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Aids Lifecycle/ Cross country road from Chi to Sf

Hello there,I'm riding in the aids lifecycle this coming year and I was curious to who else was so that maybe we could do some sort of training. I'd really like to have a buddy to ride with since I…Continue

Started Jan 8, 2011

would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
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Okay, I know this sounds terrible. However, there are SO many abandoned bikes locked up getting shit stolen off of them and then just sitting there deteriorating.My question of course is, would…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Dec 5, 2010.

 

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Aids Lifecycle/ Cross country road from Chi to Sf

Hello there,I'm riding in the aids lifecycle this coming year and I was curious to who else was so that maybe we could do some sort of training. I'd really like to have a buddy to ride with since I usually always go faster with someone else. Also, I'm contemplating riding from here to the start and then attending the ride. Could this be possible? Any ideas on routes? any takers who may wanna come along? LucaSee More
Jan 8, 2011
Adam "Cezar" Jenkins replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"The frame I'm riding now was cut by the building manager at work because it sat there unmoved for 6 months. You're real issue is determining if it's actually abandoned or not. T.C. wrote a few good methods for that."
Dec 5, 2010
Rick norris replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"IMO if its got an abandoned tag on it, it's OK to grab it if your really going to use it for yourself, if your looking to flip it, thats another issue... But I wouldn't do it, my luck is I cut the lock JUST as Chicago's finest roll…"
Dec 5, 2010
T.C. O'Rourke replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"Yes. Specifically your scenario. Taking an abandoned bike is fine. In fact, it is a public service if the abandoned bike is taking up an otherwise useful parking space, if you donate it to a socially minded bicycle concern, if you fix and give it…"
Dec 5, 2010
Luca Acito replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"Thanks, all, I'll call it in to 311 and if it's still there at the end, I'll cut it. Also, I would never go on to someone's private property to steal a bike, I've had numerous bikes stolen, I know how it feels."
Dec 5, 2010
mike w. replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"i work at a university where it is not uncommon for a student to abandon a bike on a rack or post, sometimes even left behind in a dorm room (although as of last year the school banned bikes in the dorms.) Usually it sits there for months or even…"
Dec 5, 2010
David replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"In my opinion, call 311 and report it as an abandoned bike. Let the city tag it. After 7 days have passed with the tag on the bike, I really think it's okay to cut the lock and take it. At that point, the bike is officially abandoned and the…"
Dec 5, 2010
Shawn C. replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"It's ok to cut your lock when you lose your keys."
Dec 4, 2010
Luca Acito and cutifly are now friends
Dec 4, 2010
Luca Acito replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
" Then what would you do? Let a perfectly good bike sit there rusting away? Honestly though, I'm not going to do it."
Dec 4, 2010
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"If you can look at yourself in the mirror and be a peace with the fact that you are a thief who takes other people's stuff..."
Dec 4, 2010
cutifly replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"Go for it, just don't tell people about it."
Dec 4, 2010
Kevin C replied to Luca Acito's discussion would it ever be okay to cut a lock?
"No."
Dec 4, 2010
Luca Acito posted a discussion

would it ever be okay to cut a lock?

Okay, I know this sounds terrible. However, there are SO many abandoned bikes locked up getting shit stolen off of them and then just sitting there deteriorating.My question of course is, would anyone morally object to cutting a lock off of a bike that has been sitting in the same place, with flat tires, missing handlebars and anyother shit that can be taken off with minimal work?See More
Dec 4, 2010
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Working Bikes Cooperative 11th Anniversary Party at Working Bikes Warehouse

September 11, 2010 from 7pm to 11pm
Come join us in celebrating our 11th Anniversary!September 11th, 7-11pmLive music!Free food and beverages!Suggested donation $10Hope to see you there!!!!www.workingbikes.orgSee More
Sep 2, 2010
Luca Acito left a comment for EddieD
"Awesome. My email is lacito@mail.roosevelt.edu"
Aug 31, 2010

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What I ride:
Road, Track, Tall Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
I'm Luca, just moved from Cincinnati to Chicago. Born and raised in Los Angeles.
Next year I will be participating in the aids lifecycle ride from San Fran to L.A. Hopefully, I will be riding from Chi to SF where I'll be joining the ride and heading down south.

I play viola, and piano.
I take photographs.
I think Carl Sagan is a pure genius.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR?px=2385782&fr_id=1330&pg=...

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At 5:41pm on August 30, 2010, EddieD said…
Hey Luca,
I actually do know who you can get in contact with about training. Me. I'm the Chicago area training ride leader for AIDS Lifecycle. I've done the ride for the past 5 years and have been the ride leader for the past 3. I just got recertified last week and it's not official as yet. If you can send me your personal email address I can add you to my contacts so that you can be included in anything we do for training.
Thanks,
Ed
 
 
 

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