Peed off.

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MikeF
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Re: Peed off.

Postby MikeF » 31 Mar 2018, 9:14am

In the 50s I don't think I ever thought about locking my bike anywhere. It's a sad reflection on modern society unfortunately that it's necessary now, although I'm sure there were thefts then, but not like today. The ease of selling stuff eg eBay, probably plays a part.
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Re: Peed off.

Postby Jon Lucas » 31 Mar 2018, 9:39am

Some years ago I had a rear light stolen off my back as I cycled along. It was attached to the hi-viz I was wearing at the time, and as I cycled I felt a slap on my back, followed moments later by a cheery wave from a fellow cyclist as he passed me. At the time I thought the slap was odd, and so stopped and took off the hi-viz to find the light missing. By this time the other cyclist had disappeared.

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Re: Peed off.

Postby CyberKnight » 31 Mar 2018, 5:30pm

tykeboy2003 wrote:Very.

Just been volunteering at the Burton Beer festival and left my bike locked up outside and some ******* has gone through my panniers and nicked my tool kit. This is particularly annoying because they were fairly specific cycling tools like a chain splitter and tyre levers etc which are almost worthless unless you are a cyclist so this was a fellow cyclist who did this to me - git.

Thats swad for you , some tea leaves went into our garden and stole the kids sled .
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