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don't leave behind your good front wheel and lock. SE corner of Lake and Wacker.

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ha ha


Seriously, it's  really not that funny.  We all feel for the rightful owner.  That wheel/tire/lock is probably worth more than my whole bike.   I can only wonder how pissed I would be to have the bike that was connected to it stolen.  

 

W don't know the whole story.  Looks, on the surface, to be a case of poor locking but the rest of the bike could have been well locked through the rear triangle and wheel with another matching U-lock and the thief just didn't have the time to defeat both of them.   Maybe he didn't like the front wheel enough.


Julie Hochstadter said:

ha ha
Maybe the owner lost the keys and wheelied home.

If it were a fixie he could have uni-ed it home had he those mad skillz.

 

 

Not making fun, but pointing out the consequence of bad locking procedure. The wheel and lock are new and not cheap, so an unfortunate loss for the owner.

James Baum said:


Seriously, it's  really not that funny.  We all feel for the rightful owner.  That wheel/tire/lock is probably worth more than my whole bike.   I can only wonder how pissed I would be to have the bike that was connected to it stolen.  

 

W don't know the whole story.  Looks, on the surface, to be a case of poor locking but the rest of the bike could have been well locked through the rear triangle and wheel with another matching U-lock and the thief just didn't have the time to defeat both of them.   Maybe he didn't like the front wheel enough.


Julie Hochstadter said:

ha ha
And there could have been a second lock that was defeated -although that is doubtful as the thief could have just cut them both unless they were in a hurry.

I saw a bike locked up like that just off the blue line at the Chicago stop. I had half a mind to leave a note since every time a bike is stolen a fairy dies, but as is human nature I was running late for work and couldn't be bothered by anything other than my own world. 

 

...another fairy has died, and surely more will die tomorrow. 

JB,

It really IS that funny.  Expensive, but funny.

You know those websites like "there, i fixed it"?

There could be one that says "there, i locked it"

 

I feel badly for the owner and hope it wasn't their first and last bicycle  commuting experience.

Julie seemed to be juggling several things when this thread went up and I don't think she really meant to express mirth over this person's misfortune either (?)

I had my bike stolen from our building's loading dock/bike room about 1 1/2 years ago.  Due to a lazy locking job on my part (thinking I was 20' from guard desk, how diligent do I have to be?).  When I got off work and just a cut cable was where my bike used to be I was crushed momentarily, then I realized fault goes to me; then I got in a cab to go pay the bike shop for another bike...

Oh yeah, I actually got to see the video of the theft.  Dude took 5 seconds max; they ARE GOOD!
So, yeah, it was kinda funny.


H3N3 said:

I feel badly for the owner and hope it wasn't their first and last bicycle  commuting experience.

Julie seemed to be juggling several things when this thread went up and I don't think she really meant to express mirth over this person's misfortune either (?)

Getting a bike stoled sucks, and poorly locking your bike isn't the brightest idea, but doesn't excuse slimbags stealing a bike.

 

That said, if part of your bike is left behind when the frame, wheels, seat, etc are stolen you really should come back and remove the rest of the bike, even if you just unlock and leave it in the ally.  Locked up skeletons litter bike racks all over the city.

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