November 9th, 2007


Another Bike Stolen

Well my bicycle was stolen again.

 Robin at Hilltop vinyard

This time taken from in front of my apartment in Munich while I was Berlin for the weekend.  This puts me at over 50% of my bikes have been stolen.

Made me think.

Munich: 1 bicycle
  • VSF Fahrradmanufactur, pimped out touring bike outside small U-Lock for rear wheel and frame.
  • basic commuter bike, unlocked inside a locked basement cage.  The log was scraped but it was the cage that was broken.
    3 months
San Francisco:
  • Kona Jake the Snake Cyclo-cross bike.  Locked in the hallway U-Lock and cable.
    18 months
  • Some Trek low end Mountain bike locked in the Garage
    6 months
  • Jamis Frame, old racing components.  Unlocked inside apartment (door was kicked down)
    2 months
  • Trek 810, basic street bike.  U-Locked to a bicycle rack left over night.  They cut through the bicycle rack
    6 months
Eugene Oregon
  • Shogun Trailblazer Mountain bike.  Locked to a chain-link fence post.  All the chain links were cut and presumably the bike was lifted over the top.
    3 years
  • rear SCOTT SE brakes stolen (parked at the back of school) front wheel and seat removed, U-Lock through front wheel, real wheel, and frame.
  • Handbars stolen.  Profile Moutainbike aero bars, XT shifters, dia-comp brake levers.  All the cables were cut.  Bike locked with cable through rear wheel and ulock through front wheel, frame and bicycle rack.
Bikes Not Stolen
  • red Italian dirt bike 5th birthday present, given away when I got a new bike when I was 8
    3 years
  • silver city bike for 8th birthday, no idea what happened to this one
    3 years
  • Trek 7000 (ZID), broke the frame at the chain-stay had warped metal on the seat stays and seat tube.
    4 years
  • Grendal (Old broken Bruce Gordan converted to cyclocross bike after being warped), left it in Russ's house when I left
    1 year
  • Bontrager Privateer Comp Mountain bike purchased in Chicago, still at Russ's house
    10 years
  • Lemond Propad Cyclocross bike purchased in San Francisco, still at Russ's house
    5 years
  • 2rad Mountain Bike Purchased in Munich, and still here.
    2 years

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