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The other day, going to buy some stuff at the store, I happened to notice a strange looking guy securing his bike before entering the same store I was going to.

On a closer look, his MTB equipment looked quite weird

 

 

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Next week I happened to notice him again, strolling along the road on said bike. I then noticed that on the opposite side of the bike to where the machete is (no, not the Volant Machetes) he's just attached a foldable shovel, with wooden stock,  army model (you can see it, barely in the close up image)

I went "UH?"

What worries me now, after few days of mulling the matter, is that the bike, yes, it was secured and locked, but the machete was not. Anyone could have taken it and enter the store to...

P.S. BTW the guy was wearing heavy hiking boots

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P.S. BTW the guy was wearing heavy hiking boots


Was he also wearing a hockey mask, by any chance? If so, I'd be worried too!  ;-)

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

No, he was smoking a cigar...

post #4 of 13

;-)

post #5 of 13

Most likely a dude living off the land. hopefully harmless...

post #6 of 13

Maybe cutting some new trails? 

Don't they have Camelbacks in Italy?

JF

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Don't they have Camelbacks in Italy?

 

Yeah, but we just use them for water.
 

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What worries me now, after few days of mulling the matter, is that the bike, yes, it was secured and locked, but the machete was not. Anyone could have taken it and enter the store to...


You should rather ask who would be stupid enough to try and steal machete from someone who is carrying it on his mtb biggrin.gif

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You should rather ask who would be stupid enough to try and steal machete from someone who is carrying it on his mtb biggrin.gif


A fast runner with good tire slashing habits?

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Originally Posted by Nobody View Post

The other day, going to buy some stuff at the store, I happened to notice a strange looking guy securing his bike before entering the same store I was going to.

On a closer look, his MTB equipment looked quite weird

 

 

13092010335.jpg

 

 

Close up

 

13092010336.jpg

 

 

Next week I happened to notice him again, strolling along the road on said bike. I then noticed that on the opposite side of the bike to where the machete is (no, not the Volant Machetes) he's just attached a foldable shovel, with wooden stock,  army model (you can see it, barely in the close up image)

I went "UH?"

What worries me now, after few days of mulling the matter, is that the bike, yes, it was secured and locked, but the machete was not. Anyone could have taken it and enter the store to...

P.S. BTW the guy was wearing heavy hiking boots



I think the integrated headsets are a dead giveaway.

post #11 of 13

So this is the hokey MTB equipment thread eh?  My Craigslist ski box came with one of these inside:

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It also came with Thule crossbars inside but I just used the standard FAT Subie crossbars and got some big flat brackets to go around them for the box-it's on there now too.  Going on season two and great results.   But, tomorrow I want to take my 26' MTB and my kids 16" across town for a cub scout bike rodeo.  Of course it won't attach to the FAT Subie crossbars with the standard hardware.  I stood there looking at it pondering additional hardware store and drilling solutions for about half an hour.  I didn't feel like going across town for supplies so I have decided, just for tomorrow, to go across town and back, to do nonono2.gifthis!

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It actually seems to be holding quite well with the bike up top.wink.gif  I'll let you know if it doesn't work out so wellredface.gif  I wouldn't try to go on a two week trip across the country with it like that though. 

 

Anybody else ever duct tape a bike to the top of a vehicle?  I'm thinking some big cable ties that I have might also do the trick for a short term needs.


Edited by crgildart - 11/13/10 at 4:03pm
post #12 of 13

I once attached a bike to a customer's roof with tied together tubes.  He wanted it on his roof, so we twisted the bars, pulled the left pedal, and laid it on a collapsed bike box.  Didn't hear back from him, so I assume it: a) worked, or b) didn't work, his bike fell off his roof and he was far too embarrassed to tell us. 

 

I saw some pretty crazy stuff working at a bike shop.  One guy thought his solution to the salty slush on winter roads was to tape plastic shopping bags around important parts on his bike (fork stanchions, shock, deraillers etc).  It didn't really keep the slush off, rather it served to contain said slush and salt and immerse the parts in a salty water bath.  Needless to say, his bike didn't work too well afterwards. 

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Well, we're back from the cub scout bike trip.  I'm happy to say that the duct tape held all the way there and almost eek.gifall the way back.  Heard a CLUNK rounding the last turn on to our street and saw two bikes hanging on the side of the car by the bungie cord I used to attache the back of the rack to the rear crossbar.hissyfit.gif.  

 

Pulled over and tossed them back up top and bungied them down for the last half mile to our driveway.  I guess I will go get some larger brackets and use semi proper hardware if I ever use that rack again.  roflmao.gifJust glad they didn't come through the window, only minimal; damage, couple dings.  redface.gif

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