Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sticky Fingers and Sticky Issues: Thefts, Failures, Recalls, and Judgments

In yesterday's post I mentioned a stolen orange bike, which prompted commenter Kale to point out, "And, what's with the alarmingly biased ratio of orange bikes getting stolen?" Yes, it does appear that thieves love orange; awhile back I pointed out that "orange is striving to be the new stolen." Kale also did a little investigating on Craigslist, which yielded this:



STOLEN: Orange Crescent Fixed Gear (Bushwick)
Reply to: sale-983771089@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-01-07, 1:06PM EST


I locked it to scaffolding last night while at bushwick country club. This asshole knew what he was doing. It's a 1970 Swedish "CRESCENT" pepita special frame, orange, with an old mini U-lock attached to it. This bike has about 10,000 miles on it since I first built it up in 04. Dura-ace low flange hubs laced to mint green rims, with scuffed up sugino 75 cranks. Please let me know if you see any of this around. Good luck parting it out, you piece of shit.


Generally, when I mention a bike theft in a post, I try not to get too emotional. However, in this case I simply can't contain myself. Goddamn it, nobody--I mean nobody--steals a Swedish bike in my town! American, Taiwanese, British, Italian, French, that's one thing. But once you've hit Scandinavia you've officially crossed the fjord, and I can't be responsible for any harm that I might administer to you should I find you. I probably shouldn't say this, but I have a small room in the basement of the new Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn where I "deal" with Swedish bike thieves. I probably also shouldn't go into much detail about what "dealing" entails, but trust me, you'll think twice about your transgressions when you're bound to a Joakim swivel chair with your feet in a bowl of Ärtsoppa and a car battery wired up to your nipples.

By the way, the victim did not provide a picture, so I've made my own rendering according to his description. Using "technology," I did a fixed-gear conversion on this Crescent from Campyonly:



Eat your heart out, Taliah Lempert.

Here's another stolen orange bike:



Stolen Track Bike_Orange Samson NJS_REWARD - $1
(Lower East Side)

Reply to: sale-982791215@craigslist.org [?]

Date: 2009-01-06, 4:21PM EST


Bike was taken on Grand at Essex in LES about a month ago.
Bright orange-red Samson. Generous reward 646.265.1199


Actually, this one's been missing for awhile. By the way, going forward my new BSNYC/RTMS Energy Substance will feature pictures of missing bikes on the packaging.

This one's not orange, but it does have a "unique color pattern":




STOLEN Single Speed Road Bike - Reward! (Park Slope/Crown Heights)
Reply to: sale-982280161@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-01-06, 10:47AM EST

Hey All, My bike was stolen outside of the Brooklyn Public Library yesterday (1/5/09). It is a single speed Motiv with a unique color pattern of Pink/White/Grey. It has blue handlebars too. If anyone sees it on here and wants to be a good citizen, you will be greatly rewarded! Thanks for your help.

We already know bike thieves have no scruples. (Taken in front of the library? For shame!) More than that, though, this post leads me to believe that bike thieves may also have a unique genetic make-up and may actually see color differently than regular people do. My current theory is that they can only see either orange alone or else every single color at once so long as orange is absent. They can't see any other solid colors by themselves. Perhaps I'll conduct some tests on my subterranean Ikea detainees. It will be a collabo with Kryptonite involving a giant Skinner box and a lot of Skittles.

By the way, if your Univega was stolen this guy has it:

I bought your Stolen Univaga (Williamsburg)
Reply to: sale-977191220@craigslist.org [?]

Date: 2009-01-02, 9:28AM EST

Describe it to me and Ill get it back to you.


Of course, it's more likely the Univega was simply left behind. Univegas are like cheap umbrellas--if you leave one in a bar or a restaurant you might walk back a half a block for it, but once you turn the corner you just figure, "Screw it." And even if someone is seeking their missing Univega, they've doubtless been thrown by the misspelling in the posting title. "Univaga" sounds like a feminine ointment, and most people would probably be embarrassed to claim that from a stranger.

