And all I can ask is – why?

Yep, that’s a unique wheelbuilding stand that I spent about 20 hours in the class machine shop making. You can imagine – holes are hard to drill in TOOL STEEL.
I left it in my pickup truck, and someone snatched it. I doubt the thief is a wheel builder. Trying to let it go… but now I need to buy a truing stand. Sucks.Pro Wheelstation

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About littlejar

5 - Learned to ride in paved alley behind liquor store in Lowell. 16 - Road bike riding alone while peers do soccer practice. 18 - First new road bike bought with winnings from Project Graduation. 20 - Burlington VT. Nuff said. 22 - Joined the Air Force. 23 - Joined team Fair Wheel in Tucson - rode the Shootout. 24 - Rode El Tour in under five. 26 - Toured to Quebec City 28 - Toured Oklahoma to Vermont 30 - Found my dream bike - a 1989 58cm LaBan (#22) 32 - Experienced Minneapolis and saw BIKE CULTURE. 34 - Building my first bicycle frame, with a self made jig. USA

10 thoughts on “And all I can ask is – why?

  1. People will steal anything. Probably took it just to be a jerk. Maybe for scrap sale.

    We used to leave destroyed bikes, frames sawed through, outside the shop to see how long it took to get stolen. Then how long for the new owner to bring it back to be fixed.

  2. Fines and probation are too easy. First time convicted thieves should lose a finger, second time it should be a hand, third time should be the head. I’ll do all the chopping, gratis. God damn thieves.

  3. I had a Dos Niner stolen off my roof rack. I’m sure the perp is tearin up the NORBA circuit on it.

  4. Years ago when I lived in State College, PA, I heard a story but never was able to verify if true. Apparently someone was bringing their mtb. back to one of the shops (the Ski Station) with severe cracking on the welds at the head tube. They stuck it outside the door and in the minutes it took to get a shop hand, it was gone. A few months later a guy comes in with a major beef about his bike breaking and causing him to crash, making all sorts of threats etc. because he had ended up in the hospital with some broken bones and stitchworthy cuts. Seems the bike had broken at the head tube. It was a pretty high end bike at the time and was pretty spot on for the description of the one stolen. Guy at the shop asked if this “owner” was sure it was purchased at their shop. Crash guy says yes, no doubt. Shop guy is pretty suspicious says, no problem then, they’ll chreck the seriel number to verify. Crash guy gets really sketchy, shop guy asks a few more questions, asks for ID and crash guy basically bolts from the store.

    This was back around 1994, and based on the people telling the story, seemed to have more merit than the typical urban legend. I didn’t frequent that shop and didn’t know the crew working there so couldn’t be sure, but I always kind of hoped it was true. The mtb. theft rate was pretty bad then as the craze was launching and about every other PUS student was cruising on some interation produced by Canondale or Trek.
    I wish nothing but the worst on dirtbag snatchers like those guilty of thefts like that.