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Someone stole my Bike

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Tim Williams, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    You can't turn your back on anything. I hate when things I've worked hard for disappear for no good reason. Already painted and resold I'm sure. Checked all the Pawn shops to no avail. Oh well, I hope they enjoy it. Off to find a replacement tomorrow I guess. Just pissed.
    Marlin-L.
     
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  2. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    That sucks. Wonder if your homeowners or auto insurance covers it?
     
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  3. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    It's worth a try. I will notify them today.
     
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    Daaamn. Did they grab it off the car rack?
     
  5. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    Switzerland
    Matt
    I feel for you - my favourite bike was stolen last year (out of a locked room - go figure ...). It's a nuisance as well as a real loss if something like that happens. For me, it actually took the joy out for biking to some extend ... I sincerely hope you'll find a new ride to help you over this ...

    M.
     
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  6. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Yes they did. They were brave.
     
  7. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Thanks Matt
    it has for me to a degree already. I'm shopping tomorrow. I'll see if I get excited to try out different bikes.
     
  8. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    So sorry to hear this. I hate thieves!
     
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  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    The little town I live in is a bike/wind sports mecca. There are a LOT of $4,000 ($8,000, $10,000) bikes around here. Police last year told us one common theft method is that thieves have a van, come down the interstate, cruise through town slowly looking for unlocked bikes on car racks, then grab and go right back onto the interstate quickly.
     
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  10. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    A friend of mine, a keen motorcyclist, told me it's not even uncommon these days for people to drive around in vans and just lift a parked motorbike into the back of the van and drive off. Hope your enthusiasm isn't killed off.
     
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  11. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    I can highly recommend the folding locks ABUS makes (really any lock they make, they're a fabulous bike lock maker), the "Bordo" line:

    ABUS folding locks - Locks - Bike safety and security

    What I like about them is the relatively small size, light weight, ability to fix into a holder on the frame, and still good security level.
     
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  12. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Well up until recently I have had faith in my fellow man to police himself in my little home town. No more. I have had two very valuable possessions ( to me anyway ) stolen in the last 3 months. My little home town I once walked to the movie theater by myself when I was very young with a quarter my parents gave me. I am sick at my stomach the way things have become. I won't get started .Gut all thieves.
     
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  13. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
  14. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Don't let the thieves also steal your love of cycling.
     
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  15. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Thanks Kyle, I'll look into these. Gonna try to find a new or used steed tomorrow. I don't need top of the line anymore. I have a Trek dealer here and their middle tier will hold up under me, although I will test them and my body.:thumbup: Crash-XL.
     
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  16. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
  17. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    The tree broke my fall :biggrin:
     
  18. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    "you should see the other guy."
     
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  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    90% of humanity is filth....and I'm probably underestimating
     
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  20. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Nah Luke, i have to disagree with you there... It's culture and circumstances related, but in a society with enough money for everyone to live a dignified life and a culture of doing the right thing or at least respecting each other, I am convinced it's only a minority of fully grown adults that are filth...

    That doesnt change the disgust you feel when people steal stuff that you care about, or in general show disregard for other peoples wellbeing, though... Sorry to hear of the bike, as others said, don't let it ruin your enjoyment!
     
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