But while thieves only steal bikes that are orange or everything except orange, they'll take wheels of any type:




Stolen Wheel Reward (Chelsea)
Reply to: sale-982126225@craigslist.org [?]

Date: 2009-01-06, 7:44AM EST


A front silver hpplusson rim, silver spokes to a silver formula hub was stolen by canal street a few weeks ago. I built the wheel myself, and its laced under,over,under 3 cross. It also has a message to theifs on the inside under the yellow rim tape. Did you buy this wheel from someone? I work on this bike and could really use it back. Reward if found!!

thanks guys!

I wonder what the message to the thief was. I also hope it was written in orange, otherwise they might not be able to read it. And if you're looking for a common thread when it comes to wheel theft, that thread may very well be H Plus Son rims. Here's another one that was stolen and subsequently recovered:



UPDATE - Stolen Rear White Track Wheel (Reward)
Reply to: sale-980787000@craigslist.org [?]

Date: 2009-01-05, 9:23AM EST


Found! someone saw my post on here and indeed bought the bike with my wheel on it. Going to go pick it up soon. PLEASE PEOPLE - If you ever see a person trying to sell a nice bike, parts to bike, or something just doesn't ad up. Buy the bike, post it here and you too might be a hero. Thanks! My wheel was stolen last night on Driggs & n8. Everything was locked up but the rear wheel :(. There was an older Spanish dude seen last night near Bushwick Country club at around 10:30pm trying to sell a junky blue conversion with my rear wheel on it. If you bought the bike I will pay you for the bike + reward. If you have any info please email me. Thanks!


It's a Black Phil High Flag hub laced with black spokes and black nipples to a White H+Son Rim. A 18t and a 16t cog on each side. Not many people have these rims, there hard to get.


The only thing rarer than a white H Plus Son rim is a "Black Phil High Flag" hub. Black Phil is noted rapper Black Rob's older brother, and is well-known for manufacturing high-quality bicycle hubs. While his Low Flag and Mid Flag hubs are more common, he only did a limited run of the High Flag hubs and as such they are highly coveted by all enthusiasts of bicycle components manufactured by the siblings of noted hip-hop personalities. (The only components that fetch a higher price are T-Pain's brother T-Bag's hand-fabricated antiseptic leather top tube pads.) I also wonder what the wheel's owner means by "Spanish dude." Was he actually from Spain, or was he just someone who spoke Spanish? Was he even speaking Spanish? Maybe he was a weary Portuguese and he just sounded Spanish due to fatigue. By the way, you'll notice that the transaction took place at the ironically-named Bushwick Country Club, where the Swedish bike was stolen. Fishy. Swedish fishy.

Incidentally, if you're not aware, H Plus Son rims were at the center of a controversy awhile back, when one of them mysteriously failed under a fixter. This drew the attention of none other than uber-curmudgeon and serial retrogrouch Jobst Brandt, who predictably used it as an opportunity to tout not only his well-known hatred of hard anodized rims ("I haven't seen such a split since black hard anodized rims first appeared on the market in the 1970's") but also to flaunt his super-human Bunyanesque riding ability. ("Well rims get over water boiling temperatures rapidly as I have tested in alpine descents. You cannot touch such a rim without burning the skin of a finger.") However, he did have the modesty to omit his story about using his smoking-hot MA2s to heat a pot in which he cooked a nourishing broth from copies of his highly-regarded book, "The Bicycle Wheel." (Though this may only have been because the film version is still in development.)

In any case, H Plus Son is a relatively new company, and they've got a ways to go before they begin to rival Mavic, the exploding wheel experts. Ever since unveling its carbon-spoked $1,300+ R-Sys wheelset, tales of spectacular failures have abounded. One online retailer actually says that "Mavic blows the doors of the laboratory with the new R-Sys Wheelset," and that should have served as a warning at the time. I don't work in product R&D, but I would think that something that explodes in the laboratory probably isn't ready for market. However, only now is Mavic issuing a recall:


Mavic now acknowledge that the front R-Sys can fail "during use in certain circumstances." They don't specify what those "certain circumstances" are, but I think we can infer that they mean "riding." As such, Mavic will give customers a "new upgraded R-Sys front wheel." I'm not sure what they mean by "upgraded" either, but perhaps the upgrade will include those crazy metal spokes everyone's been talking about. I hear they're totally bomb-proof.

