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This time in Las Vegas.

My bike just got STOLEN out of the back of my truck while parked in the Circus Circus campground. It was laying down in the bed so as not to be seen. It was not locked up because the only lock I have is being used to lock up my husbands bike to the tongue of my trailer. I have been in my trailer the whole time but can't hear s*** cuz of the wind.

I am f***** piss3d. Someone cased me and knew it was in there. It is a 2008 Giant Reign 0, size small, with a ton of upgrades. 2010 Rev fork (white) 2010 RP23, Crossmax XL wheels, Conti X-king Protection 2.4 (not even avail in US yet), custom DeVinci 170 cranks (squaretaper BB), XO twisties, Deva Saddle, Alligator rotors.



This is an older pic with the old saddle, tires, and cranks.

Brenda
 

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wow...that is horrible. I am pretty bad about leaving my bikes unattended too...this makes me think twice. I hope you get it back... Positive Vibes your way on the recovery!!!
 

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It technically wasn't unattended, I was right there inside my trailer, 5 feet away. But ya, I hear ya. I will never see it or any part of it again. Anyone ever have any luck with homeowners insurance covering it?

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I know it's a long shot, but keep scanning through craigslist-vegas. Sorry about your bike. I'll try to put a positive outlook on this situation. . you get to build a new bike, well another new bike. Sucks.

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motochick said:
But ya, I hear ya. I will never see it or any part of it again. Anyone ever have any luck with homeowners insurance covering it?

Brenda
I call BS on this one. Who wouldn't take the wheels off and put it INSIDE the trailer? Good luck getting insurance $ for your new upgrade...I'll call it, Plan A. I suppose this is part of your due diligence. Insurance homeowner scammers piss me off.
 

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That sucks big time. I know you don't need to here this but I never, ever leave my bike unlocked in my bed. I went so far as to drill the bed and mount a huge ass D ring in my bed, with the threads under the bed covered in JB Weld. I lock the bike using a 13mm hex shaped NY Forgettaboutit chain and lock. Cable locks are useless against someone knowing what they want, and prepared to get it. Is my set up theft proof? Of course not but someone would have to make a hell of a racket, and probably use power tools to get my bike.
 

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AZspeeding said:
I call BS on this one. Who wouldn't take the wheels off and put it INSIDE the trailer? Good luck getting insurance $ for your new upgrade...I'll call it, Plan A. I suppose this is part of your due diligence. Insurance homeowner scammers piss me off.
Without knowing any details about this situation you come to that conclusion? Either you got a prior beef with this person or . .

you're an idiot.

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Geeze that stinks! It has happened to me too right out of my garage and was renting at the time and did not have renters insurance (wish I would have). Still saving up to replace it. Good luck...argh. File a police report.

I would be curious to see it would end up in a Vegas pawn shop...
 

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I was IN my trailer, with my husband, two kittens and a 95lb Doberman. No room in a 22 ft trailer for us and the bikes. I was stupid and lazy and thought that cuz it was out of sight, and were are in a campground with people all around, and I was RIGHT there, it wouldn't be touched. I was wrong, and now I am screwed. I had just spent about $400 on upgrades and had the bike set up like I wanted it. Oh well, at least I can still ride my dirt bikes. MTB'ing was fun while it lasted.

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I was IN my trailer, with my husband, two kittens and a 95lb Doberman. No room in a 22 ft trailer for us and the bikes. I was stupid and lazy and thought that cuz it was out of sight, and were are in a campground with people all around, and I was RIGHT there, it wouldn't be touched
I guess the lesson here is that nothing is 'safe'. It was out of site to the average passer-by but certainly everyone else in the immediate area knew you had an expensive bike somewhere around. I'm the type who trusts few I don't know...I mean, how could I? All types of people camp, mtb, hike, moto, etc etc. I don't trust any of them or their tag-a-longs.

Don't give up on the mtb thing. Just take some time to regroup. After all, it's only a possession, at least in the long run.
 

