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(NBC DFW)   Protip: Before allowing a man to test ride a bicycle that is worth $6,374.73, you might want to ask for I.D. first   (nbcdfw.com) divider line
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2021-06-03 4:04:29 PM  
I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.
 
2021-06-03 4:24:14 PM  
So, a week ago someone posted an article where a guy challenged another guy to "Name positive things about being white" and I think we found the answer.
 
2021-06-03 4:26:10 PM  
F the police except that this shiat is funny.

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2021-06-03 5:27:41 PM  
Didn't realize you could actually go somewhere on a peloton bike
 
2021-06-03 5:30:06 PM  
I want to steal a bicycle, I want to steal a bike.
I want to steal a bicycle, I want to steal it where I like.
 
2021-06-03 5:30:51 PM  
This why we need to register bikes like cars.
 
2021-06-03 5:31:43 PM  
Man, when I test drove a $1,800 electric bike just for fun (it was the store staffers idea, he was reaching to see just how willing to spend I was) I was all nervous and twitchy about farking it up much less having the cajones to just roll away with that sucker.
 
2021-06-03 5:34:13 PM  
Okay, I hope they catch the person, and not even a comment on the cost of the bike, BUT if you're thieving in the age of COVID, how the fark do you not wear a mask to thieve?! Like this should be obvious! You have a legit reason to cover a solid portion of your face and that's felony-level theft. I can't stand thieves, but this is just ignorant.

Maybe he thought a sunglasses/mask combo would be too obvious, or his eyes are more recognizable than the other 90% of his face which is left uncovered. He could get 50% coverage with a mask, so he should have some amazeballs eyes, which is also suspicious because people would be like "That guy who looks 90% like the guy I know has his amazing eyes covered. Weird!"
 
2021-06-03 5:34:37 PM  
I don't know which is a stranger concept to me...a bike that costs $6K, or going down to the ol' bike dealer to test ride the new bikes.
 
2021-06-03 5:34:53 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: Man, when I test drove a $1,800 electric bike just for fun (it was the store staffers idea, he was reaching to see just how willing to spend I was) I was all nervous and twitchy about farking it up much less having the cajones to just roll away with that sucker.


How did you like it?
 
2021-06-03 5:34:56 PM  
At least he's not moving extremely fast.  Set up roadblocks at the state line.
 
2021-06-03 5:36:03 PM  
so all you need for a 6k bike is an ID that beats an REI employee
 
2021-06-03 5:38:52 PM  
Damn, that bike should have LoJack installed on it at that price.
 
2021-06-03 5:39:56 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Okay, I hope they catch the person, and not even a comment on the cost of the bike, BUT if you're thieving in the age of COVID, how the fark do you not wear a mask to thieve?! Like this should be obvious! You have a legit reason to cover a solid portion of your face and that's felony-level theft. I can't stand thieves, but this is just ignorant.

Maybe he thought a sunglasses/mask combo would be too obvious, or his eyes are more recognizable than the other 90% of his face which is left uncovered. He could get 50% coverage with a mask, so he should have some amazeballs eyes, which is also suspicious because people would be like "That guy who looks 90% like the guy I know has his amazing eyes covered. Weird!"


It wont be long before gas stations/convenience will be refusing service to the masked (unvaccinated)
 
2021-06-03 5:42:44 PM  
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2021-06-03 5:44:19 PM  

Whatthefark: Damn, that bike should have LoJack installed on it at that price.


It probably does, just the free 3 month trial period doesn't start till the dealer activates it.
 
2021-06-03 5:45:30 PM  
Damn. That is one expensive bike. I ride Trek's and have a few in the 2K$ range retail, but got good deals.

6K$ is like, as mentioned above, used car money.

I bet that REI employee may already be filing for unemployment.
 
2021-06-03 5:47:53 PM  

CFitzsimmons: functionisalwaystaken: Man, when I test drove a $1,800 electric bike just for fun (it was the store staffers idea, he was reaching to see just how willing to spend I was) I was all nervous and twitchy about farking it up much less having the cajones to just roll away with that sucker.

How did you like it?


It felt kinda like cheating but was pretty darn nice. If I worked in one office and it was less than 8mi commute I would have bought it. For tooling around the neighborhood with the family and riding rarely more than 5mi at a clip it wasn't worth it to me.
 
2021-06-03 5:48:50 PM  

dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.


This bicycle is probably worth more than your car

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2021-06-03 5:50:28 PM  

dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.


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2021-06-03 5:52:49 PM  
It probably helps that Southlake has a mean household income of 200,000. So selling a bike in that price range would be expected.
 
2021-06-03 5:55:38 PM  
Pro tip: When anyone wants to take anything for a test, whether it's a test ride or something else, at a minimum, you keep their driver's license while they're running their "test".

\or some other equally valuable photo ID
 
2021-06-03 6:01:46 PM  
You can have your carbon frames.  They're just grenades waiting to go off.
 
2021-06-03 6:07:40 PM  

theteacher: So, a week ago someone posted an article where a guy challenged another guy to "Name positive things about being white" and I think we found the answer.


