My handlebar was just stolen off my bike, maybe 30 minutes ago, in front of Cermak on North ave. Just letting you guys know to beware if your in the area.
There is often an SE Draft or some similar POS fixie that is parked out in front of Cafe con Leche on the 2700 block of Milwaukee and on more than one occasion I have seen it with a random stick from a tree shoved into the stem instead of handlebars. And by different occasions I mean a few months apart.
Is this anyone's bike here on The Chainlink?
Perhaps this handlebar thief has been active for a long time.
You can also use electrical solder and a BB in the hex head. Or just fill it up entirely with solder.
I've simply adopted the assumption that anything that isn't U-locked down will eventually be stolen. When I buy components for a bike that I sometimes lock up outside, I do so assuming it will eventually be stolen. I'm not going to buy $300 pedals or a $600 wheel set in that case.
They will steal ANYTHING....
I had my bike locked up on Addison just east of Bdway a few years back when I still had a guy doing B&W developing there and somebody swiped my mirror...
I like the electrical tape idea, wouldn't have worked on my mirror but as has been said all ya gots ta do it make the next bike more attractive to the thieves than yours...or the less attractive option, join the NRA...
Hi Amber - Sorry to hear your bar got stolen, that really blows.
Nope, not it.