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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spotted on 11th and Pine

Posted by on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

I feel like I really, really understand and respect the emotions behind this sign:

  • The Stranger

Also: Consider this your semi-regular reminder that 11th and Pine is, for whatever demonic reasons, a particularly terrible place to park a bicycle.


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Awesome! (But also why you should ALWAYS remove your light and computer and whatever when you park.)
Posted by DOUG. on March 26, 2014 at 10:47 AM · Report this
emor 3

One time I left $200 worth of bike lights and rechargeable batteries on my bike outside of my work. They all got stolen. The lesson I learned is don't leave easily stolen, high-value objects unattended in a public space for any length of time.

Posted by emor on March 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM · Report this
Posted by tiktok on March 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM · Report this
Mahtli69 8
That charger is hideous. Time to step up to a USB chargeable lighting system. There are a bunch of good ones on the market now and they are cheap.
Posted by Mahtli69 on March 26, 2014 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Mahtli69 9
PS - Still sucks to get your shit stolen. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Mahtli69 on March 26, 2014 at 11:26 AM · Report this
Whenever I see junk like this, I just imagine a weak insecure person who can't handle their own shit.
Posted by The CHZA on March 26, 2014 at 11:54 AM · Report this
emor 11

The real next step is a German-style system that is permanently attached to the bike and powered by a generator in the front hub.
Posted by emor on March 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM · Report this
Fistique 12
Bad things only happen to people who deserve it, like people other than myself.
Posted by Fistique on March 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM · Report this
Kinison 13
Well when you engage in a war on cars, there's bound to be some casualties.
Posted by Kinison on March 26, 2014 at 1:45 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 14
@11- That's nice, but more expensive (and heavier if your the type to care about that sort of thing).
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on March 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM · Report this
Isn't this what you lefty pc people call a "teachable moment"? It may be expensive up there but it's a ghetto nonetheless. At least you aren't out as much as that Stranger retard who left a video camera on a table and walked away.
Posted by robot ghost on March 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 16
Undocumented borrowing, there is no thief.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on March 26, 2014 at 2:50 PM · Report this
Fnarf 17
@14, there's a saying that in the city, all bikes weigh the same. You can have a ten pound bike, but you need to carry a forty pound lock (or locks, more like) to keep it secure; or you can have a fifty pound bike that you lock with a piece of string.

No one riding in the city and locking up out of doors should be giving a crap about a few ounces for proper gear. Fenders weigh a lot too, but you'd be a damn fool to ride without them. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as a theft-proof light. And if you're locking up your $10,000 Cervelo outside, or riding it in the city at night, you may not DESERVE to get ripped off, exactly, but you can certainly count on it happening.
Posted by Fnarf on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM · Report this
Nieuw Hollander 18
@17 the saying is bullshit. A good 50 lb city bike - say that could carry an adult and 2 kids, rear rack and a frame-mounted front carrier - also requires a big-ass lock and should not be parked outside overnight on a sketchy corner.

However you are right on the second point. This isn't the tour de france, breaking away, or the STP. Use the right tool for the job. Fat puncture-resistant tires, full fenders, chain case, hub dynamo & hardwired lights, roller brakes, no quick-release anything, and 2 different locks. And I still wouldn't park it outside overnight unsupervised.
Posted by Nieuw Hollander on March 26, 2014 at 3:44 PM · Report this

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