From the cops:

Our bad guy was a Hispanic/Latin male who was about 6' tall. He was clean shaved and wore grey shorts and a blue Under Armour long sleeve shirt. Ring finger indicates he's married. He didn't have a vehicle, so he either hoofed it there or had a buddy drop him off.
 
2021-06-03 6:09:01 PM  

dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.


As a bike/cycling enthusiast, let me put it this way:

I cannot afford an F1 race car or an Indycar, but I can definitely afford the exact same bike Peter Sagan or Egan Bernal will race in the Tour de France this year. Or the same Scott mountain bike Kate Courtney will kill mountain bike races on in World Cups this year.

There is an extraordinary amount of tech & design in top-end bikes and it is possible, to a limited extent, to buy speed when it comes to bikes. If you race there is an arms race element to it. $6K isn't even the top. You can pay $12K for a pro-racer level bicycle.
 
2021-06-03 6:09:20 PM  

theteacher: So, a week ago someone posted an article where a guy challenged another guy to "Name positive things about being white" and I think we found the answer.


Might want to read tfa more closely.
 
2021-06-03 6:11:23 PM  

leeksfromchichis: dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.

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OK, ONE bike - but not the stolen one - might be.
 
2021-06-03 6:14:31 PM  

GregInIndy: dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.

As a bike/cycling enthusiast, let me put it this way:

I cannot afford an F1 race car or an Indycar, but I can definitely afford the exact same bike Peter Sagan or Egan Bernal will race in the Tour de France this year. Or the same Scott mountain bike Kate Courtney will kill mountain bike races on in World Cups this year.

There is an extraordinary amount of tech & design in top-end bikes and it is possible, to a limited extent, to buy speed when it comes to bikes. If you race there is an arms race element to it. $6K isn't even the top. You can pay $12K for a pro-racer level bicycle.


As a motoring enthusiast, I'd go for yet another Miata - a car I can enjoy at its limits without seriously endangering myself or other motorists.  Signature models of ... well, anything, don't interest me.
 
2021-06-03 6:19:05 PM  
Post his picture in the local bike shops, spread in the cycling community and offer a decent reward.
Normal people don't consider stealing bikes, let alone think of them as high-price goods.
Normal people don't think they are physically fit enough to make a getaway on a bike, even if his friend as parked relatively nearby.

/for this price and it technically is a vehicle, is this GTA?!
 
2021-06-03 6:23:00 PM  

theteacher: So, a week ago someone posted an article where a guy challenged another guy to "Name positive things about being white" and I think we found the answer.


According to the article, the thief is Hispanic or Latino - although that guy definitely passed the cardboard test.
 
2021-06-03 6:24:24 PM  

GregInIndy: dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.

As a bike/cycling enthusiast, let me put it this way:

I cannot afford an F1 race car or an Indycar, but I can definitely afford the exact same bike Peter Sagan or Egan Bernal will race in the Tour de France this year. Or the same Scott mountain bike Kate Courtney will kill mountain bike races on in World Cups this year.

There is an extraordinary amount of tech & design in top-end bikes and it is possible, to a limited extent, to buy speed when it comes to bikes. If you race there is an arms race element to it. $6K isn't even the top. You can pay $12K for a pro-racer level bicycle.


As a cycling hobbyist, I realized early on that carbon fiber frames or higher end gears won't make as much difference as me dropping a few pounds.

/ok, maybe more than a few
//power to weight ratio is what it's all about
///and freaking aerodynamics. I'm still not willing to wear those skin-tight bodysuits, nor do I want to scare little children
 
2021-06-03 6:37:34 PM  
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I wanted a car.  I compromised and got a bike
 
2021-06-03 6:39:10 PM  

GregInIndy: dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.

As a bike/cycling enthusiast, let me put it this way:

I cannot afford an F1 race car or an Indycar, but I can definitely afford the exact same bike Peter Sagan or Egan Bernal will race in the Tour de France this year. Or the same Scott mountain bike Kate Courtney will kill mountain bike races on in World Cups this year.

There is an extraordinary amount of tech & design in top-end bikes and it is possible, to a limited extent, to buy speed when it comes to bikes. If you race there is an arms race element to it. $6K isn't even the top. You can pay $12K for a pro-racer level bicycle.


Absolutely. Having ridden an older Jekkyl, they are good. The thief certainly has good taste. The new ones ought to be a hell of a ride. I just still run a Salsa Mukluk fatbike in 29x3 mode on carbon hoops and a Mastodon suspension fork. It's a great big tire hardtail with good geo that is great to throw around on our sometimes rowdy midwestern trails.
 
2021-06-03 6:41:39 PM  
I was under the impression that Tour de France level bikes were north of $25,000.  The local bike shop to me has a few bikes over $5000 and I've seen wheels sans tires go for over $1000 each.

I don't engage in that foolishness. The weird part is that bikes over about $1500 don't come with pedals.
 
2021-06-03 6:43:23 PM  

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2021-06-03 6:49:44 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: The weird part is that bikes over about $1500 don't come with pedals.


There's several different common types of pedals, ranging from "plain old pedals" to "pedals with toe clips" to "a half-dozen different systems where a shoe locks into the pedal."

