OYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1546 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???
Lima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1539 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.
Jalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1511 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.
BristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1497 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!
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1493 times:
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.
September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1472 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"
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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JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1452 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).
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1399 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.