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21-08-2011, 11:44 AM #1
My bike got stolen . . . this is my childish response
So yeah, some dastardly bike thief left me the proud owner of a wheel and a D lock. So eager to procrastinate from things I should be doing and inspired by this (http://www.happyplace.com/3080/the-7...-street-fliers), I made this:
and put it in the city centre:
Seeing a japanese tourist taking a snap of it 10 minutes later cheered me up no end!
21-08-2011, 12:42 PM #2
Did you lock it 'properly'? Or did you just stick the D-lock around the wheel and not the frame when locking it to whatever you locked it to?
I learned the hard way to carry 2 different types of locks and use those locks in the recommended fashion, it is a really crappy feeling, hope my fixed gear never gets taken out by these angle-grinder wielders. Still, I like what you did with the remnants.
21-08-2011, 12:53 PM #3
I only buy cheap (probably stolen in the first place) bikes here, theft is horribly common.
21-08-2011, 01:04 PM #4
21-08-2011, 01:24 PM #5
+1 for wittiness. My vespa has a dent in the front, as well as a mirror with cracks and some paint damage. there is no way in hell it would be stolen, so I dont bother locking it up in any way.
21-08-2011, 02:03 PM #6
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21-08-2011, 02:11 PM #7
That video is superb. Brave man!
21-08-2011, 05:46 PM #8
As a former bike messenger and current bike commuter, might I suggest:
because the padlocks Kryptonite has can be messed with.
Remove quick-release devices or get separate locks. And don't lock your bike outside for more than an hour if you can help it, because that allows potential thieves to case your bike and come back with tools.
21-08-2011, 05:59 PM #9
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21-08-2011, 06:09 PM #11
I'm glad I can keep my bike inside. Someone tried to steal it when I was staying in uni halls but all they managed to do was put some scratches on the lock. Power tools would've woken up the whole court.
21-08-2011, 06:22 PM #12
done anything about it.
How many times have you been woken up at 3am by a car alarm and you just wished the guy would fuckin' steal it already so you could go back to sleep?
21-08-2011, 06:25 PM #13
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21-08-2011, 06:37 PM #17
Manhattan is a pretty shitty place for bicyclists. I was always happy with walking + subway, anyway.
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