Posts Tagged ‘cutters’

Abandoned NoPA Wheel Serves as a Reminder: Protect Your Bicycle Hubs at All Costs

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Still can’t figure out what occurred here last month.

You say the little monsters might have cut the spokes to steal the rest of the bike, but I can’t wrap my head around that one, topographically speaking.

Makes a lot more sense if we’re talking about a simple wheel locked by itself scenario.

Anyway, this thing appears to be sticking around so let it serve as warning.

Be careful Sir, this place is full of vultures, vultures everywhere

That’s Cold! The Little Monsters of NoPA Have Taken to Snipping Spokes to Steal Bicycle Hubs

Monday, January 24th, 2011

First I’ve seen of this kind of thing.

S’pose it could be a sitch where somebody lost his/her bike lock key and had to salvage, but more likely the little monsters have taken to using wire cutters to snip, snip, snip to get sweet hubs and cassettes as booty.

But the rim and tire remain so, like Auntie Entity in Beyond Thunderdome, the owner is free to rebuild.

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Poor little feller…

The SFFD Gets Training on Handling Electric Vehicles Today – How To Get You Out of Your Crashed Car Safely

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Elements of the San Francisco Fire Department and other bay area first responders are getting a little electric vehicle safety training today and tomorrow so they’ll know what they’re doing when Chevy Volts and other Battery Electric Vehicles start appearing on our roads and getting accidents in greater numbers. See?

“Chevrolet and OnStar, in a joint effort with The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), hosted electric vehicle safety training for San Francisco area first responders – the second in a series of training sessions that will take place this fall in cities across the country. First responders participated in a three-hour program to prepare for emergency situations involving electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle with extended-range capability available in select markets late this year.”

Here’s what it looks like:

All the deets:

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12  — Chevrolet and OnStar, in a joint effort with The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), hosted electric vehicle safety training for San Francisco area first responders – the second in a series of training sessions that will take place this fall in cities across the country. First responders participated in a three-hour program to prepare for emergency situations involving electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt, an electric vehicle with extended-range capability available in select markets late this year.

In addition to San Francisco and last week’s training in Detroit, the tour will make stops in Los Angeles, Austin, New York and Washington, D.C.

“These training sessions provide a valuable opportunity for first responders to prepare for the introduction of this new vehicle technology,” said Chevrolet Safety Director Gay Kent. “The tour allows us to extend our training and education to first responders across the country. Our goal with this program is to help public safety personnel become as comfortable working around electric vehicles as they are with conventional vehicles today.”

Safety trainers delivered presentations covering topics specific to electric vehicles such as power shut-off procedures, lithium ion battery details, locations of high-strength steel and cut points for extrication.  In addition, a Volt – recently used during an extrication exercise – was on site for hands-on training for first responders.

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