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Old 09-18-11, 03:47 PM
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someone stole my bicycle >:O

Devestated doesnt even begin to describe the feeling. Im the jackass that went to my friends house partied and failed to lock my bike up as there was nothing to lock it up to and I was to dumb to put it in the backyard. still such a ****ty feeling knowing that some dickhead is out and about on my bicycle enjoying a ride while im stuck takin the shoelace express as bicycle is my only means of transportation.got it stolen sunday morning between 4am and 10am. Had put my new saddle on saturday evening. been workin on building this for quite sometime into a respectable single speed and was getting close to my idea of perfection. Now I have to start all over with a bike im not going to be able to love the same as this one.
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Old 09-18-11, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Troywanker View Post
Devestated doesnt even begin to describe the feeling. Im the jackass that went to my friends house partied and failed to lock my bike up as there was nothing to lock it up to and I was to dumb to put it in the backyard. still such a ****ty feeling knowing that some dickhead is out and about on my bicycle enjoying a ride while im stuck takin the shoelace express as bicycle is my only means of transportation.got it stolen sunday morning between 4am and 10am. Had put my new saddle on saturday evening. been workin on building this for quite sometime into a respectable single speed and was getting close to my idea of perfection. Now I have to start all over with a bike im not going to be able to love the same as this one.
I've had three stolen. You can never get used to that deep empty space it carves into your chest. It's almost as bad as losing a good girlfriend...possibly even worse!

Sorry for your loss...

Well don't just sit there!

Get another bike...or frameset...or something!

Get Out of the Dumps!

The sooner you start working towards another bike, the better you'll feel!...I guess it works that way with girlfriends too!




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Old 09-18-11, 04:05 PM
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Id rather lose 100 girlfriend then that bike, that thing is my life. I volunteer at a community cycle project so getting a new bike isnt an issue......its just not going to be MY bicycle there is a way sick peugeot ive been wanting for quite some time from there though so I recon' I have no choice but to buy it in hopes that it fills in a little bit of the void.
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Old 09-18-11, 05:54 PM
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I am paraniod, I had one stolen, and got that recovered. Even when I chain a bike up, I got eyeball on it. Other than that, it is coming inside with me, or I ain't going in. If I was you, I would have brought my bike in the house, if something was said or refuse, I would have said goodbye to the party. Which was more important? And with it being your only means of transportation! Come on man..

I hope you learn well behind this..

Luck to you,
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Old 09-18-11, 08:37 PM
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Sucks! Sorry for your loss. If it's in the backyard, could you figure out who could have access to the area?
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Old 09-18-11, 09:01 PM
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I was just being a drunken turd and neglecting my bike :-/ Ive got other bikes but that was MY bike I loved that thing I rode it atleast 20 miles a day just joy riding. Ive spent so much time riding it, working on it, improving it. didnt realize I was building some useless ****ing prick a sweet bike. been scowering this city lookin for it alot still nothin. I was able to get the serial number at the bikeshop so atleast if the cops find it they can match the serial numbers (not that I have much faith in them).
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Old 09-18-11, 09:27 PM
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I have an idea what that feels like. I once bought a bike, put all kinds of accessories on it, then it was gone. I only noticed later I had the habit of not clicking the padlock. So I got a cable lock that I close with a key. And I can understand if you put work into it to make it your own.

However, that bicycle was ugly, so you must get a new one. Just kidding. There are some single speed bicycles on sale at Chainreactioncycles. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=56055
or there's a bunch of them here: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/C...8&SortBy=Price
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Lulz, you maaaaaaaaad if you think my bikes ugly compared to the orange turd that comes up EWWWWW! And with that price tag??? Geeeezus
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Old 09-19-11, 02:43 AM
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Lulz, you maaaaaaaaad if you think my bikes ugly compared to the orange turd that comes up EWWWWW!
The orange color will be a theft deterrent, though
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Old 09-19-11, 06:25 AM
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Sorry about your loss. All you can do is learn the lesson and move on. Hope you put out notices, and scan your local Craigslist. It might return.

Truth is, ultimately you cannot absolutely prevent bike theft. I've had them stolen while they were chained to a post on a corner with 4 cops. I've had them stolen while I was riding them.

The Buddhists would say that you now have an opportunity to work on your attachments.

Enjoy your next bike.
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I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
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Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
I am paraniod, I had one stolen, and got that recovered. Even when I chain a bike up, I got eyeball on it. Other than that, it is coming inside with me, or I ain't going in. If I was you, I would have brought my bike in the house, if something was said or refuse, I would have said goodbye to the party. Which was more important? And with it being your only means of transportation! Come on man..

I hope you learn well behind this..

Luck to you,
Hey there GS!

These days, what does paranoid mean?

I mean the degree of backstabbing, treachery, robbery, theft, lying, deceit, cheating, and trickery...that goes on is just phenomenal!

These days, to me, paranoid means ..."smart or protective"...and NOT overly protective either!

Salute!

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Old 09-19-11, 01:25 PM
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I've had them stolen while they were chained to a post on a corner with 4 cops.
That is not surprising at all.

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I've had them stolen while I was riding them.
How did that happen?
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Old 09-19-11, 02:34 PM
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How did that happen?
Riding along, followed by 3 guys in a teen gang. 4 other gang members cruising in a 64 Chevy Impala saw the situation and slammed me to the curb with the fender of the car. They piled out and started hitting me with 2x4s and I was surrounded by 7 guys who all wanted my bike. I fought as long as I could, but had to give up the bike.

I went to the police headquarters two blocks away. They wouldn't even take a report for grand theft and assault till someone called to report the crime and could even identify one of the attackers. The police sprang into action and took a report.
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Old 09-19-11, 10:05 PM
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God, looks like cycling has another kind of risk. Maybe your bike was very good. They may not rob a hybrid bike like the one I have (I hope...). You were lucky not to have been physically harmed. Next time, before giving up the bike, punch a hole in the tire
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Bikes can be replaced. I've had 2 stolen, one in the late 80's (a Bridgestone RB-1) and just last year they got my 1967 Raleigh Supercourse that I'd done up with vintage Dura-Ace components, a Brooks Flyer and mustache bars. It's a drag, but you get over it.

Artkansas, I'm glad you came out of it realitively unscathed (at least you're healthy enough to ride now, forgive me if I read too much into that). Like I said, bikes can be replaced, people and health can't. If people like that try and get my bike, they get it. Someone smaller than me though, might give resistance some thought...
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...These days, what does paranoid mean?
Paranoid: Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others.

If your fear and distrust is justified and not irrational, you're not paranoid.
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I feel for your loss, I've had two bikes stolen. The first was my beloved U0-8 that was the first expensive item I bought with my own money back in high school; took it to college and forgot to lock it in the bike storage area one night. It walked away shortly later. The second bike was a Cannondale F700, stolen in the dead of a winter's night from my campsite along a 4WD road, miles from any town. Who would have thought of locking a bike up there? Only thing I can think of is a local homeless person got it.
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