If they included pedals, the odds of them not matching the system you use/prefer would be pretty high, resulting in you paying for the pedals that come with the bike and another set to replace them, or having to buy new shoes, or both.  Leaving them off is the better option, so that you only have to buy the ones you actually need instead of getting a "free" set that you can't use.
 
2021-06-03 6:56:05 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I was under the impression that Tour de France level bikes were north of $25,000.  The local bike shop to me has a few bikes over $5000 and I've seen wheels sans tires go for over $1000 each.

I don't engage in that foolishness. The weird part is that bikes over about $1500 don't come with pedals.


I'd agree with the ~$25K pricing for an actual TdF level bike. They start with a ~$12K+ bike then a professional mechanic goes to work on it doing a full teardown-rebuild detailed specifically to that rider, fitting it to them and tuning it with additional specialty, custom, and often bespoke / one-off machined or 3D-printed parts.

And pros & even enthusiasts use their own specific shoes & clipless pedals, so there's no point in selling bikes over around $4K or so with pedals.
 
2021-06-03 7:12:18 PM  

Fara Clark: This why we need to register bikes like cars.


Every bike has the equivalent of a VIN, usually on the bottom of the crank case. There's a website that you can enter the number to find out of a bike was reported stolen if you're getting a weird vibe while buying a used bike.
 
2021-06-03 7:19:16 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Okay, I hope they catch the person, and not even a comment on the cost of the bike, BUT if you're thieving in the age of COVID, how the fark do you not wear a mask to thieve?! Like this should be obvious! You have a legit reason to cover a solid portion of your face and that's felony-level theft. I can't stand thieves, but this is just ignorant.

Maybe he thought a sunglasses/mask combo would be too obvious, or his eyes are more recognizable than the other 90% of his face which is left uncovered. He could get 50% coverage with a mask, so he should have some amazeballs eyes, which is also suspicious because people would be like "That guy who looks 90% like the guy I know has his amazing eyes covered. Weird!"


If he was smart enough to brain this out as you've explained, he probably wouldn't be enough of a pathetic farkup to commit a felony stealing an expensive, highly identifiable [seriously, there aren't many wankers spending 6 grand on a friggin bike] item that can't be used without announcing to everyone that you've got it.
 
2021-06-03 7:20:44 PM  

dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.


Jim Anchower? That you, man? Hola amigo.
 
2021-06-03 7:24:39 PM  
I remember the first my. Bike I bought off a guy on Craigslist. It was a rigid diamondback and he only let me test ride it near the BART station if I have him my license. I do t know which one of us was more concerned about theft!
 
2021-06-03 7:42:31 PM  

dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.


People would say the same about Ferrari :: House.
 
2021-06-03 7:59:35 PM  

Resident Muslim: Post his picture in the local bike shops, spread in the cycling community and offer a decent reward.
Normal people don't consider stealing bikes, let alone think of them as high-price goods.
Normal people don't think they are physically fit enough to make a getaway on a bike, even if his friend as parked relatively nearby.

/for this price and it technically is a vehicle, is this GTA?!


nope, because it's not 'auto'

If it was an e-bike, maybe.

That's actually what I was expecting when I heard stolen $6k bike.  And then they wouldn't have to be so physically fit
 
2021-06-03 8:16:11 PM  
Protip: no bicycle is worth 6 grand. Sorry, don't care, that's just silly.
 
2021-06-03 8:23:51 PM  
We need a Texa$$ tag.
 
2021-06-03 8:27:57 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: You can have your carbon frames.  They're just grenades waiting to go off.


Titanium looks and rides better for road bikes anyway.  Cannondale needs to charge those prices after paying Lance.
 
2021-06-03 8:47:16 PM  

dionysusaur: I'm sorry, no bicycle is worth more than my car.


That's where you're wrong/poor.
 
2021-06-03 9:08:39 PM  
My friend Jay had $8,000 of bikes stolen form his garage. That was 2 bikes. Thieves knew exactly what they were looking for.

Last time I was at his house, he had about 16 bikes. I think his wife has 2.
 
2021-06-03 9:29:32 PM  

theteacher: So, a week ago someone posted an article where a guy challenged another guy to "Name positive things about being white" and I think we found the answer.


That's some unusual looking "white" guy with those prominent Latino features. Some of you people think melanin level makes you white, like the morons this morning in another Fark thread thread insisting that a family of ethno-religious desert people from the Middle East were White Anglo-Saxon People just because they didn't reach the tan threshold.

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2021-06-03 10:09:07 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: I was under the impression that Tour de France level bikes were north of $25,000.  The local bike shop to me has a few bikes over $5000 and I've seen wheels sans tires go for over $1000 each.

I don't engage in that foolishness. The weird part is that bikes over about $1500 don't come with pedals.


Nah, not $25K.  More like around the $12-$15K range for most of them, depending on the wheelset.  Higher end of the range will be the TT stage bikes with disc and/or deep section carbon wheels.

Most expensive bike I've spec'd out for anyone was $13,500.  But we had a $15,000 tri-bike in the shop for a while.
 
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