STOLEN EBIKE

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n3glv
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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post but…

My only means of transportation for this disabled 51 year old diabetic
has been STOLEN!

Currie Electric bike (ezip trailz girls bike) (dark red with a no-horn seat)
Highly modified with a scooter trunk on the back to hold the giant LiFePo4
battery and a yellow half-milk crate on the side for a pannier.

Stolen this afternoon from McDonalds on Allegheny Ave, by CCAC office.
They got tools, spare parts etc. and put me in a critical way.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3pKUaxTCtr4OHVNQmlpT2llOWM/edit?usp=sharing

Prime suspect is homeless and lives along the Ohio river off the bike trail. Somewhere not far from Casino.

If you see this bike, or tracks in/out of the brush on the trail, please phone me or sms me at 412-407-7433 (ironically it spells 407-ride)


bicycle heaven
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my bike shop is very close to that I will keep a eye out,,,that should be a easy bike to spot,,i bet they use it for parts or look for the motor on another bike,,


n3glv
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My prime suspect is about 120lbs, goatee and ball cap. (white guy)
Was going to phone your shop and Jerry etc.
The charger is not with it, so if anyone asks about charger.. Tell them you have one, they can even stop by and use etc etc.. then call the cops!
(and me)
What I figure is he’ll joy ride it till dead (40mi or so) and dump it into river.
Or sell it for a stamp bag.


bicycle heaven
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ok will let you know,,yes maybe after a joy ride will leave it to the side of the trail


byogman
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Very sorry to hear it go missing, hope it shows up soon.

Especially since you mentioned this is your only means of transport… if you share the size / type of bike you’re comfortable riding, if you can make do with something without an assist, I’m guessing someone would have something they can loan you.


n3glv
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Hi, today will tell how cooperative the manager of McDonalds is about sharing
the content of the video log from the camera that watches the door / spot where
it was parked. (and the reason I was often lax on chaining it up). He may insist on
it being a request from the cops. I got the impression from the responding cops
that they were not taking it seriously, my “incident number” is on a 2.5/3″ bit
of note paper. For the more experianced, should there have been a more formal
form/report? Did the cops just shine me on? Should I have told them there were
3 dozen DOUGHNUTS in the pannier maybe?

Meanwhile, let me respond to the idea of a loaner bike. I am short, stubby etc.
Have some arthritis in knees, neuropathy in feet. Inseam is around 24″
So this is the reason my bike was a girls frame and seat nearly at lowest (26″
wheels) I also live up near Horace Mann school, lots if hill. So need a “PGH gearset” (as Bethani calls it)

I’ll head down to the scene of the crime in a bit and talk to Mr Manager, will
report back.
Thanks


bicycle heaven
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Ihave a bike I can lend out,,i have tons of them 412 716 4956 for you only or someone in great need


n3glv
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RECOVERED!!
Coming home from Kraynicks with a loaner bike and low and behold there is
my bike, missing things (light / panneier full of tools and parts) flat tire and
chain wrapped around the gear set and broken trunk box. Laying in the midst
of the pavement in the playground near Giant Eagle in N.Side.
I’m out $150-200 in parts/tools but at least the high dollar parts (batt and motor and speed controll) are intact!

Many thanks to all on this forum who I’m sure were on the lookout and thanks
for offer(s) of loaner bike(s). It’s things like this that show our sense of
community.

Anyone who needs help or wants to talk shop on Electric Assist, feel free to
hit me up any time!


RustyRed
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Wow, you just happened upon your own stolen bike? What are the chances?
Glad to hear it, despite the damage.


edmonds59
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Nice, congratulations!
Now, have you gotten the fattest possible Kryptonite lock yet? ;)


n3glv
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I have a more or less standard lock, but soon to come is a gps tracker…
(Ham radio geek here)


byogman
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Very glad to hear the bike reappeared.

Would definitely be interested in talking shop… thinking mainly in terms of towing duties. There was at some point a posting about a meetup in squirrel hill on the topic of brushless motors. I tried and failed to make it (was late and either it didn’t happen or they had adjourned to another location).


n3glv
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Sounds good. Towing is torque, many of the ebike ppl are focused on speed.
Obviously the more load the less range you’ll get. Brushless is a nice idea but
I put 5500 miles (approx) on a 450w currie motor (brushed) and there was no
sign of the brushes wearing bad, the bushing on the output shaft wore out.
(Btw, am open to suggestions of a motor repair shop to press a new bushing in)

Anyway, please give me a call at local area code + 407-ride and we’ll meet up.

ps:90% or more of hub motors use plastic gears or at least 1 out of 3 in the
planetary as a protection or something.

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