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01-17-2007, 12:17 PM #1
Another Stolen bike thread
It finally happened and its all my fault. After over two years of keeping our bikes on the porch at my college house we finally woke up to two missing bikes . My roommates was a Specialized Rockhopper and I had my Kona Stinky Primo stolen. I know that a lot of people wont have sympathy for me because I didnt' have it locked up. Unfortunatley I now realize what a big mistake that was.
It wasn't my dream bike but it was the first big purchase that I ever really made completely on my own so it holds some personal value in that way also.
I'm now about to go file a report with the local police and I'm going to give them the same photo that I have posted here. (Not like they are going to find it) Hopefully it can help.
I really wanted to ask what experiences people have had with finding stolen bikes( I have searched and found some threads...but I don't have time to read them all) I also wanted to see if anybody knows about having a bike covered on Homeowners insurance and how that usually works out with increased payments and so on.
Thanks in advance to any of you that may help. Now I'm off to the Police station
01-17-2007, 01:30 PM #2
Don't give up hope. File a police report. Post on your local craigslist and MTBR regional forum. Also keep an eye on eBay in the upcoming weeks, as well as, pawn shops.
01-17-2007, 01:36 PM #3
pawn shops are the first place I would look. if it makes you feel any better, locking it up is merely a deterrent. My bike was locked to my porch. someone came in and cut through my wooden porch. it was a 15yo bike too. oh well.
Make the best out of it and use this as the time to put together a ghetto single speed rig from the parts bin and salvation army. Its a super fun learning process and now I have two ghetto bikes, well, one is from a fence my landlord clipped (an old ross mt mckinley) and the other is a sicko retro ride that marshal hooked up.
either way, find the positive.
01-17-2007, 03:16 PM #4
Thanks for the encouragement and ideas. I just got back from the Police Station and the officer I talked to said a few things. Some good some not so good. He said that many students have seen their own bikes being used on campus by the very idiots that stole them. That is usually an easy recovery. On the other hand my house is close to the railroad tracks=not so good side of town and he said it may have been used for drug money. Some kid may have just gotten a very good $20 Kona
Now I hope I can either find it or figure out another rig that is similar or better for my summer in Jackson
Last edited by skinny_kid; 01-17-2007 at 03:22 PM.
01-17-2007, 03:58 PM #5pump track nation
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fugging suck. sorry to hear. good luck and keep us updated.
01-17-2007, 08:51 PM #6
That sucks dood.
The local bike shop here makes little bumper stickers that say "We still hang bike thieves in Wyoming".
01-18-2007, 12:05 PM #7
I think we should go back to public hangings. Would be a good deterent for many crimes.
Sucks about your ride. If a kid did buy it he is prolly cruising the hood on it. Drive around there and see if you see it.
01-18-2007, 12:34 PM #8
I used to work as a courier, my bike was stolen from under my porch one night. I was pretty gutted because I was in a bit of a chatch 22 - needed bike for work, needed work for new bike. Anyway I filed a report with the police and 2 weeks later I had my bike back. The only reason they were able to trace it was that I knew my frames serial number.
01-18-2007, 02:49 PM #9
Public hangings are a good idea.
Yea, I never thought about getting my serial number which sucks. However, there are very few, if any Kona Stinky Primos around these here parts of Alabamer
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