Lastly, if you're wondering where things stand with The Great BSNYC/RTMS Fyxomatosis Photo Parody Contest (presented by Boston Whaler Boats--The Unsinkable Legend) rest assured that evaluations are proceeding apace. Also rest assured I'm not taking this lightly, which is why I have not rushed to judgment. Just to give you an idea of what I'm dealing with, consider this:



This is a submission from someone called "thealphastate." I have censored it to render it safe for work, but rest assured that in its uncensored state you can see everything. (And by "everything" I mean the place where you'd use Univaga.) In a tale worthy of Bust magazine, thealphastate claims that he met the woman in the photograph while he was trackstanding in an alley, and that after helping her repair her old crappy 10 speed they adjourned to his apartment where the above photo was taken and presumably a liaison ensued.

I can't show you the photograph in more detail at present (since, as I said, it's not safe for work and it's not hosted someplace I can link to), but I can show you something you probably don't want to see, which is another photo of thealphastate's fixterified Pista Concept in front of a washing machine. I can also say that my job as a judge is hard because:

1) The submission technically came after the deadline so I must decide whether or not to allow it;
2) I must decide whether or not to believe the alphastate's alley trackstand pickup story;
3) If the alley trackstand pickup story is true, then the photo was not conceived expressly for the contest; rather, it was an opportunistic photo later repurposed for submission to the contest.

This is just one example of the kinds of issues with which I'm grappling. But rest assured I'm not afraid of a little grappling, and I remain determined to wrestle this thing to the ground and declare a winner soonishly.

117 comments:

T. McKay Battles said...

first!

innerlight said...

CERA!

Anonymous said...

SWEET!!! made it

T. McKay Battles said...

yeah, i've finally arrived. the three hours of clicking refresh at work paid off.

Anonymous said...

bahhh

Anonymous said...

Can't believe I'm doing this...

TOP 5!

ant1 said...

ant1st!

Anonymous said...

Top Ten

Getting better every day

Anonymous said...

There's posters here that haven't got good batteries in their irony detectors.

brettok said...

Winning is for Losers...

Anonymous said...

Top 11 -- WTF

LaredoShane said...

Top 20 Fiesta

Anonymous said...

Woot! Woot!

Pulverized Concepts said...

Make that Swede bike thief eat lutefisk. He'll move on to taiwanese bikes in the future.

Shram said...

Isn't Bushwick where Caddyshack took place?

brettok said...

So should we be on the lookout for a tall, blond, tennis-playing "Swedish bike thief", or just some other schmoe who happened to steal a Swedish bike?

Simon said...

Whatever you do, make sure you make sure my photo wins. In these troubling financial times, I'm unable to fly to NYC and discover you're identity for a Fxyomatosis Chainring from Andy, instead I've hedged all my bets on you Snob... Chain ring...

Awesome Sound said...

I will henceforth be trackstanding in a nearby alley, until I meet an appropriate bike-skank for photographing.

Anonymous said...

Mavic's spokes "may break during use in certain circumstances and causing the rider to lose control and possibly fall, potentially sustaining injury."

Oops. Forgot "or death."

streepo said...

Top 20!!!

Commiecanuk said...

From the mavic website:

The Tracomp technology providing light and stiff wheels helped to fully transfer the powerful efforts on the pedals for the final sprint and the R-Sys perfect steering precision led Sven to the very final meters winning track.

Aside from the fact this makes no sense, the picture associated is this. Nys carrying the bike. Most R-SYS R&D was done on carried cyclocross bikes.

Anonymous said...

Último superior!!

Anonymous said...

Like Whoaaa

Jim N said...

Locking "everything but the rear wheel" is not such a great idea when your rear wheel cost more than $300. There's no conceivable reason you'd leave such a thing unlocked.

