Posts Tagged ‘parts’

Just as Whalers have Factory Processing Motherships, Bikers have This – Or, What This RV Needs is a Camper Out Back

Monday, January 30th, 2017

So you had a bike, then you no longer had it, for some reason, and then parts of it ended up on the roof of a long long trailer parked under the 101 freeway in SoMA:

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Multiply that by 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for a couple decades and that adds up…

Kiosk-Enabled Open Air Bicycle Chop-Shop on Market Near Second is Now Out of Control

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Parts from many stolen “donor bikes” are here – maybe a couple dozen?

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And how many Franken-bikes could you build with the parts here? IDK, maybe a half-dozen?

On It Goes…

The King of Stolen Bicycles and Bike Parts, San Francisco, the West Coast Capital of Stolen Bikes – Building Frankenbikes

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Harvest harvest time

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You reap what you sow, I reap what I sow

The RV Owners of SoMA Sure Seem to Have a Strong Interest in Bicycles, or Rather, Bicycle Parts

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Oh look, three in a row:

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One wonders what’s inside these RVs:

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Perhaps more bike parts?

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Perhaps from one of your bikes, Gentle Reader…

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Mobile Bike Store, Under the Freeway, Frisco

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

How many bike wheels does one person need?

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The 94117 is Mad Max but with Bike Parts Instead of Cars

Friday, October 7th, 2016

The Burley trailer for your twins what was stolen out of your garage in Cole Valley has been repurposed.

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No tires necessary, just run them on the rims…

$99 WalMart Bike Comes to Frisco, and Promptly Gets Killed – Owner Simply Abandons Carcass

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

4th and Market is a tough area for bicycle security, certainly

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We don’t have any WalMarts here in SF, of course, but it’s easy to start over again if you’re only paying $99 for the bike.

Open-Air Chop Shop, 7-11 Store, Market Street USA

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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What Happens When You Park Your Bike in Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco – His Legacy Parked on the Sidewalk

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Why on Earth would he go to Brazil to give tips on the already-failed 2016 Summer Olympics, or to Panama to look at a canal – I mean, how is that kind of stuff official business?

Anyway, the best parts of your bike are now gone, so all that’s left to do is prop the carcass up on a pole for somebody to eventually carry it off…

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If Your Bicycle Enters San Francisco’s Stolen Bike Ecosystem, You’re NEVER Getting It Back – Here’s Why – As Seen on 13th Street

Monday, June 1st, 2015

[UPDATE: Commenter Kyle says a couple of these factories have gotten hauled away by the SFPD – see Comments.]

 

So your horse has been stolen off of the mean Streets of San Francisco?  Well, you’re never ever getting it back because it’s already been chopped up into pieces and rendered at the makeshift open-air glue factory known as 13th Street:

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Oh, what’s that, somebody stole your ride one time and you got it back the next day? Well, sure, cause your bike got stolen, but it hadn’t yet entered The System. Here’s your sausage factory, bursting at the seams:

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Oh look, new chain link fence and barbed wire – that will stop the processing in this one particular place under the I-80

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And look, camouflage!

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It’s almost as if there aren’t any stolen bike parts on the sidewalk at all!

It amazes me when some say that these bikes were simply given away or abandoned. ‘Cause like just as Tsukiji has its fish market, in Tsukiji, SF has its stolen bike market / processing center, on the few short blocks under the freeway called 13th Street