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eatdrinkride has it figured out

You can't own an expensive bike and ignore the additional cost of securing the bike. Not without consequence. 90% of property crimes are committed by people who use drugs, primarliy meth, and they are bold when they need a fix.

Was in Austin during SxSW, staying at a campground near Town Lake. Locked my bike to my pop-up camper with my "Quadra-chain". My buddy stayed out late and didn't want to wake me to get the key for my lock, so he locked his Pugsley to the frame of the camper with a very thick cable lock. Come morning his bike was gone. His cable lock was in pieces and my hardened steel chain had a tiny scratch on it and the bike was still locked. The bikes were maybe 12" below the slide-out bed we slept on.

Had another attempt made on my Scalpel out in Sacramento, after I left it in the bed of my truck overnight. The thief (we think it was the Russian newspaper deliverer) got the tailgate down, took his bolt cutters and cut two cheap cables and a cheap master lock, along with a rubber gas line leading to my generator. He cut a little bit of the plastic shroud wrapped around my "Quadra chain", but was unable to cut it, and gave up. I came outside to find my bike hanging out of the bed of the truck, still secured by the chain.

Don't be cheap, naive, or lazy. Get yourself security that protects your investment, regardless of cost. My three security locks; Quadra-chain with Italian lock, Quadra chain with Panzer lock, and super-size On Guard 18mm hardened steel chain with lock.





 

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AZspeeding said:
I call BS on this one. Who wouldn't take the wheels off and put it INSIDE the trailer? Good luck getting insurance $ for your new upgrade...I'll call it, Plan A. I suppose this is part of your due diligence. Insurance homeowner scammers piss me off.
Um......I'm not sure but I think your kind of being a dick.

Sorry Brenda, we folk that live here in the kind country often overlook things that urban folks expect to be obvious. I just had a friend take her dog walking without a leash on a Pheonix trail not knowing that no dogs are are aloud to be on the trail and she couldn't believe the attitude she received from people. She was happy to leave the city and head back to Flagstaff. I had a buddy who also had a bike stolen from the back of his pick up truck in Boulder City. He as a lot of us small mountain town people do likes to think of the best in people and would rather not worry about being on guard of shady cats. Once again this is why I refuse to live in a big city.
 

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The Prodigal Son said:
Was in Austin during SxSW, staying at a campground near Town Lake. Locked my bike to my pop-up camper with my "Quadra-chain". ]
The last two times we went to Moab we stayed (for at least a night or two) at the cabin/campground right behind the beer store near the school. When we went out to eat or go 4 wheeling I put my bike in the cabin, then used my huge chain to lock it to one of the steel bunk beds. My buddies gave me crap about it, but I felt better knowing I took 3 minutes of precaution to keep my 3K dollar bike as safe as I could.
When we camp at Bartlett Wash I lock it up to a tree directly outside of my tent door, while the other guys just leave their bikes in the truck or stand them up by their tents. That's fine 99 times out of 100 out there, but it's that 1 in 1 hundred chance I'm willing to make an effort from happening.

On my last trip to Crested Butte my buddy who lives there was almost offended that I wanted to lock my bike up in the truck. He stance was (so CB like), that no one steals in CB. Heck they leave their car keys in the car without a care. But my stance was, "no one in CB steals bikes, but somebody visiting from Phoenix sure might"

I'm kinda anal about the whole thing but I can't afford to start over.
 

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eatdrinkride said:
The last two times we went to Moab we stayed (for at least a night or two) at the cabin/campground right behind the beer store near the school. When we went out to eat or go 4 wheeling I put my bike in the cabin, then used my huge chain to lock it to one of the steel bunk beds. My buddies gave me crap about it, but I felt better knowing I took 3 minutes of precaution to keep my 3K dollar bike as safe as I could. I'm kinda anal about the whole thing but I can't afford to start over.
I have to admit, even though I like to trust people that after spending around 5k on my bike I don't leave it anywhere! I can't afford to lose it.
 

