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Old 11-26-10, 01:05 PM
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My bike was stolen today

Hey there

My Tsunami was stolen today. This is the only one like it in this area. If you see it somewhere do me a favor and let me know. It was stolen at 5th and Wilshire in santa Monica.

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Old 11-26-10, 01:22 PM
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sucks! I'll keep an eye out for it.

I think I saw you in PV yesterday. I was with my dad just starting the loop around the peninsula. You were with a medium sized group just turning into the residential area heading down toward Redondo Beach. I think you were riding that bike.
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Old 11-26-10, 03:40 PM
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Damn! Sorry to hear that. Will keep an eye out...

What happened?
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What a *************! I'll keep an on on SART!
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Hey Rob,

Very sorry to hear about this. Of course I'll keep my eyes and ears open. Hope you can recover your bike or get another ride built up soon.
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Old 11-26-10, 05:06 PM
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Sorry to hear that. How did it happen? Unlocked while you ran into a coffee shop?
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Old 11-26-10, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
Sorry to hear that. How did it happen? Unlocked while you ran into a coffee shop?
Correct except it was a grocery store. I was in and out in about 5 minutes. I think they saw me put it on the bike rack, wrap my helmet around it, and go in. I know the store manager and we will be checking cameras tomorrow.
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Old 11-26-10, 05:50 PM
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oof

It should be easy to spot. I'll keep an eye out in NOC.
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That sucks man. It ought to be easy to spot though. I'll keep an eye out in LB- I also showed this thread to my nephew at UCLA. He said he'd let me know if he sees it pop up.
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Don't worry, if it's in LB it'll get pulled over for no registration sticker.
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Don't worry, if it's in LB it'll get pulled over for no registration sticker.
....then impounded, too.
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Originally Posted by CritEastwood
Don't worry, if it's in LB it'll get pulled over for no registration sticker.
I'm stupefied. You're serious? People in LB need to register their bikes?
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Old 11-26-10, 07:40 PM
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Very distinctive bike. Sorry for your loss.

I'm in Orange County and will watch for it. I'm not above stopping somebody and having a little chat about their bike.
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Old 11-26-10, 11:29 PM
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i'm in south o.c. and if i see your bike i'll pull the mo fo over. i'm also always on craigslist shopping for deals these a holes try to sell stuff on there.
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sorry to hear that Rob! hope those surveillance cameras help you recover your bike!
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I will be on the look out.
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Old 11-28-10, 09:58 AM
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I thought of this thread when I visited my parents yesterday. Even though they live in a seemingly safe neighborhood, I forced myself to take my bike off the rack and bring it into their backyard, instead of just leaving it on the rack, like I normally do.
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Old 11-28-10, 10:38 AM
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So much bike theft lately...

Sorry you lost yours. Distinctive bike, hope you get it back...
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Originally Posted by alicestrong
So much bike theft lately...

Sorry you lost yours. Distinctive bike, hope you get it back...
Will keep an eye out. That sucks!
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Old 12-01-10, 02:35 AM
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My eyes are peeled. Sorry it happened. I've had a few stolen, but none worth more than a few hundred. It never feels good.
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My brother, a professional musician, once had a cu$tom guitar stolen. He searched the classifieds a couple of times every week for FIVE YEARS, and then one day found it advertised in a city 100 miles from home. He called and learned that the seller had innocently bought the guitar from someone, used it for a while, and then decided to sell it.

My brother called the local police and met them at the seller's home. After he provided the right documents, the police confiscated the guitar and eventually returned it to my brother.

In other words, if you keep looking, you might find your bike!

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seems to be a rash of stolen bikes lately. unless i'm with someone, i hardly ever leave my bike out of sight for more than a minute, if that. i just keep telling myself, would i leave a $5k pile of cash unattended anywhere? the answer is always no, trust no one when it comes to your bike.

that said, i read somewhere that if you must leave your bike unattended, at the very least try to make it harder for the thief to pedal away with your bike. undoing the front quick release, dropping the chain, adjust the barrel adjusters on your calipers so that it can tighten on the rim, at the very least leave it in the 53x11 so its harder to pedal. with a simple 4 or 5mm wrench there are any number of things you can do to make the getaway a little more difficult.

yes, it may seem like a hassle and no we shouldn't have to resort to this, but if you think you'll never get burned then you better watch out because rest assured thieves are always on the lookout for carelessness.

good luck finding your bike!
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Old 12-02-10, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by robncircus
Correct except it was a grocery store. I was in and out in about 5 minutes. I think they saw me put it on the bike rack, wrap my helmet around it, and go in. I know the store manager and we will be checking cameras tomorrow.
rob, any luck with the cameras? Got my fingers crossed.
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at the very least leave it in the 53x11 so its harder to pedal
I always leave my bike in 52x15.
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