this video exists somewhere on youtube
Search "Bait bike splits in half"
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Old 06-12-18, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I think so, but I'm not volunteering to help you find it. The prankster lies in the bushes and watches and laughs.
On the same theme, search for the vid 'hot seat bike thieves prank'. Raw footage PITA
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They caught quite a few pants on fire.
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^^^^^^ I call BS. So you're a bike thief, you happen upon a parked bike, unlocked, and you DON'T happen to notice two bigeffin' cylinders duct-taped to the seat tube? You DON'T notice that as soon as you grab it, it's about five pounds heavier than it should be? You DON'T notice that the seat looks like it's carved out of Frankenstein's shoulder?

And if they were real thieves, it wouldn't really be "bait" unless the cops were also in on it, ready to take them away.
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Originally Posted by cambiker71 View Post
Search "Bait bike splits in half"
Emotionally appealing, but not wise under American tort law.
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True, but it's still sort of a mercy compared to some tales I've heard. Here in PDX, when the messengers caught a bike thief, they'd beat them senseless with their U-locks, then lock them around the neck to street signs, with the words 'Bike Thief' written on their foreheads in Sharpie marker.

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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
^^^^^^ I call BS. So you're a bike thief, you happen upon a parked bike, unlocked, and you DON'T happen to notice two bigeffin' cylinders duct-taped to the seat tube? You DON'T notice that as soon as you grab it, it's about five pounds heavier than it should be? You DON'T notice that the seat looks like it's carved out of Frankenstein's shoulder?

And if they were real thieves, it wouldn't really be "bait" unless the cops were also in on it, ready to take them away.
Don't believe its b.s.. The propane torches were taped only as a temp'orary means vs holding by hand. Thief possibly would only glance at it but carry on with his heist, not fully 'grasping' what it is. The pranksters were having a day of it.

Also, do you really think the one heisting is going to call the police and file a complaint?

No foul hijinks.

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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Wrong tape. Duct tape is considered the fixall. Some baling wire would help reinforce the fix.
That and some JB Weld. If you can't fix it with JB Weld, Duct Tape and Bailing wire... it can't be fixed.
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Originally Posted by cambiker71 View Post
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Thanks! Some proper belly laughs to be had, in spite of the blatant sadism of the guys doing the pranking. I get it, stealing bikes isn't cool, but neither is being an a$$hole.
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