Posts Tagged ‘saddle’

San Francisco Says It Cares About Bicycle Theft, But It Doesn’t – We’re a Haven for Bike Thieves – Another Saddle Gone

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Thusly:

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The problem is that bike theft is a lifestyle for a lot of people around town.

One of the answers is superglue, applied all over your bike.

Otherwise you might face yest another long walk home…

1: Cyclist Parks Bike in San Francisco 2: Abandons It After a Wheel Gets Stolen 3: SFPD Ignores It Too 4: Repeat

Monday, January 14th, 2013

As seen on Market Street, day after day, week after week:

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And soon enough, month after month?

A Tip for Cyclists on Market Street: When Getting Cited by the SFPD, Make Sure to Check Your Email

Monday, May 14th, 2012

‘Cause that will save you time when you finally make it to the office.

See?

Cold busted:

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Clever Cyclist Avoids Perils of Saddle Theft by Dispensing with a Saddle – When Oh When Will SF Criminalize Bike Theft?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

See?

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Now, what do the little monsters, the defective people who steal saddles and seatposts, like, what do they do after? Sell them parts for $5 to some guy in a van underneath the freeway on Division?

All right, it’s a living, I guess.

Nordstrom No-No: Foolish San Francisco Cyclist Walks Away From His Fixie Without Locking His Saddle and Headset

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

So this is what happens, somebody comes along and steals the saddle, fork and headset.

See?

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Oh, the hubris of leaving your bike only partially secured in front of the flagship Nordstrom in Mayor Ed Lee’s San Francisco…

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Leave Your Bike Parked in Front of City Hall Next to a Police Car

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Because the little monsters will mess you up.

That’s why.

As seen on Polk betwixt Grove and McAllister:

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Now, take this carcass into a bike shop and they’ll start talking about Chuck the Wheelbuilder and how great he is and then they’ll quote you a price that exceeds what you paid for the bike in the first place.

Oh well.

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

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

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…

Turns Out That Bikes Don’t Need Saddles Either – After Taking Off Your Brakes and Gears, What’s Left?

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The recent trend of taking parts off of bikes continues. Witness this ride without a seat.

I don’t know what else you can take off a bike and still have it function as a bike. I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.

As seen in Union Sqaure