/ Bike vandalised!
Sorry to hear that... I suppose you don't have the option of keeping them indoors do you?
There's some weird people out there. I lent my bike to somebody once who left it locked in the bike sheds at work. CCTV recorded some toerag in a hoodie dousing the bike in lighter fuel and torching it.
My wife doesn't use her bike much so we will keep that in the flat. I use mine eveyday and it would be a hassle to cart up & down (second floor) all the time (as well as keeping both bikes in the flat).
Going to put up some notices in the close (shared stairwell / hall for those who don't know what a 'close' is).
About a fortnight ago wheelie bins were set alight in our back lane. Seems the devil is finding work for idle hands.
Its a Bugger Innit... Stealing bikes or bits you can at Least see some logic to... just vandalising them makes no sense at all.
Yeah living in a close is always a hoot! I stay on the top floor and some git pinched the bar-ends of my mountain bike when it was locked to the stair right outside my front door. All bikes inside now.
I feel your pain, someone numpty attempted to pop the D-lock on my Marin with a car jack to only bend the bike frame around the angle iron post. The bike frame is still sitting there as they also destroyed the barrel of the lock.
Had my last bike stolen late 2013...
I don't get it. Stolen: both disc brake pad mechanisms. Rear derailleur unscrewed and left dangling (prob as interrupted by neighbour).
Wife's bike: rear derailleur stolen. Brake cables cut. Front inner tube taken!
Didn't take my quick release wheels or sadle.
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