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Ever Had Your Bike Stolen?  
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Have any of you guys/girls ever woken up one morning and as usual looking forward to go to work, and suddenly found out that your bike has been stolen?
That happened to me this morning. Damn I was pissed!
Why the hell can't people keep their hands off other peoples things???  mad   mad 

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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

I've actually stolent my bike once.

I had lost the keys to the lock, so I purchased a metals-saw, and sawed the padlock in front of everybody to see, during rush hour, at Aylesbury train station.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Sorry to hear that.

It happened two times already. I even had two locks but then I realized they were not strong enough. That is why also I use used bikes, not new ones. The risk is to big. A friend of mine had her EUR800 bike (Gazelle) stolen last year. Luckily it was insured.


User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

I think I actually proved that most locks were inefficient !

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

That's a shame. Hope it turns up. Luckilly it has never happened to me.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Thomas, just go to the station - or wherever - and pick up another one! Aren't they free in Denmark?

User currently offlineJalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

I've had my bike stolen once, also. It was last summer, and since I had work during a weekday, my parents weren't home so I rode my bike the 3 or so miles to work. Well one day I had left behind the bike lock for my sister, and put my bike against the wall of the CHURCH I work at, away from public eye. Well sure enough some kids must have seen it from a distance and managed to get back there and steal it. I don't know how anyone could steal someone else's materials without feeling remorse, let alone stealing it from a church.

Mike


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

I've been seriously lucky and never had mine stolen. I studied at University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, and the bike theft there was epic. Everyone I knew who rode there regularly had had their bikes stolen at some time, some losing up to 8-10 in 2 years.

There were security cameras all over the place but the guards would never let you inspect the tapes. Almost leads me to believe that they were in on it.

In fact I believe the whole city of Bristol was one of the biggest places for bike crime, probably something to do with the enormous (and relatively wealthy) student population who all have decent bikes. I even know of a guy who was bike jacked on Park Street, a really upmarket, busy shopping street!

BF



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Sorry to hear about this.


But, you, on a bike? That must have been one tough bike there.....



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
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I had my bike(s) stolem twice in two years, first time was in summer 2003, which was my fault, left the bike outside the shop while i popped in to buy a drink. Came out about 30 seconds later and the bike is gone. Second time was only a few weeks ago, i locked the bike at the station bike stand (coil lock) in the morning, came back in the afternoon and the bike was gone along with the lock.


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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
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I had mine stolen too back in 1998. Since then, I bought myself a motorbike and you normally don't get it stolen here!  rotfl 


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 10):
Since then, I bought myself a motorbike and you normally don't get it stolen here!

Do you get *anything* stolen in Switzerland ?  Wink

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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 11):
Do you get *anything* stolen in Switzerland ?

I believe its only when the rhaat is around.  Wink


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Thread starter):
Have any of you guys/girls ever woken up one morning and as usual looking forward to go to work, and suddenly found out that your bike has been stolen?

well .. I had my bike stolen -- part of it was my fault.

I rode my bike to a coffee house and sat outside (deck area) for relaxing time. I was talking and talking with my friends. It got dark (sun set). I was having good time that I FORGOT my bike after the coffee house closed. I walked home.

The next morning, I was looking for my bike in my home. "Where is my bike!?" "Oh, I left it outside the coffee house"

Gone.



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User currently offlinePipoA380 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1594 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
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Quoting Usairwys757 (Reply 12):

I believe its only when the rhaat is around.

not sure I get you right there?

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 11):
Do you get *anything* stolen in Switzerland ?

Unfortunately, yes. We actully do have a lot of guys coming over the border overnight to get in your house. It happened to me 3 times in 15 years... France is a 30-40 min drive from where I live. And towards Geneva, you're out o Switzerland in no time!

But let's say pickpocketing is not as much as in other places. It is relatively safe around here



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User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Well I have had mine stolen but not involving work.
See everytime I go inside I put my bike away, for like 7 years (Bike was still in great condition) and the ONE time I left it in my neighbors driveway while we went in the house, some kids just walked by and took it. I was so mad because I loved that bike and I don't think they make it anymore. So finally a year later I got a new one and I ALWAYS put it away and never leave it out. Alot of kids come in from the next town and take the bikes in my area and go back, I am like a 1 minute walk from here. (Once you cross the LIRR tracks they stop looking for you unless the cops in that town go out and look for it and they probably won't do that for a kid in the next town).

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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 14):
not sure I get you right there?

Rhaat = Runway23 (Timmy)  Wink


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

Debo stole my bike.




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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Quoting Jasepl (Reply 5):
Thomas, just go to the station - or wherever - and pick up another one! Aren't they free in Denmark?

Lol are you serious?

'Wait my car is stolen.. Let's jack another car!'

Bit strange isn't it  Wink



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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

Ugh. I've had two bikes stolen. It's horrible. The first one had a lot more sentimental value than the second:

1) New Haven, CT, August 1998: I u-barred the bike to a metal post, but I wasn't thinking and mistakenly u-barred only the front wheel, not the body of the bike. I come back 8 hours later to fine just one wheel barred to the post.

2) Melbourne, Australia, August 1999: Locked it up on a busy public street overnight. Gone in the morning. But that bike was a 2nd-hand piece of crap.

Still, it sucks either way. You feel violated, in a way. I hope you either get it back or get a nicer one soon.


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

Dam that would piss me off, someone stealing something of mine.
Hopefully you get it back (unlikely) or that you get a better one.



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Yea, not a nice feeling. I've been though it as well

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3369 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Of course I've had my bike stolen.

signed,
the Netherlands



Hey, as my younger brother will sell you any bike from the station of Doetinchem for 5 euros. Might be an idea?



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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

I had mine nicked. It was worth about £2500 so i was soo pis*ed! I actually found out who nicked and it and went round with some mates and got it back the good old fashioned way! Big grin

Chris



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User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 22):
Of course I've had my bike stolen.

signed,
the Netherlands

HAHAHA so true. I had my laptop stolen in Utrecht this month too. That wasn't so funny...



Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
25 OV735 : When I was around 15 or so me and two friends of mine were riding our bicycles, when six Russian blokes, five years older and two times stronger, bloc
26 777ER : When I was about 5, some kids from up the road, who were real bullies and their parents didn't give a toss about anyone or anything else. The kids too
27 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : Good old vigilante-ism! I had mine stolen along with my brothers when our garage was broken into last year. Alas it was along with about £8000 worth
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