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Old 09-12-05, 01:52 AM
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They stole my bike!

b******s.

Two locked doors AND a big fat lock on the bike, and still someone manages to steal it.

And I loved that bike.

Well, the good part I guess is that I get to buy a new one so any suggestions are more than welcome. I'm thinking Specialized Sirius, or maybe just maybe I'll dare the leap and get myself my first roadie...
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Old 09-12-05, 02:14 AM
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Sounds like you need to get a beater. I nicer bike will only be a bigger target for theft.
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Old 09-12-05, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by stockholm
b******s.

Two locked doors AND a big fat lock on the bike, and still someone manages to steal it.

And I loved that bike.

Well, the good part I guess is that I get to buy a new one so any suggestions are more than welcome. I'm thinking Specialized Sirius, or maybe just maybe I'll dare the leap and get myself my first roadie...
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Sounds like Sweden has some very determined thieves. Any bike you get, take the front wheel and seatpost with you. And lock it up w/ a big lock that offers theft insurance.
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Old 09-12-05, 09:27 PM
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The ultimate theft resistant bike:

an old-school schwinn beater...chipped paint, non-collectable model, sturmey-archer hub.

Only nice parts allowed are centerpull brakes and alloy rims (for better pad bite).

I'm about ready to find a "womens" schwinn "racer" to turn into a beater. I couldn't care if the toptube is low...I just want something I don't have to pull ballet-style moves to get off of all the time.
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Old 09-12-05, 09:56 PM
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Sweden, wow. I heard they don't even lock up the prisoners in Sweden.
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Old 09-12-05, 11:21 PM
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you sound so non-chalant about it. Maybe you unconsiously wanted thieves to steal your bikes so you could get a new one, yes?
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Old 09-13-05, 12:09 AM
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yay for politically incorrect humor!
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Old 09-13-05, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by 531phile
you sound so non-chalant about it. Maybe you unconsiously wanted thieves to steal your bikes so you could get a new one, yes?
Ha! You should've seen the five paragraphs of rant I edited out before posting...

No, seriously, I'm crushed. I did love that bike. And I did love biking to work.

The trains (and people on them) are killing me AND I'm getting fat. But there's a sale at my LBS with a Columbus Pinta for an extraordinary cheap prize. I think I'll go with that.
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Get a Kona Jake the Snake
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Old 09-13-05, 11:11 AM
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Sorry about your loss. Out of curiosity, what kind of lock did you have and how was it defeated?
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Old 09-13-05, 11:15 AM
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I'd bet money it's someone you know or a neighbor. How else would they know what was behind a closed and locked door worth breaking in?
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Get a folding bike. Only way they can steal it is by breaking into your house. If they do that, you got bigger problems. I heard them Swedish criminals can be rude. Some of them may even be disheveled.
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Originally Posted by awakethesleepin
That is so wrong.
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Originally Posted by catatonic
The ultimate theft resistant bike:

an old-school schwinn beater...chipped paint, non-collectable model, sturmey-archer hub.

Only nice parts allowed are centerpull brakes and alloy rims (for better pad bite).

I'm about ready to find a "womens" schwinn "racer" to turn into a beater. I couldn't care if the toptube is low...I just want something I don't have to pull ballet-style moves to get off of all the time.
Sounds like mine! Dunno what a sturmey-archer hub is though I ride a light blue 70's women's Schwinn Traveler 10-speed. $15, yard sale. Chipped/scratched paint, non-working gear levers, and still some surface rust I haven't gotten to cleaning off yet. It's a nice, smooth ride though! Here's a pic, with all my additions:
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