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Old 04-28-10, 04:10 PM
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Brooks Saddle Thief (Dead or Alive)
Date: 2010-04-28, 10:16AM PDT
Reply to: sale-nc5vm-1714590113@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Over the past week and a half an alarming number of very worn in brooks saddles have been getting stolen. The thief seems to be operating in a small area between the ferry building and third street, not straying to far off market. About four messengers i know have lost their deeply broken in saddles and i have noticed more people that usual walking their recently dethroned bikes. Lets catch this *******! If anybody has any leads, or has bought a heavily broken in Brooks, write me. Their original owners will happily pay a reward for their saddles back, or to watch a public execution of the culprit.


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I thought it was kind of funny. I've never seen locals get so mad that they resort to the Victorian Era.
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Old 04-28-10, 04:22 PM
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don't hold back tell us how you really feel! although I do agree
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Why stop at Victorian Era... why not go for good ol' Hammurabi's Code

anyone caught stealing a Brooks will have their Hands cut off so they cannot steal again. And for good measure they'll have their butts cut off too so they may never again experience the comfort of a tensioned leather saddle.
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And for good measure they'll have their butts cut off too so they may never again experience the comfort of a tensioned leather saddle.
Cruel and definitely unusual.
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Dad's Brooks got stolen while I was borrowing his bike but that was 20 years ago in New Mexico.
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
Why stop at Victorian Era... why not go for good ol' Hammurabi's Code

anyone caught stealing a Brooks will have their Hands cut off so they cannot steal again. And for good measure they'll have their butts cut off too so they may never again experience the comfort of a tensioned leather saddle.
I humbly disagree...their butts should be left firmly in place...so they can feel every inch of the torn off cover, padding falling apart, sitting on springs monstrosity that crowns the huffy beach cruiser they are strapped on and forced to ride for 2 years.
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Do they steal the seat post as well?

There are locks.

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/pitlock.asp

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They're now part of the federal governments saddle redistribution program.
Some people can't afford saddles, so they're giving them yours.
It's a right.
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You guys crack me up! I was just browsing for a new saddle and I saw this listing. I thought it was pretty comedic -- gave me a good chuckle.
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