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Those damn kids. Vandalizing my bikes.(11 posts)

Those damn kids. Vandalizing my bikes.onespeed
Oct 21, 2002 7:01 AM
So I lock my onespeed downstairs in the lobby of my building everynight. Never any problems until a few weeks ago when my gloves went missing. I chalked it up to some stupid prank.

I started taking my gloves when I left after that. I didnt worry about it too much, I had been living there for 5 years with only that one problem.

Then on Friday I went downstairs and found my computer gone. Great. No one can even use it for anything. It is probably lying in a trashcan somewhere. After all the miles on that thing, now I have to start over.
They must have thought it was "abandoned." (sarcasm) nmBrianNYC
Oct 21, 2002 7:28 AM
Yes "abondoned" for a whole 8 hours; inside mind you. (nm)onespeed
Oct 21, 2002 7:34 AM
Know the frustrationSteve_0
Oct 21, 2002 8:08 AM
I lost my puter outside a bar one night. Nice to know some drunk has a useless (to him) piece of technology.

Anyway, avoided future occurrences by not replacing it.
I am considering the same course of action. (nm)onespeed
Oct 21, 2002 8:24 AM
Silver lining: You might like riding without one.Sintesi
Oct 21, 2002 10:24 AM
I took mine off back in Feb. and wondering why I didn't do it sooner. No more obsessing about speed and mileage just enjoying myself. If you don't race and train to win, what's the point besides idle interest?

Can you bring you bike in the apt.? I live in a third story walk-up but always carry my bike up with me. It is NY. Apparently one of the cool people in your building moved out and was replaced by a dingbat.
I agree with Sintisi...BrianNYC
Oct 21, 2002 11:31 AM
I live in a doorman bldg. with a "bikeroom," but this is NYC, I've already had one entire, locked bike stolen, and now I don't keep even keep my hybrid anywhere but inside the apartment - space issues be damned, I'd rather have my whole bike.
Maybe they thought that the computer was a mini-TVms
Oct 21, 2002 7:45 AM
One day I was stopped at a traffic light in the city and two kids, probably about 10 years old, approached me and asked what I was watching on the "miniature TV" on my handlebars. I didn't feel like engaging in a long conversation (the neighborhood is not the greatest). So, I said that I really couldn't get much on it without a satellite dish on the back of my bike. Is the satellite dish still on your bike?
remove it!girchygirchy
Oct 21, 2002 9:43 AM
Mine stays in my room or pocket unless I'm riding.

You don't have to start over, though; at least with my Specialized SpeedZone Comp, it lets me start the mileage at whatever number I want. So if I had 1345 miles on it before the battery died, during setup I put 1345 miles in the odometer, and it counts up from there.
no need to. already done. nmSteve_0
Oct 21, 2002 11:12 AM
remove as in take it with him, Mr Smartypants! :) nmgirchygirchy
Oct 21, 2002 1:08 PM