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Old 05-03-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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This guy's bike is about to be stolen!

There's a dude in my apartment complex that bought a brand new R1, and just parks it in his designated spot like no one's business. No chain, no disc lock, nothing.

Is he not aware of the existence of lowlifes that would look at this bike as 400 pounds of condensed money and throw it in a truck in 15 seconds?? Even if he has Lojack the bike will be torn apart by the time it's recovered.

Should I do something to warn him? I'm thinking if it does get stolen and I've left him a note, I'll be the first suspect.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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Leave him a note with your number and tell him to call you about something. When he calls, aware him that you're on this site and you see daily that bikes are being stolen and just want him to know tht he should do something to prevent his from being the next one.

Don't just leave a note, that would be sketchy.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:14 AM   #3
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Never heard of a criminal leaving a note warning someone they were going to rob them. I don't think you would be suspected. I wouldn't leave a note with your phone number though. You never know who is going to start prank calling you if someone else picks it up.

I would just leave him a note with your email. Let him know that his shiny new toy is in the most likely place to be stolen. Tell him to get a good chain and disk lock.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #4
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what young said.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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what young said.
I'm so sketched out now! lol My garage doesnt lock so I think I'm either gonna start parking it in my back patio (locked and glass door into house) or parking it in my garage and pulling my truck all the way up to the garage to where nobody could ever squeeze a bike out of there, backing the truck up when I decide to ride. Thieves!!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:59 AM   #6
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Thieves are everywhere. Btw side note when moving here I looked at stupid laws. Beyond women and their toys you must warm someone.24 hrs before doing harm to them.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:02 AM   #7
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ya. I park in the garage with an extra pad lock in the tracks. I would let him know. I tell these guys at work everyday how many bikes I'm seeing stolen.

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ya. I park in the garage with an extra pad lock in the tracks. I would let him know. I tell these guys at work everyday how many bikes I'm seeing stolen.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:41 AM   #9
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OMG!!!! That is SO true!!! Brilliant....

Maybe you should post up the address so we can let him know.
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So what? Back when I lived in an apartment my bike sat outside in a parking lot(completely plain view) with no locks or anything. I didn't and wouldn't want to go through some 15272 step system just to ride my bike. I had(and still have) the best protection I can get, insurance.
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I'm so sketched out now! lol My garage doesnt lock so I think I'm either gonna start parking it in my back patio (locked and glass door into house) or parking it in my garage and pulling my truck all the way up to the garage to where nobody could ever squeeze a bike out of there, backing the truck up when I decide to ride. Thieves!!!!!!
Put a big C clamp on the track of your garage door to secure it, assuming it's a roll up door on tracks.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:31 AM   #13
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So what? Back when I lived in an apartment my bike sat outside in a parking lot(completely plain view) with no locks or anything. I didn't and wouldn't want to go through some 15272 step system just to ride my bike. I had(and still have) the best protection I can get, insurance.
+ lojack thats all i use for both my bikes.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #14
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So what? Back when I lived in an apartment my bike sat outside in a parking lot(completely plain view) with no locks or anything. I didn't and wouldn't want to go through some 15272 step system just to ride my bike. I had(and still have) the best protection I can get, insurance.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:55 AM   #15
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I would vote for leave a note, but be sketchy, intentionally. Note should read:

"Nice bike, I think I take it next time I come by if it not locked up. I know some dudes who pay good for it."
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I would vote for leave a note, but be sketchy, intentionally. Note should read:

"Nice bike, I think I take it next time I come by if it not locked up. I know some dudes who pay good for it."
that sounds like a horrible idea
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that sounds like a horrible idea

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #18
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NewR1? That sounds nice. Ill take care of it for you.
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I'd buy a long cable, wrap the bike up, lock it, and leave your contact information. We he calls you, give him the key as a present and give him "fair warning" about the hat clowns who like "free" bikes in the greater Houston area. Maybe that'll get him thinking and your message is straight forward....

































But the letter about the bike being nice and coming back with some good friends that have a reliable truck sounds like a winner!
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+ lojack thats all i use for both my bikes.
I think lojack is not worth it. Who wants a theft recovered bike that's probably been tampered with, and possibly has more damage than it's worth? Theives get these bikes to strip them down. Theft insurance is probably the best thing to have.
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