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Had a break in - lots of C&V stuff stolen

Old 02-05-23, 10:14 PM
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Thank you. I also put up some feelers on a couple of the Oklahoma cycling Facebook sites but it feels like the trail is starting to grow cold

Since youíre in Norman too I will put out a shameless plug for Scissortail cycles repair shop on East Gray close to the RR tracks. Shop has slightly different hours as Dewayne the owner is working on welding up custom frames on Mondays and Tuesdays but is open Wednesday through Saturday!

former lead mechanic at Buchanans, he has experience ranging from helping me with old projects on up to working on the most modern e-bikes
Recently had Dewayne check the frame alignment on a Peugeot Dolomites. Nice to meet him at his new shop. Years ago had my Roberts 1978-9 touring frame built up at Buchanans.
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Old 02-06-23, 11:01 AM
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the lesson i learned after loosing my road bike in the 80's is to get back in the saddle and ride. it took me years to get over my loss but the loss was the small part.

it was the loss of exercise and all the goes with riding a nice bike.

after getting married, i bought a shwinn high sierra and another bike for my wife. whatever you lose in life, just keep going; bicycles are replaceable and i don't need a high end anything, mostly i use 'good enuf' stuff. it's your life and purpose that is most important. the pain eventually goes away and hopefully some lessons are learned.

i had to learn to always lock my bike and at work always lock my tool chest......i used to work next to the shop tool thief and everyone knew who he was.
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Old 02-06-23, 01:22 PM
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Guy went to jail.
Good news!
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Old 02-07-23, 09:15 AM
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So the guy had already unloaded everything, and it's "gone?"

So sorry. Again- best luck for recovery and hope you can get some insurance help with it.

I doubt it, but there was a second person in the truck on the security camera that night and speculation is stuff was likely stashed at another location- possibly the buddieís place who hasnít been identified yet that I know of.

I was hopeful initially but now itís been almost 2 weeks. I filled out an itemized list as best I could for the police But even they said that most smart criminals Avoid pawnshops with a big ticket items because thereís some kind of reporting net work. I donít believe this gentleman in question was smart or are but if he had any way to alert a buddy to dump the loot he probably would have by now
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Originally Posted by Duo
the lesson i learned after loosing my road bike in the 80's is to get back in the saddle and ride. it took me years to get over my loss but the loss was the small part.

it was the loss of exercise and all the goes with riding a nice bike.

after getting married, i bought a shwinn high sierra and another bike for my wife. whatever you lose in life, just keep going; bicycles are replaceable and i don't need a high end anything, mostly i use 'good enuf' stuff. it's your life and purpose that is most important. the pain eventually goes away and hopefully some lessons are learned.

i had to learn to always lock my bike and at work always lock my tool chest......i used to work next to the shop tool thief and everyone knew who he was.
Thank you for the kind words and I understand the sentiment. I will say that in life I have been blessed with plenty of ďstuffĒ , but stuff will never take care of you when youíre sick, tuck you in bed and kiss you on the cheek like a spouse will, giggle hysterically while playing hide and go seek like a young daughter, or simultaneously listen to your problems and attempt to steal your hamburger at the same time like a dog will do (or ignore you like a cat &#128514

Iíve still got plenty of stuff to ride when I want to go for a spin, so thatís not a problem. I guess Iím just a bit more aware now.
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Recently had Dewayne check the frame alignment on a Peugeot Dolomites. Nice to meet him at his new shop. Years ago had my Roberts 1978-9 touring frame built up at Buchanans.
Awesome! That Roberts was back when Fred was running that shop I assume? And I have met the new proprietor of Buchananís on a couple of occasions and spent a few bucks on a lighting system as well as referred a friend to go buy a new specialized mountain bike there. We got to help out our small bike shops when we can Because it would be a sad day if all we had were mega bikemartsand places like trek corporate stores. (Which we have already seen downtown)
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Awesome! That Roberts was back when Fred was running that shop I assume? And I have met the new proprietor of Buchananís on a couple of occasions and spent a few bucks on a lighting system as well as referred a friend to go buy a new specialized mountain bike there. We got to help out our small bike shops when we can Because it would be a sad day if all we had were mega bikemartsand places like trek corporate stores. (Which we have already seen downtown)
Sorry about the break in. Hope for recovery of lost items. Anyway, yes that was back when Fred was running the shop. Always enjoyed a trip to Norman, and visit Buchanan Bikes. Still have the original TA crankset on the bike! Had a lovely visit to Norman to pickup the Peugeot from Dewayne, first getting a coffee at Grey Owl. Hadnít been there in years, great coffee shop, a cooperative (isnít that a felony in Oklahoma?), lovely ĎGrateful Deadí vibe. And there were some Freddie handmade bikes hanging on the walls, which I donít remember seeing.

Braised Freddie, 1985 or so?

Super Record

Couldnít identify this older bike, Simplex suicide front derailleur shifter!
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Keep an eye on any internet based business (like Pros Closet) that buys stuff through email and pictures. Most are "no questions asked". We had a bike theft ring operating locally a couple years ago. The smart ones take it or send it out of state immediately.
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