Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default Speaking of mountain bikes...

    ...mine got stolen today, i think while i was at work so between 2:30p and 1am. Mine was a Raleigh M60. I forgot how much it was because I bought it like 3-4 years ago. I think it was like 370 or so. My girlfriends, which also got stolen, was a trek 6000 which we picked up at an auction for like $20. Its also a good $300+ bike. Words dont describe what I feel right now.

    Ive been leaving them at my g/f's apartment because we would go riding a few nights a week. They were both locked and now theyre gone. joy
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Posts
    2,904

    Default

    bastages..... I too know that sunken low feeling when something of yours has been taken. It doesn't even have to be about the money it costs to replace what was taken (if you can even replace it with money) but just the principle. Karma. They will get what they deserve and so will you and your g/f. (eg. good for you bad for the ******* that jacked your bikes)

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (17)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    5,074

    Default

    death to anyone that steals ANYTHING! I don't care if they steal a CD out of your car. Death. Get your own damn job, get your own damn bike, get your own damn EVERYTHING! I hate thieves... especially ones that steal cars.
    Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

    Home Setup: Sony VPL-VW85 Projo, 92" Stewart Firehawk, Pioneer Elite SC-65, PS3, RTi12 fronts, CSi5, FXi6 rears, RTi6 surround backs, RTi4 height, MFW-15 Subwoofer.

    Car Setup: OEM Radio, RF 360.2v2, Polk SR6500 quad amped off 4 Xtant 1.1 100w mono amps, Xtant 6.1 to run an eD 13av.2, all Stinger wiring and Raammat deadener.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    does anyone know anything about homeowners insurance and what it covers?

    Like if my parents homeowners insurance will cover my bike being stolen even though it wasnt at my house?

    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    8,009

    Default

    It should.......minus whatever the deductible is.

    Most people have a $500-1000 Deductible, so it wouldn't even be worth filing that on......unless you had it chained up with a $2000 chain.....;)
    .
    comment comment comment comment. bitchy.
    .
    http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7995/meterdq8.gif

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (18)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ottawa
    Posts
    7,397

    Default

    Originally posted by Toxis
    death to anyone that steals ANYTHING! I don't care if they steal a CD out of your car. Death. Get your own damn job, get your own damn bike, get your own damn EVERYTHING! I hate thieves... especially ones that steal cars.
    3


    Toxis have you had a car stolen ?

    Any way I feel the same way don't rip other peeps off cause you are to lazy to go and buy it or to get a job. My wife and I are comfortable , but we do work hard for what we have, they are not given to us (unless Bday xmas you know).

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    DeKalb (NIU), IL
    Posts
    251

    Default

    Originally posted by brettw22
    ......unless you had it chained up with a $2000 chain.....;)
    man you know i got that rusted out 86 LeSabre with the 22"s... ain't no priorities for them CA freaks.



    cody... just get a 2 seater for you and your girl...

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    yea, it was a $460 bike that i bought back in 2000. I saved money for like a year to get it as i was only 13...fun times. if i ever catch the bastards im going to kill them
    slowly and painfully...
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (14)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    13,547

    Default

    Such a shame man. I hate to see anyone get anything stolen.

    But look on the bright side, you now can shop for a new bike, newer , better , stronger then ever....o how I love new bikes.

    Dan
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    Originally posted by mantis
    Such a shame man. I hate to see anyone get anything stolen.

    But look on the bright side, you now can shop for a new bike, newer , better , stronger then ever....o how I love new bikes.

    Dan
    ha, i wish i could look on the bright side and go out and shop for a newer, better, stronger than ever bike. But that just doesnt going to look like its going to happen.

    My next bike will probaby be a raleigh m20 that i can find for $40 at a pawn shop.

    I make about $600 a month which leaves me about 200 bucks after living expenses. Subtract food and occasional eating out/movie, i have about $150 a month to do what I want with. And right now thats getting saved for audio. I have a goal of $2500 worth of audio in a truck i dont have yet by march. lol.
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    8,009

    Default

    If you can survive on $50 worth of food a month, you must weight about a buck-ten.

    You do realize that it looks incredibly lopsided to say that you want to spend $2500 on a car audio system when you are trying to live in $600 a month, right?
    .
    comment comment comment comment. bitchy.
    .
    http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7995/meterdq8.gif

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    254

    Default

    People who steal are low lifes. I've had a mountain bike taken. Never got it back, and I still miss it. (it was my first Mt Bike, a KHS, and had the longest wheelbase in the Continental US among MT Bikes. It was so stable you could play cards on the handlebars....)

    The only satisfaction regarding thieves is the Budhist belief in Karma. They get what is coming.


    munk

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    8,009

    Default

    It's all about covering your ass.

    My new place has a bike rack in the basement that all the apartments share. Think my bike's going down there? HELL NO.......
    .
    comment comment comment comment. bitchy.
    .
    http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7995/meterdq8.gif

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    Originally posted by brettw22
    If you can survive on $50 worth of food a month, you must weight about a buck-ten.

    You do realize that it looks incredibly lopsided to say that you want to spend $2500 on a car audio system when you are trying to live in $600 a month, right?
    well i make a little more than 600 and have a little more than $200 left over.
    I also donate plasma which is an extra 150 a month
    plus im getting a $2 raise at the end of the month so thats an extra $200.

