Stolen

Some goddamn dirtbag stole my bike last night.

I am so pissed.

If anyone has a picture of the Escalade for the “missing” ad, let me know. I can’t find any.

15 Responses to “Stolen”

  1. matt says:

    In the meantime – Kevin, how’s your inventory of enormous used bicycles? I’m gonna need something to get me through until I can replace it.

  2. Adam says:

    I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a man or men with a handlebar mustache riding an oversized bycycle…to soon?

    suriously that sucks. sorry dude.

  3. Kevin says:

    I’ll cobble something together for you. I just got a Huffy 10spd I’d like to see you shatter. Those are the biggest frames I have, we’ll make something work.

  4. Kevin says:

    We should build on of these.

    http://mtb.unrealcycles.com/catalog/popup.php?id=476&photo=0

    Yes in purple, lets see them steal that.

  5. matt says:

    @Kevin

    Thanks for the loan offer. I ordered something last night, but it’ll take a couple of weeks to get here – a Huffy would be a perfect temporary solution. Let me know when I can exchange some firewater for it.

    @Everyone

    So, I spoke to my neighbor yesterday, and apparently someone broke into her tool shed on the same night that my bike was swiped. So, that makes sense – I was wondering how anyone would notice my bicycle on the back deck, they must have seen it from her yard. Bastards.

    (I didn’t think that anyone would have the balls to walk right up to my back door and steal from me. Apparently I underestimated the testicular fortitude of Buffalo crackheads.)

    I called the cops with the additional information. Hopefully all of these surveillance cameras will actually do some good and catch these cretins. I also called or emailed every bike shop in town, so if they bring it in somewhere for a tuneup I ought to get a call.

  6. Pitt says:

    @matt,
    You might also want to set up some eBay and craigslist searches to automatically email you if parts or a bike matching the description gets posted.

    That really sucks. Keep up your own detective work, I highly doubt the police will come up with anything.

  7. Kevin says:

    Looked up the Hounder, looks nice and clean. They are listing SRAM components on Action again so we can always upgrade when things shatter into tiny pieces. Starting a parts pool: I’m betting crank.

  8. matt says:

    @Pitt

    I’m not exactly betting on Buffalo’s Finest, either. They’ve got much bigger fish to fry; hell, they can’t even keep people from killing each other and burning down houses.

    The officer who I filed the report with told me to check out the pawnshops myself. That would seem to indicate that this is not going to get a dedicated staff of detectives, a la The Wire.

    @Kevin

    It looks like a nice, simple roadie to get me through the winter. Plus the rims will hold the 700×32 snow tires I still have in the basement.

    I keep thinking about all the other stuff that was on the bike that I’ll have the replace now. Like the headlight. And the fenders. And the bike computer. Bah.

  9. matt says:

    Hey, I actually timed something properly for once – the Hounder was $205, shipped, last night; today, the sale ended and it’s back up to $350 plus shipping.

  10. Kevin says:

    Let me know I have to place an order through the shop. I got some business rolling in since they reopened the bridge, wooo traffic!

  11. Kevin says:

    Yeah, I looked that up this morning and was like “wow, $350 plus shipping, that does not look good.” Nice score for 2 bills.

  12. matt says:

    @Kevin

    That’s why I ordered it last night – I knew that the sale was ending at midnight, and I didn’t think that your buddy’s price on the 9er would be lower than that. Besides, a single speed sounds like a good solution for the winter, when I used to get so much rust and crap stuck in the derailleur.

  13. Kevin says:

    Plus the fixed side can be used for really trudging through the snow and stopping since you won’t be going fast.

    Time to get you some skinny pant and smug look at Urban Outfitters

    http://www.bobkestrut.com/2007/06/05/fixation/

  14. matt says:

    Got my Hounder today, just took it for a test ride. Very weird – it’s a completely different feel than the Escalade. And I really need to learn how to tune up the front brake.

  15. Kevin says:

    That was quick. You assembled it your self huh? Well no gears or fiddly bits to mess with for the most part. Just make sure everything is tight.

    Describe weird.

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