Friday, July 18, 2008

Oh, Lordy


Look what they did to my poor innocent bicycle!

I am several hours behind schedule today because my bicycle got badly mangled in a failed robbery attempt. I am glad it was not worse. You know what I cannot believe? They stole the little rubber grippy things on my handlebars. Of what possible use could that be to anybody?

Fortunately, I had securely locked up according to the principles delineated by Hal in this video, and they could not get the frame or wheels, so I am considering myself lucky.

After rolling, dragging, and carrying the carcass to Bicycle Habitat, I was artistically smeared with some interesting black grease. They gave me some abrasive green Pro-Soap to clean up, and miraculously made my bicycle go again. I love you guys!

I wonder if there is a Yiddish word for those little rubber grippy things, or an English one, for that matter.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Clarence said...

Glad our Streetfilm could help rescue your bike in some small way!

10:24 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Thanks Clarence,

It is delightful!

11:10 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

what a shondeh.
the grippy things????
perhaps these were the same thugs who made off with your flower....

8:28 AM  
Blogger jilcov said...

Look what they did to my poor innocent bicycle!I am several hours behind schedule today because my bicycle got badly mangled in a failed robbery attempt

6:22 PM  
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6:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

That is so awful... trying to steal someone's transportation! I'm glad you managed to salvage your bike though, and that you had the wonderful people there to help you!

2:54 PM  

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