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stolen front wheel

Old 01-20-06, 06:06 PM
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stolen front wheel

i know this is a total longshot, but today at some point (between 3:15pm and 6:00pm) on the corner of w. houston and broadway, in front of crate and barrel, the front wheel of my bike was stolen. it was a mavic open pro rim laced to a suzue pro max hub with a vittoria rubino tire. if anyone comes across this wheel somewhere please let me know, pm or email (tall_animals@yahoo.com). it is sorely missed.
thanks a lot.
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Old 01-20-06, 06:11 PM
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What city?
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Old 01-20-06, 06:13 PM
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NYC and you didn't lock it?.... *slaps wrist*
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Old 01-20-06, 06:39 PM
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I would keep a lookout, but you just described the most generic fixed wheel build ever.

In the future, perhaps you should try what I did. I took a paint marker and wrote on the rimstrip "If the guy riding this bike isn't (my name and physical description), then it is STOLEN. Please call (parents home phone) and hold the bike". It actually worked, unfortunately it was after I forgot that I put it there and sold the wheelset to a friend who went to the LBS for a truing.
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Old 01-20-06, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
I would keep a lookout, but you just described the most generic fixed wheel build ever.

In the future, perhaps you should try what I did. I took a paint marker and wrote on the rimstrip "If the guy riding this bike isn't (my name and physical description), then it is STOLEN. Please call (parents home phone) and hold the bike". It actually worked, unfortunately it was after I forgot that I put it there and sold the wheelset to a friend who went to the LBS for a truing.


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Old 01-20-06, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
I would keep a lookout, but you just described the most generic fixed wheel build ever.

In the future, perhaps you should try what I did. I took a paint marker and wrote on the rimstrip "If the guy riding this bike isn't (my name and physical description), then it is STOLEN. Please call (parents home phone) and hold the bike". It actually worked, unfortunately it was after I forgot that I put it there and sold the wheelset to a friend who went to the LBS for a truing.
i actually did mark it with a secrect mark so i will know if it is mine. i did this after reading a ton of posts about stuff getting stolen and stuff, but my insurance might cover it, thank goodness for apartment insurance.
anyway thanks for the idea.
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Old 01-20-06, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
I would keep a lookout, but you just described the most generic fixed wheel build ever.

In the future, perhaps you should try what I did. I took a paint marker and wrote on the rimstrip "If the guy riding this bike isn't (my name and physical description), then it is STOLEN. Please call (parents home phone) and hold the bike". It actually worked, unfortunately it was after I forgot that I put it there and sold the wheelset to a friend who went to the LBS for a truing.
HA!

great idea though...
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Old 01-21-06, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tall_animals
i know this is a total longshot, but today at some point (between 3:15pm and 6:00pm) on the corner of w. houston and broadway, in front of crate and barrel, the front wheel of my bike was stolen. it was a mavic open pro rim laced to a suzue pro max hub with a vittoria rubino tire. if anyone comes across this wheel somewhere please let me know, pm or email (tall_animals@yahoo.com). it is sorely missed.
thanks a lot.
how long were you inside the building for just out of curiosity?
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Old 01-21-06, 01:25 PM
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you are in NYC and didn't lock the front? Lesson learned.

Hope it all works out for you.
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Old 01-21-06, 03:30 PM
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stop whinning and go steal a wheel.
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Old 01-21-06, 04:05 PM
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did you not lock your wheel?

did you not lock it and it is QR?
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Old 01-21-06, 05:09 PM
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tall - what kind of apartment insurance do you have? i'm in the market for some.
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Old 01-21-06, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by evanyc
tall - what kind of apartment insurance do you have? i'm in the market for some.
me too.
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Old 01-22-06, 08:57 AM
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i have the standard renter's insurance from state farm. it is really good because it covers everything and it is only 200 for the year. i would reccomend it.

also: i did not lock up my front wheel. i had the back and the frame locked to a bike rack. thanks to everyone for pointing out the fact that i should have locked it up, it is really helpful.
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