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Old 06-20-09, 04:50 AM
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Having parts stolen?

I was just wondering if anyone is aware of this happening?

I've heard of wheels or seatposts with quick release being taken if they aren't locked, but what about something like the handebars. You have a maximum or 3 allen bolts to undo (30 seconds), 4 wires to clip (10 seconds) and your away with what is generally quite an expensive area of a bike.

Just curious if this has happened to anyone, or if it's something I've thought up and theives just don't bother with.
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Old 06-20-09, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
I was just wondering if anyone is aware of this happening?

I've heard of wheels or seatposts with quick release being taken if they aren't locked, but what about something like the handebars. You have a maximum or 3 allen bolts to undo (30 seconds), 4 wires to clip (10 seconds) and your away with what is generally quite an expensive area of a bike.

Just curious if this has happened to anyone, or if it's something I've thought up and theives just don't bother with.
I have had one bike stripped of everything removable while it was parked at school, considering it was an old beater I can only assume someone wanted to piss me off. Anything is possible if someone wants it bad enough for what ever reason. I can clear a ulock in under a minute with the proper tools.

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Old 06-20-09, 05:36 AM
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It happens mostly in major urban areas, often when a bike is left locked outside overnight. When I lived in Montreal the local couriers used to call the area around McGill University the 'bike shop', as that's where they would go for replacement parts......
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