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Old 08-15-01, 03:23 PM
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No Respect

People just have no respect for other peoples stuff.....
Today the unthinkable happened, when I stepped out of my house this morning at 5:00am to make my daily commute to work, I went to unlock my beloved bicycle from where I store it and discovered, to my shigrin that althoe it had been double locked (pee-wee herman style) with a heavy cable lock and a chain with a padlock, SOMEONE STOLE MY RIDE. Now I am wheeless. Oh what am I to do, I cant afford to buy a new bike right now....by the time I save up enough to get a new one it will be well into November.

Im so depressed
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Old 08-15-01, 03:36 PM
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How pathetic Snoop. I'm sorry for your loss. I'll never understand how someone can do such a thing.
What about a pawn shop or, dare I say it, department store bike just to get you by until you can save up for a good one?
I rode a Wally World (Mongoose) for 1 1/2 yrs. before I bought a good one.
Hope everything works out. Have you checked with your insurance company? Homeowners might cover it. DG
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Old 08-15-01, 03:40 PM
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Sorry for your loss,I know you must have an empty feeling inside.
Check out eBay you may be able to snag a decent ride cheap.
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Old 08-15-01, 04:00 PM
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Snoop - sorry to hear about that. Hope Karma catches up with the parasite...

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Old 08-15-01, 04:09 PM
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Happened to me a few years ago, Snoop. Having a bike stolen just plain sucks!

That's why I NEVER leave my bike out of my sight where others can see it (except at university where I have no choice. I just lock it up next to some other ultra spanky bike there so that a thief will just pass it by).

Another thing is to make sure those locks go through the frame, rather than just a wheel or something.

P.S. I hope the thief gets eaten alive by a mad goat!

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Old 08-15-01, 06:00 PM
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Snoop-man,

Hang in there, it's not over until the fat lady sings.
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Old 08-15-01, 07:12 PM
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I got my new hybrid stolen a few months ago... Got out of lab at midnight and the bike was gone. And the bike was parked in a medical research area where there are tons of cameras around!!!

Look at the bright side: this gives you a chance to get a better bike, albeit in the distant future!
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Old 08-15-01, 07:30 PM
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Man, that sucks! Im sorry, i had one of my bikes stolen a few years ago, i was sooo freaking bummed! Thats why i now have my bikes in my bedroom. As for a replacement bike, check out your local yard sales, this is a good time to pick up a clasic road bike for a few bucks!
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Old 08-15-01, 07:47 PM
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that bites!
I had my seat stolen once. That was when i was about 13 yrs old. Had to ride home from the theater standing all the way. my buddy wasnt so lucky. They got his front tire. He had to walk.
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Old 08-15-01, 07:59 PM
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In all fairness, there is something about stealing a bike that is lower than car-thieving. It's like kidnapping a loved one.
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Old 08-15-01, 10:06 PM
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Sorry to hear about that Snoop, I had a bike stolen a few years ago that I'd only had for a few weeks. Hope you get a new ride soon.
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Old 08-15-01, 10:08 PM
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Thanx Everyone,
It's comforting to know that someone cares.
I will trust in the Lord and all will turn out the way it is suspose to be.
It may sound silly, but i know He is with me on this, this morning I was in a blind rage over the loss of my bike, WIth a quick prayer, I could physicaly feel Him removing my anger and tention, I was able to let go of the situation and turn it over to God (and the police) I was even able to forgive the culprit, I made some posters offering a reward, no questions asked for the return of my bike.
cheers
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Old 08-15-01, 11:23 PM
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Bike thieves, and other thieves for that matter, should be shot in the head. Even better if they're caught in the act. Point the gun at their pathetic forehead, then listen to him beg...then off the punk! Say it was protection of property or something. The lesser of their kind alive, the better.
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Old 08-16-01, 12:35 AM
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Altwegg, i just hope your not serious...
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Old 08-16-01, 03:28 AM
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Bike thieves, and other thieves for that matter, should be shot in the head.
Too good for 'em. What if they knew that every single day for the rest of their lives they'd have to get up at 4AM and work 12 hours at hard labor without a break.
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Old 08-16-01, 08:46 AM
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Snoop,

Bummer, but this is the opportunity to upgrade the ride!
Definitely check out the homeowners insurance, it should cover your bike minus the deductible. (Every little bit helps.)

