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Thieving Scum

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vaultingSlinky, 15 May 2006.

  1. vaultingSlinky

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

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    Location: Aberdeen

    Im living in student accomodation in southampton, in an area that isnt really 'rough' and i brought my bike back last weekend.

    I chain it up with two locks in the bike area, with one lock front wheel > bike rail and one lock front wheel > frame.

    Just on my way down to the corner shop i checked my saddle (being quick release) to see it hasnt been nicked (with the intention of taking it inside on the way back). I notice something wrong with the bike, and did a bit of a double take, then realising that my bikes rear wheel has been nicked.

    I hadnt chained that to the frame as i figured with the gears/screws, and cctv presence that the rear wheel wasnt really that important to have solidly chained to the frame (i was planning on buying a new lock, but i needed new tires so i was waiting for a chance to get down to halfords).

    But arrgg im so annoyed! what is even worse is that they didnt nick the saddle, with that being quick release i figured they would have had that away too.

    The cost of a new wheel/inner tube/cogs/tyre will probably justify a new bike (it was only a cheapo halfords jobby)...how frustrating.
     
  2. Alchemy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

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    :(
     
  3. spirit

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,885

    i hate people like that, makes me wish we lived in dubai or something (no not really :p )
     
  4. rmuir

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,252

    worst thing about these 'people' is that if they can't nick the whole lot ( bike/car/whatever ) they will take it upon themselves to render it useless to the owner.

    total scum tbh. bad luck mate :mad:
     
  5. Neoni

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2004

    Posts: 13,317

    Location: Sweatshop.

    Report it?
     
  6. Burnsy2023

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 36,600

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Where abouts are you?

    Burnsy
     
  7. vaultingSlinky

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    Joined: 2 Apr 2004

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    Location: Aberdeen

    Im going to talk to my halls manager tomorrow and see about cctv. I doubt the police are going to be interested in a bike wheel (unless there is any good cctv evidence). Plus i guess they will just tell me i should have had the wheel locked up...which i already know.

    Im on archers rd, just of the avenue burnsy (and no thats not an invitation to come and nick what remains :p)
     
  8. Hellfire260

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2005

    Posts: 346

    Location: not far from OChq

    at least you only lost a wheel mate, last thursday the whole of my bike was nicked from where i work. I'd only left for 10 minutes and it was locked up :(
     
  9. fanger

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2004

    Posts: 670

    Location: South, England

    I've done so much work on my bike that if it was nicked now I'd have to join a monastery or something.
    Gutted for ya' mate.
    BUT>>>
    A decent wire lock goes a long way...
     
  10. geeza

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    Posts: 9,212

    tell you a funny story. almost a year ago i was workin at sports world 6am - (whatever) shifts. there was a bike chained up to some railing at the side of the road, a saracen i think. first day i saw it, it was fine, 2nd day in the morning it had no wheel, next day it had no seat. every day something would go missing. after a week there was nothing there and the railing it was chained to had been bent, twisted and even cut! the lock it had must have been hard as nails
     
  11. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    its totally stupid the amount of chain/metal locks you have to carry around with you nowadays just to stop theives...

    for example, there is front wheel lock, frame lock, remove the saddle, evidently back wheel lock now. and even if you're going to use 1 lock for all its gotta be a lot of chain/cable to lock that amount up!

    i was thinking about buying a specialised hard rock next year as i'll be living about 35/40 minutes from uni, but i'm really considering just walking because of theives these days :(
     
  12. rmuir

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

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    go for it mate and take out insurance or summat, but don't let scum put ya off doing something you want. when we start doing that, they have won. no doubt.

    i do, however, know what your are sayin.

    sad world we live in. :(
     
  13. dougguk

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    Im on the flowers estate (near Primrose) so near you and its like Police Camera Action!! Only the other night 5 police wagons came round at midnight and arrested the neighbours.

    Only intended to live here for a month as it was cheap and a month lease - but im naturally lazy so still here 15 months on :D

    Moving to Ocean Village next month tho THANK GOD!!!
     
  14. fanger

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Oct 2004

    Posts: 670

    Location: South, England

    Long ago I had my eye on a bike that was locked to a lamp post.
    Each day I had to walk past it. Lovely bike, everything was quick lock: i.e; saddle, wheels. Think it was a Diamond Back - good make about 10 years ago.
    The lock was really rubbish. This went on for about 2 weeks until I finally decided "It had to be mine". Yet the very next day it had gone!
    I'm so glad I didn't nick it. I've had 2 bikes stolen from me over the years and I believe that a nicked bike will spit the thief out; under a bus, into an oncoming car; over the handlebars, kill them with fire, etc.
    Don't worry mate, the thief won't get far.
    It's a Karma thing.
     
  15. 4T5

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    Sorry to hear that mate. :(
     
  16. SidewinderINC

    Soldato

    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,213

    Location: Dartford, Kent

    thing is, with the insurance i have on other stuff i cant really afford to insure much more.

    though i dont drive so i guess i'm saving there, we'll see what happens!
     
  17. chris_r

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    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

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    Location: Liverpool

    I hate that too, i had a BMX a few years back i bought it for £250 and spent £400 making it look amazing. Someone smashed right through the front window of our house and it was nicked.
     
  18. leezer3

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    Joined: 18 Jan 2006

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    Location: Norwich

    If he nicks mine he won't- Brakes don't work, gears normally have to be done with a foot & various bits are bent out of shape lol.

    -Leezer-
     
  19. fanger

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    Location: South, England

    Sounds like good, effective counter measures to me.
    LOL
     
  20. vaultingSlinky

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    hehe the flowers estate, ive got the understanding that people round there will steal the shirt off your back, and then knife you dare you step outside alone :p