WTF?

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WTF?

Postby seanorawe » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:24 pm

The police just phoned me to say a bike was found near my area and it matches the description of my bike from a previous accident I had with the police getting involved. He wanted me to check if my bike was missing. I called home and my bike is gone. The police have it and I dont know if there is any damage done. I dont lock the bike but I store it on the balcony of my apartment. The only way to get up there would be to climb the down pipe, so the theif must have been pretty light, and then threw the bike off the side of the balcony. How in the hell can something like this happen without me knowing?

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Re: WTF?

Postby pinarellokid » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:31 pm

low life scum will get everywhere!!!!!!!
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Re: WTF?

Postby MountainMonster » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:35 pm

Just goes to show you need to lock up your bike every where. At least you are. Lucky one and got yours back.

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Re: WTF?

Postby Phil_D » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:48 pm

So they climbed up your downpipe, threw your bike off the roof, climbed back down again and after all that they later abandoned the bike? I'd say it was damaged, wouldn't you?

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Re: WTF?

Postby seanorawe » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:59 pm

Just spoke to the police again, they said it was found outside the house of a few doors down abandoned. They found it awnsering a call from someone getting their door banged and kicked by teenagers. They must have left it and ran when they saw the Police coming. I could not care less about a damaged bike, that can be fixed. My wife on the other hand is freaking out about someone being so close to our kids bedroom.

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Re: WTF?

Postby ShutUpLegs » Fri Jan 04, 2013 13:35 pm

You sure your wife didn't chuck it off the balcony :?:
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Re: WTF?

Postby Hoopdriver » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:26 pm

At least you got the bike back.

But yes, that's a scary thought about some creep being close to your kids' bedroom. I wouldn't like that at all.

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Re: WTF?

Postby seanorawe » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:30 pm

So since I bought this bike the following has happened@

My wife fell off it and hurt herself
I nearly got killed by a car
It was stolen

I have decided to sell the bike now and get a new one

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Re: WTF?

Postby Bwgan » Fri Jan 04, 2013 15:49 pm

Omg, fair play to the police!

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Re: WTF?

Postby Cornerblock » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:37 pm

seanorawe wrote:So since I bought this bike the following has happened@

My wife fell off it and hurt herself
I nearly got killed by a car
It was stolen

I have decided to sell the bike now and get a new one


I wouldn't mention all that when you advertise it, some folk are superstitious! :wink:

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Re: WTF?

Postby Careca » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:05 pm

seanorawe wrote:
I wouldn't mention all that when you advertise it, some folk are superstitious! :wink:
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Surely people aren't so daft in these modern times :lol:

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Re: WTF?

Postby Pinno » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:16 pm

I'd leave your (old, damaged, hurled) bike on the balcony as bait - just wire it up to the mains.
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Re: WTF?

Postby blablablacksheep » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:56 pm

all i can say is sorry and pigeon tacs are your friend
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Re: WTF?

Postby snoopsmydogg » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:10 am

slap a bit of anti climb paint on the down pipe and leave the old bike out as bait. Next time they try to climb down they will just keep going :wink:

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Re: WTF?

Postby declan1 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:15 am

snoopsmydogg wrote:slap a bit of anti climb paint on the down pipe and leave the old bike out as bait. Next time they try to climb down they will just keep going :wink:


Just put the anti climb paint really high up, so they get so far, then fall :D

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Re: WTF?

Postby seanorawe » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:18 pm

Finally got my bike back from the police, The back wheel has a puncture, probably form the impact of the thief dropping it from the balcony. Anyway, if you move the bike forward slowly the back wheel buckles up and needs pushed a little to start turining again. If you pedal fast while holding the wheel off the ground, it moves with a bounce in it. Does this sould like a simple true job, or something bigger?

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Re: WTF?

Postby Buckie2k5 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:31 pm

hard to tell without seeing how bad the wobble is, take it to your lbs and keep fingers crossed. Sounds like you got lucky if that is all the damage there is..

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Re: WTF?

Postby migrantwing » Mon Jan 07, 2013 14:36 pm

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Re: WTF?

Postby BigLights » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:20 pm

an inexpensive option would be one of those portable motion alarms, to put on your porch. Perhaps linked to a light, too?

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Re: WTF?

Postby seanorawe » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:21 pm

BigLights wrote:an inexpensive option would be one of those portable motion alarms, to put on your porch. Perhaps linked to a light, too?



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