Bicycle Trilogy: Bicycle Seatpost and Saddle Theft Appears to be on the Rise in San Francisco

Or seatpin or saddlepole or whatever you call the tube of metal or whatnot that the little monsters tend to also take when they set out to steal bike parts.

Now this kind of thing just didn’t happen back in the day. The bike thief of the 1990′s would do things proper, he’d take the trouble to first steal a Volvo car jack and then he’d carry it around all over the place hoping for the chance to jack your ride by applying force to your U-lock. Then he’d ride off.

I think I prefer the old-school thieves.

Or maybe this fellow is a stud what doesn’t need a saddle. (Actually I think I recognize him through his shoes.) Anyway, one for the ladies:

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The point is that you’d almost never see this kind of  pathetic scene back in the good olde days…

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2 Responses to “Bicycle Trilogy: Bicycle Seatpost and Saddle Theft Appears to be on the Rise in San Francisco”

  1. Jeremy says:

    My saddle was stolen on Valencia at 21st in broad daylight about a month ago. It was a broken-in Brooks that was the most comfortable thing I’ve ever ridden. It even had a bike chain looped around it, but apparently that didn’t dissuade the prick. So annoying!

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I’m thinking superglue in the bolt holes is the best way to go…

    I never understood that old chain link trick – I had a dedicated leash that was stranger than it looked – survived a couple attacks…