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I'm glad I wasn't there to see this happen...

Old 04-06-16, 04:52 PM
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I'm glad I wasn't there to see this happen...









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Old 04-06-16, 04:59 PM
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Wow, ya think someone had a personal grudge against the owner? That front tire looks like it was cut with a Bowie knife.

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Old 04-06-16, 05:00 PM
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Ouch, I'm sorry that happened. Sometimes, it's like a bike has a bulls eye on it or something!
Check for cameras in the area, they might have caught the accident and you can get a plate number
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Old 04-06-16, 05:10 PM
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Your bike?
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Old 04-06-16, 05:19 PM
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Not mine!
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Old 04-06-16, 05:27 PM
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I'm glad you weren't there. They would have taken care of the witness too!

Lawless times.
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One less vintage bike on the road. At least it wasn't high end but did seem original with that old saddle. Can't tell what the headbadge says.
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Old 04-06-16, 09:19 PM
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That's quite possibly the most interesting way I've ever seen someone try to remove cotters. I know they're a pain in the ass, but you just need the correct tool!
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Old 04-06-16, 09:35 PM
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I've actually seen this about three or four times. Nice reminder not to lock your bike to signs three inches from the curb
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Old 04-07-16, 12:23 AM
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That was no accident. Smushed on both ends and on the crank? Malicious mischief with extreme prejudice
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Someone must have gotten the wrong Chinese food delivery and recognized the bike.
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Sometimes people do stupid things just for the fun of it. Perhaps someone did something to anger the knife wielder .
Who knows.
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Old 04-07-16, 04:15 AM
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That poor... miyata?
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Girl friends bike found outside of best friends apartment. Nothing to see here.....move along people
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The worse thing is, this might not "register" enough to LEO's as a crime to justify any investigation and finding/prosecuting the criminal.
Typical reaction might be it's just vandalism on a "toy".......
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Girl friends bike found outside of best friends apartment. Nothing to see here.....move along people
Best theory so far. Someone is harassing the owner, and it's a good bet she'll know exactly who it is.
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Old 04-07-16, 06:25 AM
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I'm trying to see in my mind how it might have been locked at an angle with the front wheel over the curb and then a car backed into it. I think the back wheel would be bent the other way tho.
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Old 04-07-16, 06:26 AM
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I'm more inclined to think it slid into the street and got hit a few times. What do I know, I'm hardly NTSB.
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Old 04-07-16, 06:30 AM
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Back in college one morning we all came out to grab our bikes to ride to class. 30+ bikes that were locked up in the bike rack outside the Dorm were all mangled overnight like that including my Raleigh 3 speed.
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To me it looks like someone hit it from the back and pushed it toward the signpost, inflicting the damage on the rear and the crank. Notice how the crank matches the flat post. And how the rear dropout is flattened toward the curb.
Can't figure out what happened to the front.
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Old 04-07-16, 06:44 AM
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Sad

The Helmet survived.
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I had one of those moments a couple days ago when I saw this.
[IMG]Untitled by jimbo417, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 04-07-16, 10:14 AM
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Salvage them brakes...
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I had a high school summer job at a fairly high end beach club restaurant. I got off work one night around 11:30 to see the front wheel of my bike badly mangled. The next day I told the maitre d' about it, and he told me one of the regular customer/members had confessed to being drunk while trying to back his car out of a parking space and going forward and jumping the curb, instead. The customer gladly covered more than the cost of my wheel rebuild.
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Old 04-07-16, 10:21 AM
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Salvage them brakes...
The back caliper was badly bent or I think they would have been salvaged already. It had basically been stripped of anything useful and was awaiting the garbage truck. I took the brake pads and said a little prayer for the rider, assuming there was one*. I guess I could have taken the chainrings but I was on a ride and I don't have any 110 cranks.

* [edit] I have no clue what happened to the bike. Maybe this was the N+1 that broke the camel's back and the spouse had at it with an F-150. I mean, what does it take to bend a crank arm like that?

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