T. McKay Battles said...

"Black Phil" made me laugh aloud in my cubicle (where I was supposed to be hard @ work.)

and, awesome sound has the right idea. i've done plenty of trackstands in attempts to have my very own naked bike photoshoot, but i was unaware that the trick was to do them in alley...

Commiecanuk said...

Robbie Knievel (no relation to Stevil) has announced he will ride a Cervelo R2.5 with Wolf SL forks and Mavic R-SYS wheels down a steep path of the Grand Canyon. Live on FOX.

Anonymous said...

http://2009.bloggies.com/

Nominate Snob 4 Topical and best Photography.

Well, maybe best Topical.

bikesgonewild said...

..."trust me, you'll think twice about your transgressions when you're bound to a Joakim swivel chair with your feet in a bowl of Ärtsoppa and a car battery wired up to your nipples."...this sounds like a service you provide...

...& it might clear up any questions about just what it is you do for employment...

...as the saying goes "nice work if you can get it & you can get it, if you tie"...sticky business, bsnyc/rtms...

Anonymous said...

Cripes! Looks like Frilly has some competition!

Anonymous said...

We bag it, then flip it like WHOA!
Cars we jack it then strip it like WHOA!
Fully equip it, front to back, like WHOA!
Spittin on fiends that come for crack like WHOA!

Anonymous said...

LIKE WOAH

Anonymous said...

or wtvr

Anonymous said...

wheres the fucking NSFW version!?

leroy said...

Oh sure, you want to meet women, track stand in an alley.

Sorry, not falling for it.

Not after I wasted a good four hours pretending to need help fixing a flat on the Williamsburg Bridge.

I haven't felt so pathetic since ....

Well, since this morning when a cross wind nearly knocked me into the railing on the Brooklyn Bridge.

That'll teach me to read Jill Homer's Up In Alaska for cold weather riding inspiration.

Hmmmph.

Got to find an edge for negotiating the treacherous NYC snow flurries.

I wonder if you can train a pack of minature poodles to pull a sled harness attached to your bike.

I mean, who has room to keep a half dozen Alaskan Malamutes in a NYC apartment?

Awesome Sound said...

Swedish bike thief

Kark said...

wow. Jobst is still around? Is he like a vampire or something?

I can just picture the vicious old fart hunkered down behind a monochrome vax terminal somewhere, beady dry eyes fixed on the blinking cursor, gnarled old hands waiting for someone to slip up on some minor little tech detail so he can berate and belittle them with uber-arrogant techno-boredom.

Bikesnob, there seems no end to the antiquated relics you'll dig up and dust off for a story. Well done! Like a awefull song from junior high or a bad smell remembered you took me back to the mid-nineties with that one!

Jason Pearlman said...

Finisher! (sigh, when will ever make the BSNY podium?)

Can I at least get one of those Mavic Aksium wheels for my posting efforts? I'm trying to build up the world's heaviest, most sluggish bike.

Anonymous said...

holy shit bike snob you have to show us that girls ass, Flicker! Flicker!

H said...

Rumor has it that Mavic is going to replace the R-SYS with their newly designed VERRE wheelset, which uses the same rims and hubs as the R-SYS, except they are built up with innovative silica spokes, utilizing SiO-2 compound.

According to Mavic the VERRE will be the stiffest wheelset on the market, however, Mavic points out that there could be certain “situations” where a wheel could fail, such as riding them in close proximity to bovine or storing them in a china shop.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 2:21pm,

Yes, I was thinking about putting the entries up on a flickr page so people can browse them pending the decision. Sadly, between fielding entries and rigorously testing products I'm stretched pretty thin...

--BSNYC

grog said...

Three words:
"Thief Specific Design" which frame contains hidden inside GPS tracker and phone alert message sent to owner. The moment the attitude of the parked bike changes, the alarm is sounded, whether the thief is Swedish, or not. Patent pending.

andy said...

it must be some pic not to at least put a link to the nsfw version.

Anonymous said...

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Close that gap!

