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who steals steel wheels?

June 7, 2021

As you may recall from your photographic memory, I took a photo of this shit steel bike back on February 25 and wrote a little ditty 2/26/21 about its level of shittiness indicated by how long it has stayed basically intact in the 98195.  In late February it had already been there for weeks and the vultures had only plucked the brake calipers. 


Fast forward to last week when some thief finally plucked the front wheel, a nondescript solid axle 27 inch steel hoop, memorable only for the presta tube oozing out of the schrader hole. Then over the weekend somebody perhaps in the name of art, placed a sketchy 700c 20-bladed-spoke wheel in the fork. No quick release, just sort of perched the bike there for the sake of appearances. Perhaps they did it just for me so I could take this photo and share it with you because we have nothing better to talk about. 


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angie said...


Posted June 7, 2021 02:48 PM | Reply to this comment

pilder asser said...

let's talk about the juxtaposition of those 20 black bladed spokes and that fork rake. or not. let's talk about the weather. let's talk about the upcoming election. let's talk about rasomware. let's talk about Bezos.

Posted June 8, 2021 06:02 AM | Reply to this comment

pilderobserver said...

that front wheel was just posed there briefly I believe not just for my photo op but so the thief could cruise around campus without a wheel on his back while he scouted out other bike racks. PS upon further review I would keep that stem and then chuck the entire bike in the scrap bin after I hacksawed the bars out of it. And if I had a fleet of volunteers helping to triage the 10,000 other incoming donations we would pluck the 27" tires and hang them on the wall.

Posted June 9, 2021 08:18 PM | Reply to this comment

TJ Fudge said...

I wouldn't want your job on a day like this.

Posted June 11, 2021 03:58 PM | Reply to this comment

cliff mass could have said...

saw that super soaker six months ago so i scheduled a personal holiday

Posted June 11, 2021 05:01 PM | Reply to this comment

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