Friday, April 06, 2007

Why would anyone do that?

Some malicious bastard has stolen the front wheel off every bicycle in our apartment building garage. Including mine.

14 Comments:

saxifraga said...

Boy, that's a weird thing to do. Sorry about that, Styleygeek. Must be annoying.

twirly said...

bummer - if they had just stolen one I'd I've assumed that someone really wanted a unicycle....but unfortunately that happens enough around here that I have to chain the bike through the frame and front wheel! BOO!

Seeking Solace said...

That is really weird. Hope they catch the little brat!

LaKisha said...

That might be worse than stealing all the seats...which happened to me.

wolfa said...

That is really amusing, especially as it did not happen to me.

JustMe said...

jerks! is this who you are chili-fying?

Jana said...

That sucks! Sorry to hear that, StyleyGeek.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

mean people suck...

StyleyGeek said...

Mean people do suck.

Wolfa, I was amused for about five minutes too, until it sank in that it DID happen to me.

Twirly, the worst thing is that I often DO chain through the frame and the wheel. Just not yesterday. (And admittedly not generally in our garage (which is LOCKED)).

StyleyGeek said...

Oh, and the chili thing was me dying a friend's hair bright red.

Morton T Fogg said...

Styley, when you're at the bike store getting a new wheel, ask them about locks that go in place of the bolt or quick-release on the wheel. Take seconds to install and it means that people can't easily remove the wheel. I mean, they still can if they really want to, but they'd have to be committed to it.

You can get a set of three (front wheel, back wheel, seat post) for maybe $20.

StyleyGeek said...

Thanks for the tip, Morton. Considering my bicycle probably isn't worth much more than $20, I don't think I'll even try buying a new wheel from a bike shop. I'll go round some markets and second-hand places and see if I can find a written-off bike with a wheel I can remove and put on mine instead.

And I'll be far more careful about putting the lock through the wheel and frame in the future.

The History Enthusiast said...

Geez, I'm so sorry! Mean people really DO suck....

Bardiac said...

Man, that's just mean. :(