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Old 05-08-2011, 09:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Knee-action, eh? Had to look that one up. I'm hoping they make a similar decision when they see mine in the light of day.

I've had 2 other bikes stolen before this one. Found one a the same day, dumped on a lawn elsewhere in the neighbourhood. Lost the other one (locked) in the big city, and didn't bother looking or filing a report.

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Old 05-08-2011, 09:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Someone pilfered the pirate?! (sorry Darin... Had to.)
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Pilfered & Pillaged.

How functional is/was that suspension? Seems like odd geometry.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Just curious, do you get "dibs" on the creek and park bikes if the cops do not locate their owners?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Dcb: dunno - I didn't ask. Should have, I suppose, since one of the bikes was in better shape than mine.

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Found it!

Spotted it this AM less than a kilometer away, in a muddy ditch on a dead-end road.

Drunk teenager, too lazy to walk the rest of the way home on Saturday night, I'm guessing.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:56 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yay! Glad you found it! After your post I was thinking back on all the stuff I've had stolen (probably not a good idea) and the return/solved rate is pretty dismal.

Knee-action really works well... I'm heavier than their target customer I'm sure, so it is extra smooth and extra bouncy for me. But it is fun to watch and I actually steer towards bumps instead of away so that I can watch it boing. And it is far more posh than any sprung mountain bike forks I've ever ridden.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:00 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Sounds like fun. Does the ... rake (?) angle change as the suspension moves?
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Darin, it's good news that you found the Pirate, but bad all the same that it was stolen in the first place place. I was just about to propose that if you (or anyone else) ever need another bike, we have an old bike hanging in our garage for the last 5 years that we'd like to give to someone who would put it to good use. Just drop in and pick it up
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:56 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Ha. Next time I'm passing through the neighbourhood, I'll drop in!

I actually had 2 similar offers for "beater" bikes from friends & allies. Apparently there's no shortage of surplus velocipedes hibernating in sheds & garages.

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