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Old 12-07-05, 05:29 PM
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stolen between the hours of 3:30 and 5 pm on wednesday afternoon from 11th and berks on temple's campus.

it's a 50cm frame, grey deep vs, fixed gear. no hand brakes. bullhorn handle bars with blue bar wrap and yellow oury grips on the tops. 9:30 sticker on the down tube, inner tube wrap on the top tube, ends are taped with white tape. three spoke cards in rear wheel- one from dailey's bday race, one from colleen's crawl, and the other a red ECIFC business card. silver mks sylvan pedals with silver toe clips and white leather straps.

SERIAL # is M4120193

If you see my bike, please get it back for me. i offer cash reward no questions asked.
240.481.6903

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Old 12-07-05, 06:50 PM
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Old 12-07-05, 06:51 PM
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Also, check down at 17th or 18th and Titan St in So. Philly. I have seen many a bike for sale on that corner that doesn't really fit the area. Several people have posted on CL that this is a place to look for stolen bikes.
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I heard the garage is filled with bikes. I haven't had a chance to ride by and check it out. People should break in and get them out if that's for real. It's ridiculous if that's where stolen bikes are going. There's so many stolen bikes lately I feel like leaving out some old bikes and following these scumbags to wherever it is they go.
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Old 12-07-05, 10:25 PM
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how and to what was it locked?
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Old 12-07-05, 10:44 PM
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it was locked to an iron fence with a new mini u on the top tube. also, there is a little security stand there with university police sitting there, and four cameras mounted on top. i'm hoping they caught the guy on film. i don't know how they got it, the lock wasn't left there and the fence wasn't cut. i am left sad and alone

ps. nobody else in philly rides this frame in this size (i don't think). i have dropped my business card in the handlebars, the seattube, and the seat post.
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Old 12-07-05, 11:10 PM
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Titan, huh... it's worth a look. I'll swing by there tomorrow and take a peek.

Sorry about your bike. I'll keep an eye out
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Old 12-07-05, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by gnat
it was locked to an iron fence with a new mini u on the top tube. also, there is a little security stand there with university police sitting there, and four cameras mounted on top. i'm hoping they caught the guy on film. i don't know how they got it, the lock wasn't left there and the fence wasn't cut. i am left sad and alone

ps. nobody else in philly rides this frame in this size (i don't think). i have dropped my business card in the handlebars, the seattube, and the seat post.
that's fücked up! how the hell could someone steal it without cutting the fence in broad daylight? defective lock? liquid nitrogen and a hammer? i'd like to know!
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Old 12-08-05, 02:08 AM
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The only IRO i've seen in philly is mine, but I'll keep an eye out. Business card in the tube, good idea.
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Sorry about your bike. I actually have yet to see an IRO here. But I'll keep an eye out and try not to accost skelly if his/her bike is the same size... gl
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Old 12-08-05, 09:39 AM
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Do you live in the Kardon bldg? I'm sorry that your ride was ripped off.
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Old 12-08-05, 12:05 PM
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no i don't. i live off campus. they ****ty thing is that it was my last class... on the last day of classes...and it was only locked there for a little over an hour. i'm bummed.
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I was just trying to understand why you would leave it on the ghetto side of campus. Maybe the campus has changed in the few years since I've been there, but 11th street was not such a great place. 12th would be better. I locked my ghetto beater to the rack in front of the engineering bldg. for the time that I was there. I locked my nicer bike to the racks under the library overhang. Were you in Anderson/Gladfelter Hall?

Hell, they may have even built something in the "dirt lot" since I left... I guess the campus was trying to expand towards the SEPTA train station...
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Old 12-08-05, 03:08 PM
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i had class in anderson. and while it is more ghetto, i figured having the little security guard with 4 cameras there would be a deterrent. guesssss not.
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Originally Posted by celephaiz
Sorry about your bike. I actually have yet to see an IRO here. But I'll keep an eye out and try not to accost skelly if his/her bike is the same size... gl
mine's a 53cm. don't hurt me...
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man, temple is an island.

i'll keep my eyes open down this-a-ways.
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Originally Posted by skelly
mine's a 53cm. don't hurt me...
all in jest.

also OP, let us know if you come up with how they busted your krypto mini. I use it too and it could have happened to anyone. I'd just like to know anything possible on how to keep my bike that much safer. I am sorry though and hope it is recovered.
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i live 17th and norris. i see shady bikes all the time.

i try to talk to people on bikes that probably dont belong to them but they run off.
i see/saw your bike all the time. sorry about your loss.
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thanks guys. i appreciate everything. i will post anything else i find out.
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