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Old 06-04-09, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by 2wheelsgood View Post
ugh. shaddap with the racism nonsense already. race wasn't an issue in this thread at all until you made it one, carleton. not to mention the fact that your arguments are worthless because the bike really was stolen! so get over it and stop making yourself a victim ffs.
+1.

if you check back a page, the first mention of race comes in post #9. OP says 'less savory' and 'someone'...anything else has been inferred by the reader.

then again, sometimes it's just fun to get mouthy (keyboardy?) on the interweb...
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Old 06-04-09, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mondaycurse View Post
$6?! Did he trade the guy a Big Mac combo for it?
More like a bucket of KFC extra crispy!






totally kidding...
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Old 06-04-09, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dookie View Post
the first mention of race comes in post #9. OP says 'less savory' and 'someone'...anything else has been inferred by the reader.
Yeah that's pretty much it. To date in this thread there has been no implication that the thief was black/white/yellow/brown/purple/whatever. I'm not sure how it can be racist when race is never mentioned or even hinted at.

It could be considered "classist" to assume a nice bike in a poor part of town is stolen, but to assume "poor" or "less than savory" and "black" are intended as synonyms shows a lot more race bias than the OP ever did.
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Old 06-04-09, 09:11 AM
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Lulz at some of the replies in this thread.

Writing name/number on the rim liner is a good idea but I ride tubulars
Business card down the seat tube is also a good idea. (note to self, get biz cards)
Serial numbers aren't a failsafe as they can be filed off or nonexistent. The PO of my frame scratched his UK ZIP where a serial would go. That's why I can't tell who made my frame
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Old 06-04-09, 09:17 AM
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Almost missed this gem:

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Seems like a coat hangar with a little hook bent into the end would do the trick.
Also a great method for... well... fixin' problems.
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Old 06-04-09, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
It could be considered "classist" to assume a nice bike in a poor part of town is stolen, but to assume "poor" or "less than savory" and "black" are intended as synonyms shows a lot more race bias than the OP ever did.
Yeah, classist is a better term.
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Old 06-15-09, 08:10 AM
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elusive double post!
I talked to the bike's owner yesterday, he said they pulled up to the house w/ his bike sitting out front, there was someone sitting outside also. He said he wanted his bike back, the guy said he had bought it for $10, so my friend offered him $6 (all he had on him) and got his bike back. He said it was fine but showed evidence of an out of control ride/emergency bailout!
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Old 06-15-09, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
elusive double post!
I talked to the bike's owner yesterday, he said they pulled up to the house w/ his bike sitting out front, there was someone sitting outside also. He said he wanted his bike back, the guy said he had bought it for $10, so my friend offered him $6 (all he had on him) and got his bike back. He said it was fine but showed evidence of an out of control ride/emergency bailout!
Ok so it's pretty obvious the guy who "bought" the bike for $10 was the one who stole it in the first place, so he lost nothing and came out $6 ahead in the deal.

But even if we believe him... who steals a fairly nice bike and then sells it for $10? Someone who just likes stealing ****?
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
Ok so it's pretty obvious the guy who "bought" the bike for $10 was the one who stole it in the first place, so he lost nothing and came out $6 ahead in the deal.

But even if we believe him... who steals a fairly nice bike and then sells it for $10? Someone who just likes stealing ****?
someone who doesn't know what it's worth. If you knew nothing about bikes, I could see how you might think that certain fixed gears are POS. I mean, they are pretty elementary.
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
someone who doesn't know what it's worth. If you knew nothing about bikes, I could see how you might think that certain fixed gears are POS. I mean, they are pretty elementary.
Even bike thieves have craigslist, though. I mean come on.
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Old 06-15-09, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
Even bike thieves have craigslist, though. I mean come on.
Yeah I donno about that. I have met a lot of people in the ghetto of New Orleans that had never used the internet...

This guy doesn't sound like a bike thief, just a regular thief who came across a bicicleta
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
I have met a lot of people in the ghetto of New Orleans that had never used the internet...
You are just blowin' my white suburban mind here.
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Old 06-15-09, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
You are just blowin' my white suburban mind here.
I think that even in the hardcore ghettos, kids THESE DAYS are learning how to use the internet. BUT, some of the older guys (like 30 year olds) might not have ever used it in school, so they are completely unfamiliar.

Just saying, I could see how someone would think it's a cheap bike and wouldn't have the know-how/effort to find out the real value of it.
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Old 06-15-09, 09:27 AM
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no brakes, no gears = no good.
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I just read this thread for the first time.
You absolutely know I'd have gone over there with you.
I love that ****e.
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