I had my bike stolen a few months back, and was major bummed...but then I seized the opportunity and got this sweet ride I have now. :cool:

They are alot more understanding at work now too, as far as parking my wheels in my office. Hang in there, if the funds are low follow-up on the suggestions above and hit the yard sales, etc. Good luck!
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Old 08-16-01, 08:52 AM
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Any chance it's covered under any renters insurance or homeowners (if you have either)?

Bummer.
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Old 08-16-01, 09:16 AM
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Snoop - first, report the bike stolen, second go check all of the local pawn shops and used sporting goods store. A friend had his and his girlfriends bikes stolen (from inside their house). Started calling around with a description and found it at the local "Play it Again Sports" used sports shop. You might get lucky. Also check eBay and Yahoo auctions to see if it turns up.

Good luck. And DG's suggestion about looking for a bike at a Pawn shop is good. Bought my first MTB their many moons ago and was able to get a lot of bang for the buck. And, the price is negotiable.
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Old 08-16-01, 09:44 AM
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Yeh thats really gut renching! Snoop , know what it feels like also to have a cycle stolen , and i have suffered at the hands of thieves twice!
2nd time! some ar**hole took the front wheel of my bike while on a cycle tour in France a couple of years ago , man did that leave me "high and dry"
god bless
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Old 08-16-01, 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by Altwegg
Bike thieves, and other thieves for that matter, should be shot in the head.
Sorry Atwegg, I cant agree with ya there, I hope that the thief will see the errors of his ways and possibly return my bike.
Barring that I hope to apeal to there greed, Im offering a 100$ reward for the safe return of my bike, no questions asked. of course i am a realist and dont expect either to happen (but I can hope) But I dont think my bike is worth a life, not even a bottom feeder like a bike theif.
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Old 08-16-01, 05:33 PM
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Bike theft is very common here in North America, that is why if your riding an expensive bike "never I mean really Never lock you bike to any bike stand coz' no matter how well is your bike lock theives will have a way of getting into your bike,
Snoop, I am very sorry to hear about your lost, maybe our friend "Upstair" has something for you in the future
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Originally posted by snoop_dujour
Thanx Everyone,
It's comforting to know that someone cares...It may sound silly, but i know He is with me on this, this morning I was in a blind rage over the loss of my bike, WIth a quick prayer, I could physicaly feel Him removing my anger and tention, I was able to let go of the situation and turn it over to God (and the police) I was even able to forgive the culprit...
cheers
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You know,

This is perhaps the most mature attitude one can have.

Everyone on this earth has something to be angry about, if they wanted to. Everyone has suffered. But to let go of anger and forgive, that not only takes strength, I believe it brings peace.

To have your bike stolen is terrible. To have your peace stolen is a catastrophie.

You have my highest respect, snoop.
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Old 08-16-01, 05:49 PM
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Sorry to hear it Snoop.

I know karma will get em.
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Old 08-16-01, 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by Pete Clark

You know,

This is perhaps the most mature attitude one can have.

Everyone on this earth has something to be angry about, if they wanted to. Everyone has suffered. But to let go of anger and forgive, that not only takes strength, I believe it brings peace.

To have your bike stolen is terrible. To have your peace stolen is a catastrophie.

You have my highest respect, snoop.
These are fine words of wisdom. Living well after the event is the best revenge.

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Old 08-19-01, 04:27 PM
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Sorry to hear about your bike. Make sure to report it to the police. Some police station end up with many stolen bikes that are never claimed by their rightful owners. Short of finding your own, You may at least try to claim somebody else's bike (only kidding)

Try insurances: home, rental (if you have) or work etc.

As for buying some replacement (if only in the maintime): yard sales, classified, pawn shops, etc.

Good luck
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