Bummer – The Beater Vanishes

You would think a bike locked up to a utility pole at high noon on a sunny Sunday in the heart of Fells Point would stay still, yet this morning I found out otherwise.

Sometime in the thirty minutes in between glances outside “just to check,” I was dumbfounded to find my bike vanished while I was upstairs.

Someone must have snipped the cable and thrown the bike into the back of a truck since the Kryptonite U-Lock tied the rear wheel to the frame and prevented it being ridden away.  It probably took less than 30 seconds all told, fast enough that it’s possible no one walked by during the heist.  There must have some witnesses though, as this occurred across the street from a senior center and it seems there’s always someone looking out the window.

So, on the off chance that you see the bike below, drop me a line.  I miss it.

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About Suhas Malghan

Inspired by the kinetic, this blog documents the design and development of environmentally sustainable machines and the overarching issue of humane design practices in general; machines that work for humanity as well on the move as they do sitting still.
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3 Responses to Bummer – The Beater Vanishes

  1. Josh Keogh says:

    is that a nuvinci UVT hub?

    It is a noticable bike for sure, and If I see it, or memorable parts of it (hub, fork) I will drop a line.

    _Josh from BBW

  2. smalghan says:

    Hi Josh,
    Thanks for keeping an eye out! That is a NuVinci CVT but luckily I had a Sturmey Archer 7 speed IHG on it when it disappeared. The forks were on there though.

  3. ROBERT BALDWIN says:

    GOOD MORNING SUHAS
    THIS IS ROBERT BALDWIN FROM ARTISTIC MACHINING
    I LOST TRACK OF YOUR INFO AND WANTED TO TOUCH BASE AND SEE
    IF ALL IS GOING GOOD FOR YOU AND FOR BUSINES.
    ARTISTIC MACHINING IS STILL ABEL AND WILLING TO MAKE PARTS FOR YOU.
    LET ME NO WHEN YOU GET THIS PLZ.
    THANKS ROB.

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