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Old 06-15-21, 03:31 PM
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Lock Your Bike? NYC Casualty

Walking through the city and found this sad sight. Made sure to get a drive side photo
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Old 06-15-21, 03:40 PM
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Petty thieves carry crank pullers these days? What's the world coming to?
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Old 06-15-21, 03:45 PM
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when i lived in brooklyn my friend had his brake pads stolen one day
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There must be something else keeping the stem from disappearing. Pitlock or something. Same for the seapost. I've seen saddles chained to the frame still, but the seatpost taken.
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Even buggered up the seat, I hate thieves.
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Old 06-15-21, 03:58 PM
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Surprisingly complete for a city lock-up.
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Old 06-15-21, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_bike View Post
when i lived in brooklyn my friend had his brake pads stolen one day
Somebody stole my handlebar tape one day. Welcome to LA.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
There must be something else keeping the stem from disappearing. Pitlock or something. Same for the seapost. I've seen saddles chained to the frame still, but the seatpost taken.
Q/Rs definitely appear to have security fittings on them.

In NYC, anything is possible.

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Old 06-15-21, 04:08 PM
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Given the flat tire and amount of rust, I wouldn't be surprised if that was sitting there for quite some time and was seen as ripe for harvesting.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
There must be something else keeping the stem from disappearing. Pitlock or something. Same for the seapost. I've seen saddles chained to the frame still, but the seatpost taken.

Rust, aluminum oxide adhesion...
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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
Even buggered up the seat, I hate thieves.
The seat is chained or cabled to the frame.
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Old 06-15-21, 04:20 PM
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I always thought a lock set that sent an electric shock would be a fine invention...
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Old 06-15-21, 06:59 PM
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Hollywood is terrible right now. There's homeless camped out everywhere, and a piles of stolen bikes in their camps. I won't lock my bike anywhere around there.
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Old 06-15-21, 08:45 PM
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The rear tire's valve cap is gone...but both valve nuts are still there!
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Old 06-15-21, 09:58 PM
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Interesting aluminum/steel frame. Is that a Raleigh Technium? Yep, found the badge.

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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
Even buggered up the seat, I hate thieves.
The seat is chained or cabled to the frame.
It looks like the seat bolt is locking in some fashion. So, as @Dylansbob suggests, they were likely after the seatpost, but need to try to twist it loose.
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Old 06-15-21, 10:01 PM
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It might be fun to take a $100 or $150 "vintage" bike and lock it up outside of a Brooklyn or NYC apartment with a super heavy duty lock (worth more than the bike). Put a day/night camera on it, and observe the bike as it slowly disappears.

Perhaps get permission for the "science project" from the building owner or public works.

Pitlocks or glued in ball bearings would make it more interesting.

Time lapse replay.
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It might be fun to take a $100 or $150 "vintage" bike and lock it up outside of a Brooklyn or NYC apartment with a super heavy duty lock (worth more than the bike). Put a day/night camera on it, and observe the bike as it slowly disappears.

Perhaps get permission for the "science project" from the building owner or public works.

Pitlocks or glued in ball bearings would make it more interesting.

Time lapse replay.
Persistent Surveillance
how the IED perps were found in Mosel
would work there too
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Not so funny

My daughter was commuting in London peak-hour, got to near the bottom of a steep hill, applied brakes .... nothing. Sailed thru intersection screaming and some quick-thinking pedestrians grabbed her before she crashed. Pads stolen overnight, didn't notice. Moral of the tale - check your brakes before you set off every time.
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My daughter was commuting in London peak-hour, got to near the bottom of a steep hill, applied brakes .... nothing. Sailed thru intersection screaming and some quick-thinking pedestrians grabbed her before she crashed. Pads stolen overnight, didn't notice. Moral of the tale - check your brakes before you set off every time.
Oh, sorry, I'm glad your daughter is OK.

What a nuisance!!!

Were those the gold plated pads?

I'm seeing on E-Bay, 5 pairs of V-Brake pads for $8.81, and 10 pairs of vintage style caliper pads & holders for $8.99.

No prison time required!!! I'm tempted to try them out.

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I want to apologize to @Johno59. I interpreted the removing the pads as an opportunistic theft by some uncaring thief. I hadn't realized it was intentional to put an unsuspecting rider in danger. I hope the perpetrators get identified and locked up before someone gets seriously injured.

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Not surprised

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Oh, sorry, I'm glad your daughter is OK.

What a nuisance!!!

Were those the gold plated pads?

I'm seeing on E-Bay, 5 pairs of V-Brake pads for $8.81, and 10 pairs of vintage style caliper pads & holders for $8.99.

No prison time required!!! I'm tempted to try them out.
She contacted the police and they said it wasn't the first time and people do it so they can film "typical lunatic " cyclists running red lights at the nearby intersection at a nearby hill in the neighbourhood.
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She contacted the police and they said it wasn't the first time and people do it so they can film "typical lunatic " cyclists running red lights at the nearby intersection at a nearby hill in the neighbourhood.
Hmm... do the videos get uploaded to YouTube or similar? Something on the mysterious dark web? Could they be traced?

I'm sorry, I didn't realize earlier this was intended to put a person in danger.

Is it possible the "Good Samaritans" were in on the scheme?

Unless a camera was hidden at the scene, it sounds like someone was potentially stalking your daughter. Knowing when she likely would be riding her bike to school or work. Specifically choosing her bike to target.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Petty thieves carry crank pullers these days? What's the world coming to?
...and apparently a chain-breaker tool or the special pliers for the quick-link.
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smh.

The only time I lock my bike is when it's inside my house.
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