Sep 8, 2002 6:34 PM
|GODDAMNSONSO'PIGDOGBASTARDS I hope they got run over by a freakin steamroller riding away on it.
To those who committed this crime: YOU MAY HAVE GOTTEN AWAY IN THE PAST. YOU HAVE GOTTTEN AWAY ONCE MORE. BUT YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE FINAL JUDGEMENT AND YOU WILL SUFFER, BURNING IN HELL FOR ETERNITY.
Oh I feel so violated. I don't even want to think about who might be riding my stolen bicycle now. Or the horrible things they might be doing to it. DAMNITDAMNITDAMNITDAMNIT.
I had it stored in the basement of my apartment building and some time between wednesday evening and saturday afternoon someone broke open the hatch that leads from the sidewalk to the basement and stole my and my nieghbor's bicycles.
It was only an 11 year old trek 1200 with rx100 7-speed, but I loved that thing. It was probably only worth $100 bucks but it's intrinsic value was worth so much more. I can't even get to the food co-op now. I wasn't ready to part with it yet. I WANT IT BACK!!! God, I feel like I've just been dumped by a girlfriend or something. That bike and I had some pretty awsome times together. I remeber when I went to the bike shop to buy a new bike. I was like a kid in a bicycle shop (well I guess I was). Somehow the thing just jumped right off the rack and under my butt. It was like we were meant for each other. My mother liked the paint-job; bright yellow with black splatter-paint. The thing was so bright you could see it coming two weeks away.
I learned so many things on that bike. Like the thrill of getting completely lost and not caring one single bit because I was on my bicycle and that was the only thing that mattered in life. Like if you're going farther than you can walk home, you should bring a full complement of tools and know how to use them. Like how a clean, lubed drivetrain runs a heck of a lot more efficienly than one caked with 1/4" of dirt and grime. I learned what it feels like to bonk. I learned what it feels like to complete a century.
In it's later years it was relegated to more ultilitarian duties such as commuting, grocery shopping, and well, general cruising. Things I wouldn't dream of doing on my Indy Fab. However, it never suffered a demotion in rank. It performed a much needed role in my life that is going to be very hard to replace.
I'm eventually going to have to shell out money I'm not prepared to spend in order to replace it.
I was looking thru the classifieds and nothing looks right.
I just want my trek 1200 back.
Maybe I'll post a picture in remeberance and mourning.
Sep 8, 2002 10:36 PM
|I'm cryin' here! [just kiddin']. It is sad though.
Excellent post by the way.
|re: Stolen!!! AAAAAAAAGGGHHHH!!!||akatdog|
Sep 8, 2002 10:59 PM
|Yeah the 1200 gets in your blood I just parted with mine and even thought it was a 54 cm and im 6'1" I still hated seeing it go. Luckily a friend and new rider has it and gives me visitation privilages. I feel for you man we will now have a moment of silence.
|Mine was a 54 cm too with an open pro rear wheel and||cyclinseth|
Sep 9, 2002 6:13 AM
|a ritchey logic comp headset. I had just recently dressed it up with brand new cineli cork tape.|
|Renter's insurance ?||filtersweep|
Sep 9, 2002 3:57 AM
|...can help the healing process|
|No, no...think before using your renters policy||Kristin|
Sep 9, 2002 5:33 AM
|I feel your pain. I really do. I've been there.
I was really tight on cash at the time my Trek 720 was stolen, but wanted to get as much road bike as possible to replace it. I wrote a claim against my renters and received $150 after deductable. (Well, it bought me some pedals.) BUT, a year later, I lost my policy with CGU due to a whole mess of problems stemming from a really lazy agent. Long story short: That one homeowners claim made it very difficult for me to get another renters policy. Many insurance companies have a (stupid) 5 year claim rule. They won't write you if you've had ANY losses in 5 years. Besides. If its only worth $100 then it won't even meet your deductable.
Sep 9, 2002 6:31 AM
|I've made a few claims related to theft on my renter's policy. I have a replacement value policy which does not factor in depreciation. As an example, I had some music production equipment that was stolen. At the time it was stolen, it was maybe worth half its value and had been discontinued from production. I received enough money to buy a new upgraded version. The bike might easily have a replacement value of $1000 (I don't know how much they cost new). If it is insured at actual value, it won't be worth your effort.
Why you lost your coverage is beyond me...
|re: Stolen!!! AAAAAAAAGGGHHHH!!!||Juanmoretime|
Sep 9, 2002 5:10 AM
|My daughter decided to loan my wife's mountain bike to her friend so they could ride to the store on Saturday. They both went in the store and didn't lock them up. When they came out of the store, my daughter's bike was still there, a $275 Schwinn. My wife's $800 Trek 7000 was gone. Hopefully our homeowners will cover it, although I'm not holding my breath. I guess it could have beeen worse, it could have been one of my bikes!|
|re: Stolen!!! AAAAAAAAGGGHHHH!!!||Akirasho|
Sep 9, 2002 1:49 PM
|... I feel your pain...
Remain In Light.