Chris O'Hearn said...

Imagine if the trackstanding pickup artist was using his white aerospokes from the othe photo.

It wouldn't even be possible to produce a NSFW version.

I think the truth test Snobby is to ask for the original photo and see if the date is digitally embedded.

He says he only uses the bike on weekends after all.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need a secretary to help you, Bike Snob, since you're stretched so thin. One that could set up Flickr accounts, sort through emails, answer phones, defer annoying people. Interestingly, I happen to be a secretary.

Anonymous said...

Hey, let's see that gap! Snob, do me a solid a post a NSFW link to the Univaga bike skank.

anamnesis said...

i, too, was approached by two young woman (possesing what i will describe as "striking" features and original fashion-type clothing) while no-hand trackstanding at the super mart/gas station parking lot. my pulse quickened ever so slightly and i thought to my self, "score!". sadly they were (presumably) homeless hags and looking for spare change and drags off my camel straight. this has not stopped me from fixing-out an old orange univega with rear pegs so they can put a bit of sizzle in their steps

Anonymous said...

while i'm sure that jobst will outlive this puny race of mortals, i was surprised to see that r.b.t. was still alive. without sheldon's offsetting positive energy, i would have thought that the crossfire between jobst & jim beam would cause a complete system failure in that area of the usenet machinery.

Mental Yentl said...

"The rim has bursted" and "theifs"??? Ay least tenks God mine Snobala can schpell.

Oysh.

kale said...

Let's hope to god that there picture's no Bivaga. That would take a lot of DZ Nuts and creativity to work with.

You never know what you'll find in an alley, but I think i'll stick to bars that let you drink beer and play video games. That's my sure fire way of finding chicks... eventually. That and football.

Anonymous said...

Beware the weary Portuguese. A crime wave spiked when a band of them came through here last week disguised as gypsies.

Anonymous said...

witty comment............
glib remark..............
biting criticism.........
humorous quip............


non-plussed salutation...

Taliah said...

Seriously, you should start out drawing that pirate in the art school ads and leave bicycle portraiture to the professionals.

Anonymous said...

A hipster was strutting down Bedford one day when his bro, another hipster, rode up on an incredibly shiny new Pista.

The first hipster was stunned by his friend's sweet whip and asked, "WOW! Where'd you score that sweet whip?"

The second hipster replied, "Well, the other night I was walking home, listening to MGMT on my IPod, when this breezy rode up to me on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, 'Take what you want!'"

The second hipster nodded approvingly, "Good choice. And I see you took her pants, too."

Anonymous said...

THE ALPHA STATE is certainly epitomized by that photo. As if one can seriously believe an alleycat female would volunteer for such a photo under the supposed circumstances!

When I miss my government student loan payments they sure don't extend the deadline! Or that time I was evicted because my landlord wouldn't extend the deadline for rent! Or that time I missed my slot at Dismal Dash and had to start last and had time added, without it I would have placed on the podium!

Consider entries submitted on time!

More exclamations!

JPB said...

Anon 3:08 - That's f%#*ing hysterical!

Caaah said...

Just an FYI: in case you haven't ventured to Bushwick Country Club, it is right next to Affinity cycles, which may explain the high number of shady characters hanging around looking for expensive bikes to steal. My instincts remind me of this momentarily when I lock up outside the bar--but then I take a deep breath and remind myself that I only ride my ironic SE draft with brooks saddle/nitto promenade bars there, so I'm hardly a target. The saddle is chained on though. :P
Oh, and really, if you haven't gone to BCC, you should. They have free cheese puffs that you can munch on while you do some bike crime fighting.

Anonymous said...

That's it, it's too nice out to be "working". I'm going riding.

Climbin'J said...

Bbbbbuy? Bbbbbushwick?
Gambling is illegal at Bushwick, sir, and I never slice!

Hi Awesome Sound. Hit me again!

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:24...

