[Noisebridge-discuss] my bike was stolen

Dean Mao dean.mao at hackerdojo.com
Mon Feb 25 19:21:30 UTC 2013

U-locks aren't much better though.  Having lived in SF, I've had my own
share of bikes stolen while living there.  My U-lock actually cost as much
as my bike, but one of my older bikes was stolen as well.  Mine was taken
around 2nd & Market.

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 2:36 AM, Ever Falling <everfalling at gmail.com> wrote:

> "It was locked with a pretty serious cable lock, which they cut pretty
> cleanly somehow"
> cable locks are generally ranked as the lowest form of lock you can
> buy. I've seen videos of people clipping through even thick ones with $20
> bolt cutters in a few seconds.
>  I hope you get your bike back but next time invest in a good u-lock and
> maybe a chain lock if you like the flexibility.
> On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 2:20 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> not from noisebridge.  i know you probably thought i meant it was stolen
>> from noisebridge but NO it wasn't.
>> but it WAS stolen in San Francisco in the "tenderloin" last night 2/23.
>> from right here:
>> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=**tenderloin+SF&ll=37.781616,-**
>> 122.409044&spn=0.000794,0.**001206&hnear=Tenderloin,+San+**
>> Francisco,+California&gl=us&t=**h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=37.781692,**
>> -122.408946&panoid=vCFEbWMf_**dHGdHJpD24E-Q&cbp=12,311.5,,0,**27.53<http://maps.google.com/maps?q=tenderloin+SF&ll=37.781616,-122.409044&spn=0.000794,0.001206&hnear=Tenderloin,+San+Francisco,+California&gl=us&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=37.781692,-122.408946&panoid=vCFEbWMf_dHGdHJpD24E-Q&cbp=12,311.5,,0,27.53>
>> It was locked with a pretty serious cable lock, which they cut pretty
>> cleanly somehow.  The Rivendell (a much nicer bike in every way) next to
>> mine was not taken because it had a U-lock in addition to a cable so it
>> could not be ridden away.  Let that be a lesson to us all.
>> this is what it looks like: (batteries not included)
>> http://spaz.org/~jake/IMG_**0832.JPG <http://spaz.org/~jake/IMG_0832.JPG>
>> as you can see it's rather distinctive.  If you see it somewhere and
>> recognize it i authorize you to use whatever means necessary to acquire it,
>> even if doing so causes damage to the person currently in posession of the
>> bike (i will revoke this message if i re-acquire the bike) or even damage
>> the bike in the process.
>> It has a red Down Low Glow light and a big battery labeled JAKE on the
>> side of the seatpost (battery not seen in this picture)
>> If you see the bike and it is not accompanied by a human i urge you to
>> overlock it and contact me at 415-JED_FOXY so that i can come claim it
>> myself.  Please make a note of whatever other locks are involved (besides
>> yours) so i can bring the appropriate tools along.
>> clearly this is a very valuable bike, so I will reward you for helping me
>> get it back (as long as you are not the original thief).
>> thank you for your time and attention regarding this serious matter.
>> -jake
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