I’m a victim!

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I had to leave my commuter bike locked but unattended at the 59th Street Light Rail Station on Tuesday during working hours. I did remember to remove my front wheel and lock it together with my back wheel, and I remembered to remove my headlamp and computer (odometer, speedometer, etc). However, when I returned to my trusty steed at 5:00 or so, my bike was still there but pretty much everything that was not locked down was gone.

Stolen items:

  • mount for the head lamp
  • rear lamp
  • spare inner tube

Items conspicuously not stolen:

  • mount for the rear lamp (required a screwdriver to remove)
  • mount for the computer (probably also requires a tool to remove)
  • tire levers and Allen wrenches that were stored with the tube
  • seat

I suppose this was a crime of necessity as my tires were also not slashed. Lesson learned, Sacramento. No place is safe. Especially not without your headlamp.

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7 Responses to I’m a victim!

  1. A says:

    Sucks, dude. Sorry to hear that. Out of curiosity, what kind of lock were you using?

  2. jess sullivan says:

    I had the same thing happen to me at the same lightrail station. And it seems so (relatively) legit!

  3. CoolDMZ says:

    I’m glad to have the first 2 comments be sympathetic! Because I know it was a bonehead move to not empty the bike of those items myself, or to leave it at all.

    I’m using an older Kryptonite lock, I don’t have my bike handy so I don’t know the model # or anything.

  4. cogmeyer says:

    Don’t have your bike handy? Which sketchy RT station did you leave it at this time?

  5. CoolDMZ says:

    This time I left it at the station at the corner of Screw & U. Just kidding

  6. CoolDMZ says:

    I have had several calls and emails from people who seem to think the bike was stolen. It was not. However, I need to add that the pump was stolen, along with 3 velcro straps that were holding it on the bike. The loss of the straps hurts more!

  7. Turty_Squip says:

    I’ve found that having the straps too tight hurts too. 1) Always listen for the safety word. 2) Make sure NOT to pick a safety word that sounds too much like “tighter” or “harder,” or you will spoil the fun.