    My parents help me out with food and college(minus books--which is when i found the wonders of amazon.com. $140 worth of books for $52...)

    and btw, its not for a car audio system. its merely for amps, an alternator and sound deadening...
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  15. #15

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    254

    Default

    If the spending is lopsided, it's in the right direction.






    munk

  16. #16

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    5,850

    Default

    I had one of my first mountain bikes stolen when I was visiting my relatives in Philadelphia. Kicker was, it was the night before I was due to leave. I left it outside instead of locking it in their basement as I had been doing, and that's what it got me. didn't get me upset too much, though... it was jus a $50-$100 Huffy walmart bike... My $400 bike stays under close watch at all times when I have it out of the house....
    Ludicrous gibs!

  17. #17

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    i went around shopping today for bikes even though i dont have the money right now. i found out today that disc brakes suck. they dont have near the grip that the V-brakes do. The only advantage is that when its wet theyre supposed to work better, but even then im not too sure.

    anyways, i found the exact same bike i had, the raleigh m60 for $499, but i just dont have the money right now. i asked them if they had any kind of payment plan because if so id get it right then but they didnt. i looked at fuji, schwin(sp?), trek(which also seemed pretty good), giant, and specialized but it seems like the raleigh was the better of all of them.

    but i also found out raleigh has ended their m XX line this year. but anyway, it doesnt look like ill be getting a nice book for a long long time...fuggin thieves, if i ever find it im going to kill em
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  18. #18

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    8,009

    Default

    I dunno what Disc brake setup you had, but those things will flip you right over the handlebars if you're not careful with them. They're hands down more effective at stopping than the V-brakes....the question is do you want to try pulling an endo because you had to stop suddenly? (that, and they're way overpriced IMO)
    .
    comment comment comment comment. bitchy.
    .
    http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7995/meterdq8.gif

  19. #19

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Posts
    2,904

    Default

    I find for things like downhill disc brakes are the best but for street riding and hopping around and stuff v-brakes are better. With discs you don't have worry about straight rims but then you have rotors to break on things.

  20. #20

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Raleigh will always give you the best value. You wont find the same level of components on anything for that price.

    Fuji is a very nice bike and pretty rare so thats a plus too.

    Trek are like *******s......everybodys got one!

    Specialized are becoming like Trek.

    Giant is a very solid bike with good level components at their price points. I still partial to the Raleigh for the component offerings. Their geometry has a bad reputation but I dont notice anything and Id wager youd have to be a very experienced rider to notice a difference.

    And as far as spending $2500 on an audio system....I say youve got your priorities just right!

    And Cody, if you find those guys, see if Joel will let you borrow his Maglite! Its already got bloodstains on it so nobody will notice! :D Where the hell has he been anyway?
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  21. #21

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    Originally posted by brettw22
    I dunno what Disc brake setup you had, but those things will flip you right over the handlebars if you're not careful with them. They're hands down more effective at stopping than the V-brakes....the question is do you want to try pulling an endo because you had to stop suddenly? (that, and they're way overpriced IMO)
    i tested out a $1200 giant with disc brakes and it didnt stop as well as my $450 raleigh with v-brakes. i tested out all the above mentioned bikes with disc brakes, none compared.

    as far as joel and his maglite, ill just take my new set of 24" bolt cutters and go to town. actually, ill probably follow em home and see if i can find any more bikes and steal every single one and not have to worry about assault charges
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  22. #22

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    11,828

    Default

    Disc brakes rule.

    They take a little time to seat to the disc so maybe thats why they didnt perform that well. Try a bike with a few miles on it and Ill guarantee youll notice a big difference.

    This is defintely an option I recommend going with.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D

  23. #23

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    DeKalb (NIU), IL
    Posts
    251

    Default

    Originally posted by exalted512
    i tested out a $1200 giant with disc brakes and it didnt stop as well as my $450 raleigh with v-brakes. i tested out all the above mentioned bikes with disc brakes, none compared.

    as far as joel and his maglite, ill just take my new set of 24" bolt cutters and go to town. actually, ill probably follow em home and see if i can find any more bikes and steal every single one and not have to worry about assault charges
    -Cody
    i've never seen one bike thief keep the bikes they steal...

  24. #24

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    BC, Canada
    Posts
    2,904

    Default

    i've never seen one bike thief keep the bikes they steal...
    My friend had his bike taken and a few days later he saw the guy on his bike but it had been spraypainted a different colour. Sadly there was nothing he could do to get his bike back except pay the $500 deductable and get a new bike.

  25. #25

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,073

    Default

    My old bike (a cheapy mongoose "mountain" bike) was stolen out of my apartment buildings "secured" bike storage room in the basement. Some lowlife cut the cable that secured it to the rack and took off with it. I'm not storing my new Cannondale F400 anywhere but in my apartment. There is an addendum to my lease that states that no bikes are allowed to be stored inside, but if they try to challenge me on it, I'll just bring up the inadequacy of their "secure" bike room. What really sucks is that in my old apartment in the suburbs that wasn't nearly as nice (apt. or neighborhood) I had zero problems with the same bike secured to a pipe with the same lock in an unsecured basement!
    "I got into the music business thinking it was really radical, that it wasn't really a business at all, that it was a lot of people being artistic and creative. Not true, and it made me very depressed."

    Thom Yorke of Radiohead

    SOPA. Bow down before me, bitches. Want a cookie?


    Polk Audio LSi15
    Polk Audio LSiC
    Polk Audio FXi30
    Samsung LN-T4061F 40" 1080P LCD HDTV
    Sony Playstation 3
    Outlaw Model 990 Pre/Pro
    Rotel 985 MK II
    Rotel 1072 CDP
    Soundstage Vacuum II tube pre

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts