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Old 10-05-05, 07:20 PM
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Sigh..robbed

Believe it or not someone took the lights off my bike today while I was at work.

Jeez.
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Old 10-05-05, 07:25 PM
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The front and the back? That really sucks!! Well at least they didn't rob your bike.
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Old 10-05-05, 07:33 PM
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I'm about to put lights on my bike. I was thinking of leaving them on... but they'll be coming in with me now. Sorry to hear, I can't beleive people sometimes. What's sad is they probably know you or at least who you are. Be glad they didnt take/destroy anything else.
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Old 10-05-05, 07:37 PM
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Where was the bike??
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Old 10-05-05, 07:55 PM
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I believe it. I don't leave anything on my bike, not even for a minute.

Sorry to hear about that, bro. Don't trust nuthin' but God and a dollar from now on.

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Old 10-05-05, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha
Believe it or not someone took the lights off my bike today while I was at work.

Jeez.
Bikebuddah - must have been the day for pinching lights - I had my front light nabbed yesterday too. I usually take everything off the bike, but since it is in the work bike shed, and other bikes had lights/ computers/ bags still on them, I thought I was pretty right.

I had to ride home in the dusky, rainy evening without a front light. I wasn't annoyed at losing the A$5 light, it was the fact that someone else had so little regard for my safety that really got to me. I had a slow, careful ride home yesterday......

This morning, everything came off the bike and into the office with me.

Some people just suck!
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Old 10-05-05, 08:06 PM
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It's good to install stuff permanently. I use the supplied bracket and then add a zip tie or some sort of wire to prevent quick removals.

Warning: For stuff like the seat-post racks, your LBS repair guy may complain because extra stuff makes it hard for them to service the bike.
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Old 10-05-05, 09:01 PM
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Did they take the bracket or just the light? Kinda useless w/o the bracket unless they were replacing something stolen off their bike. Or they needed a flashlight.
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Sorry to hear about the loss. Every time I read one of these threads about stolen bikes and/or accessories, it makes me thankful I get to bring my bike into the office with me.

Sorry again, man.
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Old 10-05-05, 09:32 PM
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Consider it a blessing in disguise. You now know there are thieves on the prowl in your area, but cost of that lesson was quite low considering they didn't take the entire bike.
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Old 10-05-05, 09:57 PM
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I still want to know, was this locked outside, inside?
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Old 10-06-05, 07:21 AM
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I fit lamps on a bracket bolted to the frame/fork/rack.
I used to remove my lamps every time but eventually you will drop one and it will shatter.
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Old 10-06-05, 08:06 AM
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I strip my bike down even if I have to run in ` run out real quit in a store...

Pain in the butt at times, but I always ask myself....

... "How much would it COST to replace this stuff?"

EVERYTIME I LOCK IT UP!

You just have to ask that same question...
 
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My lights are bolted to the front fork, so they'd need a wrench or socket to remove them. They'd also need some sidecutters to cut all the zipties. Oh, and the custom battery pack that's required to run the lights.

Oh yeah, these are homebrew lights, so I doubt they're much of a target in the first place....
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Old 10-06-05, 08:27 AM
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I forgot to take my lights off this morning. Just a cheap $3 LED. I ran outside to take it off just before I read this thread. Also got a coffee.
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Old 10-06-05, 08:51 AM
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Warning: For stuff like the seat-post racks, your LBS repair guy may complain because extra stuff makes it hard for them to service the bike.
Of course, this doesn't apply to those of us who never have a bike shop service their bike.
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Old 10-06-05, 11:13 AM
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Of course, this doesn't apply to those of us who never have a bike shop service their bike.

TRUE THAT!!!

I asked a LBS owner to look at my RD once..(just once).. he started to loosen the adjusting nut... fricking thing was all messed up, all I wanted him to do was LOOK... I wanted to know if I needed a new one since the old one was OLD... ha ha ha

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Originally Posted by MMACH 5
Sorry to hear about the loss. Every time I read one of these threads about stolen bikes and/or accessories, it makes me thankful I get to bring my bike into the office with me.

Sorry again, man.
My bike nearly always parks in my office or in my locked garage. That didn't stop thieves from taking a total of 4 of my bikes in two different occasions this summer. Saturday bricks are replacing that d*** window.
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Originally Posted by slvoid
I still want to know, was this locked outside, inside?
It was locked to the rack in the parking deck of a large office building in suburban Atlanta.
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Originally Posted by jyossarian
Did they take the bracket or just the light? Kinda useless w/o the bracket unless they were replacing something stolen off their bike. Or they needed a flashlight.

They took the brackets too which means they either had tools or broke it off. I've decided to move the bike into the empty office next to mine.
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Originally Posted by mooklekloon
I forgot to take my lights off this morning. Just a cheap $3 LED. I ran outside to take it off just before I read this thread. Also got a coffee.
Update: My blinky got stolen today as I was shopping. Blah.
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My lights, seat bag, pump all clip off my bike in less then a few seconds so I always bring them with me when I lock my bike up somewhere. Luckily I get to keep my bike inside at work.
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People snitch lights, sad but true. Try owning a motorcycle/scooter in Honolulu, you go through a lot of mirrors. Or, the thieves do. You just get new ones periodically.
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I left my giant ocr touring on a bike rack with the ultegra levers sticking out, disc brakes, my niterider tail light and my large saddle pack for about 90 minutes while I went to the gym twice. It was all there when I got out... Lucky?
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I'm guessing the people stealing bike lights aren't real thieves. They're probably kids who wouldn't know an aero brake lever from an Ultegra brifter.
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