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eatdrinkride said:
The last two times we went to Moab we stayed (for at least a night or two) at the cabin/campground right behind the beer store near the school. When we went out to eat or go 4 wheeling I put my bike in the cabin, then used my huge chain to lock it to one of the steel bunk beds. My buddies gave me crap about it, but I felt better knowing I took 3 minutes of precaution to keep my 3K dollar bike as safe as I could.
When we camp at Bartlett Wash I lock it up to a tree directly outside of my tent door, while the other guys just leave their bikes in the truck or stand them up by their tents. That's fine 99 times out of 100 out there, but it's that 1 in 1 hundred chance I'm willing to make an effort from happening.

I'm kinda anal about the whole thing but I can't afford to start over.
No, you're being wise. I remember taking my bike to Hawaii and spending a night in a hostel on the big island. I slept with my bike leaning against the bed and my arm wrapped around the down tube.

Big city, small town, it doesn't matter. There are bike thieves everywhere. You won't likely see your bike again if it's taken. The thieves are not riders, they are drug users whose habit leads them to steal. I wasn't joking earlier. Police are saying that 90% of property crimes are committed by people supporting a drug habbit, primarliy meth. It isn't the slightest bit paranoid of anyone to purchase top-of-the-line security locks for their bikes. It's being prudent. This forum has a long list of victims who didn't want to spend $100 to protect their $4000 bikes. If you polled people on this forum, you'd find the majority spent very little on bike security and most purchased locks or cables that can be defeated in seconds.
 

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The Prodigal Son said:
You can't own an expensive bike an ignore the additional cost of securing the bike. Not without consequence. 90% of property crimes are committed by people who use drugs, primarliy meth, and they are bold when they need a fix.

Was in Austin during SxSW, staying at a campground near Town Lake. Locked my bike to my pop-up camper with my "Quadra-chain". My buddy stayed out late and didn't want to wake me to get the key for my lock, so he locked his Pugsley to the frame of the camper with a very thick cable lock. Come morning his bike was gone. His cable lock was in pieces and my hardened steel chain had a tiny scratch on it and the bike was still locked. The bikes were maybe 12" below the slide-out bed we slept on.

Had another attempt made on my Scalpel out in Sacramento, after I left it in the bed of my truck overnight. The thief (we think it was the Russian newspaper deliverer) got the tailgate down, took his bolt cutters and cut two cheap cables and a cheap master lock, along with a rubber gas line leading to my generator. He cut a little bit of the plastic shroud wrapped around my "Quadra chain", but was unable to cut it, and gave up. I came outside to find my bike hanging out of the bed of the truck, still secured by the chain.

Don't be cheap, naive, or lazy. Get yourself security that protects your investment, regardless of cost. My three security locks; Quadra-chain with Italian lock, Quadra chain with Panzer lock, and super-size On Guard 18mm hardened steel chain with lock.





That is some beefy protection! :thumbsup:
 

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motochick said:
I was IN my trailer, with my husband, two kittens and a 95lb Doberman. No room in a 22 ft trailer for us and the bikes. I was stupid and lazy and thought that cuz it was out of sight, and were are in a campground with people all around, and I was RIGHT there, it wouldn't be touched. I was wrong, and now I am screwed. I had just spent about $400 on upgrades and had the bike set up like I wanted it. Oh well, at least I can still ride my dirt bikes. MTB'ing was fun while it lasted.

Brenda
Sucks that your ride was stolen. :madmax:
Don't forget to post it on
http://www.stolenbicycleregistry.com/listbikes.php?showby=state&state=AZ
Include photos and the S/N.
Post up on surrounding states also.
Check surrounding states CL lists as well as AZ on a regular basis.
 

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I call BS on this one. Who wouldn't take the wheels off and put it INSIDE the trailer? Good luck getting insurance $ for your new upgrade...I'll call it, Plan A. I suppose this is part of your due diligence. Insurance homeowner scammers piss me off.
Kind of an A-hole dude. What makes you think she is a scammer?? How about another MB'er that unfortunately had her ride stolen. BTW, where were you on the night of the incident in question?:thumbsup:
 
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