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…