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  1. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    My Seven was stolen by a ****ing scumbag. I just finished another year of coaching high school mountain biking and instead of seeing the reward of doing good, my bike gets stolen.

    More details later.
     
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  2. worship_mud

    worship_mud Turbo Monkey

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    bike thieves are the scum of the earth! i'm really deeply sorry for you!

    a seven, what a pity... :(
     
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  3. Bicyclist

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    That really sucks, man...good luck recovering it.
     
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  4. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    I heard somewhere that you locked it to a 3 foot tall pole......


    You're an idiot.....
     
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  5. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    worse than kiddie fvckers?

    i don't think so.
     
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  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    the fact that you still draw breath into your lungs is a strike against humanity.

    that sucks sanjuro.
     
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  7. worship_mud

    worship_mud Turbo Monkey

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    let's stay in perspective, after all the OP was even bike related on a bike related site!

    there are worse things than bike thieves, no need to go as far as "kiddie fvckers".
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you may file a claim, assuming you don't have a high deductible. Just ask your agent about any previous claims you have filed. N.C. does not charge rates based on claims, so check w/ your agent for your state rate info.

    Also, make sure you file a police report and if they have an option to request "recompensation", do so. If they catch them, they will get your money back through garnished wages, etc.
     
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  9. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Sorry to hear...but there are worse things...focus on the good things.
     
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    Agreed. At first, I thought having my Mantis Profloater stolen while I was at work (yes, it was locked up, and in front of our security-manned employee entrance) sucked majorly, then...........
     
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    That's sucks bro. I honestly know how you feel. It's not as highspeed as your Seven, but my beloved Motiv Rockridge, that I bought back in 1991, was stolen 2 month's ago. Converted it to a single speed and had been using it as my commuter bike for the past 8 years.
     
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  13. TheMontashu

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    Hey man, if you walk into traffic and get hit by a car, you're dumber than me.

    If you leave you're bike out locked to something that's useless and you're **** gets jacked, again you're still dumber than me. Especially with as much shop experience as sanjuro has, and having grown up in NYC and licing in SF.

    I still feel bad don't get me wrong. That seven was nice as **** and getting a bike jacked sucks. But my pity only goes so far
     
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    Sucks. Like TheMontashu.
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    child molesting bike thieves keep me up at night :mad:
     
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    8 year olds dude
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    You desreve a heart warming chest punch. Sanjuro have at him.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Sanjuro is Licing in SF? Freakin' nit-picker.
     
  20. sanjuro

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    The details: I went for a 4 hour ride, really exhausted.

    But instead of going home right afterwards, I had to see a friend's band play at a club in the Tenderloin, one of the roughest neighborhoods in SF.

    I locked my bike very securely, using a mini U-Lock, and a redundant cable lock thru the frame, wheels, and saddle; and my bike was right in front of the doorman.

    90 minutes later, I come back outside, bike is still there.

    But I was totally fried at this point, so I figure I get a slice down the street.

    Lock my bike up again, but just the cable.

    Inside for 3 minutes, my view was blocked so I wasn't paying attention, cable is snapped, bike is gone forever.

    My biggest mistake was being extremely tired. I have locked my bike just using the cable, and locked my bike in the bad neighborhoods.

    But I wasn't alert at all. I normally would be checking on it every 30 seconds, and I think I might have been scoped out before I stepped in the pizzeria. I would have noticed that if I wasn't exhausted.

    I can deal with losing this bike, but what bothers me the most is that I should know better than anyone else how to protect my bike. I've been riding for decades, lived in the worst neighborhoods, and I am paranoid. But I had a moment of weakness and it was exploited.

    The other thing is that a ****ing crackhead is riding on a bike I spent years putting together and maintaining.


    KILL ALL BIKE THIEVES!
     
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    Condolences. I had a bike jacked out of my car earlier this year. It sucks to know you did something stupid (why not use the u-lock you were carrying?) but bikes are replaceable, even expensive custom bikes.

    Anyway I hope at least it was a good slice. :D
     
  22. sanjuro

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    When I analyzed it further, my u-lock, an OnGuard mini, was breaking.

    The plastic sheathe had cracked apart, so it was harder to line up the pieces to insert the shackle into the crossbar. I am definitely not impressed with how OnGuard makes their locks.

    So instead of taking 2 minutes to line up my lock pieces, I used my cable because it is quicker. Stupid me.

    And I just ordered a Krypto Evo Mini.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    use this to see if it turns up on craigslist/ebaykijiji.

    they have seven listed in the make of bikes list.
     
  24. splat

    splat Nam I am

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