Yeah, it's so ironic to sit at your computer hitting "reload" so you can have your comment posted at the top. Huh? Maybe you should replace the batteries in your electronic dictionary...

irony n. , pl. -nies : The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

So what you're saying is that the losers who make the effort to post "PODIUM!" and "TOP 5!" ahead of everyone else are being ironic and what they actually mean is that only tools and douchebags would waste time and effort and get excited to be the first poster. And by doing exactly what they think is ridiculous, what they're really doing is commenting on the stupidity of others. Is that what you're saying?

You and Alanis Morisette seem to not quite grasp irony...

Anonymous said...

Yeah... TOP 60! Woot woot.

Anonymous said...

Oh damn. 61. Now who has egg on their face? Ha ha... said in the best Nelson-from-the-Simpson's voice.

T. McKay Battles said...

all you haters suck my balls.

i sit in a cubicle all damn day, i need all the small joys i can find.

this blog, punditkitchen.com, and passiveaggressivenotes.com are the only things that keep me sane from 9 to 5.

Awesome Sound said...

I got a pork roll egg cheese, and bacon!

A concerned citizen said...

McK-

Somehow related to today's post-

http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2008/10/13/desperate-times/

This comments section is one big passive aggressive note.

Greg said...

You should see if the guy who registered allyouhaterssuckmyballs.com can host the pic!

thealphastate said...

I suppose that I could post a NSFW version on one of my domains... but consulting the "bike skank" about that might be prudent...

Anonymous said...

Top 70!!!

leroy said...

Oh dear.

We may be testing the theory that there are some guys so used to rejection that they can only appreciate the female form when it's walking away.

But in hindsight, I could be wrong.

Anon 3:32 -- Thank you for explaining irony. That was not too uninteresting.

Now, can you help me out with litotes? As you can see from the above, it's not too not within my grasp or something.

Anonymous said...

I will say this about Bushwick Country Club: One of the best. bloody mary's. ever.

Anonymous said...

Univaga - for the monogamous man.

Gnarles Darwin said...

Last time I was caught trackstanding in an alley it turned out a whole different way. A scary and painful way.

whos_that_girl said...

As someone who knows both of the parties involved, I can confirm thealphastate's "Hustler"-worthy story is, infact, completely credited and truthful.

cheers,
that_girl

--just not *that* girl (in the picture)...

Nick said...

A hipster was strutting down Bedford one day..."

Props for this update on a classic joke!

kale said...

anon 4:51-

This just in!

Univaga - The new WSD from Trek is endorsed by Anna Hansen... Lance Armstrong not disappointed. The TSD is soon to follow

Dan Webster said...

DAMN IT! Show us the uncensored version, F to 'safe for work', pssh!

ryan said...

three cheers for a NSFW version!!!

Anonymous said...

NSFW please?... or I'll just have to assume it's a man.

Anonymous said...

Snob! How can you tease us so!? Uncensored version!

Anonymous said...

The washing machines are intended as metaphor but also serve as a simple, high-contrast backdrop.

RB1 said...

Black Flag ?

Anonymous said...

There's something endearingly polite about the "Spanish dude" description. Clearly he wanted to call the thief a "Wetback Woosy."

Anonymous said...

ZIPP 404 TUBULARs with a Specialized Langster for FREE!

This bike is a ROCKET ~!~!~!
I wouldn't be getting rid of it except for personal reasons. This bike started out as one of the best Commuter/Single Speed/Fixie frames on the market ( I have owned several)...a Brand new 2009 Langster...with Specialized Carbon Fork...then Rocket Fuel was added.

Anonymous said...

I can't decide whether to love or have thealphastate's own post about his own bike:

"I've been swamped with projects and haven't gotten a chance to do much more than sit on it. :(

I'll say this, I'm going to be suffering a wicked case of buyer's remorse if this bike isn't equivalent to fucking the Wrigley's Gum twins in a marble shower under a stream of Taiwan's finest Italian wine. It could leave my penis dyed celeste and feeling as though I've masturbated with Icy Hot."

ICK .....

Or maybe it's just pathetic?
Or maybe not so pathetic, given the photo submitted is of one hot piece of ass ...
unless it's his sister ....

Anonymous said...

