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    Good news/bad news about my stolen bike (now in more fonts)!

    Bad: My bike was stolen.
    Good: They left the link from the Krypto NY chain they cut, which should have helped me claim my anti-theft guarantee from said Krypto
    Good: Last night I found the email from Krpyto in June 2004 verifying they received my guarantee applications and that the applications were approved and my bike was anti-theft-guaranteed.
    Good: Last night I found all the paperwork from bike purchase and NY chain purchase
    Bad: Said paperwork informed me that said guarantee was only good for THREE YEARS. I called Krypto this morning to try anyway, waited on hold for 20 minutes, then hung up. He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.
    Good: Was talking to a homie at the LBS. Told him my bike was stolen. Asked him if they could get the Surly Crosscheck, at which point he said he was looking to sell HIS Crosscheck, which happened to be my size.

    He's going to call me later today with a price.

    I will just say: I do my fair share of ordering online, but I get what I can from the various LBSes around here. It pays off in unexpected ways to have those good relationships. Can you picture me talking to a customer service rep at Nashbar and having them tell me they have a Crosscheck in my size that they're willing to sell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Bad: My bike was stolen.
    Good: They left the link from the Krypto NY chain they cut, which should have helped me claim my anti-theft guarantee from said Krypto
    Good: Last night I found the email from Krpyto in June 2004 verifying they received my guarantee applications and that the applications were approved and my bike was anti-theft-guaranteed.
    Good: Last night I found all the paperwork from bike purchase and NY chain purchase
    Bad: Said paperwork informed me that said guarantee was only good for THREE YEARS. I called Krypto this morning to try anyway, waited on hold for 20 minutes, then hung up. He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.
    Good: Was talking to a homie at the LBS. Told him my bike was stolen. Asked him if they could get the Surly Crosscheck, at which point he said he was looking to sell HIS Crosscheck, which happened to be my size.

    He's going to call me later today with a price.

    I will just say: I do my fair share of ordering online, but I get what I can from the various LBSes around here. It pays off in unexpected ways to have those good relationships. Can you picture me talking to a customer service rep at Nashbar and having them tell me they have a Crosscheck in my size that they're willing to sell?

    I am now dyspeptic from reading this post...off to get 3rolled tacos con guac to cure.....

    /good karma on the crosscheck...

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    Hoora! Congratulations! Sounds like things are looking good!
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    Sucks that your warranty expired, but good timing with the cross check! Hope all works out for you.
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    Thanks, Z. Thanks, Paint.
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    So what are you options for locks?

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    Everyone needs a bit of luck now and then. Glad to see things are going your way. Post some photos of your new ride when you get it.
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    Ha! Well, the biggest bummer is there's no way I can keep the bike locked up downstairs anymore. It was really nice not to have to carry the bike up and down three flights of stairs just to go down the street.

    I have a super-duper On-Guard that I'm not using, but it weighs about 10 pounds.

    Nah. I'll probably buy an Onguard bulldog mini like I have for my commuter. And I'll probably have to get a new one for my commuter since I never registered it with that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneanneli
    Everyone needs a bit of luck now and then. Glad to see things are going your way. Post some photos of your new ride when you get it.
    It's a date, Wayne!

    But the price has to be right. I've blown my wad a few times over on camera equipment as of late, so my LBS buddy has to give me a pretty good deal. Nice thing is he built it up with Ultegra 9 and handbuilt the wheels. It's a much nicer Crosscheck than I would get new.
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    I just read your good news bad new post with 3 D glasses on. Wild! I could touch the words.

    You could make the argument with Kryptonite that their warranty promotion doesn't say anywhere about a limit when you purchased the lock. Not on the outside of the package or on the website, or anywhere you would see prior to purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art853
    I just read your good news bad new post with 3 D glasses on. Wild! I could touch the words.

    You could make the argument with Kryptonite that their warranty promotion doesn't say anywhere about a limit when you purchased the lock. Not on the outside of the package or on the website, or anywhere you would see prior to purchase.
    The real question is, why do you have 3-D glasses?

    That's a good point. I already planned on telling them that I never received renewal information about the guarantee. If I had, I would have gladly ponied up the $15 since I was still using the freakin' locks.
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    Hello similar thread. So what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliensporebomb View Post
    So what are you options for locks?
    Whichever one is best to beat a bike thief to death with, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art853 View Post
    Hello similar thread. So what happened?
    Wow. I had to dig deep into the reserves to fill in the blanks on this one.

    Never followed through with Kryptonite. I didn't think I'd be able to talk them into anything and I was never in the mood to get pissed off trying.

    Tried my buddy's Crosscheck. LOVED how it rode, but didn't like how the bike fit me. Had to soul search on that one, because I'd wanted that bike for ages. Ultimately turned him down.

    Not too long after, got a Kona Jake and done it up Roebuck style. Soma handlebar, Brooks saddle and handgrips, wood fenders, King headset, Tubus rack, better wheels, double-sided SPD pedals (platform on one side), Gilles-Berthoud front bag. Etc., etc. Built it up as a pseudo cruiser.

    But hated it. Hated how it rode. Aluminum. Meh. A few months later I took a gamble and bought a Soma Double Cross. Moved over everything else, so the only difference was the frame. The difference was night and day. Steel is f-ing real, people. I commuted with that thing all over the place ... basically whenever I didn't want to ride the fixed commuter I took the Soma.

    A couple years later we moved to the valley. I commuted with it a little bit, but it was too much of a beast to ride over the hill. So I built up a Gunnar Sport and used that for commuting (until I got my first moto, later in the year).

    After the kid turned one, I put a kid seat on the back (which meant ditching the Tubus rack).

    So now it's the RV. Kid can go either in the rear seat or the trailer, and I have a BOB trailer as well. I don't put a lot of miles on it, but it's the bike I most often pull out of the garage.

    Meanwhile, since I pretty much stopped commuting on the Gunnar, I converted it to an ultra-bomb-proof photo rig and rode across Missouri on it. And just a couple weeks ago I changed the tires to Conti 4 Season 28mm and am planning to commute once a week on it. My main client has moved, so now instead of taking a fun canyon to their office 2-3 times a week, it's freeway only. I'm getting burnt out riding that same stretch on the freeway on the moto. The bike commute, after their move, is about 5 miles shorter (down to 38 miles round trip, with 2000-ft of climbing).

    Here's a pic of the RV (I get lots and lots of comments on it):

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    Good news/bad news about my stolen bike (now in more fonts)!

    Glad it worked out in the end.

    I read your poast on an iPad. Turns out "Retina Display" means it can actually burn your retinas. So, thanks for that. Jerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck View Post
    Steel is f-ing real, people.
    Oh yeah!

    Nice family truckster. Well appointed of course.

    I looked at the "Related Threads" list while in the news thread and thought "I didn't know Roebuck had a bike stolen." I was surprised to see that I had posted in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art853 View Post
    Oh yeah!

    Nice family truckster. Well appointed of course.

    I looked at the "Related Threads" list while in the news thread and thought "I didn't know Roebuck had a bike stolen." I was surprised to see that I had posted in this thread.
    Ha! And I'd forgotten I had a bike stolen.
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