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Old 05-21-02, 10:26 AM   #26
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The last bike I had stolen (about 4 years ago), the cop told me that the pros travel all over Washington State stealing bikes then dump them in Seattle (this was in Walla Walla, about 300 miles from Seattle). He estimated they would be able to sell my Klein for between $40 and $100. It was locked securely to my car, no problem for those fellows.
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Old 05-21-02, 10:40 AM   #27
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im lucky enough to not have had a bike stolen. though our house was broken into a couple of months age, we had all gone out for a curry, and came back and the had stolen a load of stuff includin my mates bike, luckily it was a cheapish dawes.

the closest ive come to having my bike stolen was last winter, i had gone swimming at the local pool, and when i had finished it was dark, tho i had parked and locked my bike in the bike stands next to the pool. my lock must have been strong enough coz when i had returned i saw they had tried to wrench the rear wheel out of the stand, having tried that they bent my rear wheel. i guessed htey realised they couldnt get it, so i thought they had left it at that, but no, just coz they couldnt steal it they then slashed my tyres

as a result i had to get a new back wheel built, and a new rear tyre (the wall had been slashed beyond repair )

but better than having to buy a whole new bike
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Old 05-21-02, 10:41 AM   #28
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Theft of any kind is still big bussiness, people steal your Identity, you have a thing and you leave it unattended, someone will try to get their hands on it , its as simple as that, I don't want to sound like a soothsayer, but eversince time inmemorial somebody will try to get things that doesn't belong to them, so Bike theft is still a big business everywhere
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Old 05-22-02, 12:27 AM   #29
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You don't know where I come from. I know where you come from -- I know that you can afford one Colnago you can afford another. You might not be able to buy some more stocks this year is all. Or take your nice vacation to Utah. Or you might have to ask daddy for more money. Or order up with your shop-employee discount. Or gosh-golly you might have to replace your nice Record bike with Chorus and ain't that just the end of your world? See, I know you all.

You, on the other hand, don't know my situation. Who are you to judge?

This is a quote from a link posted at the begining of this thread.

This guy is complete wanker. He likes to stereotype cylists but doesn't like it when people stereotype thieves, a real class act.

I had a bike stolen ~7 years ago, it was my first serious MTB and I was in love with that bike. I even had some suspension forks on order for it. I had it set up perfectly, everything was colour coordinated from the anodised drink bottle cages to the anodised bar ends. It was only worth $700 new and was about 2 years old, but it was mine.

I hope the @$%#er that stole it got collected by a truck on his way to Cash Converters.


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