When will these trendy fixters learn to lock ALL the wheels on their bikes. Fucking idiots.
U-locks are worthless.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, Anon 9:12, thanks for sharing. Eewwwwwww. I say that twerp was late with his submission.

Has that NSFW version of the photo been hosted anywhere yet?

libertyonbikes! said...

Taliah!
strange, I just picked up a book
that I stopped reading sometime
last year. As I thumb through it
to find where I stopped, out falls
a card for one of Taliah's shows.
Then I go on BSNYC and there she
is again. is it a sigh that my bike needs a portrait?

Anonymous said...

Libertyonbikes:
As Special Agent Dale S. Cooper said, "Gentlemen. When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object in inquiry we must always pay strict attention." So, uh, pay attention. And BSNYC, don't be hatin' on no Univagas.

Burt Hoovis said...

@whos_that_girl - Thank got that's not you in the picture - I mean, would YOU want to see the ass attached to THIS?

daneo said...

Dear Bike Snob,

Minus 10 points for not making a witty, malice-filled comment about thealphastate's saddle. I figured you would have been able to sniff out a $30 saddle on a bike of such high dollar. Quality mis-match error.

Cheers,
daneo

daneo said...

Reference for my $$ quote:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000114&subcategory=60001082&brand=&sku=21969&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Saddles

Anonymous said...

Snob is "stretched pretty thin" across a Joakim swivel chair.

slppy said...

bushwood country club first off,, from caddyshack. . And Snobby, perhaps you should re-recall the original essence of the contest.. to make a haha of the fyxmytosiz clowns, no? Obviously a large number of your computerized fans have forgotten the impetus upon almost seeing some booty. Long story short, I pretty well have won as far as i can see!

Atlatl said...

Wow, I love how you used "technology" to convert that bike into a fixed gear. The only problem I see: there's still a left brake lever hood. You can't hope to convince us that's a real fixed gear when it has a brake lever on it. For shame, Snob, for shame.

bikesgonewild said...

...atlatl...how do ya know that's not an advanced case of 'hipster cyst' ???...

...just sayin'...

Lars Univaga said...

First! Now that's irony...

Anonymous said...

97....

Anonymous said...

98....

Anonymous said...

99.....

Anonymous said...

100!!!!!!

101 (room) said...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/yeungline_blog/rsyscrack.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcmphotography/2290218146/in/set-72157603977693668/

Anonymous said...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/yeungline_blog/rsyscrack.jpg

Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/79xu6s

Anonymous said...

I'll guarantee you that bike is NOT a "ROCKET ~!~!~!" with my fat ass on it!

Jerrid said...

I couldn't find an email address.

You might wanna look at this though.

http://dvice.com/archives/2009/01/moof_bike_is_a.php#more

Kentucky Philosopher said...

My God, have you ever seen such a clean laundry room? I wanna do some laundry there.

Samuel Critwick said...

i think you have uncovered a new trend in bike thievery in addition to the color of the purloined "whip": that is, the bigoted, illiterate rider who can spell neither "add" nor choose between "their" and "there" properly.


also, the pista concept seems to get much love while the standard pista evokes quite the opposite; explicate, please.

MJ Klein said...

do you think my yellow trike is safe?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/3039881679_85e33df169_o.jpg

Traff said...

My Orange bike is black. And the Black fork is white. Does that mean it's a thief-magnet, or not??

dustin said...

I reposted my stolen crescent craigslist post with a pic. Check it out, and please let me know if you see it around Brooklyn.
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/986514621.html

Rhiannon Coppin said...

Hmmm.. looking at BikeBlogNYC I see a craigslist posting for a stolen Fuji track bike from election night, where the guy either fell or was mugged and left for dead (the posting is no longer on craigslist)..

and over on the police auction site (propertyroom.com) I see the same Damn bike!!!!
http://www.propertyroom.com/itemdetails.aspx?l=6296587

Who does this bike belong to!!! Why are the police selling it?? Was there no report??

redocto said...

i know thealphastate and the girl in the picture. the story is true.

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